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This isn’t starting a new job. This is starting a new journey.

As we move into the next stage of our growth, we are seeking Lidl’s future leaders.  As an Area Manager at Lidl, you will lead 3 – 6 Lidl stores in your area, ensuring that they are performing at their best. To learn the business inside out, all of our Area Managers start as trainees, experiencing Lidl as Customer Assistants, Shift Managers, Deputy Store Managers and Store Managers, to achieve an unmatched level of insight and understanding of the challenges your team and our stores face.

Our Area Managers are the sort to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, visible leaders who can run the numbers as well as they can motivate a team. Store Managers rely on Area Managers, looking to them for direction, strategy and leadership.

If you are keen to get stuck in, a motivating leader and thrive on being challenged and having high levels of responsibility, find out more below and apply for a career a Lidl less ordinary.

What you’ll do

  • Visit your stores regularly and set focus points with your Store Managers
  • Support your Store Managers to recruit, train and develop their teams
  • Collaborate with and mentor your Store Managers on their store performance
  • Help your Store Managers problem-solve and address any issues they escalate to you
  • Visit the regional office for monthly meetings and ensure you’re aligned with your colleagues
  • Lead and motivate your team to work to their full potential every day in accordance with our Leadership & Company Principles
  • Create an environment where colleagues can produce their best work

What you’ll need

  • Considerable experience leading a team across multiple sites and achieving outstanding results
  • The ability to understand complex reports and put the necessary actions in place
  • Capability and motivation to learn and understand Lidl as a business and our processes
  • A confident, decisive communication style and the ability to motivate your team
  • The willingness to learn, be hands-on and take the lead on strategy and planning
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate new launches, concepts and processes to your teams

What you’ll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary with 35 days’ holiday per year (pro rata) and a fully expensed company car. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with a 10% in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

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