Head Office

It means the world to us.

From the environment to equality, see how we make sure the Aldi way is the right way.

About Us

Here you’ll find over 500 super-smart Aldi people sharing a fast-moving, dynamic, open plan environment. We call it our ‘engine room’ because everything that happens here drives the Stores side of our business. 

We’re talking Administration, Buying, Corporate Logistics, Corporate Responsibility, Customer Service, eCommerce, IT, Marketing & PR, Merchandising, Recruitment & Training, Property and Quality Assurance & Control. Believe us when we say, everything has to be silky smooth and working perfectly. The business depends on the actions and decisions we make.

It’s a place where you’re trusted to think for yourself, and take complete ownership over your role. What’s more, because we’re one of the UK’s fastest-growing supermarkets, you get to do far more than you would anywhere else. For instance, if you’ve got a great idea that’ll help everything run even smoother and more effectively than it does now, you’ll be encouraged to put it into practice. After all, that’s how we get better. And why it’s so enjoyable to work here.

What kind of roles are there?

Who We're Looking For

Let’s see where your skills lie. Do you love seeing how customers shop online? Are you keen to get award-winning products in the right stores at the right time? We’re sure you’ll find the perfect home for your fabulous skills. But whichever area you join, we will say this: there is an ‘Aldi type’. 

The thing you’ll find about Aldi people is that we really care about what we do. It means we go out of our way to do our absolute best – whether that’s for our customers or each other. So if you want to take things easy and like to stretch one bit of work across the whole day, we’re probably not for you. But if you’re ready to make brave decisions, influence the people around you and spot ways to make things happen quicker, smarter and more efficiently, our doors are open wide.   

Administration

This is admin but not, perhaps, as you know it. With opportunities in either Corporate or Regional Head Offices, we look for individuals with a passion for efficiency, productivity and professionalism. And that’s true whether you’re a qualified Accountant supporting our accounts teams or a Property Assistant invoicing our contractors. Everyone’s offering critical support.

Buying

This area drives the future growth of our business and demands high levels of commercial acumen and decision-making. Importantly, you’ll share our passion for doing business in the right way. We pride ourselves on how we treat our suppliers, and work hard to develop healthy relationships. This area promises pace, responsibility and the pleasure of seeing award-winning products on our shelves. 

Corporate Logistics

This team aims to get our products from A to B (well, Supplier to Distribution Centre) in the most efficient way. Simple as that. We look for people who are willing to develop their potential through commitment and hard work. People who can use feedback as a learning tool and put a positive spin on every challenging situation..

Corporate Responsibility

Behaving responsibly and ethically as a business is a huge deal to Aldi. You can’t join this team with a half-hearted interest in CSR. You’re right there, on the front line, celebrating best practice thinking with industry bodies, academic communities, retailers and suppliers.

Customer Service

As a people person, you’ll love doing what’s best for each customer by going that little bit further. Yes, we have processes, but we don’t let them get in the way of friendly, individually tailored customer service. We’ll give you all the room you need to manoeuvre, all the flexibility you need to get some truly impressive results. 

IT

It’s always great to find people who love IT as much as you. This is a very fast-paced environment where project managers, hardware specialists and software technical professionals are working hard to support our phenomenal growth. You’re inspired by our high standards and face every challenge with spirit as the UK team sets the foundations for a new kind of Aldi. 

eCommerce

Still in its infancy, this is an exciting team to be part of. You’ll have a passion for retail and online shopping, and you love studying how the customer wants to shop, their behaviours and what they respond to. Like us, you’ll really care about the customer experience and you’re ready to challenge the way that things are done.

Marketing & PR

How would you cope if we decided: ‘Let’s put an ad in the national press tomorrow. You’ve got six hours’. Nice and calm? Or would you collapse in a quivering heap of sweat? This is the place for steady nerves, razor-sharp attention to detail and astonishing multi-tasking as you ensure Aldi’s message is bold, consistent and crystal clear.

Merchandising

We advise the business on how products are displayed in an attractive and practical way. You can juggle conflicting priorities: balance what buying and store operations need, and come up with a solution that’s right for the business and our customers. Someone with the courage of their convictions, you’re organised, analytical and adaptable to change. 

Property

This team is certainly feeling the impact of our astonishing growth. You’ll enjoy fast-paced days with an unusual level of responsibility. You’re driven, hardworking and you never cut corners – detail-conscious to the end. An element of humbleness will also go a long way. We work with quality consultants who have been with Aldi a long time, and we’re respectful of the knowledge they bring. 

Quality Assurance

Aldi wouldn’t be Aldi unless we’re constantly challenging the status quo. Can we deliver products of the same (or higher) quality than the leading brand? Well, it’s working a treat so far. But only because we hire detail-driven, determined people who work tirelessly to ensure our product quality and safety standards are world class.

Quality Control

You’ll find an abundance of dedicated perfectionists in this area. The kind of people who share our passion for the very strict criteria that Aldi products must live up to. (In fact, quality is so important that we have a zero tolerance policy.) Whichever role you’re in, it’s going to be challenging, but extremely rewarding.

Recruitment & Training

You’ll be joining a lively, determined and focused team. We’re not looking for a specific ‘Personnel type’ - people have joined us from so many different HR, Admin and Retail backgrounds. But you will need to be a driven, hard-working and resilient individual. That’s what it takes to thrive in this department.

This is admin but not, perhaps, as you know it. With opportunities in either Corporate or Regional Head Offices, we look for individuals with a passion for efficiency, productivity and professionalism. And that’s true whether you’re a qualified Accountant supporting our accounts teams or a Property Assistant invoicing our contractors. Everyone’s offering critical support.

This area drives the future growth of our business and demands high levels of commercial acumen and decision-making. Importantly, you’ll share our passion for doing business in the right way. We pride ourselves on how we treat our suppliers, and work hard to develop healthy relationships. This area promises pace, responsibility and the pleasure of seeing award-winning products on our shelves. 

This team aims to get our products from A to B (well, Supplier to Distribution Centre) in the most efficient way. Simple as that. We look for people who are willing to develop their potential through commitment and hard work. People who can use feedback as a learning tool and put a positive spin on every challenging situation..

Behaving responsibly and ethically as a business is a huge deal to Aldi. You can’t join this team with a half-hearted interest in CSR. You’re right there, on the front line, celebrating best practice thinking with industry bodies, academic communities, retailers and suppliers.

As a people person, you’ll love doing what’s best for each customer by going that little bit further. Yes, we have processes, but we don’t let them get in the way of friendly, individually tailored customer service. We’ll give you all the room you need to manoeuvre, all the flexibility you need to get some truly impressive results. 

It’s always great to find people who love IT as much as you. This is a very fast-paced environment where project managers, hardware specialists and software technical professionals are working hard to support our phenomenal growth. You’re inspired by our high standards and face every challenge with spirit as the UK team sets the foundations for a new kind of Aldi. 

Still in its infancy, this is an exciting team to be part of. You’ll have a passion for retail and online shopping, and you love studying how the customer wants to shop, their behaviours and what they respond to. Like us, you’ll really care about the customer experience and you’re ready to challenge the way that things are done.

How would you cope if we decided: ‘Let’s put an ad in the national press tomorrow. You’ve got six hours’. Nice and calm? Or would you collapse in a quivering heap of sweat? This is the place for steady nerves, razor-sharp attention to detail and astonishing multi-tasking as you ensure Aldi’s message is bold, consistent and crystal clear.

We advise the business on how products are displayed in an attractive and practical way. You can juggle conflicting priorities: balance what buying and store operations need, and come up with a solution that’s right for the business and our customers. Someone with the courage of their convictions, you’re organised, analytical and adaptable to change. 

This team is certainly feeling the impact of our astonishing growth. You’ll enjoy fast-paced days with an unusual level of responsibility. You’re driven, hardworking and you never cut corners – detail-conscious to the end. An element of humbleness will also go a long way. We work with quality consultants who have been with Aldi a long time, and we’re respectful of the knowledge they bring. 

Aldi wouldn’t be Aldi unless we’re constantly challenging the status quo. Can we deliver products of the same (or higher) quality than the leading brand? Well, it’s working a treat so far. But only because we hire detail-driven, determined people who work tirelessly to ensure our product quality and safety standards are world class.

You’ll find an abundance of dedicated perfectionists in this area. The kind of people who share our passion for the very strict criteria that Aldi products must live up to. (In fact, quality is so important that we have a zero tolerance policy.) Whichever role you’re in, it’s going to be challenging, but extremely rewarding.

You’ll be joining a lively, determined and focused team. We’re not looking for a specific ‘Personnel type’ - people have joined us from so many different HR, Admin and Retail backgrounds. But you will need to be a driven, hard-working and resilient individual. That’s what it takes to thrive in this department.

Profiles

When you’re coming into a new business, it’s always helpful to meet some of the people beforehand. Well, think of this as your virtual ‘getting to know people’. And we’re a chatty bunch. You can see how Kate found the application process. Jonathan can tell you what it felt like on day one. You might also like to know about our training so Sam can fill you in. Plus Sireesh can tell you how they’ve changed and grown over time. And why their career’s in safe hands.

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Kate Corporate Buying Director
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Jonathan Corporate Project Management Director
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Sam eCommerce Director
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Sireesh National IT Director

Where are we?

There are new stores (and store extensions) opening all the time. But right now, the picture looks something like this. The UK’s divided up into 9 Aldi regions. Each region has its own Head Office led by a Managing Director, a group of Directors and our wonderful team of Administrators. Importantly, each region also has its own Regional Distribution Centre (or RDC) which takes care of the flow of goods, ensuring that our customers get all their favourite things on time.

As an Area Manager, you’ll report to the Store Operations Director and look after the people, processes, efficiencies and targets of 3 to 4 stores. The Store Managers (with their team of Assistant and Deputy Managers, as well as Store Assistants) will be looking to you for guidance and leadership. You’ll also be the valuable link between these stores and the warehouse teams back at the RDC.

 

    • Bathgate

      With our Scottish Distribution Centre opening in 2004, our store numbers have gone from strength to strength. We stock over 200 items in our Scottish stores that you won’t find in the UK. 25% of our product range is actually sourced in Scotland, with great products that include haggis and Scottish cod.

    • Darlington

      Opening in 1995, Darlington is one of our most established regions. From Newcastle to York and Sunderland, we cover the entire North and North-East of England. With no less than 55 wonderful Aldi stores, we’re keeping lots of customers happy - and lots of staff, too. Darlington’s Managing Director has been with us for over 25 years, which is a true testament to what’s on offer at Aldi.

    • Bolton

      This region was opened as our second Distribution Centre back in 1991 based in Middleton, Manchester. It might cover the smallest geographical area, but it’s still incredibly busy due to the density of stores that opened in the City of Manchester and its surrounding areas. The Distribution Centre has recently relocated to Bolton in a brand-new purpose built site.

    • Neston

      This region opened in 2006 and covers a vast area: Liverpool, the Western coastal areas and Cheshire. We even share responsibility for Wales, looking after the Northern part of the country.

    • Atherstone

      We're rather fond of this region, as this is where it all began for Aldi in the UK. Our very first store opened in Stechford (Birmingham) on 5th April 1990. Our Corporate Head Office functions, including IT, Corporate Responsibility, Buying and Central Finance & Administration, are also located on the Atherstone site.

    • Chelmsford

      Opening in 2000, this region covers a broad geographic area across the South-East. It runs from Lincolnshire to the South coast, and includes most of London. We’re planning even more expansion (particularly into London) so even more customers will get to sample our delights.

    • Swindon

      Swindon is the UK’s largest Aldi region, with some of the busiest stores in the country. Opening in 1998, it covers the majority of the South of England. At the moment, it also includes South Wales and the South West of England. However, this is set to change. Eventually, these areas will move to our new regional Distribution Centre in Cardiff. All very exciting. If you’re looking for an opportunity in South Wales or the South West – please select Cardiff on your application.

    • Naas

      Ireland

    • Mitchelstown

      Ireland

    • Goldthorpe

      Opening in 2015, this region covers stores in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. There are all kinds of opportunities in this area ranging from Warehouse Operations and Store Accounts, to Finance & Admin and Quality Control. It’s a mixed bag of delights to suit many different skills. We’d love to see where you’d fit in.

    • Cardiff

      We’re very busy working away on our brand new Cardiff Regional Distribution Centre. It’s all set to open at the beginning of 2017 and we can’t wait. It will look after all of the stores in South Wales and the South West of England which are expanding rapidly. Please select Cardiff if you’re looking for a job in South Wales or the South West of England.

  • Germany

    • Back in 1961, the Albrecht brothers split the business into two groups: Aldi Nord (North) and Aldi Süd (South). The latter (which includes Aldi UK) consists of over 5,000 stores. Did you know that Aldi Süd was the first big retailer in Europe to ban eight pesticides that were found hazardous to bees?

  • Austria

    • We opened our doors in 1968. We’ve got 457 stores, 7 Distribution Centres and 9,073 employees. Plus, we have 237 home-grown organic products and environmentally friendly cleaning products in our range. And, as of the beginning of 2016, we’ve been operating entirely carbon-neutral.

  • America

    • In 1976, one year after our 500th Aldi South store opened, Aldi US officially launched. We now have 1,500 stores across 34 states, plus recent expansion into California. This is where we initially launched our new concept store called ‘Aldi Food Market’ with fresh food and extensive chilled ranges at the heart of the offer.

  • Ireland

    • As of 1999, we’ve been taking Ireland by storm. We’re committed to supporting Irish suppliers, with over half of our product range sourced locally. And they’ve proven a real hit, gaining a number of awards. Split into two regions – Naas and Mitchelstown – our RDCs service over 120 stores across the country.

  • Australia

    • Opened in 2001, we’ve got 400 stores serviced by 6 Distribution Centres. 91% of Aldi Australia’s fresh fruit and veg are grown within the country. Now that’s some sustainable sourcing. We were also the first Australian supermarket to join the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) which ensures more ethical practices in our supply chain.

  • Switzerland

    • Opened in 2005, we’ve got 180 stores, 3 Distribution Centres and 2,410 employees. The first new store triggered a rush of bargain-hunters in one of the world’s most expensive countries. The car park at Altenrhein was full within 30 minutes!

  • Slovenia

    • Just like our Swiss stores, we opened in 2005. Although smaller in scale – we still have 78 stores, 1 Distribution Centre and 1,364 employees. The stores carry around 700 food lines, including typical Slovenian products.

  • Hungary

    • We threw our doors open in 2008, across 107 stores, 1 Distribution Centre and with the help of 1,883 employees. So far, we’ve won two ‘Superbrands’ awards (2014 and 2016). These awards recognise quality retailing in Hungary.

  • Hong Kong

    • Not many people know we’re in Asia, but here we are. In 2012, we opened the Corporate Responsibility Unit Asia in Hong Kong. Not only does it realise our CR goals in the continent, it also helps to forge closer relationships with our suppliers.

Application Process

  • You’ll need to complete an online application that highlights your key skills, attitude and character fit. It’s your first chance to grab our attention so don’t hold back.

  • If we like the look of your application, you might be asked to take part in a telephone interview or an online test. Or we may invite you to an assessment event. Our assessment processes have been created to ensure we provide our candidates with the opportunity to shine and we will be looking for evidence of the drive, professionalism and work ethic it takes to be successful in Aldi, throughout the recruitment process.

  • If we’re convinced that you’re a good ‘Aldi fit’, we’ll ask you to come for a final one-to-one interview. This will go into more detail about your contract and what we’ll expect of you.