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Working in Merchandising

Our Merchandisers take our products and advise how they should be displayed, so that they’re pleasing to the customer and practical for the store. Because we’re all about new product development, merchandising is quite unique within Aldi. We’re growing with the rest of the business and able to push what we do. It means we get to see every product that comes into the business, enhance the customer experience, and influence the brand. Everything we do directly impacts on sales and profits, so you could say we’re pretty important.

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We have Managers and Assistants who create and maintain store merchandising plans (or ‘planograms’ to quote their fancier name). Merchandising is the last link in the chain before our products go out to stores, so this team needs to manage the process to ensure everything goes according to plan. Which role would suit you? 

Merchandising Manager

Reporting to the Category Director, you’ll create, maintain and communicate store merchandising plans. You’ll work closely with our Buying teams to manage and co-ordinate all merchandising requirements, category reviews and market data to ensure that products appear in the right store, at the right time, and in the right quantities. Importantly, you’ll try to forecast trends, and plan levels of stock to see how quickly (or slowly) products are leaving our shelves.

A natural leader, you’ll engage with and develop the knowledge of your team of Merchandising Assistants. Together, you’ll create layout solutions that are operationally efficient, customer focused and offer the perfect blend of product mix, core range, key events, and seasonal range and till space. Added to that, you’ll also manage the category merchandising review calendar, provide support to category reviews, co-ordinate space utilisation analysis and act as a central point of contact on merchandising and market data.

It’s a fascinating and complex role with one of the most exciting retailers around. We can’t think of a better proposition in Merchandising for an experienced and passionate Manager.  

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Salary
£53,485 rising in increments to £77,870 in year 4.
Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 50-hour week, working Monday - Friday. When you start, you’ll receive full training, a company pension, and company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years. And after 6 months, you’ll receive private employee medical insurance.

Merchandising Assistant

Our Merchandising Assistants are seen as key contacts for the rest of the business, particularly our Buying and Stores teams. We’ll need you to be a confident communicator, ready to provide fantastic Merchandising support and knowledgeable advice on how our products should be displayed.   

Unusually, you’ll be regularly liaising with Directors. So if you’re suggesting a display that’s both pleasing to the customer and practical for the store, you’ll need the confidence to explain your thinking and why it’s the right decision. Organised, analytical and with great attention to detail you’ll enjoy the level of exposure that this role offers: a chance to see how every product, and its display, impacts upon sales and enhances the customer experience.  

It’s the perfect role for a dedicated individual experienced in supporting a busy team, ideally in Merchandising. 

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Salary
£31,600 rising in increments to £36,900 in year 5.
Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week. After 4 years, you’ll receive a company pension and private employee medical insurance. And after 2 years, you’ll get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Category Analyst

In our Category Insights Department we have to keep ahead of our customers: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. As a Category Insights Analyst you will bring your experience of the grocery retail industry to deep dive into market data, and provide high level insight to senior management and the buying teams to deliver competitive advantage.

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Salary
£40,590 rising in increments to £44,555 after 4 years.
Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week, working Monday - Friday. When you start, you’ll receive full training and a company pension. After 2 years, you’ll receive company maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Category Assistant

In our Category Insights Department we have to keep ahead of our customers: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. As a Category Insights Assistant you will monitor and maintain sales figures whilst constantly striving to provide insight to senior management and the buying teams to deliver competitive advantage.

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Salary
£31,600 rising in increments to £36,900 in year 5.
Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 40-hour week. After 4 years, you’ll receive a company pension and private employee medical insurance. And after 2 years, you’ll get company maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

What we'll offer you

Our Application Process

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Online Application/CV Upload

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

Video Interview

If we like the look of your application, you might be asked to join us for a video interview. This helps us to get a better idea of who you are, and what we’re looking for.

Online Test

If you’re applying for a management role and we think you’ve got the Aldi personality, we’ll ask you to complete a quick online test. If you’re not applying for a management role, you might skip this stage. 

Group Assessment

If all goes well, we’ll then ask you to spend some time at one of our assessment centres. Our processes have been created to ensure you have the chance to shine. We’re looking for your drive, professionalism and work ethic.

Final Interview

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

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You like what we’ve got to say so much you’d love to work here. That’s brilliant. It means it’s now time to start
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