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Working in Merchandising, Category or Brand

Our Category team analyses our market data to uncover shopping trends as they happen and provide our senior management and Buying teams with insight that helps us make the right decisions for our customers. 

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. 

Our Brand team plays an incredibly important role in the product launch process. Working closely with several Buying Teams, we work with a roster of agencies to create our own label packaging.

Browse our Merchandising, Category & Brand roles

We have Managers, Analysts and Assistants across our Merchandising, Category and Brand roles who all a play a vital part in ensuring our products appear in the right place in store, in the right quantities and are packaged in the right way. 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

£58,715 rising in increments to £90,615 in year 8.

Holiday allowance
5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Hours and benefits

You’ll work a 5-day, 45-hour week, working Monday - Friday. When you start, you’ll receive 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

£34,690 rising in increments to £40,510 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

£44,560 rising in increments to £48,910 in year 5.

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

£34,690 rising in increments to £40,510 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.

Brand Assistant

Our Brand Team has to move quickly and efficiently, in synergy with our Buying Teams, to support speed to shelf for our products. You’ll get involved with all aspects of the design to print process... From briefing our agencies, reviewing designs, ensuring range consistency and brand guardianship, and managing multiple, ever changing, critical paths. The process well and truly starts with you.

We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we’re doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we’re opening new stores at lightning speed. It’s more important than ever that we’re keeping on top of changing trends and that our packaging is looking it’s best in our customer’s baskets.

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Salary

£34,690 rising in increments to £40,510 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

Congratulations - you’ve almost made it. The Final Interview is the last stage of the Aldi recruitment process. This will involve getting to know more about you including your experience, career aspirations and passion to join #TeamAldi. It is also your opportunity to find out more about Aldi and the team you might be working with.

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