Merchandising

About Us

Setting up a Merchandising department in the UK was a completely new venture for Aldi. It was our first real taste of designing store merchandising plans, and rolling them out to the UK and Ireland. Now we have a whole team, with plenty of experience and some fresh ideas. What’s more, we have every opportunity to share those ideas with the rest of our international business. 

Our Merchandisers sit between Buying, Stores Operations and Trading. We 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 can say how we want a product to look, but things are constantly changing. It’s a challenge. 

It’s also very exciting. We’re growing with the rest of the business and able to push what we do. We get to see every product that comes into the business, we’re enhancing the customer experience, and influencing the brand and everything we do directly impacts on sales and profits. 

What kind of roles are there?

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
  • Merchandising Assistant
Merchandising Manager

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.  

Benefits

  • Competitive starting salary rising in stages to £73,450 
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays   
  • Full training provided   
  • Company pension from commencement 
  • Private employee medical insurance after 2 years   
  • Life assurance   
  • Company sick pay scheme   
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave   
  • Long service awards

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution. We’ll also do our best to help you develop – either in your role or across different functions.

Merchandising Assistant

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. 

Benefits

  • £29,800 rising in stages to £34,800 after 4 years  
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays   
  • Full training provided   
  • Company pension after 4 years   
  • Company sick pay scheme   
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years   
  • Long service awards

Please note conditions apply to the above and specifics will be discussed at job offer stage. 

  • Market-leading package

    Yes, the rumours are true: we pay incredibly well. But in return, we’ll ask a lot of you. That’s why we want you to feel looked after. 

  • Nice working environment

    Fresh. Energised. Attractive. Those are just some of the terms you could use to describe where you’ll work. It’s the kind of place where you can do great things. A place where your ideas will be heard and you’ll have the freedom to put them into action. 

  • Excellent work-life balance

    We always make sure our people have a great work-life balance. Plenty of time off, fantastic benefits and some decent salaries to holiday in style. 

  • Great opportunities to develop

    At Aldi we’ll value you for what you can do, rather than where you’ve come from. So we’ll accept, recognise and often implement your ideas and recognise your contribution. We’ll also do our best to help you develop – either in your role or across different functions.