Logistics

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About Us

Aldi stores are springing up all over the country. In fact, we’re now one of the UK’s fastest-growing supermarkets. But while it’s always nice to see queues of vehicles coming out of the car park, we also know that a silky smooth logistics strategy is more essential than ever.

So what can you expect from the Logistics arm of our business? Market-leading pay, first-class vehicles, shiny new Regional Distribution Centres (RDCs) and an unusual culture of recognition, trust and clarity. Everyone knows what’s expected of them. They feel completely respected, listened to and integral to the business.

Our Managers feel empowered to make their own decisions. Our Drivers can get their hands on the latest kit. Our Selectors can see exactly how they fit into the bigger picture and are loving their role. (They’ve even worked past the end of their shift before ‘without realising’.) The fact is, people might join us for the generous pay or the quality equipment – but they stay for an awful lot more.

What kind of roles are there?

Aldi have eight Regional Head Offices across the UK and two in Ireland. Within each one there is a Regional Distribution Centre, made up of three key areas: Transport, Warehouse and Maintenance. These work together to provide our stores with a world-class service.

A lot can happen in 24 hours

Take a peek inside our Swindon Regional Distribution Centre and see for yourself.

Who We're Looking For

Not just anyone can walk into one of our Regional Distribution Centres and get to work. You need to love getting both the big and little jobs done and have a ‘get on with it’ attitude that makes everything run beautifully. If you do, 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’.

We really care about what we do and we’d go to the ends of the earth to get it done (well, maybe not the end – but you know what we mean). So if you want take things easy and like to make a single job last all day, we’re probably not for you. But if you’re ready to make brave decisions, support people around you and get a kick out of being part of a world-class logistics operation, our doors are wide open.

Maintenance

We’re a business that tries hard to get everything absolutely perfect. And we see you as the icing on our cake. You’ll join the team who keep everything working beautifully so we can create a world-class operation for our customers. You enjoy completing tasks, you like helping the team out and you motivate everyone with your ‘get on with it’ attitude.

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.

Transport

You’re on a mission to get our products exactly where they should be, right on time. But you’re also a problem-solver. Whether you’re a Driver faced with an overcrowded car park or a Section Leader experiencing a huge volume of stock over Christmas, you just make it work. We trust you to make good decisions because you’re the one doing the role.

Warehouse

You’ll need a strong work ethic. No one would dream of sitting in the corner with a cup of tea. It’s fast-paced, with very high standards of professionalism and efficiency. While you take personal pride in every task, you also see the value in helping everyone else out.

We’re a business that tries hard to get everything absolutely perfect. And we see you as the icing on our cake. You’ll join the team who keep everything working beautifully so we can create a world-class operation for our customers. You enjoy completing tasks, you like helping the team out and you motivate everyone with your ‘get on with it’ attitude.

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’re on a mission to get our products exactly where they should be, right on time. But you’re also a problem-solver. Whether you’re a Driver faced with an overcrowded car park or a Section Leader experiencing a huge volume of stock over Christmas, you just make it work. We trust you to make good decisions because you’re the one doing the role.

You’ll need a strong work ethic. No one would dream of sitting in the corner with a cup of tea. It’s fast-paced, with very high standards of professionalism and efficiency. While you take personal pride in every task, you also see the value in helping everyone else out.

Profiles

So let’s hear from some of our shining stars. It’s always helpful to see how our people have found working at Aldi. What do they think about the culture and the environment? Is their role very different here? How did they find the training? Listen to their stories, and you might be inspired to join too. 

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Mark Warehouse Section Manager
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Karl Warehouse Section Leader
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Ben HGV Driver
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Andrew Logistics Apprentice

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.

  • United Kingdom

    • 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

  • We like to keep things nice and straightforward. There’s an online application form to highlight your key skills and experience.

  • If that goes well, you’ll have an interview over the phone - or face-to-face - to discuss the personal strengths you can bring to the role.

  • Face-to-face sessions will often include some skills tests. It’s important to do a bit of homework, so that you know about our company and the challenges we face in such a fast-moving business.