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Being a Store Manager

As a Store Manager, you’ll need heaps of energy, great ideas and a whole lot of character. After all, it’s your personality that sets the tone of the whole store. But it’s this personality that’ll help your team when the going gets tough. With experience of managing a team of at least 8 colleagues in a fast-paced environment, you’re able to take control when things get busy. And with your own leadership style, you know the little things matter – whether it’s a surprise bacon sandwich for the team, or an after-work delivery to a customer. 

Our Benefits

An impressive salary

Your starting salary will be £47,080, rising to £61,400 after just 4 years. And if you live within the M25, you’ll receive a minimum annual bonus of £3,000.

A whole host of perks

You name it, you get it. (Well, within reason.) But from healthcare benefits and parental leave, to a whole range of lifestyle perks, it’s all on offer.   

A great work-life balance

Over 5 days, you’ll work either a 40, 45 or 48-hour contract (including weekends). No matter which option you pick, we’ll make sure you’ve got plenty of time to re-charge your batteries.

What we'll offer you

Our application process

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Online Application/CV Upload

Which also include practical questions such as ‘what’s your preferred location?’ will be followed by a more interactive style of test designed to assess your judgement, commercial decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Video Application

Lights, camera, action. This is your golden opportunity to showcase your knowledge of Aldi and brilliant leadership skills.

Interview

You’ll be invited to an interview with a Store Operations Director at the nearest Regional Distribution Centre. After that you’ll take part in the ‘Aldi Experience’ in store, where you’ll get the chance to observe the different tasks you would be expected to complete in the role.

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Our Store Managers are the heart and soul of our stores. Motivated, determined and ambitious, they’re prepared to give that little bit more. If that sounds like you, lead the way. 

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FAQs

Because we’re expanding so quickly, we actually recruit Store Managers all year round. You can find all the vacancies near you, register your interest and apply here.

Well, as it’s up to you to set the Aldi personality in your store, it’s good to know that you won’t hide in your office all day. So it would certainly help if you can show your ‘get on with it’ character, amazing people skills, and ability to handle the Aldi challenge.

Where possible, you’ll be trained in your local area.

Yes. The stores you work in will be local, but travelling by public transport may not always be convenient. Therefore, a full UK driving licence is essential for the role. It’s especially important for our managers, as you may be called out to your store at short notice. And it’s also a big help if you have the flexibility to provide cover in other local stores.

We offer 40, 45 or 48 hours a week over 5 days (which will include weekends) with your working pattern and days off reflecting the needs of the store. Although we expect you to be flexible, we do understand that you have a life outside of work, therefore, you will be given suitable notice of your working pattern, with all rotas planned in advance. Contracted hours should be discussed during the interview stage of the recruitment process. Also, if you work anything over your hours you'll get the time back.

Your success in this role is about attitude, tenacity and ambition. English and Maths abilities are important, but we're not looking for a particular set of qualifications as such. Successful Store Managers have joined us with everything from GCSE's to degrees to vocational qualifications. However, experience of managing at least 8 colleagues at any one time in a fast paced environment is vital to the role, as you will be responsible for leading your successful store team.

We'll create a training programme that suits you, your experience and abilities. You’ll gain hands-on experience of the different roles (from Store Assistant to Assistant Store Manager) and receive intensive training in Store Organisation, Operation and Management. Once you’ve begun to successfully cover holidays for existing Managers, you’ll be appointed as a Manager to your own store.

You’ll receive constant feedback on your performance throughout your training, from your Store Manager and your Area Manager. But it’s a two-way thing. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to offer your own thoughts and perspective on your development.

It depends on the opportunities that are available at the time, but you will work in the local area.

No - Aldi employees are not and have never been classed as self employed.