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Department Manager


Lidl GB

12d ago

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  • Job
    Mid, Senior & Expert Level
  • Reading, +9


£40,000 - £52,000 per annum | 30-35 days' holiday (pro rata) | 10% in-store discount | Pension scheme

Everyone who works at Lidl brings something unique to the table - but we also have a whole lot in common. We’re resilient, responsible and ready to go far.

Just like you.

As a Department Manager at Lidl, you’ll play a key role in our warehouse, motivating your team to make sure our products reach our stores without a hitch. From boosting productivity and ensuring deadlines are met to supporting your Team Manager with merchandising and managing inventory, you’ll bring a proactive and creative approach to solving problems and keeping our warehouses running like clockwork. You’ll also have the chance to prove your leadership skills by championing, delegating, motivating, and helping your team to realise their full potential.

In return, we’ll give you a competitive salary based on equal opportunity and pay structures, as well as a generous benefits package designed to support your well-being and life outside of Lidl.

We’re proud to be supportive teams with big ambitions too, so there’ll be plenty of ways for you to progress. With the right training, we’ll help you thrive in your role and champion you to succeed in your career here.

What you'll do

  • Be responsible for a department in the RDC. Line managing an amazing team of Shift Leaders, coaching, and training them and their teams to succeed
  • Work closely with your team of Shift Leaders and other Department Managers to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the operation
  • Ambitiously boost productivity and through optimisation of warehouse process and performance to achieve quality results
  • Take a hands-on approach to manage daily operational processes and shifts for your department
  • Support your Team Manager with operations, compliance and Head Office projects
  • Be responsible for grievance and investigation processes, acting as a disciplinary manager
  • Confidently create an environment where your team can do their best work, shift after shift, in accordance with our Leadership & Company Principles

What you'll need

  • Natural confidence and leadership qualities to get the best out of everyone you work with
  • Experience leading your previous team(s) to success
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise conflicting deadlines under pressure
  • A keen eye for detail to effectively control costs, rotas and transport plans
  • An open communication style that lets you get your message across to anyone

What you'll receive

  • 30-35 days holiday (pro rata)
  • 10% in-store discount
  • Ongoing training
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Plus, more of the perks you deserve

If you’re ready to get stuck in, want to get more out of your career and make a real difference, find your place at Lidl and apply now.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Mission & Purpose

Since opening our first Lidl GB store in 1994, we’ve been dedicated to delivering the highest quality products to millions of customers, all over Great Britain. Now with over 28,000 colleagues across our 920+ stores, 13 warehouses and offices nationwide, we’re as proud of our growth as we are of our people. Everyone at Lidl plays their part in our overall success. Although we’re lots of different people doing lots of different things, it’s all important, and we’re working towards the same goal. No matter your role, you can make your mark as part of our success story. Join Lidl GB for a career a Lidl less ordinary.