Junior Project Manager

Posted 4 July by Lidl Featured

Our Procurement Department is now seeking an enthusiastic, proactive and highly organised Junior Project Manager to join their team.

This fast-paced role offers an excellent opportunity to hit the ground running, working on some exciting projects from the get-go. Working within the Procurement team, you will handle a range of detailed and interesting projects. This position offers on-the-job training and experience, along with the opportunity to take on new areas of responsibility very quickly.

What will you do?

  • Managing, coordinating and overseeing projects from requisition
  • Managing costs and budget planning
  • Managing the tender process
  • Managing and maintaining supplier relationships
  • Preparing summaries, overviews and project status documents for senior management personnel
  • Contract management
  • Developing items and managing the full procurement lifecycle
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders and acting as an ambassador for Lidl when dealing with third parties
  • Analysing business processes, generating new ideas and constantly looking to improve efficiency
  • Ad hoc project based admin tasks

What will you need?

  • Strong academic background with a minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline
  • No specific technical knowledge is required as full training will be given on the job
  • Knowledge of the retail sector would be beneficial
  • An excellent communicator, effective negotiator and confident presenter (able to present and propose projects/ideas to Board level employees)
  • Proven project management experience
  • Detail orientated and able to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Willing to travel both nationally and internationally including occasional overnight stays
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Category management experience in either a Buying or Procurement-related field would be beneficial
  • CIPS certification is desirable but not essential
  • German language is desirable but not essential
  • A full driving license is required

What do we offer?

  • £30,000 - £40,000 (subject to experience)
  • 10% London Weighting (non-contractual) for employees working within the M25
  • 35 days holiday per annum (including Bank Holidays)
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 10% discount on all Lidl products, in all stores throughout the UK
  • Access to corporate discounts on a range of products and services (including holidays, home and garden products, leisure activities and more)
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Brilliant opportunities to take on more responsibility and long term career prospects

Reference: 34902517

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