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Junior Project Manager - Procurement Stores - Full Time - Wimbledon

Posted 18 January by Lidl Featured Ended

Our Procurement Department is now seeking an enthusiastic, proactive and highly organized German speaking Junior Project Manager to join their team, specializing in the procurement of refrigeration equipment.

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
  • Providing technical expertise of the refrigeration area to key stakeholders
  • 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?

  • Fluency in German and English is required
  • Strong academic background with a minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline (engineering degree is preferred)
  • No specific technical knowledge is required as full training will be given on the job
  • Knowledge of the refrigeration industry 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
  • A full driving license is required

What do we offer?

  • £30,000 - £43,000 (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: 33979191

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