Area Manager Programme


Meet our Area Managers

From meetings at the local RDC through to mentoring colleagues, life as an Area Manager is incredibly busy, but wonderfully rewarding. Of course, our "Year Like No Other" provides a great insight into what you’ll be doing throughout your first year. But what is life really like when you’re in charge? Well, who better to tell you than our actual Area Managers? And you can read all about them below.


"A good work ethic is imperative

to becoming an Area Manager."



Area Manager

- University College Cork

- Masters in Management and Marketing

- Former Industrial placement student

- Joined Aldi in 2016

"I was hugely impressed by how well structured the programme was, and I was also taken aback by the positive culture within the company. I received sufficient help from two friendly and experienced teams while in-store, and had workbooks and an online interface to support my learning. I was also given a mentor who was more than happy to answer any questions I had.

"You take each day as it comes and being able to react to whatever pops up is vital."



Area Manager

- University College Cork

- Commerce Degree

- Former Industrial Placement student,

- Joined Aldi in 2015

"The store training is the best foundation for this role. Because you get to see how challenging the work is, you can empathise with the store staff while gaining a vast amount of knowledge. The level of responsibility exceeded my expectations, especially when you're responsible for running a store on your own. Its challenging, rewarding work and you never know what the day will bring."

"It's critical to be organised and efficient. It's about maximising your time in store so you can look after your team and be a positive influence."



Area Manager

- National University of Ireland Galway

- Science Degree

- Joined Aldi in 2014

"It's a challenging, rewarding role - with really motivated people on every team. Results are tangible, and there's the freedom to make your own decisions, with unwavering support from colleagues. There are all kinds of challenges, from monitoring KPIs and auditing functions to the ongoing recruitment and development of your store teams. Plus, we're constantly improving the working environment and our customer service. The Area Manager team are so experienced, and if you encounter a problem, it's likely they've had similar issues. So they're always on hand to offer advice or assistance."

Take a look at what our Area Managers and Directors do everyday!

Take a look at what our Area Managers and Directors do everyday!