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Being an Aldi Assistant Store Manager

We love our customers at Aldi. Which is why we’re passionate about being friendly, helpful, and treating everyone with respect. But we’re also super efficient – doing more for our customers with less. So managing an Aldi store is a bit different. When things get tough (which they will), you’ll take control and get fast, impressive results through your team. You’ll have previous experience of managing a team of at least 8 colleagues at any one time in a fast paced environment, so you can always lead by example - by rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done.

Our Benefits

An impressive salary

As an Assistant Store Manager, you’ll earn €41,000 rising to €52,840.

A whole host of perks

Company pension, private employee medical insurance (after 4 years), long service awards, sick pay, and maternity, paternity and adoption leave after 2 years.

Holiday allowance

You’ll get 4 weeks’ paid holiday, plus bank holidays increasing to 5 weeks’ paid holiday, plus bank holidays after 2 years.

What we'll offer you

Our application process

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Online Application

Practical questions such as ‘what’s your preferred location?’ along with uploading your CV, will be followed by a more interactive style of test designed to assess your judgement, commercial decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Video Application and Interview

Lights, camera, action. This is your golden opportunity to showcase your knowledge of Aldi and brilliant leadership skills. Next, you will be invited for an interview with an Operations Director at our Regional Distribution Centre where you'll be asked a series of questions and scenarios relating to the job role you have applied for and your previous experience.

Aldi Experience

Following a successful interview you will be invited to take part in the 'Aldi Experience' in a store where you'll get the chance to observe the different tasks that you would be expected to complete in the role.

Apply now

You know just what it takes to become an Aldi Assistant Store Manager and you’ve seen just how rewarding it is. So there’s just one thing left to do – start your application.

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FAQs

Because we're expanding so quickly, we actually recruit all year round. 

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 Assistant Store Managers have joined us with everything from Leaving Certificate to degrees to vocational qualifications.

We like to know that you’ve done your homework. So you’ll need to understand our business model and what we’re trying to achieve. And because it can be tough at Aldi, you’ll need to show your ‘get on with it’ character, amazing people skills, and ability to handle the Aldi challenge.

We'll create a training programme that suits you, your experience and abilities. You’ll gain hands-on experience of the different roles (such as Store Assistant) and receive intensive training in Store Organisation, Operation and Management.

Typically, you can expect to train in a number of stores as close as possible to your home.

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.

Yes. The stores will be local but travelling by public transport may not always be convenient. It’s always a big help if you have the flexibility to provide cover in other local stores.

It depends on the opportunities that are available at the time.

We run a lean, highly productive operation at Aldi. It makes the days more enjoyable and a well-oiled machine is clearly better for our customers. Depending on the size of the store, you can expect to work with an average of 25 colleagues.

We expect flexibility from you, but we do understand that you’ve got a life outside of work. Your contract is for an average of 45 hours a week, with your work patterns and days off reflecting the needs of the store. If you work anything over your hours you get the time back. Our rotas are planned four weeks in advance.

If your interview has been postponed you will be contacted directly by the Hiring Manager to advise of a change of date. If you are not contacted to advise on interview postponement then your interview will go ahead as agreed, however some interviews may take place by voice or video call. Any face to face interviews will take place only under HSE guidance i.e. social distancing measures are adhered to.

All candidates whether successful or not will be notified. We are understandably receiving a high volume of applications at the moment so it is taking longer than usual to process, but assure you we are working very hard to process as many applications as we can.