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Being an Aldi Store Manager

As a Store Manager, you’ll need plenty of energy, great ideas, and a good mix of ambition and character. After all, it’s your personality that sets the tone for the whole store. It may not be easy, but you will find it rewarding. Especially when you’re responsible for everything that happens within those sliding doors. However, as someone who leads by example, you’ll take control when things get busy. It’s all about building a helpful, respectful and friendly team who can do more for customers with less.

Our Benefits

An impressive salary

As a Store Manager, you’ll earn €65,175 rising to €95,000. 

A whole host of perks

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

Holiday allowance

You’ll get 5 weeks’ paid holiday, plus bank holidays.

What we'll offer you

Our application process

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Online Application/ CV Upload

Questions such as "what’s your preferred location?" will help us see if you're right for the opportunities we have. Once you've submitted your application, our recruitment team will screen your answers.

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.


We're growing so quickly, we're always on the lookout for new store colleagues. You can find all the vacancies near you, register your interest and apply above. 

Retail is tough and we need to know that you won’t be hiding in the office. You’ll need to demonstrate your ‘get on with it’ character, your ability to handle hard work and your skill in dealing with people.

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

Yes. The stores will be local but you will need your own transport as travelling by public transport may not always be convenient.

We're quiet fussy about our hours and try to stick to them as much as possible. We expect flexibility from you, but we do understand that you have a life outside of work. Typically you'll work 45 hours a week over 5 days (which will include weekends and bank holidays) with your work patterns and days off reflecting the needs of the store. If you work anything over or under your hours you get the time back. Our rotas are planned 4 weeks in advance.

Your success in this role is about attitude, tenacity and ambition. English and numerical abilities are important, but we’re not looking for a particular set of qualifications as such. Successful Store Managers have joined us with everything from Leaving Certificate to degrees to vocational qualifications. However, you will need to be an experienced people manager who is used to leading teams in a fast paced environment. 

We'll create a training programme that suits you, your experience and abilities.You’ll gain hands-on experience of the different roles (from Store Assistant to Store Manager) and receive intensive training in store organisation, operations and management.

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 system. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to offer your own thoughts and perspective on your development.

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

If your application is successful, we will let you know the details closer to the time.

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.