Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: January 23, 2023
National Buying Services is the department dedicated to
acquiring the goods that our ALDI customers count on. Beyond
working to secure quality products at the lowest possible prices
through our Buying and support teams (Administration,
Merchandising, Pricing, Quality Assurance, Analytics and more), our
teams ensure we are providing the best value and quality in
everything we do.
As part of the ALDI National Buying team, your focus will be
putting great products in our stores that closely align with
customer preferences. While working directly with suppliers, youll
focus on merchandising and pricing as well as corporate
responsibility when it comes to our materials. Youll also focus on
developing a wide range of products that meet or exceed our quality
standards. If youre looking to grow your skills and your career,
choose more with ALDI.
We're looking for a motivated, results-driven Associate Buyer to
join our growing ALDI National Buying team. In this role, you'll
work closely with suppliers and support the Buying Director. You'll
need exceptional time management and organizational skills, the
ability to think critically, and be able to manage multiple
projects in our fast-paced environment.
Starting Wage Effective January2023:$28.00 per hour
Work Location:Batavia, IL
This role is eligible to participate in ALDIs Hybrid Work Program,
which allows remote work up to 3 days per week(i.e., work remotely
up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable
Support the Buying Director to oversee the product life cycle of a
sub-group of products.
Request, organize and manage product samples from suppliers.
Understand commodities and provide recommendations to direct leader
based on market knowledge.
Manage multiple projects at once by prioritizing, setting
deadlines, and coordinating the flow of information internally and
Strategize effectively to solve problems with vendors and product
Utilize various computer applications for database management,
report generation and tracking spreadsheets.
Serve as the primary liaison between internal and external parties
in coordination with direct leader.
Provide training to new staff and contributes to committee or
Provide recommendations for changes or improvements on operating or
training procedures and seeks further training on areas if
Collaborate with team members and communicate relevant information
to direct leader.
Perform administrative and clerical duties such as answering
phones, preparing documents, maintaining calendar
meetings/appointments, upholding files and processing
Uphold the security and confidentiality of documents and data.
ALDI Acts Competencies:
Perform within ALDI Acts competencies as outlined below.
Drives for Success: Seizes opportunities and proactively takes
concrete actions to complete tasks. Goes the extra mile and
persistently overcomes obstacles to improve outputs.
Focuses on the Customer: Seeks to understand underlying customer
needs to create value. Drives the team to maintain focus on
Focuses on Quality: Takes an efficient, analytical approach to
solve problems or produce outputs in an accurate and timely manner.
Ensures quality and accuracy of results.
Manages and Supports Projects: Effectively plans, executes and
supports project needs to support management and the larger ALDI
Organizes and Executes with Accuracy: Leverages a systematic,
efficient and organized approach while ensuring quality and
accuracy of results.
Attention to detail and ability to follow instruction.
Ability to stay organized and multi-task efficiently.
Ability to work both independently and within a team
Establish goals and work toward achievement.
Effective time management; maximize productivity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Project a positive image of the business.
Understand, recognize and effectively manage challenges by
proactively working to decrease their impact and frequency of
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Education and Experience:
Associate Degree in Business or a related field required.
A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience required.
Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent
Work performance in an office environment where a computer and
other office equipment are used as needed to perform duties.
Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one
area to another.
Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25
No travel required.ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits,
- 401(k) Plan
- Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program In addition,
eligible employees are offered:
- Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
- Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
- Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
- Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
- Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
- Voluntary Term Life InsuranceClick here to learn more about the
benefits ALDI has to offer
ALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and
applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not
discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry,
citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age,
marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition,
genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which
includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to
pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected
characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of
an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report,
and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by
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