ALDI – Why Work For Us?

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The District Manager position at ALDI is both challenging and rewarding. Your first year consists of extensive training, where you’ll take on responsibility for the operations, management and performance of a multi-million dollar district. With these responsibilities come rewards. That’s just one of the reasons why our investment into your future begins with an $80,000 per year starting salary plus benefits. We invest in ambition, reward success, and promote from within. Are you ready for a year of intense, hands-on training that puts you in the “shoes” of every position at our retail store? If you are, you’ll help run up to five (5) stores while leading employees and driving sales growth for one of the fastest growing U.S. grocery retailers.


To learn more, visit: www.aldiuscareers.com

 

 

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As a Manager Trainee at ALDI, you’ll never experience the same day twice. The Store Management team is the ALDI philosophy in action. Every ALDI store has a dynamic, responsive and dedicated team with a leader who personifies these same qualities.

Our management structure is designed to create a cooperative atmosphere where employees learn together and from each other. The ALDI cooperative style of leadership is intended to foster a respectful and positive work atmosphere.

The Training Program

Over the course of the training program, you’ll learn what it takes to manage an entire store. As a Manager Trainee, you’ll work closely with our Store Managers and District Managers on how to efficiently and effectively conduct store operations.

You’ll learn about maximizing sales, controlling expenses and providing excellent customer service. You’ll also learn how to lead, coach and develop store associates. It’s a rewarding career with constant challenges in a fast-paced environment. Are you ready for the challenge?

Unlike other retailers, we have many tenured employees. We believe satisfied employees are integral to our success. Employees appreciate working at ALDI because of our commitment to career development, promoting a cooperative work environment, and providing an excellent benefits package.

It’s a career with constant challenges in a fastpaced environment. But that’s why it’s immensely rewarding.


Contrary to retail industry trends, we have many employees with long service records, many who have been with us for more than 20 years. We believe our satisfied employees ensure our Company’s success. We believe our employees succeed working at ALDI because of the high level of communication and cooperation that occurs from the store level up. As an integral part of our success as a company, you’ll earn a level of rewards that leads the industry and demonstrates our commitment to you and your future.

We offer:
  • Industry-leading Wages
  • Major Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance & Prescription Coverage for Eligible Employees
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company Contribution to Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance

To learn more visit: www.aldistorejobs.com

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What our Store Staff means to ALDI.

Our Store Staff is the face of the ALDI shopping experience, and our most valuable asset. Their hard work makes it possible to uphold our company philosophy. Their smiles and pleasant demeanors keep customers coming back time and time again.

What our Store Associates do.

You’ll be front and center working in many roles – everything from cashier to stocker – while providing outstanding customer service. You'll also assist Store Management by merchandising product, monitoring inventory, and keeping the store looking its best. It’s an opportunity to get more out of your career and grow in an exciting environment.

What our Shift Managers do.

Shift Managers play a crucial role in keeping the store running and looking its best. They also must provide outstanding customer service. Shift Managers have the opportunity to manage the sales floor, supervise and support store associates when the Store Manager isn’t scheduled. Like all ALDI positions, the Shift Manager role is hands-on and fast-paced. It’s a lot of responsibility, but it’s filled with possibilities for you and your career at ALDI.

Requirements for Store Staff and Shift Managers.

We have important requirements for all potential ALDI employees. You must be able to lift and stock merchandise up to 45 pounds. You must be able to multitask and communicate effectively with your fellow staff, while being open to new ideas. Excellent customer service skills and communication are a must, as well as a flexible schedule. We provide an extensive period of training that will give you the tools, skills, and confidence you need to excel at ALDI. You must have a High School diploma or G.E.D. You must also pass a drug background check. Are you up for the challenge?

Satisfied employees ensure our company’s success. As an integral part of our success as a company, you’ll earn a level of rewards that leads the industry and demonstrates our commitment to you and your future. We also provide comprehensive training and benefits.


To learn more, visit: www.aldistorejobs.com

undefinedWhat if a grocery store challenged the typical retail business model?

Our unique business model enables us to provide the highest quality products at the lowest             possible prices.This value stems from the numerous efficiencies and innovations we’ve instituted at every level of our operation.

Our stores offer the customer over 1,400 of the most commonly purchased grocery and household products in the most common size - in a smaller, more manageable environment designed with sustainable, long-term savings in mind.

  • Customers bring their own bags or buy our reusable bags to save money
  • Innovative cart rental system helps keep prices low and eliminates time spent retrieving carts
  • Modest store size plus eliminating non-essential grocery store services provides savings for our customers
  • Specially designed packaging doubles as product displays, saving time and money on stocking and replenishment
  • In-house distribution network streamlines operations and maximizes efficiencies, resulting in even greater savings for our customers
  • Not operating 24 hours a day lowers labor, energy & rent costs, with savings passed on to our customers                               

 

  • In 1914, Anna Albrecht opened a small food store in the mining town of Essen, Germany, and by 1948, her sons took over the business and expanded to 4 stores.
  • In 1954 they opened their first self-service store in Essen-Schonnebeck, a first in Germany.
  • In 1962 "Albrecht Discount" was shortened to ALDI, and by 1967 there were more than 200 ALDI South locations.
  • In 1976, ALDI made its debut in Southeastern Iowa.
  • ALDI expanded to Great Britain in 1990, Ireland in 1999, Australia in 2001, Slovenia in 2005 and Hungary in 2008.
  • New divisions opened up in South Windsor, Connecticut, and Haines City, Florida in 2008, Denton, Texas in 2010 and Jefferson, Georgia in 2011.
  • Future plans for growth include divisions in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Rosenberg, Texas and Moreno Valley, California. Currently there are over 1,300 U.S. locations, with over 4,000 storesworldwide.

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    Great pay and benefits! Communication from top down is quick and efficient and available to the lowest level employee. Product turnaround is fast and customers are the best in the business! 7 paid holidays a year and 6 closed holidays is unheard of for retail. No cards or loyalty stuff to mess with. Just sell some groceries and maintain your shrink.

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    Very physical work. Store managers are required to work every Saturday unless on vacation. Promotion beyond store manager is rare.

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    The process was very informal a 15 minute on campus interview. He asked me to run down my resume and explain each part of it to him. During this process he interrupted me 4 times telling me that I'm running out of time. He was extremely rude and would not acknowledge me when I tried to shake his hand for the first time. I did not receive an offer which was no surprise. Even if I would have received an offer I would declined just based off of his behavior.

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ALDI Awards & Accolades

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Midwest, Latinos For Hire, 2012
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
Retailer of the Year, Private Label Store Brands, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.aldi.com
Headquarters Batavia, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Competitors Walmart, Safeway, Kroger

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