Store Management Stage

Leader
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Store Management

Lidl’s Store Management Development Program (SMDP) is a customized, modular-based training program to prepare you for your store management role. The goal of SMDP is to recruit and hire talented leaders and prepare them to launch and successfully run a Lidl store here in the US. Those in SMDP will get the chance to develop their leadership skills in our newly-built stores and receive a hands-on learning experience to enhance their technical and soft skills. SMDP participants will be provided learning support and consistent feedback as they move through the program to give them the best opportunity for success in their store.

Trainees learn the business from the ground up, learning the ins and outs of all roles within the store. In addition to the technical skills of running a store, our management teams will learn the soft skills necessary to motivate and lead their teams effectively. The final phase of training will involve trainees getting experience as the Store Management Team in their training store to get real experience before taking over their own store.

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the leadership team that has full ownership over the daily operations and performance of your store. You will get the opportunity to be a brand ambassador for Lidl, introducing the American consumer to our concept and brand. You are responsible for hiring, KPIs, and performance management in your store with the autonomy to make decisions that impact the business.

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