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3500 S Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202 USA

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The Associate Buyer contributes to the development of Lidl’s purchasing strategy through detailed market analysis, sourcing new suppliers, and assisting with contract negotiations. The Associate Buyer will partner with and shadow Buyers and Senior Buying Leadership in cross-departmental meetings, field assignments (comp shopping), and train in two different functional areas of the business (e.g. Private Label, National Brands, Produce, Promotions and/or Non-Food). The Associate Buyer will strive to further the department’s goal of delivering high quality products, continuous product innovation, and the best value proposition for Lidl’s customers. The Associate Buyer must demonstrate consistent growth throughout their initial 6-12 months exuding a self-starter mentality and successful completion of buying tasks. Through successful training the Associate Buyer will become eligible to promote into a Buyer (Purchasing Manager).


**The Associate Buyer requires the individual to be in office 5 days a week**

**Once promoted, the Buyer is Hybrid, requiring 3 days in office and 2 days working from home**

What You’ll Do

  • Prepare and collect relevant information in order to process purchase agreements and contracts
  • Support negotiations and ongoing communication/coordination with domestic & international suppliers
  • Prepare category analysis (WGA), quality control analysis and trend analysis
  • Analyze retail prices in coordination with the buyer, as well as the implementation and continuous monitoring of the retail landscape
  • Analyze various KPIs in coordination with the buyer on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare and assist in tastings and quality assurance for the negotiated items

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply-Chain, Retail or related field
  • Ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding markets and tight deadlines
  • Ensure a high level of productivity by developing effective and efficient work practices
  • Ability to adapt to different client needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organization skills, exceptional attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Driver’s License and ability to travel to local competition for market analysis once a week 

What You’ll Receive

At Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That’s why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.


All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Medical | Dental | Vision coverage
  • Paid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • 401k Plan (+ 5% company match and no vesting schedule)
  • And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updates


In addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave – 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off  & Sick Time. 



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