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We are currently seeking top notch Buyers (Purchasing Manager) to join our exciting, fast-paced, and growing global company Headquartered in Arlington, VA (relocation required and provided). Buyers will have full ownership within their given category. This role is responsible for product development, quality, costing, and supplier management. We are seeking Buyers with both National Brands and Private Label experience. 

What You’ll Do

  • Full ownership of given product range including developing category strategy, supplier management, product development, negotiation, and category management
  • Conduct annual assortment analyses reviewing the market and aligning on key categorical changes (WGA) while leveraging Category Management and relevant industry data
  • Prepare and negotiate with national suppliers in agreement with the line manager, and where applicable, International Buying
  • Preparing all documents required for supplier contracts, item set up, and master data maintenance
  • Prepare portfolio reports and propose cost saving initiatives for your product range
  • Manage commercial data such as turnover, margin, and investment in price reductions

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Merchandising or related field
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in related field required or successful completion of Lidl's Leadership Academy Purchasing Training Program
  • Advanced knowledge in category management and/or product development
  • Ability to effectively manage negotiations and conduct category management
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with private label product development and/or national brands within grocery retail
  • Driver’s License

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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3500 S Clark Street
Arlington, 22202

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