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HQ {amount} miles
3500 S Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202 USA

Employment Type


Experience Level

Entry Level

Employment Area

Quality Assurance

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Lidl US is seeking an entry level administrative assistant to join our Quality Assurance team. The administrative assistant will be part of our new Consumer Tasting Lab. They’ll not only be growing a career in quality assurance but also get in on the ground floor of a new innovative experience. The ideal candidate will be energetic, positive and enjoy food preparation. A Michelin cook is not required rather someone who enjoys making occasional frozen dinner, or boxed cake. The position will support growth strategies by assisting product development and continuous improvement efforts thru assembly and testing of commercial cooking equipment and products, primarily in a lab and manufacturing environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Check incoming data for correctness, completion and ensure on time processing
  • Archive, maintain and file reports
  • Collect data from testing and input into spreadsheets and SAP
  • Draft and monitor deadlines of internal and external communications
  • Data entry into our SAP and Fizz systems
  • Assist in the implementation of internal and external consumer tastings, internal expert tastings, quality developments for own brand food items, quality controls for meat, fish, wine or other product groups, product test management, and monitoring traceability.
  • Monitor, evaluate, document, and communicate process results in accordance with Quality Assurance Standards
  • Assist with heating up and/or cooking samples according to preparation instructions
  • Pack samples and arrange the shipping of packages
  • Purchase goods from nearby stores on a weekly routine basis, drive to locations to pick up and deliver samples
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need

  • High school diploma/GED; 1 year of experience in related field
  • Driver’s License
  • Basic knowledge of the retail industry and quality assurance principles
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word); intermediate excel skills
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • This position commutes between stores, regional offices and/or distribution centers up to 50% of the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 50 lbs. and reach above head to heights greater than 10 inches frequently in accordance with safety regulations
  • Preferred Skills: Basic food preparation, SAP knowledge and advanced excel skills

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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