Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Administrative Assistant - Purchasing (Buying)

Lidl US, LLC & Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to, including but not limited to, race, sex, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or veteran status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Role Information



Lidl US Job Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant - Purchasing (Buying)

Department: Buying

Business Unit: Purchasing

Reports To: Director - Purchasing (Buying)

Supervisory Role: No

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Purchasing Administrator will support a group of Buyers and Directors. The Administrator will be highly organized, extremely detail oriented, self-motivated, able to handle confidential information, as well as have a demonstrated ability to respond effectively to changing workloads and priorities in support of the team.

Essential Functions

  • Provide support to the Director and Managers in the Department to which they are assigned
  • Manage and administrate all buying processes including but not limited to: New Item Setup Forms, Contract Setup Forms, Listing Forms, and Monthly Category Overviews
  • Create and catalogue weekly and monthly department reports
  • Communicate on regular basis with corporate teams
  • Handle, respond to, and direct incoming correspondence, calls, and tasks in a timely manner
  • Prepare reports for management
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities  

  • Previous office management experience
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly learn organizational structure and the objectives of the team
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, team orientated philosophy, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments at any given time while maintaining commitment to deadlines
  • High levels of integrity and discretion
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituent groups such as senior management, peers, and outside contacts
  • Energetic, self-motivated and highly professional demeanor
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • 2+ years of administrative support experience 


Preferred Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree


Physical Job Requirements

  • This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) all of the time
  • The person in this position may need to move about the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) less than half the time
  • The person in this role must be able to position him/herself (ex: kneel, crawl, crouch down) to fulfill the essential functions of the role less than half the
  • The person in this position must be able to maneuver (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) | 15 – 40 lbs.
  • This position operates machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists (typing.) more than half the time
  • This position requires the ability to spend all of the time viewing computer monitors
  • The person in this position must be able to identify and distinguish between colors all of the time


Travel Requirements

  • This position has no travel requirements


At a Glance


Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  13721

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