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Arlington, Virginia (VA), US, 22202

Administrative Assistant - Purchasing (Buying)



Role Information

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 Administrative Assistant - Purchasing (Buying) supports a group of Buyers and Directors. The individual handles and responds to direct incoming correspondence, calls and tasks in a timely manner.

Essential Functions
  • Provide support to the assigned Director and Managers in the Department
  • Administrate all buying processes including but not limited to New Item Setup Forms, Change Forms, Contract Setup Forms, Listing Forms, and Monthly Category Overviews
  • Create and catalogue weekly and monthly department reports
  • Regularly communicate with corporate teams
  • Handle, respond to, and direct incoming correspondence, calls, and tasks in a timely manner
  • Prepare reports and presentations for management
  • Maintain high levels of integrity and discretion
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Self-motivation and highly professional demeanor
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to quickly learn organizational structure and the objectives of the team
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments while maintaining commitment to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituent groups such as senior management, peers, and outside contacts


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • German language skills


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • 2+ years of administrative support and/or office management experience


Preferred Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree


Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s), and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to work in situations that involve prolonged sitting, standing, walking, squatting and/or bending more than half 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
  • Ability to operate equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists more than half the time
  • Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors
  • Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time


Travel Requirements

  • This position commutes between stores, regional offices and/or distribution centers less than 25% of the time

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.

At a Glance


Arlington, Virginia (VA), US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  22081

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Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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