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Arlington, Virginia (VA), US, 22202

Jr. Operations Auditor



Role Information

Lidl US Job Description

Job Title: Junior Auditor (Operational Audit)

Department: Operational Audit

Business Unit: Administration

Reports To: Senior Manager - Operational Audit

Supervisory Role: No

FLSA Status: Exempt


**Not a Financial Audit Role**

Job Summary

The Senior Specialist - Operational Audit (Junior Auditor) examines defined Lidl US processes and procedures to identify improvement potential. This role works closely with internal business partners to examine current standards and provide feedback on areas of improvement with the goal of bringing customer-oriented results into motion to deliver added value. Examples of audit responsibilities could range across: product availability, counting items, freshness, expired items, hygiene issues, appearance issues, rotations, temperature checks, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Visit Lidl US stores, Regional Distribution Centers and HQ departments to observe functionality and determine the level of adherence to established company standards
  • Perform fit gap analysis and identify potential risks in processes, procedures, and systems within the business
  • Submit IIA compliant audit reports to senior management which present recommendations for improving compliance with established standards
  • Monitor audit projects in relation to quality, adherence to deadlines, process optimization, and internal communication between departments
  • Follow up on measures from audited departments
  • Examine Lidl International audit programs to identify those that best fit the business needs of Lidl US
  • Ensure flow of information within assigned area and relevant departments
  • Examples of audit responsibilities could range across: product availability, counting items, freshness, expired items, hygiene issues, appearance issues, rotations, temperature checks, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

  • Interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to foster positive relationships with a long-term perspective
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely explain complex concepts
  • Strong listening and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent reporting skills including generating and analyzing
  • Ability to handle information in a sensitive and confidential manner
  • Ability to work proactively in researching business best-practice concepts in relation to auditing projects
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand new business processes
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, including the ability to handle competing priorities while still maintaining commitments to deadlines
  • Working knowledge building standard operating procedures and process maps
  • Strong analytical and logic skills
  • Ability to adapt to change and flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office platform (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent command of the English language 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • German fluency
  • Work experience in retail operations (Sales, Logistics or Supply chain)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or related field
  • 2 - 4 years of work experience
  • Valid US Driver’s license


Physical Job Requirements

  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • 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 up to 50% of the time
  • This position requires overnight domestic travel up to 50% of the time
  • This position requires overnight international travel less than 25% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, and/or train


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.

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Arlington, Virginia (VA), US, 22202

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  28444

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