Retail – Store Management

Wilmington, NC, US, 28403

Store Management Trainee - Wilmington, NC

Role Information

Job Title: Assistant Store Manager

Department: Store

Business Unit: Operations

Reports To: Store Manager

Supervisory Role: Yes

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Job Summary

Lidl US is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals to join our store management team. Are you an experienced leader who wants to grow with one of the world’s largest retailers as we expand across the United States? Be a leader within Lidl - the type of leader who is ready to roll up your sleeves and work alongside your team.

If you are up for the challenge, we will invest heavily in you. During your training program, you will learn our business from the ground up, train in different store locations, and become a world class leader. Upon successful completion of the training program, you will deliver to our customers the high-quality, low-price, and hassle-free shopping experience that Lidl is famed for in 30 countries. 

Lidl is a values-focused company, where hard work and determination are rewarded. We know that for you to give your best, you need to be at your best; that’s why we are serious about work life balance. As Store Management, you will work on average 40 hours per week, with compensation for all overtime worked. Lidl Store Management also enjoy best in market benefits and 401k. 

Essential Functions

  • Promote the Lidl culture of incredible customer service with a high-quality shopping experience
  • Ensure product availability, freshness, and quality standards are met
  • Ensure high performance of the store through efficient processes, coaching, and training
  • Provide hands-on support for operational tasks such as cash management, stock management, and other essential store functions
  • Support the recruitment, onboarding, and training of all store employees
  • Supervise and direct a team of employees (e.g. scheduling, staffing)
  • Monitor and improve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to achieve weekly, monthly, and yearly targets
  • Maintain a clean and safe store experience for employees and customers
  • Oversee merchandising of product within the store, including weekly promotions and execution of plans from corporate
  • Oversee loss prevention efforts within the store
  • Ensure store opening and closing tasks are performed according to Lidl US standards
  • Lead by example while demonstrating our company values of recognition, respect, responsibility, and trust
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to manage personnel including Supervisors and Associates in excess of 20 employees
  • Fulfill requirements around the 4+1 Pillars of Sales - cleanliness, product availability, freshness, friendliness, and cost efficiency
  • Fundamental understanding of KPIs and the actions which impact those figures
  • Ability to satisfy customer needs in a friendly and efficient way
  • Excellent conflict management and communication skills
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt, and apply key learnings in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to delegate, lead, coach, develop, and motivate team members
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 2+ years of management experience in related field or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain store alcohol licensing (Georgia & South Carolina specific)
  • Must have a 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 with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly
  • Ability to work in situations that involve prolonged standing, walking, squatting and/or bending
  • Ability to work in various conditions, such as outdoor weather conditions or freezers
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time
  • Ability to bend and twist more than half the time
  • Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) in excess of 50 lbs frequently in accordance with safety regulations
  • Must be able to handle all Lidl products, to include but not limited to, meat, poultry, alcohol products, and food products with known allergens, such as nuts
  • Ability to operate machinery and/or equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists
  • The person in this position must be able to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time

Travel Requirements

  • Must be flexible to travel along the US east coast (PA to GA) during training program
  • This position commutes between regional offices/distribution centers less than 25% of the time
  • Anticipated travel will be by car, air, bus, and/or train




Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Flexibility to relocate along with Lidl US expansion

At a Glance


Wilmington, NC, US, 28403

Job Type:  Full Time
Reference Number:  15229

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