Aldi has signalled it plans to reboot its online shopping service, with the launch of a major recruitment drive for ecommerce specialists, just three months after it pulled the plug on its first home delivery scheme.
The German-owned discount retailer is advertising for a raft of new roles, from ecommerce senior manager, team leader and senior analyst to ecommerce specialist, assistant and administrator.
All vacancies are based Tamworth while the firm’s head office in Atherstone gets a makeover, but the retailer says the plan is to move back once the building is “fully geared up to cope with our growth”.
The senior manager job commands a starting salary of £89,135, rising in increments to £111,265 in year four.
According to the job spec, the role includes responsibility for “a fairly large team as part of a complex project or significant technical implementation with functional leadership responsibility. You will be responsible for ensuring strong change management is in place whilst considering the end to end business processes”.
The senior analyst level, meanwhile, is described as Aldi’s “most experienced position, prior to taking on people management responsibilities”. It can range from running large projects to being a lead business analyst and comes with a starting salary of £58,715, rising in increments to £76,160 in year five.
The company states: “Through our ecommerce platforms we’re able to bring additional services to our customers across the UK and Ireland. It’s all possible thanks to our fantastic teams. We are constantly evolving, changing and reacting in an incredibly competitive environment.
“Everyone has a sense of ownership, and you feel like you’re making a big contribution to what we deliver to the market. Now, it’s your chance to work with one of the world’s biggest retail brands – and make it even better. Opportunities don’t come any bigger.”
The recruitment drive follows the demise of Aldi wine and Specialbuys online home delivery services in July. However, Aldi does still offer a grocery click and collect service, which sees customers order their food shop online to pick up in store.
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