JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 222
A site to behold
Aldi's head office in Warwickshire is the key to the success of the company's 700 UK stores
ldi's commitment to the training
and development of its employees
was recognised in 2017 after
being crowned The Grocer Gold Employer
of the Year 2017 and ranking third in the
Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
But while the pay, benefits and career
progression opportunities on offer in
Aldi's stores are widely acknowledged,
less is known about those on offer at the
company's "engine room" in Atherstone,
Warwickshire. The head office is home to
more than 800 dedicated professionals
who receive some of the best benefits and
working conditions in the retail sector.
Aldi's head office is responsible for all
areas of the business. Administration,
buying, customer service, e-commerce,
property, marketing and PR, as well as
merchandising and quality assurance, all
operate from these offices, making critical
decisions that directly affect each section
of the business operation every single day.
Dynamic and agile
In recent years, Aldi has invested in
its head office to ensure it is equipped
to deal with its increasing success,
creating a dynamic and agile working
environment for its employees.
Aldi has created a technology hub at
its head office, which is due to open in
April 2019, to support the company's
e-commerce offering and its expanded
buying department. This will feature
state-of-the-art facilities, including a
new sampling kitchen, custom-built
product rooms for testing and reviews,
and multimedia video conferencing suites.
Aldi has submitted a planning application
for the third phase of the expansion,
and will invest £57m to develop land
adjacent to the current Atherstone site.
In 2018, Aldi is looking to hire 50 people
to support its head office departments
and is currently on the lookout for highly
skilled, dedicated individuals to drive the
business forward into a new era of growth.
Pride and responsibility
There is a real culture of pride and
responsibility at Aldi, and employees are
encouraged to suggest better ways for
the business to operate. Certain policies