Buying Analyst


Mar 8th, 2023
$ 129,300 - 147,500 / Year
As one of America’s favorite grocers, we believe in providing the best value and quality in everything we do. For our 50 million customers each month, we bring them the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices every day. For our employees, we provide industry-leading wages, a great work environment and terrific benefits.

ALDI operates more than 2,100 store locations across 38 states. That’s just the start. We’re growing faster than ever before. ALDI is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the nation, and we are charting an aggressive growth course to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. That means more opportunities for you to join our award-winning store, warehouse, office and executive teams.

We know our employees are vital to our success. That’s why when you join ALDI, you’ll see how your hard work, commitment and dedication earn you more.
1200 N. Kirk Rd. Batavia, IL 60510

An exciting opportunity to join the Special Buy’s team has become available within the National Buying department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury. This is a 12 month fixed-term contract.

What does the role look like?

  • Develop and maintain processes and automated tools to support ongoing optimisation of the Special Buy’s program
  • Use SQL to build and maintain Special Buy’s program reporting and dashboards
  • Utilise data visualisation tools to communicate complex insights
  • Perform fact based, data driven analysis and modelling on significant amounts of data for the purpose of turning it into actionable information required to drive key business decisions
  • Identify improvement opportunities and provide data insights and recommendations to improve business efficiency
  • Ensure the delivery and maintenance of end-to-end solutions
  • Develop an expert understanding of business systems
  • Identify and recommend new ways to streamlining business processes
  • Providing any other support as required by the Executive Manager to support the broader Buying Department

What’s in it for you?

  • Transparent tiered salary range of $129,300 – $147,500 including super
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12 month fixed-term contract
  • Structured training plan from day 1
  • Hybrid work options, working up to 2 days per week from home (WFH)
  • Working with a retailer who has been recognised as an Employer of Choice (as voted in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018)
  • Access to wellness programs such as discounted gym memberships, physiotherapy services, employee assistant programs and more

What do we need from you?

  • Ideally 2+ years of experience in a reporting, analytics, or other quantitative / data-driven role
  • Fundamental knowledge of database systems and data modelling
  • Proven experience in organising, manipulating, and analysing large and complex data sets
  • Strong competency in SQL
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated commercial experience and knowledge in data visualisation tools (such as Tableau or equivalent)
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with high attention to detail and strong focus on data quality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey technical ideas to relevant business stakeholders

This role reports to the Executive Manager – Specials Buys.


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