June 28, 2019

Full-Time Manager Trainee, ALDI, Star City


  • Assists management with developing and implementing action plans to improve operating results.
  • Assures the training, development, and performance of their team’s staff to retain a motivated, professional workforce that achieves their career objectives.
  • Recruits and recommends qualified employees for their team’s staff positions.
  • Approves all time-off requests for direct reports.
  • Establishes and communicates job responsibilities and performance expectations to their team to assure mutual understanding of desired results; resolves internal or external barriers that prohibit successful goal achievement.
  • Understands the overarching company strategy, as well as communicates and models the core values, of the organization to create a sense of teamwork and membership among employees.
  • Monitors the competitive environment within the community and informs management regarding adjustments necessary to maintain the company’s competitive position.
  • Provides product feedback to the management, including making recommendations regarding new items to carry or those that should discontinued.
  • Consults with leadership on the development of their team's strategy.
  • Advises leadership to source external vendors for applicable services when appropriate.
  • Liaises with regions to ensure timely and efficient communication flow.
  • Consults with the business to effectively design and streamline applicable processes within the organization.
  • Keeps up-to-date on external best practices and relevant changes to their field/area; communicates updates to leadership.
  • Ensures an appropriate resolution of operational customer concerns in management’s absence.
  • Ensures a safe environment for employees, customers and vendors by identifying and rectifying hazards, ensuring proper ergonomics and maintaining store equipment in proper working order.
  • Takes inventory counts according to guidelines and assists management with maintaining proper stock levels through appropriate product ordering and CGO-S parameter maintenance.
  • Ensures proper store signage is maintained at all times.
  • Ensures the quality and freshness of products and merchandises product neatly to maximize sales.
  • Ensures store personnel comply with all established company policies and procedures.
  • Assists management with achieving the store payroll and total loss budget.
  • Manages their team by driving projects and tasks to completion through effective prioritization, work planning, resource allocation, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Identifies cost-saving opportunities and potential process improvements.
  • Serves as the primary link between their team’s staff and leadership to assure understanding of company goals, objectives, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.
  • Prior work experience in a retail environment and prior management experience.
  • Provides prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Ability to operate a cash register efficiently and accurately.
  •  Ability to safely and properly operate equipment, including: electric/ and manual hand jacks, floor scrubber and cardboard baler
  • Ability to perform general cleaning duties to company standards.
  • Ability to recommend, interpret and/or apply ALDI operating policies and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Performs basic administrative duties such as filing and filling out forms.
  • Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to supervise store personnel in the store manager’s absence to ensure the timely and effective completion of work assignments.
  • Understands and applies management principles concerning budgeting, personnel costs, and overtime expenses.
  • Ability to develop rapport, trust and open communication that enhances the growth and job performance of direct reports.
  • Ability to prioritize and work under strict deadlines.
  • Meets any state and local requirements for handling and selling alcoholic beverages.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, push, pull, lift, carry and walk about the store.
  • Ability to stock merchandise from store receiving to shelving; ability to place product, weighing up to 45 pounds, on shelving at various heights.

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