What it does: ALDI Australia provides around 1,800 everyday food and household products, as well as additional twice weekly ‘Special Buys’ which range from clothing, and outdoor equipment, to home and garden appliances.
Mission: To enable Australian shoppers to live richer lives for less
Size and presence: ALDI Australia operates more than 580 stores, employing more than 13,500 people
Best known for High-quality products with highly competitive price
The good bits: ALDI is recognised as an Employer of Choice at the Australian Business Awards (as voted in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018)
The not-so-good bits: Depending on your role, you may also need to work on weekends or in the early mornings.
ALDI Australia is part of ALDI which has already 60 years of experience and more than 10,000 store locations across the world. It opened its first store in 1913 and gained a reputation as one of the most awarded retailers in the international business market.
ALDI Australia operates its business independently in order to cater to local consumer tastes and market expectations. It has 580 stores (2021) in six states and territories and supports its local business partner network of more than 1,000 Australian businesses.
Since opening its first store in 2001, ALDI Australia offers the highest quality groceries by carefully selecting product ranges and working closely with business partners to maximise efficiencies to deliver quality and value to consumers. Today, ALDI is synonymous with exceptional value since its products are of market-leading quality and are continually run through in-house testing for quality assurance.
They also keep their prices low by not using expensive merchandising or loyalty programs. In 2016 alone, they were awarded Most Satisfied Customers for Supermarkets in Australia (Canstar Blue), Retailer of the Year (ARA Australian Retail Awards), and Supermarket of the Year (Roy Morgan's Australian Customer Satisfaction Awards).
At ALDI, you will be a part of a leading international retailer where no two days are the same. Therefore you will need to be comfortable enough with dynamics and change to deal with any challenge. There is so much variety in the role so you always use different skills and resources. You will also learn a lot about problem-solving in real business challenges.
In a dynamic retail environment, you are part of a small team where you will work alongside friendly and supportive colleagues. Everyone works together to get the job done. Here, managers and assistant managers are not in office-based management roles. They provide practical guidance and support to their teams on a daily basis. However, you still get high levels of autonomy and responsibility.
The positions at the company consist of store roles, warehouse & logistics roles, and corporate & graduate roles. The recruitment process usually involves several stages such as:
You will get extensive training and support to enhance your skills and knowledge that can help you to master your current job. The company also provides room for development, enabling employees to move up career ladders through internal promotions.
The salaries per year are approximate: Retail Sales Associate (AU$52,500), Retail Assistant (AU$27.66 per hour), Store Assistant (AU$54,600), Shift Manager (AU$54,600), Duty Store Manager (AU$62,000), Management Trainee (AU$65,920), Assistant Manager (AU$63,000-77,000), Assistant Store Manager (AU$79,200-100,600).
The roles with higher salaries are HR Administration & Project Assistant (AU$90,000-100,000), Buying Assistant (AU$90,000-100,000), Store Manager (AU$87,600-136,800), Personal Assistant (AU$90,000-133,600), Graduate Area Manager (AU$95,400-185,600), Area Manager (AU$137,900-185,600), Logistics Manager (AU$142,400-190,100).
Each position might have slightly different benefits, but they can include:
ALDI Australia supports Australian businesses by building long-term relationships with over 1000 farmers, producers, and manufacturers in every state and territory, helping them with reduced competition, simplified processes, and consistent orders in high volume.
To give back to the local communities that support them, ALDI also has a number of charity partnerships and projects designed to create positive change in the local areas.
For the environment, ALDI has several targets, such as reducing plastic packaging by 25% by 2025, operations powered by 100% renewable electricity, and committed to sending zero waste to landfill by 2025.