Area Manager Program

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success.

For those up for the challenge we offer a comprehensive 12 month Area Manager program. To participate in this program you must possess a Bachelor or Master’s degree, demonstrate a strong academic record, have a minimum of 3 years business experience, and proven success in leadership roles. This program allows for a high level of autonomy and responsibility with the opportunity to manage your workload the way you want and effect change in both your area of stores and the wider business in general. Our year long program covers all aspects of the company and allows you to build on your established business knowledge.

The role of an ALDI Area Manager certainly is a challenging one. It is fast-paced and demanding with long hours, high expectations and tough goals to achieve. It is not the role for anyone who is scared of getting their hands dirty. You must possess outstanding interpersonal and time management skills. There is no such thing as a typical day, so you must be adaptive and resilient.

After completing the program you will oversee 3-5 multimillion dollar stores. This will utilise all the skills you have refined in your training period and will draw heavily on your leadership, business acumen, procedural knowledge and technical management. Organising a heavy workload and coaching team members to fulfil their potential requires a level head under pressure. In return for your dedication, we provide higher than industry average remuneration and a fully expensed company car and iPhone from your first week.

Applications for our 12 month Area Manager program are taken throughout the year.

Graduate Program

As an ALDI graduate, you'll undertake a comprehensive 18 month training program specifically designed to develop our leaders of tomorrow. You will have the opportunity to rotate through all aspects of our business, lead successful teams and participate in exciting projects. Be successful and you'll take on the role of Area Manager at the end of the program, running 3-5 stores in a multi-million dollar business as if it was your own.

To be eligible, you must be in your final year of study or have recently completed a Bachelor or Master's Degree in any discipline and have demonstrated academic excellence. Our Graduates must be able to plan and manage their time effectively to achieve their goals, be supportive and approachable in order to develop and build successful teams, and be flexible enough to relocate throughout the state during the training and placement period. You will also have the opportunity to travel to Sydney Corporate Office at different stages of the program and spend time with your graduate cohorts.

What's in it for you?

  • Market leading remuneration of $85,000 leading to $152,000* + Car
  • Be a part of a leading international retailer
  • Opportunity to progress to the Area Manager role at the end of the program
  • Comprehensive training and professional development
  • A mentor to support, guide and coach you along the journey
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Company car and iPhone from your first week

You will be responsible for:

  • Learning all aspects of Store Operations, Area Management and Logistics
  • Planning out the efficient day to day running of your workload
  • Managing and solving real business projects and challenges
  • Real deliverables and clear ownership and accountability
  • Leading a team and overseeing a 3-5 store area at the end of the program

Applications for our 18 month Graduate Program are taken from January to March each year.

Our challenging but rewarding programs will help you develop the skills, experience and commercial insight to be a future ALDI leader. 

*Includes superannuation. Remuneration increases are staggered from $85,000 to $152,000 over a 4 year service period.