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2024 Graduate Trainee (Textile) - Singapore

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Lidl Asia Pte Limited, Hong Kong, Singapore, Food and Retail, Sourcing, Production, Product Development, Quality, Compliance, Sustainability, Merchandising, Logistics, Cross-Functional, Administration, Careers, Social Responsibility, Textile, Soft Goods, Hard Goods


Lidl & Kaufland Asia Pte. Limited | Singapore {amount} km
30 Pasir Panjang Road 12-31/32 Mapletree Business City
117440 Singapore

Contract Type

Full Time

Entry Level


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Are you ready to kick-start your career in the dynamic world of textiles with Lidl & Kaufland Asia? We're excited to offer a unique opportunity for enthusiastic and driven graduates to join our Graduate Trainee Program within our Textile Division. As a Graduate Trainee, you will be exposed to three captivating rotations: Merchandising, Product Development, and Sourcing. This comprehensive program is designed to equip you with a holistic understanding of our operations while fostering your growth and development in the textile industry. Apply for our two-year graduate scheme, which commences in September 2024. 

What you'll do

Our programme aims to embrace a structured framework for new joiners in developing skill and opportunities to gain knowledge of our sourcing business.

After completion of a successful 2-year programme, the candidate will have an exciting career with our specialised commercial streams which will encompass the following areas:


Merchandising: In this rotation, you will dive headfirst into the heart of our daily merchandising operations. Your responsibilities will encompass the end-to-end process, from overseeing order progress to facilitating supplier negotiations. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you will play a crucial role in maintaining seamless communication and support between various departments. Additionally, you will provide essential clerical assistance, ensuring accurate data entry and efficient handling of parcels.


Product Development: Prepare to unleash your creativity in our Product Development rotation. Your role will involve proactive trend research, driving innovation in materials and products within our home textile range. With a keen eye for detail, you'll update product information on our internal platform and curate our home textile showroom for seasonal reviews. Deadlines and risks won't intimidate you, as you take ownership of project management and drive ad-hoc initiatives. Your collaboration with the division's Product Development Manager will see you contributing to a range of projects and ensuring seamless sample follow-up.


Sourcing: As a member of our Sourcing rotation, you'll interact with vendors across Asia to streamline the profile establishment and registration process. Your meticulous approach will guarantee accurate and punctual data submission in alignment with our company's standards. Your role extends to facilitating the factory registration process and maintaining updated vendor contact details and capacity records. Your support to the Sourcing Manager and Officers will be crucial in ensuring the smooth flow of operations.

What you'll need

  • Graduates of 2024 or graduates with up to 1 year working experience
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma with GPA score of at least 3.0, including but not limited to Apparel Merchandising or Fashion  
  • Enthusiasm for working in the dynamic sourcing industry, any previous experience being highly advantageous
  • Fluency in English, whilst Mandarin and German are advantageous
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
  • Creativity in problem-solving and strong analytical ability
  • An appetite for an ambitious career and ability to adapt to new situations within a fast-paced environment
  • The right to work in Singapore

What you'll receive

  • Excellent salary and benefits
  • Networking opportunities
  • External training sponsorship
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Continuing support with our buddy and mentor programme