Me, you, him, her – us! Welcome to the world of ALDI SOUTH IT
Over the past 50 years, no other company has shaped and implemented the discount retail principle as successfully as ALDI SOUTH, offering high-quality products at the lowest possible price. Our motto: less is more. We sell only those products that meet the highest quality standards and can be offered at attractive prices – a concept that has often been copied but is still unmatched and that we are justly proud of. Today, ALDI SOUTH is a reliable partner for our customers as well as for our employees. You can count on that.
Admittedly, at a discounter you don't think of state-of-the-art IT solutions first. But we at ALDI SOUTH IT take care of exactly that. Within the ALDI SOUTH Group, we are the IT service provider for the core business. Our IT is divided into national and international IT. While the national teams are responsible for all IT processes at the German level, our International IT always comes into play when at least two countries are affected by an IT solution. With 11 countries and over 6,980 branches, there is a lot to do. Learn more about ALDI SOUTH as an IT employer here.
What we stand for – and what we expect
Fair and cooperative
Working with ALDI SOUTH IT
Because where you work does matter!
At ALDI, it’s not only about projects and tech. It’s also about collaboration, team spirit and empowering and inspiring our people, breaking new ground in the process. Take a look!
Flexible work environment in our International IT
FutureWork – that is our common understanding of our hybrid working world. Click through the questions and find out how we work together at International IT.
FutureWork encompasses many aspects of our work: how and where do we want to collaborate and share information, what do leadership and trust mean in this context and what will our offices look like in the future? The basic rule for communication following our hybrid approach is: the more emotional the topic, the more synchronous the communication channel. We use Microsoft 365 tools in particular to organise our personal work and to collaborate within teams and projects. So we use mobile working and our offices in a targeted way, based on the individual themes and activities.
With FutureWork, we have created a working environment in which we can collaborate efficiently both virtually and on-site at our office. Therefore, with a view to work, we harmonise the personal life situation of our employees with our corporate goals to the greatest possible extent. Specifically, this means that our employees can decide on their working hours and place of work within Germany with the approval of their line manager. The office is our “home base” and also another communication channel. Our teams use this option quite differently. Consequently, it is equally possible to mainly use mobile working or to use regular on-site team days. At our office locations, we will create even more inspiring working spaces and concepts in the future in order to further promote team spirit and collaboration.
In order to make optimal use of mobile working options, we provide our employees with the appropriate technical equipment so that, for example, they can use an additional monitor, keyboard, camera and much more at home in addition to their notebook. For this purpose, our employees have a budget they can spend at an equipment partner. At the office, they can easily book their desired workstation for the day via a shared desk tool.
We primarily use Microsoft 365 tools to organise our work and collaborate in teams and projects. Microsoft Teams is our central hub for communication via channels, chats, calls and video conferences. Fast and transparent communication is the focus here. Tools such as SharePoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Planner and To Do also help us to work collaboratively and in an organised way. Moreover, we have introduced Yammer as an internal social network. For optimal use, our FutureWork Pioneers and numerous training courses assist our employees in getting to know all the tools.
With FutureWork, our first step is to create a uniform understanding of how and in which places we communicate and collaborate with each other, be it in digital form or in person. In doing so, we mainly pursue two goals: transparency and efficiency. As the number of tools for everyday digital communication and collaboration increased, a development that was even accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a need for a common definition of collaboration. We use this digital competence for the success of our Mülheim-based international organisational unit.
Our journey to the future is not yet complete. We want to continue learning from experience. We have introduced Yammer as an additional tool for the transparent communication of information across departments and hierarchies. However, there are other aspects that are also important in order to determine what our work will look like in the future. For example, we have just started to redesign and rebuild our office spaces in order to also understand our office as a relevant tool for us and to harmonise the use of this tool with changing and future needs.
ALDI SOUTH is carrying out one of the largest IT projects in the company’s history
Digitalisation in retail is in full swing and, naturally, for us this has also created new and exciting opportunities for change. Specifically, this means evaluating all our existing processes and systems and redeveloping them where appropriate. This is a mammoth task facing our International IT within the framework of the ///AHEAD project. Obviously, a project of this size involves many exciting initiatives where you, as a part of something truly great, can come into play.