The arrival of Kaufland in Australia is not far off now, with the German giant beginning the executive recruitment process.

Kaufland’s website is now displaying a number of job ads for senior Melbourne-based executive positions in procurement, IT, building services, project management, and category management.

The world's fourth-largest retail company Schwarz Group, which owns the groceries and homewares chain, registered 'Kaufland' as a local trademark in November 2016.

Kaufland's arrival was announced in March last year, and late last year, the company bought sites in Adelaide and Dandenong, and is now looking to purchase more Australian sites, according to its website.