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Retail Area Manager

Save The Children

We offer our customers more than just retail therapy! Save the Children op shops offer a unique shopping experience and the chance to support the numerous projects that help to create better lives for children in Australia and overseas. We need you to support our shop network in New South Wales that is run by volunteers. This is a pivotal role in ensuring the success of our existing and future network of shops.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative, and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy, and live a life free from violence. We run programs overseas and across Australia, where we have been creating better lives for children in New South Wales since we opened our first pre-school in 1962. See here for more information on our work across New South Wales and Australia.

Where you come in:

In this full-time permanent position, based in Sydney, you'll work with our passionate volunteers to ensure that the stores in the NSW network are running efficiently and effectively delivering the required results for Save the Children. You'll be an integral part of our Retail Team and report to our State Retail Operations Manager. Daily travel within Sydney will be required, as well as occasional weekend and evening work.

You will make an impact by:

  • Managing profit and loss performance for all stores in your area
  • Training, managing, and mentoring your team of volunteers to success
  • Managing merchandise and stock to maximise sales
  • Ensuring all operational and safety compliance
  • Supporting the team to achieve goals and deliver maximised profits to Save the Children Australia

Does this sound like you?

You're a dynamic, passionate, people-orientated and organised individual who loves to think outside the box. Ideally, you are an existing Area Manager, Cluster Manager, or Senior Store Manager looking to take the next step in your retail career. If you are passionate about people and retail, are highly organised and want to contribute to an amazing and well-respected cause, this role is for you.

This role requires:

  • Strong retail management skills across all aspects of retail operations
  • Multi-site or big-box retail management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with a successful track record in managing, engaging and developing staff
  • Strong written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills with the ability to adapt quickly
  • A customer service focus with motivation to improve customer experience

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you! Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Area Manager

For more information about this position, please contact Andrena Nowlan, State Retail Operations Manager, at andrena.nowlan@savethechildren.org.au, using the subject line: Retail Area Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 07 3284 2605.

Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the listed closing date if our preferred candidate is identified early.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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