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Depot Merchandise 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. Surrounded by recycled fashion, toys, books and vintage gems, you will work with our State Retail Team and lead a team of dedicated volunteers to meet financial targets of our South Australian retail network and improve customer engagement.

This role is ideal for an existing Assistant Manager or Store Manager looking to take the next step in their career. If you are passionate about retail, have a commercial mindset, experience in understanding consumer needs and the fashion retail environment and want to contribute to an amazing and well-respected cause, this role is for you.

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 in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this newly created full-time permanent position, based in Sefton Park, you'll be responsible for the overall stock management processes in our South Australian depot, ensuring stock distribution to maximise the return of each donated product. This is a 'hands on' role requiring sorting and packing of stock, correct pricing and allocation of stock and the overall management of the depot, including safety and overseeing a team of approximately 20 volunteers. You will be part of our Retail team and report to our State Retail Operations Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Collaborating with the Retail Team to determine correct distribution of merchandise to maximise sales and inventory turn over
  • Ensuring all merchandise is sorted as per internal guidelines with high quality stock identified and prioritised for selected stores
  • Supporting, training, and developing a team of dedicated volunteers
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure continued process improvement and merchandise opportunities are maximised
  • Developing and implementing an effective warehouse layout
  • Ensuring that work is performed safely, efficiently, and in accordance with procedures

Does this sound like you?

You are a dynamic, passionate, organised and people oriented individual with a passion for fashion. You like to be 'hands on' and have a high level of attention to detail. Most importantly, you have a strong commitment to Save the Children's vision and values and would love to see your work making a difference for children in need.

This role requires:

  • An absolute passion for retail
  • Demonstrated retail experience, preferably in a fashion environment
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, with a successful track record in managing, engaging, and developing staff
  • An understanding of retail fundamentals gained through experience in a commercial or not for profit retail environment
  • An ability to drive continuous improvement, provide accurate reporting and analyse data
  • Strong written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills with the ability to adapt quickly

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:

  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

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 - Depot Merchandise Manager

For more information about this position, please contact Brad Halliday, State Operations Manager, at brad.halliday@savethechildren.org.au, using the subject line: Depot Merchandise Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in 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. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

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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