Retail Store Development Projects - Specialist

Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd is New Zealand’s largest DIY/Home Improvement retailer … and continuing to grow.  We’re not resting, wanting to ensure our stores continue to represent a look and feel that our customers can relate to and want to shop in.  … and you could be part of that!

This role provides specialist support to the execution of new store fit-outs, store extensions and refurbishments, merchandising and operational projects across all tiers of the Mitre 10 network.

Reporting to the Store Development Projects – Team Manager, you will work with store project team to plan and strategically manage the functional execution of projects to agreed objectives. The focus of the role is on the moving and installation of in-store racking.

This will see you take responsibility for:

  • Planning and execution of projects;

  • Reviewing proposed designs and sense checking accuracy, equipment requirements and feasibility;

  • Providing clear leadership and direction to all stakeholders; and

  • Coaching and training project team.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Project management experience, including risk assessment, mitigation and contingency planning and execution, in a similar role

  • Sound negotiation skills with the ability to influence, steer discussions and drive decisions.

  • Some knowledge of fixtures, fittings, equipment, equipment assembly, merchandising and display techniques.

  • An understanding of health & safety, along with hazard identification;

  • Experience in training and supervising staff; and

  • Computer skills, with experience with MS Excel and MS Projects useful.

The ideal person would have a good understanding of retail and merchandising, along with project management and people management skills. You will also be a real DIY-er with excellent knowledge of construction techniques and use of power tools. A forklift license would be ideal, but we will train you if necessary. Must have full driver’s license.

Above all, you will have excellent organizational and time management skills, be able to drive decisions to meet expectations and needs, have excellent communication skills, be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and be able to cope with change.

A key factor to be aware of - this is an out and about role where you will be required to travel regularly and could be based in different parts of the county on 6-10-week projects, i.e., you may only return to your Auckland home base every 2nd or 3rd weekend. 

What we can offer you in return is a friendly and focused working environment, an attractive salary package and impressive buying privileges.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter NOW!

Permanent Full Time

Job no: SC 19D-018

Location: North Shore - Support Centre (Head Office)

Closing Date: 29 April 2019