Retail Development Manager | Melbourne - East (VIC)

Pacific Brands

Retail Development Manager

Melbourne - East

  • Lead, drive & execute new store openings for Bonds
  • 100+ store network – Bonds stores & Outlets
  • Coach & develop your team

What's in it for me?

Who wouldn't want to be part of Hanes Brands? Our culture is fantastic, made so by our people and the standards we set and strive towards each day. We enjoy the benefits of being part of a global organisation, whilst staying true to our Aussie heritage. As a company, we are passionate about developing our people, and there are endless opportunities for career progression across so many different areas of our business. We are open, collaborative and straight-talking: we love coming to work every day and being part of bringing our iconic Australia brands to life that are loved by, well - everyone!

Other perks:

  • We're big on training & development and promoting from within – there are genuine career opportunities across our business available for you to explore
  • 50% off our fabulous brands, including Bonds and Sheridan
  • Reduced Health Insurance premiums with our partner BUPA
  • MS Office 365 licenses
  • Generous family and friends discounts
  • Fabulous modern office space in the beautiful Kew, equipped with sit-stand desks
  • Regular Sample Sales where you can pick up some real bargains!

Retail Development Manager

As Retail Development Manager you will is responsible for leading, driving and executing all new store openings in line with the Apparel Group store network expansion plan. The Apparel Group comprises Bonds, Bonds Kids, Bonds Outlets and Champion Outlets, with over 100 stores in our network (and counting!).

Your role will include:

  • Supporting site selection and business case development as directed by GM Retail, head of Retail Operations, Leasing Manager & Commercial Manager
  • Providing input to decisions around site leasing, lease negotiations, landlord requirements and project management
  • Managing New Store Opening / Refurbishments Project Plan, coordinating with planning, buying, VM, fixtures and store set-up teams
  • Managing the pipeline of store development work (new store, refurbishments and closures)
  • Support the execution and maintenance of our retail network
  • Team management of a Project Coordinator and Assistant Project Manager
  • Management of 3rd Party providers

A day in the life of …

Expect to spend a lot of your time coordinating, planning and liaising with a variety of stakeholders across the business and externally, including Buying & Planning, Marketing, Customer Service, Supply Chain and HR. Your principle accountabilities fall into three areas:

  • New Store Business Cases
    • Contribute to discussions relating to site evaluation, selection & negotiation
    • Contribute to site feasibility and related business cases
    • Business case presentation
    • Coordination of site viewings and visits
  • Project Management & Execution of New Store Openings, Refurbishments and Closures
    • Coordinate all activity relating to opening a new store (keeping on time and on budget)
    • Schedule and coordinate the design & build of a new store and store refurbishments, ensuring effective and brand-fit design and fit out
    • Keeping all stakeholders in the loop regarding New Store Openings, Refurbishments and Closures, including developing and maintaining a Project Plan
    • Ensuring new stores are aligned with our brand sensibility and as per our store grading structure
  • Repairs & Maintenance
    • Provide guidance and support to your team on all repairs and maintenance requests across the store network to ensure works are complaint.

What experience do I have?

We would like to talk to you if you have experience in the project management of new store builds and openings – we have a projected 14 brand new Bonds stores for FY18, plus at least 8-10 refurbs on the cards, which you (with the support from your team) will manage from start to finish. We need someone competent, energetic and focused on achieving goals (as you can see, we have a pretty busy agenda!).

Your resume will include the following:

  • Project and Change Management experience
  • Experience working in a leading Retailer and opening new stores
  • Leadership experience – you will be managing two direct reports
  • Keen negotiator and influencer – this role is highly influential and will see you collaborating closely with a number of stakeholders across our business and externally
  • Attitude and culture fit is crucial for us – you must be a team player, open to new ideas and change, happy to roll with the punches and get your hands dirty when needed: no ivory tower PMs please!

A bit about us …

Hanes Australasia is home to iconic Aussie brands Bonds, Sheridan and Berlei – to name but a few – and we are proud to be part of Hanes Brands Inc, the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of basic apparel brands.

The Apparel Group is the largest operating group in Hanes Australasia and our brands speak for themselves: Bonds, Berlei, Champion, Holeproof, Jockey, Rio, Voodoo, Kayser, Razzamatazz and many more … Our Head Office is based in Kew, an Eastern suburb of Melbourne, with easy transport links in and out of the City. We have a NSW office based in Burwood and a New Zealand office in Greenlane, Auckland. Together our dedicated and talented teams are famous for designing and bringing to market a range of fabulous undies, intimates, hosiery, socks and apparel for men, women, kids and baby. 

With a foot firmly in retail – our store network is up to 100 stores and counting – combined with some fantastic wholesale partnerships and a growing international presence, the future is looking bright!

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