CAREERS

With over 300 stores nationwide, The nextra™ Group is continuously in search of talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our great and ever growing team.  If you are friendly with a willingness to learn and possess excellent customer service skills, we’d love to hear from you.

Current Store Vacancies*

Christmas Casuals - nextra Macquarie, NSW

Located at Macquarie Centre Shopping Centre, your local nextra Newsagency is reopening under new management and is seeking enthusiastic, customer-service driven and product-focused retail sales assistants. Central to public transport, we have several Christmas Casual and Part Time (20 hours) positions available.

With flexible working hours, a combination of positive work ethics and a-can-do attitude, daily duties of successful applicants may include (but are not limited to):

Engaging, serving and assisting customers both professionally and efficiently

Handling payments including EFTPOS and Cash registers

Maintaining, replenishing and merchandising of stock and product displays

Responsible service of lotteries and other soft gambling product

Opening tasks including OH&S cleaning procedures and register balancing.

Applicants with newsagency retail experience and skills will be viewed favourably but with training provided, we invite all confident stationery, greeting-card and gift-giving fanatics to apply!

Only successful applications will be contacted for an interview. Submit your resume / CV / Expression of Interest via the online form below.

Part-Time (20 hours) - nextra Macquarie, NSW

Located at Macquarie Centre Shopping Centre, your local nextra Newsagency is reopening under new management and is seeking enthusiastic, customer-service driven and product-focused retail sales assistants. Central to public transport, we have several Christmas Casual and Part Time (20 hours) positions available.

With flexible working hours, a combination of positive work ethics and a-can-do attitude, daily duties of successful applicants may include (but are not limited to):

Engaging, serving and assisting customers both professionally and efficiently

Handling payments including EFTPOS and Cash registers

Maintaining, replenishing and merchandising of stock and product displays

Responsible service of lotteries and other soft gambling product

Opening tasks including OH&S cleaning procedures and register balancing.

Applicants with newsagency retail experience and skills will be viewed favourably but with training provided, we invite all confident stationery, greeting-card and gift-giving fanatics to apply!

Only successful applications will be contacted for an interview. Submit your resume / CV / Expression of Interest via the online form below.

Current Head Office Vacancies

Product Co-ordinator

Proudly Australian owned and operated, our franchise brand represents over 300+ newsagency retail outlets across Australia. Since its inception, The nextra™ Group has strategically worked to build two strong and recognizable brands. From Head Office through to the individual outlets, our aim is to create a fun and service orientated environment for our end-customers whilst representing value and variety.

Supported by our solid product offering and prime positioning, combined with year-round marketing and promotional activities, we are committed to delivering the end customer a unique card and gift offering. From stationery to lotteries, greeting cards to homewares and gifts, we are a ‘World in a Shop’.

With an outstanding franchise system that holds distinctive competencies in the areas of marketing, product negotiations, and business management, we aim to provide complete support to each individual Franchise Member, encouraging them to develop a strong and profitable retail outlet in their local community.

About the Role:
An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and passionate gift-and-greeting-card enthusiasts to fulfill the busy, fast-paced and multi-faceted role of Product Co-ordinator; from sourcing products and delivering cost-saving initiatives to merchandising store displays and staff skill development. This role is primarily focused on engaging our individual member/franchise outlets, across all product and merchandising initiatives, including product selection and placement, whilst training and motivating on the ground staff, equipping them with the skills to create a sustainable merchandising plan in store.

You will be a crucial member of a small team of product development, procurement and supply chain specialists. Reporting to the General Manager, this position offers opportunities for intrastate and interstate travel.

Other duties may include:
– Implement and maintain national promotional campaigns in stores
– Act as the primary point of reference for franchisees resolving queries.
– Constant contact with customers to service their account i.e. sampling, costing and orders developments.
– Assessing sales performance of ranges in conjunction with the store owner/manager
– Assist and maintain general in-store merchandising
– Assist with the development and rollout of product promotions
– Liaise with store owners on slow-moving lines
– Liaising and Coordinating with suppliers and follow up on available ranges
– Suggest new products to store owners/managers from an extensive list of preferred suppliers
– Train, manage and motivate staff in all key areas of merchandising and store presentation
– Provide customer service support
– Provide day to day assistance to the General Manager to ensure smooth operations in the store
– Be available for new store set-ups and openings both in the region and interstate
– Maximise sales and profit for the store and in turn the business as a whole
– Meet set KPIs and Company objectives

About You:
We are looking for a motivated and driven self-starter who has experience in a similar role and managing a multi-site role. Previous experience in newsagency/specialty gift retailing and franchise environments will be viewed favourably, however, an in-depth understanding of the small business/retail market is a must.

Your communication and negotiation skills will be outstanding, and you will have the integrity, resilience, and determination to drive improvement throughout the process. You will be both hands on in your approach and strategic in your thinking, fostering strong and transparent relationships with suppliers.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent coaching techniques, strong leadership skills and developing people through meeting and exceeding targets, all with a professional and courteous manner.

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Danielle Johnston, GM – Marketing, Product & Admin, at danielle@nextra.com.au

Visual Merchandiser

Proudly Australian owned and operated, our franchise brand represents over 300+ newsagency retail outlets across Australia. Since its inception, The nextra™ Group has strategically worked to build two strong and recognizable brands. From Head Office through to the individual outlets, our aim is to create a fun and service orientated environment for our end-customers whilst representing value and variety.

Supported by our solid product offering and prime positioning, combined with year-round marketing and promotional activities, we are committed to delivering the end customer a unique card and gift offering. From stationery to lotteries, greeting cards to homeware and gifts, we are a ‘World in a Shop’.

With an outstanding franchise system that holds distinctive competencies in the areas of marketing, product negotiations and business management, The nextra™ Group aims to provide complete support to each individual franchise Member, encouraging them to develop a strong and profitable retail outlet in their local community.

About the Role:

Several opportunities exist for experienced and highly motivated Visual Merchandiser/s to take on the challenge of driving in-store initiatives in Brisbane, North QLD and NSW. Offering the flexibility of a full time or part time capacity, the position calls for passionate, gift-and-greeting-card enthusiasts to join our head office team.

The position will work closely with other Head Office team members in marketing and administration and is responsible for working in-store or by virtual means with the individual member outlets to implement and drive effective management of merchandising campaigns whilst training and motivating on the ground staff, equipping them with the skills to create a sustainable merchandising plan in store.

The position may include some inter/intra-state travel.

Other duties may include:

– Implement and maintain national promotional campaigns in stores

– Assessing sales performance of ranges in conjunction with the store owner/manager

– Assist and maintain general in-store merchandising

– Assist with development and rollout of product promotions

– Liaise with Buyers on slow moving lines

– Suggest new products to Store Owners/Managers from an extensive list of preferred suppliers

– Train, manage and motivate staff in all key areas of merchandising and store presentation

– Provide customer service support

– Provide day to day assistance to the General Manager to ensure smooth operations in store

– Be available for new store set-ups and openings both in the region and interstate

– Maximise sales and profit for the store and in turn the business as a whole

– Meet set KPIs and Company objectives

Skills, Abilities and Experience:

– Previous experience will be viewed favourably in newsagency / gift retailing or in an all-encompassing, multi-site, merchandising role

– In-depth understanding of the retail market

– Exceptional communication skills in both written and verbal form

– Ability to lead from the front with passion for motivating and growing others

– Ability to work autonomously

– Ability to multitask at a fast pace

– A can-do attitude with a team orientated outcome

– Outstanding organisational and problem-solving skills

– A professional and courteous demeanour

Apply now by emailing your cover letter and resume to Danielle Johnston, GM – Marketing, Product & Admin, at danielle@nextra.com.au

*nextra™ and news extra™ newsagencies are independently owned and operated. Staff will be employed directly by the Franchise Owner, and independent of Head Office.  By submitting your application via this website, you agree to your personal information being shared with the Owner/Manager of the store/s specified in your application and stored at both the Head Office and the specified sites for a maximum of three (3) months.

Online Application Form

Please complete the below online form.

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