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*

It looks like there aren’t any store vacancies right now. Please check back from time to time for the next opportunity.

In the meantime, we welcome general application submissions via the contact form below. Your local Newsagent will be in touch should an opportunity arise.

Current Head Office Vacancies

Part-Time / Casual Product Co-ordinators (NSW) x 2

About Us:

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:
Opportunities exist for highly motivated and passionate gift-and-greeting-card enthusiasts to fulfill our multi-faceted Product Co-ordinator positions; from sourcing products from preferred suppliers and merchandising store product displays to delivering cost-saving initiatives, providing a point of contact for store managers 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 our small team of product development, procurement and supply-chain specialists. Reporting to the General Manager, this position offers opportunities for intrastate and interstate travel. We appreciate you need the flexibility to meet your study needs and that this may change from time to time. We are happy to work with you to make sure both our priorities and deadlines are met efficiently and effectively as possible.

Other duties may include:
• Act as the primary point of reference for franchisees, providing customer service support, resolving general queries and service their account i.e. sampling, costing and order development.
• Implement and maintain national promotional campaigns in stores
• Suggest new products from preferred suppliers and assess sales performance of in-store ranges with store owners/managers
• Assist and maintain general in-store merchandising
• Assist with the development and rollout of product promotions
• Liaising and coordinating with suppliers and follow up on available ranges
• Train, manage and motivate staff in all key areas of merchandising and store presentation
• Be available for new store set-ups and openings both in the region and interstate
• Provide day-to-day, ‘on the ground’ assistance to the General Managers and office team to ensure effective b2b communications
• Maximise sales and profit for the franchisees and in turn the business as a whole
• Meet set KPIs and Company objectives

About You:
We are looking for motivated and driven self-starters who have a creative flair and love for fashioning visual delight out of everyday products.

Experience in a similar gift-retailing/merchandising role would be viewed favourably but is not necessary as on-the-job training will be initially provided. Enthusiasm for learning, backed by a creative mindset and an appreciation for small business/retail markets is a must to make training effective.

As you will be working out-of-the-office and on-the-road, your planning and communication skills should be outstanding, showing the ability to prioritise tasks. 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, all with a professional and courteous manner.

Other Requirements:
• Have at least intermediate Outlook, Excel and Word skills
• Must possess full Australian working rights
• Must have a current Drivers Licence, good driving record and own car

How to Apply:
If you have the necessary skills and experience to perform this role and you are an enthusiastic team player with what it takes to make a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you!

Please send the below 2 documents to careers@nextra.com.au:
• Your full CV containing your employment history and contact details of 2 referees; and
• A one page cover letter, addressed to the General Manager, explaining the attributes, skills and experience you would bring to our team, and why you wish to work at Nextra Australia.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Screening and interviewing may take place before the advertised closing date.

Visual Merchandiser (QLD & NSW)

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 careers@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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