“If you could pick one retailer to work for, who would it be?” The most important question posed by 2016’s Retail Employer of the Year award.
The Warehouse has taken out a well-deserved fifth successive victory as Retail Employer of the Year in the large employer category. Unlike many other competitions where a panel would determine the winner, this award relied on voting from past and present employees, as well as customers and the local community to crown the winner. Who best to judge what makes a great employer than the team members and customers.
We had a chat with Jessica (Menswear Buyer), Louise (Menswear Buying Support Specialist) and Nikita (Graphic Designer) to discuss their collaboration and involvement in creating the ‘Back Country’ clothing range.
The Warehouse ‘Back Country’ clothing range is designed in-house. This gives Nikita more control over the design process and the Buyers more control over what is created and distributed in store.
Are you an AUT student nearing graduation? Are you looking for a Cooperative Education role that is challenging, rewarding and exciting? Then consider an internship at The Warehouse Group! We pride ourselves on being a customer-led, frontline-focused and people-centred business.
The Warehouse Group is committed to changing the perception of Retail as a career and making it a desirable and rewarding career choice for New Zealanders. In 2014, The Warehouse Group partnered with Massey University to develop and launch The Bachelor of Retail and Business Management, New Zealand’s first degree focused exclusively on the retail sector. The degree was created in response to the increasing demand in New Zealand for skilled individuals in retail and business management. The course consists of retail-focused papers, covering a broad range of areas including retail buying and planning, merchandising, strategy and business planning and retail operations, both in a store and online context.
Josh is a Sale Team Leader for our Palmerston North store and has been with The Warehouse for 5 years. He is currently studying the Bachelor of Retail and Business Management degree at Massey University.
Why did you want to complete the Massey University degree? The Massey Retail Degree is a big step in continuing my development within the business. It is relevant to my career pathway and has already helped me to improve in my current role.
As a Recruitment Specialist my job is to find talented people who are passionate about what we do at The Warehouse. Part of my role is recruiting for our Store Management Development Programme (SMDP) I help create and promote the content that tells you what the programme is about, which in turn is about helping you decide if the career path we can offer is the right fit for you.