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Career Paths at The Reject Shop

At The Reject Shop we offer various career opportunities from kicking off your retail career as a team member at your local store to multi-site store operations management. Alternatively there are a range of opportunities at our Store Support Centre in departments including Buying, IT or Finance or roles at our Distribution Centre.


Store Teams

Team Members

Our team members are a valued and essential part of our team, performing an important job of serving our customers. The Team Member role is diverse and varied. In addition to customer service, it encompasses:

  • Merchandising of stock
  • Unpacking stock with pace
  • Register Operations and handling of cash
  • Loss Prevention
  • Store Presentation and Cleanliness

We are always looking for enthusiastic people to join our team whether you have experience already in retail or perhaps you live in the community and have had a positive shopping experience at the Reject Shop.

Aspiring Team Members have opportunities for progression in all areas of the business. With over 70% of our appointments being internal promotions they are an essential part of career progression into Management or Store Support.

To apply for a team member role, please visit your local Store and hand in your CV to the Store Manager.


Store Management

The Store management team is the driving force behind the success of each individual store.

They are strong people and operational managers who achieve the defined sales targets by building a cohesive team. Our managers are hands on, floating between the day to day runnings of the store, register operation, unpacking stock, rostering and delivering on sales targets and store KPI's.

Skills required for this position include:

  • Proven ability to meet sales targets, wages and roster KPI's
  • Hands on experience within a management position
  • Exposure to audits on OHS and compliance
  • High level merchandising
  • Supervisory level stock management
  • Strong people and performance management experience


Area Managers

Our Area Managers are the link between stores and support services and coach our management teams whilst ensuring that controls are in place.

Area Managers lead a group of stores within a geographic area and ensure the operations of that region run effectively. They are people motivators, sales focused and have a keen eye for the presentation of a store including OHS. They are experienced managers who are able to take the company vision and coach the store managers to embed this in the stores.

Skills required for this position include:

  • Extensive experience in retail management preferably in a variety store
  • Proven ability as a retail leader
  • Strategic Planning in a retail setting
  • Performance Management of managers and team memebers
  • Recruitment of Assistant Managers and Store Manager
  • Work in partnership with internal stakeholders across the TRS business

More and more Area Manager opportunities are becoming available as we continue to grow strong and increase our presence in the market place.

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Store Support Services

Store Support Services encompass different areas of the business that provide support to our Store Teams and structure around how we run our business. These services are vital in achieving our vision and ensuring we have the infrastructure to continue expanding our presence.

Store Support Service include the following Departments: IT, Finance, Buying/Merchandising, Human Resources, Logistics and our Distribution Centres



Investment in our IT resources is of the highest importance. Career opportunities available include software development, technical support and networking as we continue to grow and seek innovative systems to meet our future needs.



Our Finance Department provides important information regarding sales data and budgets. Finance also determines, maintains and monitors our administrative systems, including the important area of minimising our losses through waste, error and theft.

Career opportunities available include accounting, administration and loss prevention.


Buying and Merchandise Planning

Our Buying Department select and purchase the range of products that we sell.
The price, quantity and distribution of items receive a high focus to ensure that our products are appealing to our customers and meet their demands.

In addition our Planning and Compliance teams ensure our products are compliant to sell and arrive in stores on time.
Career opportunities available include Group Buying Manager, Buyer and Buying Assitants and our Planning/Compliance roles incude Space Planners, Quality Specialsits and Technical managers. 


Human Resources

Our Human Resources function is responsible for providing advice and support to Line Managers in recruitment and selection, performance development, succession and career planning, remuneration, learning and development and employee relations.

Career opportunities available include HR Business Partners, Learning and Development Advisors, Health and Safety Advisors and lastly Payroll Officers to pay our team members. 



Our Logistics Department is responsible for organising the receipt and delivery of purchased stock throughout the supply chain.  

Career Opportunities include Planning Manager, Planners, Merchandise Assistants, Allocation and Demand Planners and Business Analysts.


Distribution Centres

All of The Reject Shop’s stock is channelled through our Distribution Centres in Victoria (Truganina), Queensland (Ipswich) and Western Australia (Hazelwood).

Career opportunities available include management, operational and administrative roles.

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