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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
  • Register Operations
  • 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 Manager now.


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. They are coaches and mentors to their teams because they understand the success of the business is reliant on the strength of our store teams. They are confident, decision makers who thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

Skills required for this position include:

  • Proven ability to meet sales targets
  • High level merchandising
  • Supervisory level stock management
  • Strong people management


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 Mentor/Coach
  • Strategic Planning in a retail setting

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.
Career opportunities available include buying and planning positions.


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 Generalist HR roles, Learning and Development and Health and Safety opportunities.



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


Distribution Centres

Almost all of The Reject Shop’s stock is channelled through our Distribution Centres in Victoria and Ipswich.

Career opportunities available include management, operational and administrative roles.

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