Careers with Farmers

Since 1909 we’ve been on a journey towards excellence, and the journey continues today. Our careers site will help you learn all about Farmers and the fantastic opportunities that await you. Few people realize just how many roles play a part in our success.

We have a broad range of career possibilities that cater to many talents and personalities. Farmers is an exciting company where you can find your niche and live your passion.

 

 

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Support Services Leader and Person

These team members are responsible for the running of the store office, and completion of all clerical duties. They carry out a range of administrative tasks, from wage processing through to banking, setting up new staff and investigating register discrepancies.

Store Receiver and Assistant

Store Receivers are experts at overseeing the flow of products in and out of our stores. They ensure all merchandise reaches the shop floor and our customers smoothly and quickly. As expert administrators, they make sure no stock leaves or enters the store without complete paperwork and accurate systems processing.

Sales and Service Assistant

Sales and Service Assistants in Fashion use their talents to create a complete look for their customers, incorporating everything from clothing and lingerie through to handbags and accessories. Fashion-savvy, they advise on colours, styles, fit and fabric so customers look and feel fabulous.

Beauty Sales Manager

Beauty Sales Managers look after all of Beauty World within their store. With their in-depth understanding of both beauty and retail industries, they help Beauty Advisors and Counter Managers achieve their goals.

Beauty Advisor

Beauty Advisors help customer’s look and feel beautiful through skincare consultations, makeup artistry and beauty therapy. Beauty Advisors provide exceptional customer care as they tailor beauty solutions to each individual customer.

Career Path

Beauty Advisors > Counter Manager > Beauty Sales Manager

Counter Manager

Counter Managers are responsible for managing a cosmetics brand within a store. Each brand is unique with its own products, image, and clientele. Counter Managers immerse themselves in the brand they manage, providing exceptional service and achieving business goals.

Career Path

Counter Manager > Beauty Sales Manager

Sales and Service Assistant

Sales and Service Assistants ensure products are correctly priced and placed throughout the store, making the customer’s shopping experience easier and more enjoyable. They help set up promotions, new seasons stock, and displays.

Career Path

Sales and Service Assistant > Visual Merchandiser > Visual Merchandising Manager

Visual Merchandising Manager

Our stores are our most influential and powerful marketing mediums. Visual Merchandising Managers are responsible for the overall look of a store. They ensure a fresh and vibrant store environment is created for our customers.

Visual Merchandiser

Visual Merchandisers create displays that capture the imaginations of our customers by providing inspirational ideas. Visual Merchandisers also help set up the “new look” for each season, as well as promotions.

Career Path

Visual Merchandiser > Visual Merchandising Manager

Regional Loss Prevention Controllers

Regional Loss Prevention Controllers provide that extra layer of support to store teams. They work with stores to develop loss prevention strategies and processes. They lead internal theft investigations, help resolve large-scale stock loss issues, and champion the civil recovery programs within each store.

Career Path

Regional Loss Prevention Controller > National Loss Prevention Manager

National Loss Prevention Manager

The National Loss Prevention Manager works with senior management to set the direction for loss prevention, including the systems, processes and structure that underpin this strategy.

Loss Prevention Managers

Loss Prevention Managers manage a team whose main focus is to identify, investigate and recover loss from all sources. They also look after health and safety of staff and customers. It’s a busy, varied role that provides challenges everyday.

Career Path

Loss Prevention Manager > Regional Loss Prevention Controller > National Loss Prevention Manager

Loss Prevention Associates

Loss Prevention Associates realise there is more to the role than catching shoplifters. Without a doubt it’s a big part of their role, but their focus is on minimising loss from all sources. They identify loss patterns, remove opportunities for theft, and ensure a safe and secure store environment. This role requires exceptional interpersonal skills and a sharp eye.

Career Path

Loss Prevention Associates > Loss Prevention Manager > Regional Loss Prevention Controller > National Loss Prevention Manager

Sales and Service Assistant

Sales and Service Assistants in Home World help customers select Manchester, table top and small appliances. They have excellent product knowledge as there is a lot to know about each product category.

Sales and Service Assistant

Sales and Service Assistants in our Children’s World help parents select car seats, cots, prams and all other baby related products. They explain product features and make recommendations based on each customer’s unique preferences. Safety and product knowledge is especially important in this role, as the customer is extra precious about their family.

Sales  & Service Manager in Training

Sales & Service Managers in Training work through a comprehensive customised training programme, enabling them to master the skills and knowledge required for retail success. They are immersed in every aspect of retail. Under the guidance of the Store Manager, they learn everything they need to run a department. The roles in your store will vary depending on its size and merchandise offer (i.e. whether it’s a Flagship or Boutique store). Ask your manager to explain your store structure to you.

Career Path

Sales & Service Manager in Training > Sales & Service Manager > Assistant Store Manager > Store Manager > Regional Manager

Sales & Service Manager

The role of the Sales & Service Manager is to manage the performance of specific departments i.e. Lingerie or Menswear. They are also responsible for developing and coaching team members within their area. They are responsible for providing exceptional customer service and achieving sales targets.

Career Path

Sales & Service Manager > Assistant Store Manager > Store Manager > Regional Manager

Assistant Store Manager

Assistant Store Managers oversee the performance of a range of departments or “worlds” such as Fashion World, Home World or Children’s World. They are well versed in all aspects of retail management and provide high level support to Store Managers. They are supported by a team of Sales & Service Managers.

Career Path

Assistant Store Manager > Store Manager > Regional Manager

Store Manager

Store Managers are responsible for running the entire store. They are highly experienced retailers who maximise success in their store through leadership and retail excellence.

Career Path

Store Manager > Regional Manager

Regional Manager

Regional Managers lead and inspire a team of Store Managers to deliver service and sales that exceed customer expectations and company margin targets. They ensure optimal work processes and practices that support the achievement of the operations strategy.

Buying Manager

Manage a team of category Buyers and provide direction that supports the broad merchandise strategy and company vision. They drive the adoption of innovative, best practice, strategic buying practices. While leading and inspiring their teams to deliver on-trend, aspirational product ranges that exceed customer expectations and company margin targets.

Buyer

Few people realise just what is involved in bringing our customers the products they desire. First we have to understand their desires, then we have to source or design products that match these desires – this is the role of the Buyer.

Career Path

Buyer > Buying Manager

Assistant Buyer

The Assistant Buyer role is a succession role towards becoming a Buyer. Assistant Buyers are responsible for managing a small category, under the guidance of a Buying Manager. This enables them to learn all aspects of buying, with training and mentoring to support them.

Career Path

Assistant Buyer > Buyer > Buying Manager

Merchandise Administrator

Buying for a large department store is a complex business, and the Merchandise Administrator role allows team members to acquire skills and knowledge which they can build on. A Merchandise Administrator supports the Buyer so they can create an inspiring, on-trend merchandise offer every time.

Career Path

Merchandise Administrator > Assistant Buyer > Buyer > Buying Manager

Merchandise Administrator

Buying for a large department store is a complex business, and the Merchandise Administrator role allows team members to acquire skills and knowledge which they can build on. A Merchandise Administrator supports the Buyer so they can create an inspiring, on-trend merchandise offer every time.

Career Path

Merchandise Administrator > Assistant Planner > Planner > Planning Manager

Assistant Planner

The Assistant Planner role is a succession role towards becoming a Planner. Assistant Planners are responsible for managing a small category, under the guidance of a Planning Manager. This enables them to learn all aspects of planning, with training and mentoring to support them.

Career Path

Assistant Planner > Planner > Planning Manager

Planner

Farmers Planners are responsible for the numerical aspects of buying. While Buyers determine which products we sell, Planners determine the purchasing quantities and retail prices of these products.

Career Path

Planner > Planning Manager

Planning Manager

Lead and develop a team of Planners to achieve key business objectives. They work with the Buying Manager to develop range plans and promotional strategies that support the financial objectives of the merchandise category. They also provide recommendations regarding the budgeting, price management, range development, allocation and stock management of the category

Store Support

Our Call Centre Representatives deal with a range of queries from customers and store team members. Our Store Support Team develops, maintains and monitors store systems and processes.

Human Resources

Human Resources focus on ways to make our workplace more productive and personally rewarding for team members. The HR team partners with business units to optimise team and individual performance by ensuring Farmers is a great place to grow, work, earn and belong.

National Visual Merchandising

At a national level this team determines how our stores should look. They then help stores achieve this look by providing direction and support, and ensuring merchandising standards are consistently upheld.

Marketing

Marketing drives the promotion of our brand. Promotional mediums vary from direct marketing and media campaigns through to fashion shows. Marketing manage all internal and external communication as well as sponsorship activities like the Santa parade.

Property and Store Design

As one of New Zealand’s largest retailers, with over 60 sites nationwide, property management is very important. We strive to provide our customers with an exceptional shopping environment, which is why we are continually expanding and upgrading our stores, as well as opening new ones. Roles within the property team include facilities management, property management and store design.

Information Technology

Farmers IT develops and manages various applications needed to run our business, ensuring we have information readily available to make sound business decisions. They manage and support all IT infrastructure, ensuring technology is operational at all times.

Supply Chain

Three teams are involved in the movement of products from suppliers through to customers – International Logistics, Distribution Centre and Supply Chain Planning. International Logistics arrange the air and sea transport for imports through international borders and customs controls to our Distribution Centre where over 250,000 products are processes each week; that’s over 12 million products each year! Supply Chain Planning determines the time required, and workload needed, to process stock through the Distribution Centre; and the volumes required to transport it to stores in order to meet delivery deadlines.

National Loss Prevention

This team provides an extra layer of support to store teams. They work with stores, the Support Office and the Supply Chain to develop strategies and processes to prevent stock loss through fraud, theft and poor processes.

Quality Assurance

In this team, Technologists work with Buyers to ensure garments are the perfect fit and style for each new season look. While Technicians perform a raft of tests to ensure our garments are constructed to high standards, with quality fabrics.

Finance

The Finance team is responsible for a range of compliance and business advisory services. They ensure all our suppliers are paid and prepare financial reports for legislative purposes and strategic planning.