Head of Network Development

Head of Network Development

Job Title: Head of Network Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 3267940
Contact Name: Gabby Symons
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 01, 2021 19:45

Job Description

What's in this for you:
  • An extraordinary role that will take your career experience to a whole new level
  • The privilege to join a very fast-paced, people and customer-centric retail business, envied Australia wide in its core category
  • To earn a generous salary package - its set to attract and retain the markets best
  • To inherit a small yet extremely capable and talented team with specialist skills in leasing, store fit-outs and franchise/network/retail development (renewals/fit-outs/renewals/relocations) etc
  • To be part of a 'down to earth', inclusive, values-based culture that encourages work-life balance and flexibility
  • To be inspired – this is an organisation that attracts and retains some of the best retail minds in the country. 
 Your Prospective Employer:

This renowned specialty retailer continues year-on-year to take the market by storm. Fresh, bold and innovative they stand tall with extensive, price-competitive ranges and superior service levels all retailed within strategically located stores across the country. Built on rock solid foundations they consist of exceptionally talented teams and individuals at all levels, and this extends right across their large store network through to their thriving support office. Their culture is incredibly supportive, vibrant and forward-thinking and one that embraces change and empowers people at every level. With sustainable growth being intrinsic to their on-going success, along with an internal promotion there is now a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to take a ‘front and centre’ role leading the further growth and evolvement of the franchise and store network in line with their rapid expansion program. This could be you…

What you will do in an average week:
  • ‘Take the helm’ and deliver upon a business growth strategy by leading and facilitating the continual and rapid store network expansion plans through exceptional relationship management both internally and in the broader retail market
  • Lead your small team’s ability to strategically locate, source, identify, negotiate and execute leases for new sites as well as relocation sites and renewals of current leases
  • Oversee the entire franchise process and strategy from lead gathering to execution of franchise agreements to store opens and builds; ensuring that all new franchisees are aligned with the business goals and enhance the value of the national brand
  • Be providing input into the key markets strategic expansion plan and supporting the entire group to achieve its goals and objectives
  • Be continuously improving systems, processes and control measures to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of your team.
Here's what it will take:
  • Similar experience: You ideally have held a similar network development role in a large retailer or have had a high level of exposure to this function from your senior retail operations background
  • You have the foundations and know how to get the best out of a retail brand & its sites: you understand the intricacies of store builds and renewals, site selection and leasing
  • Franchise Development: Although not essential, ideally you can articulate how you have grown a retail brand through franchise development
  • You build long term professional relationships:  You are a relationship builder who engenders trust and looks at the bigger picture, not just the 'quick sell’
  • You are empathetic: you listen, you take time to understand, and you care
  • Flexible and adaptable approach:  You embrace change and are constantly thinking how you can improve upon the way things are done
  • Engagement skills: You can gain ‘buy in' to initiatives and you can bring people along on the journey
  • Agility and Adaptability: You thrive and perform best in a fast-moving organisation 
This is an extraordinary role that will take your career experience to a whole new level. Please apply ASAP or for further queries, please contact Gabby Symons on

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