Productivity Manager- Briscoe Group, Auckland

Auckland - Central Auckland

Productivity Manager - Briscoe Group, Auckland


Our brands are household names throughout New Zealand: Briscoes Homeware, Rebel Sport and Living & Giving. With 84 stores throughout New Zealand, our focus is on bringing great products and value to our customers. With a strong culture that recognises contributions and rewards performance, we take pride in the development of our people to become excellent retailers.

Reporting to our Business Improvement Manager and based at our Support Office in Morningside, Auckland we are seeking a Productivity Manager with experience drawn from similar roles/projects and/or a successful retail management background.

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified individuals who can transition into this role with a positive, forward thinking, and confident mindset.

If you have similar experience gained from another business or industry, this role is an excellent step to join a business that continues to strive and thrive. This role serves as a trusted advisor not only to its peers in retail operations, it also serves as a trusted advisor to the senior management team in one of the most important areas of our business.


The Productivity Manager is responsible for:

  • Maintaining and improving the store labour productivity model including testing the drivers and assumptions within the model on a regular basis and making updates as required to support changing business needs and balancing sales growth, customer experience and optimised cost management
  • Preparing annual labour budgets which enable allocation of resources to the right places and at the right times
  • Monitoring performance against labour allocations and providing guidance and advice to the store management teams to support target delivery
  • Increasing end user understanding and engagement with the productivity model, wage controls and operational good practice through training and coaching
  • Working with the IT and Finance team to implement improvements in reporting and labour planning and scheduling tools
  • Supporting the identification and implementation of Business Improvement initiatives which improve productivity and customer experience


To succeed in this role the successful candidate is likely to have:

  • Strong analytical skills along with well-developed and demonstrated commercial acumen
  • Advanced Excel and modelling skills, Power BI an advantage
  • Experience in Workforce Management and Productivity, ideally in a retail environment
  • A good understanding of retail store systems and processes an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in building relationships and influencing key decision makers
  • A high level of proactivity and initiative, adaptability and resilience
  • A tertiary qualification in Business or a similar field is desirable


Our people are what make us successful and we understand the importance of looking after our team. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to contribute skills and knowledge to an organisation that is a NZ retail leader.

For further information please contact Rebecca Fisher- Talent and Recruitment Specialist on

Position closes: 23 June 2019

Briscoe Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a proud supporter of Cure Kids.

All applications will be treated with strictest confidentiality.

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Applications close: 23 Jun 2019

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