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About the Retail and Fashion Industry in New Zealand

New Zealand's retail industry is now worth $92.3 billion a year.


While online retail sales are set to increase significantly, experts predict that in 10 years time there will still be a large offering of bricks and mortar stores.

By 2030, Retail NZ predicts a figure of $120.6b in annual retail sales, with 13% of retail spending done through online transactions. 50% of transactions online will be with offshore retailers.

The Future of Retail and Fashion

The domestic supermarket sector will experience strong growth while books, clothing and footwear will likely be dominated by international merchants. Meanwhile, domestic retailers operating online will continue to operate in a highly competitive global playing field, and 'being found' online will be essential.

In 10 years time successful retailers will be designing and manufacturing their own branded products, competing with manufacturers seeking to retail their products direct to consumers, and adapting to consumers' desire for ethical and sustainable products.

Retailers of the future, whether online or in-store, will need to be highly responsive to consumer demands for service and products. Furthermore, online platforms will allow retailers to understand and keep up with customer demand like they never have before.


The Clothing Retailing industry has grown over the past five years, despite challenging retail conditions. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $2.5 billion.


Positive consumer sentiment and rising household disposable incomes have supported revenue growth over the period. When consumer sentiment is positive, people are typically more optimistic about their current financial situation, resulting in increased expenditure on products such as clothing.

Comprehensive List of Jobs in Retail and Fashion

Design and Preproduction

Senior Designer
Design Room Manager
Product Development
Design Assistant
Pattern Room Manager
Senior Pattern Maker
Intermediate Pattern Maker
Junior Pattern Maker
CAD Operator
Cutting Room Manager
Sample Cutter
Swatching/Sample Coordinator
Sample Machinist
Workroom Assistant
Costing Manager
Specification Technician

Sales and Marketing

Senior Merchandiser
Intermediate Merchandiser
Junior Trainee Merchandiser
Merchandise Assistant
Junior Merchandise Assistant
Sales and Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager
National Sales Manager
Key Accounts Manager
Product Manager
Sales Executive /Rep
Sales Support
Fashion Journalist
Fashion Stylist

Retail and Customer Service

General Retail Manager
National Retail Operations Manager
National Retail Manager
Regional Retail Manager
Area Retail Manager
Retail Buyer Merchandise Planner
Assistant Retail Buyer (Intermediate)
Retail Buyer’s Assistant (Junior)
Trainee Buyer
Senior Store Manager
Store Manager
Assistant Store Manager
Sole Charge Senior Sales
Retail Sales Assistant
Store Security
Store Maintenance
Visual Merchandise Manager
Visual Merchandiser
Visual Merchandiser Assistant

Production and Manufacturing

Operations Manager (Sourcing)
Production Manager
Offshore Production Manager
Domestic Technical Manager
Production Planner
Production Coordinator
Production Assistant
Senior Production Cutter
Cutter’s Assistant
Production Lay Planner
Marker Maker
CAM Cutter Operator
Head Supervisor
Senior Machinist
Trainee Machinist
Senior Presser
Quality Control
Packing Assistant

Operations and Supply

Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
Import Coordinator
Shipping Coordinator
Shipping Clerk


Warehouse Manager
Dispatch Manager
Order Coordinator
Warehouse Assistant
Goods Delivery

Finance and Administration

Managing Director
General Manager
Financial Controller
Human Resources (HR) Manager
Administration Manager Administration and/or Data entry
Credit Officer
Accounts Clerk

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Delivery driver



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Our client is a household name introduced to New Zealand in 1997 with over 45 stores nationwide plus offsite warehouses, commercial offices and an Auckland support office. A diverse team that is made up of over 2000 individuals who each bring a uniquely dynamic expertise to the workforce, our client continues to grow throughout New Zealand with new stores opening each year

We are looking for the next superstar with a full class 1 license to help with the delivering product throughout the Wellington region, with the help of a storeman or two

Some key tasks will include

Load and Unload trucks, drive the shuttle truck and when practical, this will predominantly be your role, however other tasks may be required if there are no deliveries, which will include but not limited to

Perform all receiving, storage, delivery and paperwork procedures in a timely manner and assist with stock movements.

Cocktail Mixologist - Christchurch with Accommodation


Otago / Southland

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Are you a seasoned cocktail mixologist looking for a change of scene with the added bonus of accommodation set up for the first few months to support your move? We are looking for a number of experienced cocktail mixologists for our Christchurch based client who are happy to support with free acc...

La-Z-Boy Consultant


New Plymouth

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OneStaff New Plymouth is the leading supplier of temporary and permanent staff to many industrial-based clients in New Plymouth.

Our client is a local family business who have grown and developed consistently for 73 years.

Their New Plymouth store has the largest La-Z-boy gallery in Taranaki and we are looking for an experienced consultant to manage the day to day requirements of the La-Z-boy showroom including customer service and stock management.

You will working alongside other staff throughout the showroom and assisting with administrative tasks.

Duties will include but aren’t limited to

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