Koorong

Koorong is Australia’s leading Christian retailer with 15 stores Australia-wide and a thriving website.

Koorong began over 40 years ago at the Bootes family residence in Koorong Street, near Macquarie University in Sydney. As well as a street name, Koorong is also an Indigenous term for “watering hole” or “oasis”, which is a good metaphor for what we do.

We provide a wide range of Christian resources, at great prices, to help people in their walk with Jesus Christ. All proceeds support Bible Society Australia as it undertakes Bible translation, Bible distribution and Bible engagement both here in Australia and around the world.

18 Mar, 2019
Bring your passion for coffee, innovation and leadership talents to this unique Area Manager opportunity! An exciting opportunity is available for an energetic, customer focused, hospitality leader to join our team as the Area Manager for our 6 Pages cafes, located nationally. As the Area Manager you will be responsible for the growth and development of our café operations, ensuring exceptional customer service is delivered and our brand continues to thrive. Experience managing multi-site cafés or restaurants is essential. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills and be result focused, highly motivated and have proven experience in the successful management and development of people. A passion for coffee is a must have! The Role: This role will also include direct management of our West Ryde Pages Café and will require some travel to other locations. Main duties and responsibilities include: Monitor and forecast food & beverage revenues and expenses to ensure company goals are met Monitor and develop menus and prices in conjunction with the Cafe Managers, applicable to corporate standards and the competitive landscape Manage all national and local food and beverage vendor agreements Prepare periodic management reports illustrating sales volume, cost of goods sold labour, and areas of proposed improvements on revenue and cost improvements Trouble-shoot and implement solutions for identified Cafe problems and issues Leads all training on Cafe systems, service, standards and operations Key Criteria: Experience in managing multi-site cafes essential Minimum 3-5 years in a similar role Must have direct experience in all key aspects of food & beverage operations relating to café management, including levels of service, catering sales & marketing, culinary, sanitation, cash flow and full P&L responsibility Ability to train and mentor managers and staff Ability to develop short and long term strategic plans for the cafes Ensure and promote high standard of WH&S in all cafes Strong communication skills both written and verbal Must be highly organised, efficient and detail oriented Must be proficient with technology, including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook as well as intimate knowledge of POS systems The successful applicant will have the ability to manage all aspects of our cafes with the highest level of professionalism and knowledge. We welcome applicants who support Koorong’s mission as a Christian retailer to apply and be rewarded in this friendly and energetic workplace! Closing Date: ASAP  Candidates are invited to apply as quickly as possible, as we will assess applications as they are received. Koorong is Australia’s leading Christian resource centre. With 15 stores Australia-wide and a thriving website and 6 Pages Cafés, Koorong provides products with life changing possibilities! Pages Café provides not only a welcome rest and sustenance for Koorong customers during their shopping experience, but also draws its own customers to the premises. Koorong is part of Bible Society Australia Group.
Koorong West Ryde NSW, Australia Full time
28 Feb, 2019
Have you ever wanted your career to make a difference? Bible Society Australia have a unique opportunity to utilise your corporate HR skills whilst working for a mission you can believe in. An exciting 2 year contract is now available for an experienced HR coordinator to join our vibrant and growing HR team. The role involves coordination of HR systems across Australia for Bible Society Australia under the direction of the HR Manager. Our team share a broad range of HR responsibilities, with many opportunities to grow and learn across the range of HR & WHS functions. Initially this role will include particular focus on training and development, contracts and coordination of a variety of vital HR functions. Bible Society Australia is a dynamic organization, grouping together Bible Society Mission, Koorong Books, Crossroad Distributors, Bible Society Publishing, Centre for Public Christianity and Eternity News. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a keen understanding of the work of Bible Society Australia group and a passion to support its mission: To champion the Bible to share the love of Jesus. We are looking for an intuitive person with excellent interpersonal skills and strong organisational abilities. You will have demonstrated success in analyzing and coordinating training needs, a solid understanding of employment conditions and a keen ability to follow through to ensure HR processes are being implemented consistently across the organisation. Bible Society Offers: Friendly and supportive team environment An interesting and varied role Gain a unique breadth of experience across a diverse group of organisations (total approx. 500 staff) Work across two locations: innovative, collaborative office in CBD and convenient West Ryde location Key Criteria: Solid understanding of good Human Resources practices and their impact on the organisation 2-3yrs related experience, including Training and Contracts (essential) Degree/Qualifications in HR or related field (highly regarded) Outstanding stakeholder engagement skills Organized, self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to manage change The ability to multi-task and successfully manage competing priorities Initiative and a positive, flexible, collaborative approach are vital To Apply: Send a resume with cover letter addressing the above criteria, to:   hr@biblesociety.org.au Closing Date:             21 March 2019
Koorong West Ryde NSW, Australia Full time
25 Feb, 2019
Gain an exciting career in retail! Retail Traineeship available with National Accredited Qualifications No experience required, training will be provided Koorong is seeking a reliable, flexible and enthusiastic trainee to join our friendly Springwood team. This exciting opportunity will allow you to get a head start on your career in a rewarding environment. As part of this traineeship you will gain Nationally Accredited Qualifications and gain hands on paid work in a real work environment that is directly relevant to your course. Responsibilities will include: Providing exceptional Customer Service Cash Register Operations Merchandising stock across the store, particularly in the Gift section Maintaining and replenishing stock   In addition to the important task of serving our customers, this role will be responsible for overseeing the Gift section of the store. Bring your creativity and strong organisational skills to enhancing our large and extensive range of gift products. This role is perfect for someone who enjoys talking to people, is passionate about Christian books and resources and is eager to learn about working in a retail environment. We are looking for an organised, hard worker with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be accurate and efficient, have a positive attitude and be able to work well in a team environment. Computer literacy is essential. A passion for Christian retailing and a good knowledge of Christian resources would be an advantage. Please include a resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to be selected for this traineeship.
Koorong Springwood QLD, Australia Full time