Careers at Smith & Caughey's



Graphic Designer

Full-time / Queen Street    

We are seeking both an Intermediate and Junior level Graphic Designer to join our Creative Services and Marketing team.

The Creative Services team has a role to play in most aspects of the visual representation of the Smith & Caughey's brand and however that may be represented.Graphic Designers at Smith & Caughey's operate under the Creative Services Department, this department works closely, cohesively and collaboratively with our in-house Visual Merchandising and Online departments.Designers will be expected to provide digital and print design expertise on behalf of the store for a variety of marketing and communication materials, and be able to meet our key branding look, feel, tone, and benchmark standard.

The role of a Graphic Designer at Smith & Caughey's reflects our retail environment, elements created are to drive business to our online store, foot traffic to our physical locations and build a sense of community with our customers. Enhancing the Smith & Caughey's brand in the present retail landscape while maintaining the historical values of our business, communicating our rich store history of over 140 years, and supporting our brand partners is an always-on responsibility.Designers will work with assets received from brand partners and must be able to meet their strict guidelines.

A key and regular responsibility of both roles is to produce email communication design and supporting digital assets within the look and tone of voice of Smith & Caughey's.

Applicants for the Intermediate role should have four to five years of proven design experience, and applicants for the Junior role should have two to three years of proven experience.

Applicants should have the following:

An excellent understanding of and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is essential.
Experience or skills related to video editing, photography and animation is a plus.
Excellent time management and organisational skills, an eye for detail and be able to work well under pressure and to deadlines.
Should be able to understand, maintain and implement visual strategy and direction.
A pro-active and dynamic and collaborative approach.
Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Both roles are full time, based at our Queen Street store.

To apply please provide a cover letter and portfolio that benefits and reflects your suitability for the role and send it through to




Head Chef

Full-time / Queen Street    

Smith & Caughey's a New Zealand owned department store has an exciting opportunity for a creative and motivated Head Chef to run our Cafe kitchen.

This role includes a high level of responsibility, and we are looking for someone with proven experience and talent. You will be flexible and a team player who can work collaboratively with our Cafe; Manager, and Cafe; staff. You will have a positive mindset and continually strive to improve the kitchen aspects of our Cafe.

You will be motivated and experience in the following:

Creating fresh and nutritious food
Experience in pastry and baking
Preparing and presenting modern and healthy cabinet food for a wide demographic of customers
Running an inspiring a la carte menu, and be involved in creating menus
Stock rotation, inventory management, and ordering
Managing kitchen staff
A clear understanding of safe food handling and hygiene
A clear understanding of allergy and dietary requirements, and health trends
A level head under pressure
You will be passionate about getting involved in every aspect of the kitchen.

This position is full-time, Tuesday - Saturday, approx. 40 hours. This successful applicant will be joining a secure people focused environment to excel in.

If this sounds like you, please send your CV to




Home Team Leader

 Full-time / Newmarket    

Our Newmarket store is seeking a motivated, unique individual to represent Smith & Caughey’s new Home department as a Team Leader.

This role is suited to someone with a strong passion for unique décor and a love of homewares. Brands include a curated collection of Jonathan Adler, Seletti, Pols Potten, Qeeboo, Versace Home, Missoni Home to name a few.

Retail management/ senior retail positions experience is preferred to excel in this opening, however training will be provided.

You will be responsible for maximizing sales, coaching and developing your staff and managing 'Homes' beautiful products. You will be punctual, a team player and be flexible over the busy periods.

In return we offer a secure team-focused environment to excel in.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and Cover letter through to




La Prairie Beauty Advisor


We currently have available a Part-time Beauty Advisor role, covering Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, working approximately 22.5 hours per week.   

 To succeed in this role, you must present a proven background in the beauty industry with a Beauty Therapy qualification and retail experience. Above all, you will be ensuring the experience each client receives is simply the best.

 The successful applicant will be joining two highly respected companies that offer a secure, team-focused environment to excel in.
If this sounds like you please send your CV and Cover letter to




Home Sales Assistant

Full-time and Part-time  / Newmarket     

We are seeking a dynamic sales assistant with a flair for unique, diverse homeware to join our Homeware department!

This role would suit someone who has an eye for detail and design while having the ability to work in a team, focusing on customer service.
You will have a high standard of personal presentation, be punctual, a team player and be flexible over the busy periods.

In return we offer a secure team-focused environment to excel in.
If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and Cover letter through to




Cosmetic Beauty Advisors


Smith & Caughey’s are seeking experienced Beauty Advisors to join our Cosmetics team! We are looking for self-motivated individuals who have proven experience in the beauty industry with an understanding of what excellent customer service means. Our ideal candidates will be brand focused with the motivation to achieve and exceed sales targets. Make-Up Artistry and or Beauty Therapist experience is preferred with a high standard of grooming. Flexibility is required over busy periods. 

Send your CV and availability through to if you are interested!



Logistics Co-ordinator


Smith & Caughey’s are seeking are strong, reliable person to join our small but busy Inventory team on a full time basis. You will be well versed with assisting with stocktakes, have good computer skills and be literate with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

Duties for this role include:
•               Picking, packing and dispatch of goods 
•               Receiving and storing goods
•               Stock Takes
•               Maintaining the store in a clean, tidy and safe manner
•               General warehouse duties
•               Manual Labour

Our ideal candidate will display the following qualities:
•               Attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy
•               Willingness to work hard
•               Good communication skills 
•               Well-groomed
•               Reliable
•               Positive attitude a must!

A fork hoist license would be an advantage, but not essential to this role. 
Smith & Caughey’s in return offer a secure, team-based environment to excel in. 

If this sounds like you please send your CV and cover letter through to



Womenswear Retail Support Manager

Full-time / Queen Street     
 An exciting opportunity have arisen and Smith & Caughey's are looking for a fashion super star with style and flair to lead our Ladies fashion, Lingerie and Swimwear team. Working for a leading retailer whose merchandise, experiences and service commitment combine to create an environment that is inviting, entertaining and inspirational.

As the Retail Support Manager you will be an integral part of the team, working along-side staff to motivate, provide excellent customer service, and achieve sales targets.

To succeed in this position you must be able to present a proven career path that can confirm your outstanding management, organizational, communication and people skills. You will have a high level of maturity and enjoy leading by example.

The applicant will also have a strong interest in fashion and lingerie, ideally with lingerie fitting experience or the willingness to learn this important skill.

Administration experience is ideal, as this role is dynamic, duties such as rostering, payroll duties, stock administration, assisting with liason of suppliers, and other ad hoc duties when required.
This is a full-time position, Tuesday-Saturday with extra hours of peak periods, so flexibility is essential.

The successful applicant will be joining a highly respected company that offers a secure, and team focused environment to grow and excel in.

If this sounds like you, please apply send your CV to



Waterford & Wedgwood - Sales Consultant

Full-time / Queen Street     

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street store are looking for an experienced sales consultant to work in our Waterford & Wedgwood concession.

We are looking for someone with a background and strong interest in homeware as this concession has the very best in formal dining, dinnerware, English bone china, casual tableware, dinner sets, beautiful crystal and glassware.
Working as a sales consultant you will be responsible for reaching and exceeding sales targets, delivering personal service to every customer, housekeeping, merchandising, stock work, working with team members in a cooperative spirit, developing amazing product knowledge, and general administration duties.

If you are a self-motivated, experienced Sales Consultant, with the drive to reach and exceed Sales targets, and always ensure that high standards of customer service are met, if this sounds like you please send your cover letter and CV through




Full-time / Part-time Sales Assistant

Newmarket/Queen Street    

Smith & Caughey’s have a number of Full-time and Part-time Vacancies available!

If you are an experienced Salesperson with a passion for fashionable & high quality merchandise, and the drive to deliver excellent customer service, please apply now! 
To be successful in the role you will need to reflect our brands and be a reliable, punctual team member, who takes pride in their work, and understands the importance of excellent customer service.  

You will enjoy spending one on one time with customers, and be able to use your retail experience and creative eye to tailor your service to the style of the customer.  As such, you will need to have a proven background in Retail or Customer service. 

If this sounds like you apply today by emailing your CV and cover letter  to and state your availability, which store (Queen Street or Newmarket) and which departments you have a passion for.




Junior Loss Prevention Officer


Smith & Caughey's department store are looking for a full-time Junior Loss Prevention/Security Officer to work in our Queen Street store. The role is approximately 40-44 hours per week, based on a rotating roster which includes weekend work.

The main focus of our team is to prevent stock loss throughout Smith & Caughey's retail store by being present and accessible on the shop floor, helping to coach and mentor staff on loss prevention techniques and assisting with the bag check system. With training, other responsibilities include opening\closing our stores, being a first aider, gaining your liquor license and assisting with interviewing\investigating potential theft.

Our ideal candidate will be computer literate, possess excellent customer service skills and be physically able. You will have exceptional attention to detail, a willingness to learn and experience in either the retail environment, or with crowd control.
In return, Smith & Caughey's offer a secure, supportive environment to excel in.

If you are looking for experience while applying for the police force, then this position is suitable for you. Please send your CV and Cover letter to