Title:  People & Capability Partner - VIC


Bentleigh East, Victoria, AU

About us

At Officeworks we make bigger things happen. Our customers, our team, and our community are our heart and soul. And if our brilliant people have taught us anything, it is that we can do all kinds of incredible things, each and every day.


Fast paced. Innovative. Inspiring. With more than 8000 team members and a national footprint of more than 165 retail stores Australia wide – we’re focused on delivering a wide range, low price and great service. We’re about inspiring new ideas and thinking outside the box. We’re about kicking goals, having a laugh and pushing each other. We are about being rewarded and supported. We’re about teaching a customer something new and supporting the community. We’re about making a difference.

About the role

We currently have an amazing opportunity for a dynamic People and Capability Partner (Retail ) to join our People team. This role will partner with our Retail key stakeholders, Store Business Managers, Area Managers and Business Teams to deliver value-added people initiatives in line with the needs and priorities of the business.  This role will work closely and proactively as an integral part of the People Team play a lead role in People Strategy and Team Member experience.

Key partnering support encompasses leading the following areas of the People strategy and activities;

  • Support the implementation of people strategies that attract, develop and retain talent to deliver on the strategic direction of People Plan.
  • Partnering with key business leads as they take accountability for the effective delivery of people strategies including aligning performance, capability, engagement and talent initiatives to the business strategy
  • Providing proactive and sound ER & IR advice
  • Organisational Design and implementation
  • Act as a change agent and program management for People and related Business programs
  • Coach and influence people leaders in enhancing performance and leadership capability
  • Provide actionable insights to leaders based on trends in HR data/analytics

About you

Tertiary qualified, we are looking for someone with sound Human Resources business partnering experience ideally coming from within Retail, FMCG, or a fast-paced commercial business.

With a track record of working successfully in a commercial environment, you bring strong experience in managing relationships with stores and demonstrable working knowledge of employment legislation.  You display strong communication and influencing skills and demonstrate a proactive approach to your work. Your ability to problem solve and make sound business decisions in a timely manner makes you a strong contender for this role.

Please note there will be travel associated with this role as you will partner with the business to visit stores in your state portfolio.

Our culture

It’s all in a day’s work when you’re part of the Officeworks community – where you’re not defined by who you are, but what you can do. We celebrate our teams’ uniqueness by offering the below to the Officeworks family:

  • An inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements to best support your individual needs.
  • A key focus on wellbeing and safety.
  • Generous discounts at Officeworks, Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Catch.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to progress your career.
  • Industry leading Growing Families policy and access to Circle In portal for Working Families.


At Officeworks, we operate best when our team represents the communities we serve. We proudly commit to providing a safe and supportive work environment for everyone. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities.

Officeworks is a ‘Circle Back Initiative’ employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Officeworks  requires all new team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless they have a medical exemption). This recognises that governments in a number of jurisdictions have already mandated vaccinations for people working in retail and is about creating a safer workplace for team, customers and the community