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15/12/2023

Applications Support Specialist

About the role

For over 35 years, Aesop has carefully cultivated an inspiring and inclusive environment in which our employees are supported and encouraged to thrive. As a global retail organisation, we offer professional development and advancement opportunities to complement career goals and aspirations.

We aim to strike the right balance between people, planet and profit, actively reducing our footprint on the planet that generously sustains us. So far, this journey has led us to become a certified B Corp. We are collectively committed to building a more sustainable and inclusive society.

 

Purpose of the role:

We are seeking an inquisitive and passionate Retail Application Support Specialist to join our Global Retail Applications team based within our purpose built Head Office in Collingwood. This role is a 12 month Fixed-Term contract.

In this role, you’ll provide administration, configuration and support of critical retail systems, applications and hardware, supporting physical and online retail operational functions across Aesop globally.  You will keep software applications and systems up to date, and ensure Aesop software standards are maintained.

You will also be working closely with Aesop Product Managers and Product Teams and take a proactive role in the development of existing systems and new retail developments at Aesop Head Office, Aesop Retail stores, and Aesop online, contributing to administrative efficiencies and the implementation of new processes as required.

 

Key responsibilities (not limited to):

Provide comprehensive 2nd-level support to Aesop’s retail systems:

  • Manage incidents, problems and changes through Aesop’s Service Desk system, including management of support tickets escalated to other vendors.
  • Working with colleagues, monitor retail system operation, performance and availability, and rectify any issues.
  • Implement and configure production systems and applications supporting physical and online retail operations, analysis and reporting (Cegid POS, Payment, Reporting, Rostering, and Traffic systems).
  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of key business functions, with a focus on both physical and online retail processes.
  • Coordinate external software vendors to perform investigations and assist in providing technical solutions.
  • Install application enhancements and upgrades.

Work with users, colleagues and third-parties to identify and deliver improvements to Aesop’s retail systems:

  • Assist Product Managers and Retail Application Support Team Lead to research and make recommendations on retail-related software products and services.
  • Evaluate, install, configure, and deploy new applications, system software, products, and/or recommend enhancements to existing applications
  • Contribute to Product and Project Teams by managing project deliverables, logging issues, testing, and managing releases using tracking software (Jira).
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners to test and implement software updates and new software applications.

 

What we are looking for:

  • Strong experience working within an application support environment, with experience in administrating and configuring software applications
  • Experience maintaining and administering Point of Sale systems, with Cegid experience preferred.
  • Experience maintaining and administering retail payment systems.
  • Experience with systems-improvement projects including deployment of upgrades or new packaged software solutions.
  • Exposure to retail, warehouse and distribution processes, with experience in fashion / apparel / luxury / industries an advantage.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to conduct research into application issues and products.

 

What’s on Offer:

At Aesop, we believe that the best people drive our business to continued success and so we take a holistic approach to employment, promoting employee wellbeing initiatives and encouraging deep connections with the local community through the Aesop Foundation, volunteering, matched giving programs. In addition, we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements (we value work-life balance)
  • Generous product discount of up to 50% & complimentary product allocation
  • Hybrid work model, we balance office-based in-person collaboration with remote working
  • Team lunches, sponsored social clubs, team events, and celebrations
  • Parental leave and vaccination leave
  • Individual training budget – strong focus on Learning and Development – access to the entire LinkedIn training library suite, and funded training programs
  • Home office set-up reimbursements
  • Short term incentive bonus programs to reward performance for applicable roles
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program along with other wellbeing offerings including a complimentary Headspace subscription

Aesop is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting inclusion for all with the belief that diversity, inclusion and belonging plays an important role in the success of our organisation. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact our TA team on talentacqusition@aesop.com.

Aesop

Manufacturer of personal and cosmetic products intended for self and home. They offers skin, hair and body care formulations made from plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients with safety and efficacy.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 1,000-5,000
Year Founded: 1987

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