Endeavour Group seeks to close the skills shortage in the tech sector

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Endeavour Group is looking to hire 300 new team members to boost its tech, data and digital capabilities, with many roles not requiring any previous experience.  

Most of the new recruits will sit within the leading drinks and hospitality company’s digital arm endeavourX, which has exceeded more than $1 billion in online sales for F22.  

“Technology continues to rapidly change the nature of retail and hospitality, and as a business we are committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers. That’s why we are continuing to invest in innovation,” endeavourX director Claire Smith said.  

The company is also investing in transforming its technology, transitioning and simplifying its technology landscape as a foundation for growth and innovation. 

The roles include data scientists, data analytics, data engineering, software engineers, product managers, platform managers, solution managers, designers and business analysts across endeavourX, data and technology teams. 

The available roles are at a mixture of levels. The entry level positions require no previous tech experience – instead, the company will provide training with a commitment to supporting new and existing team members to grow their career within the wider Endeavour Group. 

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endeavourX director Claire Smith.

“There is a skill shortage in Australia due to rapid growth in the tech sector, so we are looking at how we can attract, train, retrain and support people across the board,” Smith said.  

The roles offer full flexibility and team members can work from anywhere in Australia, and perks include discounts on products, hotel meals and groceries.  

“We are genuinely committed to continue to offer flexible working arrangements for our people. We trust our teams and have team members who have temporarily worked from locations like Bali, India and the US,” Smith said. 

“We are looking for innovative collaborative people who think outside the box, who want to help us create experiences and services that will thrill customers today, tomorrow and beyond. We are committed to agile ways of working, and embrace self-selection to further empower our teams and help them learn and grow as we continue to expand.” 

Vida Asrina is the head of Experience Design at endeavourX, and was named UX Leader of the Year at the 2021 Women in Digital Awards. 

“I’ve been with the business for almost four years, and it’s an amazing place to work; the company really puts their people first and everyone is so lovely,” she said. 

“The best part for me though is that it has a start-up feel because of the innovation mindset that people have, but it has the stability that comes with being an ASX top 50 company.” 

Asrina added that the company offers several career pathways for its team members. 

“It’s an amazing place to learn, and there are so many opportunities in different parts of the business,” she said. 

“You will not only learn about design, digital and technology, but also the wider ecosystem from retail, hospitality, operations to supply chain – there are so many pieces to the puzzle, so if you’re like me who gets excited with complex problems to solve and learn from, it’s a perfect place.” 

Abhi Pant started his Endeavour Group career as a store team member at BWS Chullora while studying IT five years ago. After finishing his studies, he secured a secondment with the technology team, and he is now the technology delivery lead for endeavourX. 

“My journey with Endeavour Group has been amazing as I’ve been given immense opportunities, and thanks to some great guidance and mentorship, I’ve been able to take my career to new heights,” Pant said.  

Endeavour Group is committed to using innovation and technology to enhance customers’ omni-channel journeys – including, websites, apps as well as physical stores and venues – across its portfolio of brands 

endeavourX successfully launched a Dan Murphy’s drive-thru with number-plate recognition technology in September 2020, which was the first time a retailer in Australia applied this technology to enhance customer experience. The cutting-edge service has now been introduced to more stores in the fleet. 

Endeavour Group is also rolling out Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) across its BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores, making the company one of the first major retailers to use the technology in Australia.  

To apply for a role in Endeavour Group, visit the Endeavour Group careers portal. 

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