Why work for Santos Organics?

Santos Organics is committed to building a progressive earth-focused local and Australian community. Since 1975 we have been committed to providing our community with natural, organic and ethical food and product choices that take into account the interconnected web of life in which we live. We employ an ethics team to ensure the products we sell and the practices we employ are world-class in their focus on fairness, awareness and sustainability.

When you work for Santos Organics you will be joining a team who are pioneering the way for how consumer spending can re-shape the food system, environment and our communities. We run on 100% renewable energy and are an environmental not-for-profit social enterprise. We also offer some pretty awesome team benefits including an instore discount.

Operating as a not-for-profit means our profits get injected into community or environmental organisations rather than going into pockets. We donate to organisations who share our vision for a cleaner, healthier and more connected future.

Our locations are vibrant community spaces each reflective of the local demographic. Each store has a well-maintained garden to honour the plant life and the pollinating insects that feed us and sustain human health. Our stores are where people come together to make their health and environment conscious purchases count and if you ask any customer about shopping with us they will tell you “it feels good” and it truly does.

Positions Vacant

Financial Controller (Head Office, Mullumbimby)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Controller in a permanent full time role (38 hours p/week) Monday- Friday at our beautiful Heritage listed head office in Mullumbimby. We are looking for a Financial Controller with high energy and diverse experience that is strategy-focused with a hands on approach. In addition you should have strong people skills alongside your analytical expertise. Our Financial Controller will take a leading role for the finance functions including directing a small finance team to execute initiatives which will continue to drive the organisation to short-term and long-term profitability.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, you will be a leader who can easily communicate effectively to all key stakeholders of the business and have demonstrated expertise in change management and improvement of internal processes.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide timely and accurate reporting, analysis and presentations to management and board level
  • Manage and present at AFR board meetings monthly
  • Provide financial forecasting
  • Provide reporting and ensure compliance for all relevant regulatory bodies including BAS, Tax Payments, FBT Returns Payroll tax and Withholding Tax
  • Lead and manage internal audits
  • Manage external audits
  • Oversee and conduct timely payroll processes
  • Work with senior management to develop, implement and monitor budgets
  • Mentoring and management of a small team
  • Develop best systems/practices to streamline inefficiencies to save time and money
  • Take on role as Company Secretary
  • Manage internal IT systems
  • Responsible for inventory management including rolling and annual stock takes for EOYF
  • Administer and manage the organisation’s governance, risk and compliance framework
  • Assist GM with management of leases

To be successful in this role you will have the following skills & knowledge:

  • CA/CPA qualified (either or both)
  • Significant experience in a similar role (5+ years)
  • Retail/Grocery experience is preferred
  • Have experience using Xero Accounting, DEAR (IMS) and POS Systems
  • Have FC experience within Not For Profit environment and managed  ASIC/ ACNC compliance a bonus
  • Have experience reporting to a Board
  • Have advanced Excel skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have demonstrated experience leading a small team
  • Having experience in a membership association is advantageous
 To be successful in this role you will have the following attributes: 
  • Passionate about supporting a Not For Profit organisation
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Show initiative and be willing to think outside of the box and proactively provide solutions
  • A passion for our mission and a desire to help grow our business

Reporting: You will be reporting to the General Manager

Why work for Santos Organics? 

When you work for Santos Organics you will be joining a team who are pioneering the way that consumer spending can re-shape the food system, environment and our communities. We run on 100% renewable energy and are an environmental not-for-profit social enterprise. We also offer some pretty awesome team benefits including an instore discount.

Please send your resume to peopleandculture@santosorganics.com.au along with a cover letter that outlines your suitability to the role and how your experience matches the skills and experience outlined above.

What happens next?

Thanks for thinking of Santos Organics as your next workplace. We appreciate your interest, but unfortunately will only be able to get in touch with our shortlisted candidates. If we think you could be a good fit we will contact you to arrange an interview.

Fruit & Vegetable Manager (A&I Byron Bay)

There is an exciting opportunity for a Fruit & Vegetable Manager in a permanent part time role (30 hours p/week) Monday- Thursday at our Arts & Industrial Estate, Byron Bay store. The Fruit & Vegetable Manager will be responsible for cultivating the Santos mission of empowering people and communities to live in a healthy and regenerative way through the fruit and vegetable produce section of this store. You will have experience in managing a produce department, preferably with Organics. Our ideal candidate is someone who enjoys a challenge, would like to make a difference and is passionate about our brand.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing all fruit and vegetable stock and procedures relating to fruit and vegetable stock control, including purchasing and wastage
  • Ensuring that all products displayed and/or sold are of the highest quality and freshness
  • Ensuring that all systems and procedures for stock control and display are implemented and monitored
  • Training and educating fruit and vegetable produce assistants (and any other Santos staff required), in all fruit and vegetable products, systems and procedures used at Santos
  • Staying up to date and informed on all Santos products so that you can help recommend, select and locate the right product for the customers’ needs
  • Ensuring that WH&S and Food Safety standards and legislation are maintained and followed
  • Following all reasonable directions in regards to work tasks issued by management
  • Organising and maintaining the cleanliness of the store
  • Undertake market research to determine prices and availability in competitors’ establishments
  • Implementing and monitoring all systems and procedures to reduce security issues
  • Organising different weekly in-store specials on selected fruit and vegetable items

To be successful in this role you will have the following skills & knowledge:

  • Ideally you will have had experience in a grocery store environment within the Fruit & Vegetable department preferably with Organics
  • Experience working on Organic farms is a bonus
  • Being able to work autonomously in your department while showing a high degree of initiative is important
  • A passion for Organic fruit and vegetables and healthy food choices that benefit our planet
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
 To be successful in this role you will have the following attributes: 
  • Passionate about tasty, ethical and environmental fruit and vegetable choices
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Show initiative and be willing to think outside of the box and proactively provide solutions
  • A passion for our mission and a desire to help grow our business

Reporting: You will be reporting to the Store Manager

Why work for Santos Organics? 

When you work for Santos Organics you will be joining a team who are pioneering the way that consumer spending can re-shape the food system, environment and our communities. We run on 100% renewable energy and are an environmental not-for-profit social enterprise. We also offer some pretty awesome team benefits including an instore discount.

Please send your resume to peopleandculture@santosorganics.com.au along with a cover letter that outlines your suitability to the role and how your experience matches the skills and experience outlined above.

What happens next?

Thanks for thinking of Santos Organics as your next workplace. We appreciate your interest, but unfortunately will only be able to get in touch with our shortlisted candidates. If we think you could be a good fit we will contact you to arrange an interview.

For general expressions of interest:

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter to peopleandculture@santosorganics.com.au.