About Sleeping Duck

Founded in 2014, Sleeping Duck (SD) has seen significant growth over the past few years. Multiple award-winners across Product and Service, we're now a 60 person team including Marketing, Product Development, Supply Chain, Customer Experience (CX) and Technology, and are growing!

We are a pretty chilled bunch with an amazing culture and positive energy around the office. All our Duckies including our founders have a good work/life balance, the space to be themselves, share ideas and feel part of something great where you can be proud to say you work at Sleeping Duck!

With ambitious plans for our people and our products, we look forward to continuing to make the sleep experience personal and exciting!

What’s the role?

We have just opened the doors to our flagship showroom at our HQ in Prahran, Victoria and the Retail Development Manager is an exciting new position that will create and lead the strategy for our expansion and manage the development of our physical retail/showroom presence.

This key role will take ownership of mapping out our retail expansion plans and managing the successful development and delivery of our new spaces.

  • Lead and shape our retail strategy within Australia
  • Plan and execute the end-to-end national expansion

If you don’t tick every box, please don’t count yourself out just yet. We’ve seen the research that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply when they tick all the boxes. We’re all about hiring the right person rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, apply now!

Who we’d love to work with/qualities we look for

  • A strategic thinker who can think outside the box and drive our expansion forward
  • Experience in a similar role - store expansion strategy, retail store development/activations would be ideal
  • Project Management experience with the ability to plan and manage resourcing and budgets
  • Strong communicator - confident in decision making and rallying the troops
  • Someone who has a flair and understanding for design or architecture would definitely help them in this role but not necessary
  • Comfortable with the unknown, and trust themselves
  • Future focused and growth mindset
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and driven - we love what we do and we want a team player who loves what they do

Why waking up and working at Sleeping Duck is so good

  • An opportunity to lead and be part of our evolving story, joining an innovative and fast growing aussie startup
  • A supportive team that truly cares about each other
  • An open-minded, forward-thinking and inclusive culture
  • Modern and funky work environment with massage chairs 💤, free snacks 😋, end of trip facilities🚿 and a beautiful outdoor terrace 🌴 at our head office in Prahran
  • Amazing employee benefits including; flexible work arrangements, wfh options, 1 wellness day every 2 months (no questions asked), work from anywhere initiative, brand new macbook, learning and development budget and generous leave entitlements
  • To really live the SD life we will gift you a mattress to take home after your successful probation and we offer discounts for family and friends

Did you doze off….. hopefully not! If you are interested, awesome, just submit your resume and we will take a look!

It doesn't matter if you're a side-sleeper, a back sleeper or an insomniac, we welcome sleepers of all backgrounds at Sleeping Duck. We're proud to recruit, develop, celebrate, and retain the most talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds.