The New Shop, India's first omnichannel convenience commerce company, has announced hiring 5000 employees in PAN India by June 2024. It intends to hire across roles and levels including supply chain, Business Development, sales, technology, training, procurement, and operations. This is a strategic move by the brand aligned with its expansion plans of opening 700+ stores within the next 18 months.
The NEW Shop will be hiring resources in the fields of marketing, sales, and operations within its headquarters in Delhi. For the remaining roles, it will be sourcing regional talent. 5 percent of the overall hiring will be allocated to filling senior leadership positions.
To hire high-quality talent, the brand has partnered with various leading recruitment portals and headhunters. Alongside, as various start-ups and brands are laying off employees, The New Shop is making efforts to reach out to these companies for seeking talent references as well as to recruit laid-off employees. Additionally, the brand is also sponsoring renowned colleges and universities fests and working with their placement cells to onboard new, deserving talent.
The New Shop has grown rapidly over the last 18 months and has grown to 73 franchise stores. As it plans to scale further, the demand for a skilled workforce is high. Additionally, each store of the brand requires 6 employees on average for the smooth functioning of their omnichannel offerings. The company further supports its franchise partners in not only hiring the staff but even training their in-store sales and operations teams. Recruiting new talent in the coming months will help the brand achieve both of these goals.
Aastha Almast, Co-Founder and Head of Business, The New Shop said, “At The NEW Shop, we strive to provide convenience to the new-age and modern consumers of India as well as provide ease of setting up a business for our franchise partners. We are thrilled that we are walking on the right path as we have witnessed exceptional growth on both fronts over the last few months. Aiming to scale further, we need quality talent to support us in our growth journey as well as that of our franchise partners as we plan to open 700+ stores within the next 18 months. With the onboarding of new employees, we not only envision expanding The NEW Shop family and continuing to walk on the growth path but even support our franchise partners.”
The New Shop aims at adding 10,000+ successful entrepreneurs in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem who will in turn create millions of job opportunities by 2030. This way, the brand wants to contribute to building a self-reliant India and emerge at the forefront of empowering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Hiring employees is the first step taken by the brand in this very direction.