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Why Us?

Because at Countdown, Everyone Counts. As one of New Zealand's largest private employers we offer a huge range of meaningful career opportunities. It’s hands-on, It can be demanding, but we offer all the tools our people need to succeed.

We have all been given a hand throughout our careers at some point in time and our team are waiting to give you a hand. We have a diverse range of leaders with expertise and knowledge to pass on. It’s about building our teams capability and watching them grow and succeed through their own career pathway.

It’s about our team grabbing opportunities and stepping up when being given a hand. It’s about continuing to incorporate people from all walks of life in our business so we become New Zealand's favourite food store. Joining the Countdown team will introduce you to our purpose and what each individual team member strives for each day, and we do this collectively as it’s the sum parts that make us what we are - that’s why everyone counts.

You'll join a company where we are passionate about providing our customers a place where they can eat well for less, and also about the communities we are part of. We are proud of the work we do within the Community & protecting the environment for future generations in order to make Kiwis' lives a little better every day. 

Some of our exclusive employee benefits include:

  • Discounts and benefits with Lumino the Dentist, ANZ, BNZ, Ezibuy and others
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Christmas Club
  • Southern Cross Critical illness cover and medical insurance
  • Staff discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme with DTC (Davidson Trahaire Corpsych)

No matter what career path you choose at Countdown, you count. Watch our stories to hear about people who have been offered and taken an opportunity.