Malabar Gold & Diamonds has embarked on a massive hiring initiative to boost employment prospects for job seekers across the country amid a dip in recruitment sentiment owing to covid-19 induced recession. Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one among the largest gold and diamond retail chains in the country, with over 260 stores across 10 countries, has announced hiring for more than 5000 vacancies, both across its retail operations in India and enabling functions at the brand headquarters and regional offices. This is in line with the brand’s efforts to further boost its retail presence across the country in the current financial year.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds caters to a global audience using multiple retail formats - high streets, reputed malls, department stores and travel retail - supported by a team consisting of 14 nationalities, and are proficient in 50+ different languages. The current vacancies are in Retail Jewellery Sales, Store Operations and Accountants across India. Half of these openings are set aside for deserving female candidates. Additionally, Internships and Traineeships are also being offered for fresh B.Tech/MBA entrants to learn jewellery retail sales and operations. Recruitment is also underway for positions in Design & Development, Digital Marketing, Jewellery Manufacturing (Artisans), Supply Chain Management, Merchandising, Project Execution, Finance & Accounts, Business Analytics and IT. Most of these roles are based out of the company’s global headquarters in Kozhikode and regional offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata.
‘This recruitment drive is in line with our vision to become the leading responsible jewellery retail brand in the world in terms of both showroom count and turnover. As a responsible business, we are very mindful of our obligation to our society which has prompted us to create these 5000 well-paid jobs additionally. We are very excited about our growth plan and invite talented and skilled individuals from across the country to be a part of our Malabar family,” said Malabar Group chairman Mr MP Ahammed.
The transformation of a talented workforce into a cadre of professional managers is a testimony to the brand’s focus on the collaborative growth and development of all. As part of its thrust to be an equal-opportunity employment provider, the company has laid special emphasis on increasing women representation and providing opportunities to qualified female students from Retail, Hospitality backgrounds to take up various positions in Sales, Guest Relationships, Operations, etc. Plans are also underway to augment Training & Development and set up career progression processes that enable Sales Executives to grow to Region Head roles within defined time frames.