Store Manager
6d ago

Who are we?

Animates is New Zealand’s leading pet care company with 44 pet specialty retail stores, 28 grooming salons, 18 vet clinics and growing!

Our high preforming Dunedin store has a passionate team, a great range and a steadily growing customer base.

What will I be doing?

You’ll work Tuesday - Saturday (40 hours)

Your proven leadership, people management skills and passion for retail will ensure you provide effective support and coaching for your team, manage day-to-day store operations, control wages and costs, exceed sales targets and ultimately grow your store.

But this isn't a regular retail environment. Here at Animates, the advice you give and the products you sell make a real difference to the lives of pets.

Our values-led culture and extensive training will develop your expertise to provide specialist nutrition advice, make toy suggestions based on breed and know what fish species make good tank-mates + much more!

To thrive in this challenging and varied role you will need :

  • Energy and drive to lead, coach and inspire your team to provide outstanding customer service
  • An exceptionally friendly manner to build a regular customer base and grow sales
  • Proven experience in a performance based, people management role
  • Comprehensive understanding and proven experience of developing people and managing performance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound operational experience in a complex environment
  • Merchandising knowledge and experience
  • A proven track record driving and achieving sales targets.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, Public Holidays and late nights as required.
  • Why you will love Animates :

    You will join a fun and passionate team, who are dedicated to making the world a happier place through the love of pets.

    We offer a supportive company culture with Managers committed to the wellbeing of their people and where everyone embodies the Animates values passion, authenticity, care, knowledge, and togetherness! We encourage you to bring your whole self to work and pride ourselves on being an inclusive Rainbow Tick Certified Employer.

    We also offer :

  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Various career progression pathways
  • Generous discounts at our retail stores and vet clinics
  • Access to free counselling through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Stability. Be part of a business that’s growing and thriving
  • If you share our love for the pet parents we serve, the merchandise we sell, and the work we do, this is a place for you to build a rewarding career!

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