Animates is New Zealand’s leading pet care company with 44 pet specialty retail stores, 28 grooming salons, 18 vet clinics and growing!
About the role :
As the Store Manager of our Lower Hutt store, you will be joining a passionate and knowledgeable team who are committed to making the world a happier place through the love of pets.
This is a permanent position working 40 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday
Lead a team of 16+ staff
Maximise the growth and operations of the store through driving sales activities and demonstrating service excellence
Analyse and interpret sales reports, and develop action plans to achieve key performance targets
Coach, motivate and develop the team to new levels of success
Actively build employee engagement in your store
About you :
Your proven leadership, people management skills and passion for retail will enable you to provide effective support and coaching for your team, manage the day-to-day operations of the store, control wages and costs, exceed sales targets and ultimately grow your store.
We provide support, coaching, training and tools to help our people succeed, however to thrive in this role, our successful candidate should have :
Previous management experience, ideally leading a small to medium sized team
Energy and drive to lead, coach and inspire your team to provide outstanding customer service
Comprehensive understanding and proven experience of developing people and managing performance
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Sound operational and merchandising knowledge and experience
An exceptionally friendly manner to build a regular customer base and grow sales
A love of animals!
What we offer :
Ongoing support, coaching, workshops, and development opportunities to support professional growth and help you succeed in your role
Opportunity to earn a bonus through the Store Manager bonus programme
An awesome workplace culture where everyone embodies the Animates values passion, authenticity, care, knowledge and togetherness!
A generous staff discount for use at our retail stores and vet clinics
Subsided health insurance for you and your family
Access to free counselling and support services through our Employee Assistance Provider
Animals in store regularly you can even bring your well-behaved dog to work!
If you're ready to successfully lead a team and deliver results with New Zealand’s leading pet care company, apply today!
Animates is proudly a Rainbow Tick Certified Employer