Availability Manager - The Warehouse Petone
The Warehouse Group
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand Full-time
2d ago

Company Description

The Warehouse is the brand that began it all. Founded in 1982 by Sir Stephen Tindall, the first red shed’ challenged established retailers and proved popular with customers as a result of its simple style, and wide range of products at bargain prices.

The Warehouse has become a Kiwi household name, and we proudly recognise the role that we play in communities throughout New Zealand.

Job Description

When customers walk through our doors, they should be able to locate what they want with ease and walk out satisfied. This, along with exceptional customer service, is what makes The Warehouse the store of choice for over 90% of New Zealanders and we're really proud of that!

The Availability Manager is a crucial role in store, responsible for presentation, merchandising, restocking and recovery at a time when it has the least impact on customers.

There are tight timeframes to ensure our stores are well stocked and look their best and this takes quality leadership.

In this role, you will be responsible for stock availability, the execution of the Managers Trading Plan, merchandising, the Fill Team, and you will be the duty manager in the evenings.

You will demonstrate great leadership of the Teams in these areas that you are responsible for. You will ensure merchandising standards are met and you will take a proactive role in creating and maintaining a safe working environment.

Reporting to the Store Manager your key responsibilities will include :

  • Maintaining high standards to ensure the availability of product for our customers, handling a large volume of deliveries
  • Ensuring merchandising standards, planograms and display guides are maintained
  • Stock Status is completed accurately
  • Leading, coaching, recruiting, and motivating the team to success
  • Managing the store in the evenings
  • Control shrink and database accuracy
  • Ensure all promotional activity is tied up correctly
  • Assist in reviewing sales and GP performance
  • Forecasting, rostering & planning daily work as per budgets, sales objectives & KPIs
  • Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have :

  • Full Drivers License with F Endorsement
  • Drive and urgency
  • The ability to interpret and execute plans
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven leadership experience of 2+ years managing & training teams
  • High customer centric focus & ability to exceed customer needs
  • Ability to make time responsive decisions & deliver objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Exposure to high stock volumes
  • Additional Information

    We offer a competitive salary as well as benefits like having your birthday day off and a team discount card for use across The Warehouse Group brands.

    We also have many career opportunities that come with working for one of New Zealand's largest General Merchandise retailers! We really do believe in retail as a career.

    If you tick the above boxes, love working with people and enjoy the challenge of a dynamic workplace where every day brings fresh challenges then it is the time to take the next step in your retail management career! Apply now!

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