Added 26 June 2024

National Retail Operations Manager

About the Company:

Wet and Forget is the ultimate cleaning solution for every kind of surface, from your home driveway, to roofs, conservatories and even sailing boats! It cuts through unwanted Moss, Black Mould, Algae and Lichen and takes the hard work out of your clean-up operation.

Developed over the course of 35 years in New Zealand, Wet and Forget is an iconic brand in Kiwi homes and is becoming popular in Australia, the USA (sold in over 22,000 stores) and now in the UK, making surfaces spotless all over the world and washing the competition clean away!

They are constantly testing and improving Wet and Forget to make sure it is the best cleaning solution available, and is a reliable, safe choice for all their customers. Recently under new ownership, they plan to invest, transform, and scale this iconic NZ business to new heights, so it’s an exciting time to join the company.  

About the Role:

Reporting to the General Manager, the National Retail Operations Manager plays a pivotal role in the development and operational execution of the retail strategy of the business, driving sales growth, improving operational efficiency, enhancing customer satisfaction, and implementing strategic initiatives.
Working as part of a small head office team, the National Retail Operations Manager is accountable for 21 Wet & Forget stores across the country and will play a critical role in driving performance across the retail stores as they look to drive growth across the Wet and Forget ecosystem.

We are seeking an experienced multi-site retail leader with a track record of driving sales growth, improving operational processes & efficiency, and enhancing customer satisfaction with a proven ability to manage multi-location teams and implement strategic initiatives, while being hands on as well. We are looking for someone with strong retail fundamental skills to bring solid processes and structures to high performing stores.

Some key responsibilities include:
 

  • Lead and develop the retail team through recruitment, coaching, training and succession planning.
  • Laser focus on driving sales and performance in our stores
  • Champion an exceptional customer service culture
  • Co-develop annual strategic initiatives that form the roadmap for growth.
  • Develop & manage annual operational budgets in line with strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and execute a Retail Operational Plan to include growing customer base, optimize margin and enhance customer service.
  • Work collaboratively with the commercial, finance and production teams to optimise sales, margin and availability.
  • Support category development, new product development & innovation.

About You:
 
  • You will have Multisite retail operations experience within the Retail sector (we are open to industry here) with a proven track record of driving a people centric, high-performance culture with proven results.
  • We are open to level here – this is an intermediate to senior level role so could suit an upcomer ready to make their mark or a more established candidate looking for a change in sector and chance to join a business is an exciting time of change.
  • You will be an ambitious go getter who wants to bring solid initiative into the business,  and you are really keen to make an impact and difference regarding the operational execution of the retail strategy.
  • A people motivator, developer & mentor. You will have a strong EQ and resilience.
  • A career that demonstrates success in growing a Retail / Business through innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, people management, and leadership
  • High level of commercial acumen and understanding
  • A good understanding of e-Commerce
  • A sales driver who uses a suite of tools available to achieve sales budgets. 
  • A culture builder who achieves high retention levels
  • Highly competent communicator, both externally and internally
  • Strong analytical and excel skills.
  • A practical thinker who displays loads of initiative and is not afraid of getting involved in the detail.
  • Willing to roll the sleeves up, get stuck in and make a real difference to the organisation.

Apply Now!

To find out more, please get in touch with Suzie Gates 0221599311 for a confidential chat.

To apply for this vacancy, you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.

At the appropriate stage we will request your references, we ask that you do not include them on your CV when applying. 

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