Vacancy details

Head office - Christchurch, New Zealand

This vacancy is now closed


About the role

We are very excited to have grown so much in NZ over the last 2 years that we are in search of an additional Area Manager for the South Island. Our Area Managers are fully accountable for their areas and report to the Country Manager. As an area manager you will be responsible for the leadership of approximately 10 stores on the South Island; with the potential to open more stores over the coming years. Your key responsibilities will be to maximize store sales and profitability, focusing on operational and customer service standards, as well as building and retaining a great team by developing a strong team culture through motivational leadership. Think of it like running your own small business!

About you

We are looking for someone with...

  • 2 years+ multi-site experience, in a fast-paced retail environment
  • Proven commercial success
  • Experience of building a succession plan
  • Managing performance
  • Excellent communication, and influencing skills
  • Business review experience with strong analytical skills
  • Apparel experience would be highly desirable
  • Understanding of visual merchandising
  • An ambassador for customer service
  • Highly motivated and energetic

Who are we? Well, we are a UK brand with 370+ stores globally across 10+ countries and more than 3000 employees.  New Zealand is such an exciting step on our journey, and we have nearly 20 stores with plans for more across the country. We are a leading outdoor retailer, with an always-evolving attitude and we pride ourselves in being and inclusive and supportive business that is always open to constructive feedback in order to better ourselves and our teams experiences.  You can find out about our fantastic own-brand products, as well as our newly launched brands, such as Animal, at   We’re working hard on sustainability, introducing more and more organic and recycled products- One Planet.   Check out our “Inside the Outdoors” section, where you can explore the outdoors, find expert advice on how to choose your ski pants or top tips for dog owners, and learn about some of our charity ventures. 

Why join our MW family?

Our biggest focus this year is our people and how we can better support them. At Mountain Warehouse our staff are not just a number and many of our team that started their journey with us have now progressed into more senior roles. We are passionate about developing our store teams and have support this by recently launching an online learning portal with some great tools!


  • Great Team Environment 
  • Bonus scheme
  • 50% Employee Discount across 2 brands
  • 28 days annual leave, including Public Holidays
  • Employee Referral Incentive
  • Development and progression within a fast-paced and stable environment
  • Colleague hardship scheme
  • Online learning portal, accessible to all team members
  • Car, laptop, mobile provided


We can’t wait to hear from you. If you thrive in a fast-paced and pressured environment, and love the challenges and buzz of retail, then we may be for you! Join us…Inside The Outdoors.