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Who are we? We originate from the UK where we have a very strong market presence. New Zealand is a great territory for us with its beautiful green landscape, and we are aiming for our next goal of 30 stores.

At 370+ stores globally and over 3000 employees we are a leading outdoor retailer, with an always-evolving attitude.  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.

International- we have stores in the UK, in Europe across Poland, Germany and Austria, and across the pond in Canada and the USA. 

Animal was acquired by Mountain Warehouse and re-launched in the Summer of 2021.


About the role

Our Assistant Managers form a duo with their Store Managers, driving a successful store through sales, KPIs and people. You will be responsible for leading, developing and inspiring your team, in an environment where product knowledge is really important to our customer who often has a real passion for the outdoors. They’ll expect us to have a great looking store and a team that can deliver a high level of customer service, sharing their own passion and helping everyone enjoy the great outdoors. We’re all Brand Ambassadors here!

About you

We are looking for passionate and driven people from a similar work background…Retail Management experience is a must, organisational skills second to none, a commercial hero, a flair for Visual Merchandising. We’d love you to maybe have some clothing experience, but it’s not essential…however, a hands-on and enthusiastic attitude is!

Why join us?

  • Monthly Bonus scheme
  • 50% Employee Discount across Mountain Warehouse and Animal, with a twice-yearly uniform allowance
  • 1 weekend off per month, with 28 days annual leave, including Bank Holidays
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme, and a Colleague Hardship Scheme
  • Employee Referral Incentive…unlimited
  • Auto-enrolment Pension scheme
  • A stable, successful and supported environment…so many of our team have grown their career here


If you embrace the buzz of retail and strive to achieve, then come on our journey, and join us - inside the outdoors!