Area Manager - Skechers (Auckland Based)

Job Description

Welcome to Skechers New Zealand, where we're not just selling shoes; we're shaping lifestyles! Skechers is a global leader in the footwear industry, known for our innovative designs, superior comfort, and a commitment to providing the ultimate walking experience. As a brand that transcends boundaries and trends, Skechers has become synonymous with fashion-forward and comfortable footwear.

The Role & Responsibilities:

Due to internal progression, we are looking for an experienced Area Manager to take over a portfolio of 10 performing stores across across the North Island!

To be successful in this role, you should have experience in the following:

  • Ensure efficient operation of stores across NZ to achieve optimal results in sales targets, KPI’s, store presentation, visual merchandising, stock levels, wage control and shrinkage
  • Motivate your Store Manager’s to achieve optimal results in KPI’s & added value targets across stores
  • Closely monitor store sales in order to achieve daily, weekly, monthly and yearly targets - acknowledge outstanding results and identify any areas of missed opportunity
  • Effectively manage the wage costs across NZ to weekly wage targets and company rostering standards
  • Coach and mentor Store Managers to maintain high team morale and encourage the development of their store teams by ensuring training and succession plans are in place
  • Train Store Managers to understand and enhance their skills in the recruitment and selection of team members in line with their stores needs and skill gaps. As well as implementation of regular performance reviews
  • Ensure efficient OH&S management and adhere to state and national OH&S legislation

Benefits & culture:

  • A competitive base salary + super + car allowance + tools of the trade
  • A lucrative bonus and incentive structure
  • 40% off Accent Group brands | Hype DC, Skechers, Platypus, Vans & many more
  • Access to our Employee Benefits program which includes discounted Gym Memberships & Health Insurance packages
  • Be a part of Accent Group leadership conferences, awards nights, product launch events and much more
  • Work amongst premium product alongside fellow passionate and dedicated sneakerheads
  • Training & development to grow your career

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 2 + years Area Manager / Regional Manager / Multi-Site Manager experience in a fast-paced retail environment
  • A motivated & driven ‘Make it Happen’ attitude
  • A passion for leading & inspiring a team to succeed
  • The ability to think strategically to identify missed opportunities and have a proven track record in driving sales and KPI’s
  • A sound operational & strategical skill set and experience with stock control and visual merchandising
  • Experience with effectively managing a roster & wage control
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with Support Office departments

At Accent Group Limited we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and inclusion. We believe in the diversity of our people across age, gender, identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical and mental ability. We strive on creating an equal employment environment where everyone from any background can be themselves. The Accent Group acknowledges, and pays respect, to the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of the land. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori people.