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Assistant Store Manager

Contract Type:  Full-time Permanent
City:  Winton
Country/Region:  NZ
Date Posted:  18-Oct-2021
Req ID:  6117
  • Engage your strength for people leadership, inspiring success at our Winton store
  • Become a central piece of the local community and build your internal brand
  • Excellent progression and career growth opportunities 



About us 
We are a proud New Zealand Co-operative built by generations of farming whānau. We believe nutritious food is essential to sustain people today, and for future generations to thrive, which is why we challenge ourselves to find new ways to bring our dairy goodness to people around the world.  


Farm Source is the face and place of Fonterra with our shareholders and in the local community.  We are locals caring for our farming future.  Our aim is to create goodness on farms, grow empowered people, and strengthen our Co-operative.  Te Mātāpuna Toa Tikitini – our strength is in our collective.


About the opportunity

Looking for a role with plenty of career progression opportunities where you can make an impact and shine? Do you enjoy inspiring others and helping a team to really succeed? Then this might be the role for you.

As the Assistant Store Manager at our Winton Farm Source store, you’ll be involved in developing store and staff performance - leading from the front and enabling us to achieve our sales and performance targets. As an integral part of the store, you’ll use your influencing skills to work closely with the team - driving sales, providing fantastic customer service, and ensuring a high level of Health and Safety is front of mind.


You will work alongside the Store Manager to take the store's performance from strength to strength and be able to exercise strong decision making, prioritisation, and management skills to support this growth. Leading and supporting in the creation of a cohesive and collaborative team will be core to – so ideally you know what it takes to motivate, encourage and inspire a team to achieve exceptional results. 



About you
We are looking for someone with sales experience with a second to none customer focus and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. Your ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling priorities all while delivering an outstanding customer experience, will ensure your success. Ideally, you’ll also have an affinity to the dairy/farming/agriculture industry, enabling you to provide accurate advice to our farmers.


Other key skills and experience include:

  • People leadership or management experience either in a formal or in-formal capacity is beneficial
  • Experience working in a customer service environment, delivering a high experience
  • Understanding of the dairy or agricultural industry is highly beneficial
  • Ability to develop and motivate your team
  • Physically fit and able to lift product manually on a regular basis


But first and foremost, you will have the right attitude, personality and willpower to make things happen to ensure a great customer experience and a great team environment. Cement yourself in the Winton community and become a trusted Farm Source advisor! 



Our Story
Whanaungatanga, our Co-operative spirit gives us all a common strength and purpose. Manaakitanga is how we care for all our people who are at the heart of what we do, we want our farmers, employees, customers and communities to thrive. Kaitiakitanga, ensures we take care of the land. We are committed to farming in a way that regenerates our farms and environment for future generations.


Whakaohooho constantly inspires ourselves and each other with great career development opportunities and benefits. We enable flexibility and balance to suit everyone’s lifestyles and choices. 
Our Co-operative is a place where everyone can be themselves, feel empowered to do their best.
Sound good to you? Come join our whānau. You, me, Us Together Tᾱtou tᾱtou.