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Careers

We have 13 stores, a warehouse, a broth kitchen and a packing facility, so we are always keen to hear from people who love what we do and want to work for us, too!

OUR VALUES

At Raw Essentials, our five core values underpin everything we do:

  • We are friendly and caring, no matter the circumstance
  • We are curious and like to find out as much as we can about your pet
  • We are knowledgable and know our stuff on every level
  • We are responsive and honest to our customers, their pets, and our team members
  • We are essential and can prove we know what is relevant for the optimum health of pets

JOIN THE PACK

We're always on the hunt for people who share our values and share our belief that a natural, species-appropriate diet for cats and dogs is essential for optimum health. You don't need to be a raw feeding expert to join our team, as we fully train everyone in what we do. However, a great attitude and shared values is important.

Send your CV, along with a brief introduction, to hr@rawessentials.co.nz. We will keep your details on file, and contact you if anything suitable arises. Or apply for any of the jobs below through Seek.

RETAIL SUPPORT MANAGER - Auckland + Travel

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a unique role, where no two days will be the same. Working full-time (5 days a week across a 7 day trading week), you will be working across our store network to provide cover when required (to a management level) as well as supporting our Head of Retail to nourish various aspects of the retail business.

Our teams provide advice and education for pet owners, to help their dogs and cats eat their way to better health, through a consistent level of outstanding service. You will be trained in all aspects of our raw feeding approach, as well as our retail operations, so you can step into any store to support our customers and their pets with ease.

When you are not working in our stores, you will support other areas of the retail business which could include merchandising, web store operations, retail training, warehousing, manufacturing, and business development projects. This will provide you with a fantastic grounding in all areas of the business.

ABOUT YOU

You will be someone who is flexible and a natural multi-tasker, thrives on variety, and easily interacts with a wide range of people.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience working in retail, preferably at a supervisory or assistant manager level
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate an excellent customer service focus and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology and the ability to work across several systems
  • Have no issues with lifting heavy boxes (up to 20kgs) of stock
  • Have the ability to travel outside of Auckland when required and hold a clean, full drivers licence
  • Be passionate about natural animal health & well being with a strong interest in raw feeding - an animal related qualification is desired but not essential

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a growing, sustainable, NZ-owned and operated company that truly cares about their people and their product.

We offer a development-focused environment, a positive team culture and provide you with the opportunity to make this role your own. Salary will be dependent upon skills and experience; relevant travel expenses will be covered; and employees enjoy a generous staff discount.

TO APPLY

Email hr@rawessentials.co.nz with a cover letter explaining why you want to work with Raw Essentials and why you are a great fit for this role, along with your CV.

NUTRITION ADVISORS - Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch

ABOUT THE ROLE

We're looking for a passionate people - who live our values of being friendly, curious, responsive and knowledgeable - to join our team.

In addition to customer service and keeping the shop looking amazing, you'll be providing advice and education for pet owners, to help their dogs and cats eat their way to better health with a species-appropriate, raw diet.

We sell frozen pet food – lots of it! Our shops get regular deliveries, so as well as being great with the customers and their pets, you'll need to be strong, active and willing to get 'stuck in', in order to unpack deliveries and keep the freezers fully stocked.

Positions available include:

  • Full time at Ellerslie & Howick, Auckland
  • Full time at Kaiwharawhara, Wellington
  • Part time at Kumeu, Auckland
  • Part time at Mount Maunganui
  • Part time at Tower Junction, Christchurch

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in retail and an excellent customer service focus
  • Have strong, effective communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Be flexible and able to multitask effectively
  • Demonstrate a good work ethic & attention to detail
  • Be able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Be passionate about natural animal health & well being
  • Have background knowledge/personal experience of raw feeding cats/dogs, or a strong interest in raw feeding
  • Have no issues with lifting heavy boxes (up to 20kgs) of stock

Applicants for this position must have the right to work in New Zealand.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Become a part of a growing, sustainable, NZ-owned and operated company that truly cares about their people and their product.

We offer a development-focused environment and positive team culture. Hourly rate will be dependent upon skills and experience and employees enjoy a staff discount.

TO APPLY

Submit your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work with Raw Essentials to hr@rawessentials.co.nz. A full job description is available on request.

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