We have 12 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!


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


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 We will keep your details on file, and contact you if anything suitable arises. Or apply for any of the jobs below through Seek.



We're looking for a passionate person - who lives our values of being friendly, curious, responsive and knowledgeable - to join our Kaiwharawhara, Wellington team. This is a part time position working on Saturday, approx 8 hours. Some flexibility to cover additional shifts is required.


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 meaty bones' 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.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Customer service and case management
  • Stock management & stock control including restocking freezers
  • Day to day running of the shop
  • Maintenance of customer records and internal communications


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.


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 and positive team culture. Hourly rate will be dependent upon skills and experience and employees enjoy a staff discount.


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


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