Outside Sports is growing, come and grow with us!
Do you want to work with a team of sports enthusiasts in a growing company? Outside Sports is for you! We are always looking for motivated and passionate individuals to join our teams.
Positions Currently Available
Bike Store Mechanic and Retail Salesperson - Outside Sports Te Anau
Bike Mechanic Salesperson based in our Outside Sports store in Te Anau, New Zealand.
- Te Anau
- Full time
- $26 - $28 per hour
About Our Company
Outside Sports is one of New Zealand's leading outdoor specialist retailers focussing on hiking, biking, skiing and running. We have stores in Wanaka, Queenstown, Queenstown Airport, Tekapo and Te Anau as well as a bike store in Wanaka.
About The Role
We are looking for an experienced Bike Mechanic for our Te Anau operation. They will be working alongside our store manager and our Te Anau team to grow our bike operation based out of our retail shop in the heart of Te Anau.
The ideal applicant will have at least 3 years experience working in a bike shop with a strong focus on the technical/mechanical role. You will also enjoy being on the retail floor and serving our retail customers.
You’ll be upholding a high standard of customer bike repairs, maintain stock levels of repair related products and workshop consumables, and manage the maintenance of a rental fleet consisting of approximately 15 bikes.
You must be comfortable and confident in our workshop environment and be able to provide expertise in the areas of suspension servicing, wheel building and hydraulic brake bleeding, along with the ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic shifting and drive systems. Extensive knowledge of components and the ability to accurately diagnose problems is key. You’ll also be dealing with customer retail and rental enquiries during the course of your day.
You will be reliable, responsible and organised. This role will require you to work mornings, evenings and weekends. You will speak English to a high standard and ideally be confident in speaking an Asian language (as a significant percentage of our customers are from Asian ). You must hold a current work visa and be eligible for employment in New Zealand. Ideally you will have a passion for riding your bike and for getting out into the outdoors.
How to Apply
If you are a highly motivated target driven individual with the relevant skills and experience, then we would love to hear from you. We need to move quickly, if you think you’ve got what it takes then apply now by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV.
Store Manager - Outside Sports Wanaka
Outside Sports is the home of New Zealand's most passionate mountain adventurers, specialising in hiking, biking,skiing, and running. Right now we’re in an exciting growth phase and are looking for an experienced Retail Manager who loves the outdoors as much as we do to lead and inspire the team at our Wanaka store.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious person who likes to lead from the front and thrives on supporting and developing staff in a competitive trading environment. You’ll have significant ‘hands on’ experience in a similar winter/summer outdoor retailing with an excellent understanding of the latest gear and management and stock control systems.
The salary is $70,000 to $80,000 pa depending on experience and uncapped staff product benefits.
About Outside Sports
We stock New Zealand most comprehensive range of the best outdoor brands in the world including Patagonia, The North Face, Arcteryx, Icebreaker, Mons Royale, Picture, Spyder, Schoffel, Fjallraven, Yeti, Scott, Avanti, Atomic, Dynastar, Faction, Head, Rossignol, ON, La Sportiva, Asics, and many, many more.
There are six locations in Queenstown (2), Wanaka (2), Te Anau and Tekapo catering to locals and people visiting from all over the world.
In Queenstown and Wānaka we have a full range of bikes and winter snow hardware, soft goods and clothing, plus snow and bike rentals supported by state-of-the-art workshop facilities. All stores have a great range of kit for hiking or running on our local trails.
We’ve recently invested in upgrading to the latest systems - Shopify Plus, Lightspeed, Vend, Marsello, and Bike Rental Manager so you’ll need to be comfortable using tech.
Details of the role
The Wanaka retail manager reports to the General Manager and is part of the senior management team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Training of new staff in Lightspeed and Marsello software and general retail skills.
- Providing excellent service and a great environment for our customers.
- Making sure that our daily operations are performed efficiently, with the team's attention always being focussed on our customers.
- Planning out store rosters and monitoring staff payroll data, general staff management.
- Daily restocking of our shelves.
- Shop displays.
- Helping our admin team with regular rolling stock takes.
- Providing stock feedback to our buyers.
- Helping design and implement our regular in store marketing promotions.
You will have the support of experienced store Shift Leaders as the Wanaka store is a large operation with staff numbers ranging from 12-20 depending upon the season. Opening hours are typically a minimum of 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The hours that you will work in this role will be typically around 40 hours per week.
Applicants must be flexible with working hours and available to work on weekends.
You must be able to work in New Zealand legally or hold a current work visa.
How to Apply
We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Send your CV and covering letter letting us know why you will be a great fit for this amazing opportunity to our Managing Director John Knight at email@example.com
- Founded in 1995: more than 25 years of outdoor adventure sports
- Five specialized outdoor sports shops across South Island, New Zealand
- Over 200 worldwide quality brands
- Wide product ranges with over 10 000 references
- Open 7 days a week all year round
- Bike & Snow Rentals and Workshops & boot fitting services
Why Work at Outside Sports?
At Outside Sports, we love and live for everything outdoors-related and we are located on the doorsteps of the best adventure playgrounds in New Zealand.
With now over 25 years of experience, 5 successful shops across South Island and a constant growing online business, we are always looking ahead for the next challenges - both at work and outside.
Outside Sports is one of New Zealand’s leading outdoor retailers with an extensive set of summer and winter operations and a catalogue of over 10,000 references and 200 brands continuously expanding.
We offer a fun, stimulating and motivating environment with various employment positions and great professional opportunities.
We love mountain adventures, just like you! Outside Sports is the home of New Zealand's favourite family of adventure lovers. People from all over the world come to us for the pick of the world’s finest brands and guidance from experts who follow their passion in the Southern Lakes mountain playground that we call home.
Currently in a growth phase we have recently opened our sixth store in Tekapo and we have invested in upgrading our online presence to the latest software including Shopify Plus, Vend, Marsello and Bike Rental Manager.
Our Company Values
Passion: We are driven by the enthusiasm for the mountains and the great outdoors and believe in what we do.
Innovation: We are constantly in the search for the next brand of product with the latest leading-edge technologies and designs to improve the outside experience for our customer.
Creativity: We believe that every role is a vital contribution to our company’s success this is why everyone’s idea, inspiration and vision are involved.
Expertise: We are dedicated to providing you professional, excellent service and enjoy sharing our knowledge as well as experience of our beloved local and beyond playgrounds.
• Staff discounts
• Special rates on various activities
• Professional training
• Several shifts options
• Athletes sponsorships
And much more…
If you have great energy, have a genuine active love of the outdoors and would like to join one of our like-minded friendly team, then come and join the Outside Sports Family!
Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, cover letter and any other relevant info to help us understand why you’re the right person for the job, or pop into one of our five stores – Queenstown Airport, Queenstown City Centre, Wanaka, Te Anau and Tekapo.
We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your passions, adventures and how your values align with our mission.
Queenstown Applications to Judy Knight
Wanaka Applications to Darren Grimmett