Retail business opportunities

  • Do you like the idea of running your own business?  
  • Are you passionate about leading people and engaging with customers? 
  • Do you have a flair for operational excellence and can flawlessly execute a food and coffee offer?
  • Are you a successful and effective leader in a corporate environment and looking to be your own boss?

Z has just under 200 Retail service stations in NZ, offering customers fantastic service, world-class fuels and great convenience stores with awesome food and drink on the go. We could not do what we do without the partnership of our Retailers. Our self-employed Retailers operate clusters of 7-16 Z Service stations and can employ up to 150 frontline crew.

As a Z Retailer, you would become part of a group of like-minded and passionate partners to the Z team, collaborating to deliver Z’s purpose of solving what matters for a moving world. We've got ambitions to be a world-class Kiwi company and we know it's our people who are going to get us there.

We are always on the lookout for candidates who have experience in building strong relationships and leading people in a fast-paced environment. We look for candidates who exemplify both strong commercial acumen and innovative thinking to identify new opportunities. A track record of implementing solutions to drive sales growth, and a passion for operational execution is essential, with a relentless pursuit of putting the customer at the centre of all that you do. Are you up for the challenge?

Experience needed

  • An exceptional track record of developing, motivating, and inspiring others in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong commercial business acumen and a background in operational excellence.
  • A history of getting involved with and making a difference in the community.
  • Previous experience in a food and beverage environment.
  • Maintaining a high standard of H&S and Compliance.
  • Love the idea of running their your business within the Z framework.

If this sounds like an opportunity and challenge you are up for, read Our Why (PDF 7MB) to make sure Z is a good match for your head and heart, to come join us for one heck of a journey!

How would it work?

If you’re up for the challenge, are excited at the prospect of growing your own business and partnering with a world-class kiwi company, then you could be our next Z Retailer. A minimum investment of $500,000 is required to purchase the stock in the stores.

We take you through a process to make sure you are a good fit with our culture and have the skills we are looking for. If successful, you set up your own business and sign a business operating agreement with Z.

On taking over your sites, you purchase the shop stock and employ the staff. The stock value for a seven site cluster would be around $500,000. You earn income through fixed and variable streams. The variable stream is the margin on your shop sales across the cluster and the fixed stream of income is called fair share adjustment.

Your target remuneration would vary depending on how many sites you have. If you do better on shop sales and managing your costs, you earn more.

What’s next?

We’re on the lookout for an extraordinary people leader to join our Retailer team to operate 6 awesome service stations in Northland.

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