Interested in running your own retail business? See what it takes to be a Z Retailer and where we need extraordinary people like you to join our team.

Why you should work with us

Z has close to 193 Retail service stations in NZ, offering customers fantastic service, world-class fuels and great convenience stores.

We couldn't do what we do without the partnership of our Retailers. Our self-employed Retailers operate clusters of seven to sixteen Z Service stations and can employ up to 150 frontline crew.

 

The benefits of being a Z retailer

As a Z Retailer, you'll become part of a group of like-minded and passionate partners on the Z team. Best of all, we'll be working together to deliver Z’s promise 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. That's why we're always on the lookout for those with experience in building strong relationships and leading teams in a fast-paced environment.

 

Do you have the Z Factor?

We look for candidates who combine strong commercial knowledge with innovative thinking. A track record of implementing solutions to drive sales and a passion for operations is essential, with a relentless pursuit of putting the customer at the centre of all that you do.

 

The experience you'll need:

  • 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 and making a difference in the community.
  • Previous experience in a food and beverage environment.
  • Maintaining a high standard of health and safety and compliance.
  • You love the idea of running your business within the Z framework.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge, read Our Why (PDF 7MB) to make sure Z is a good match. Then come join us for one heck of a journey!

 

How it works

If you’re excited at the prospect of growing your own business 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're a good fit with our culture, and have the skills we're looking for. If successful, you then 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. Simple as that.