Retail Assistant Manager - Horticulture & Garden Products
£21 - 24,000 + Bonus & Benefits
A business with a long and rich heritage this retailer of all things garden and home related has invested heavily in store refurbishment, acquisition and expansion and is one of the best known businesses in its sector. As part of the ongoing growth and development of the business they are now looking to recruit a Horticultural Manager for this well established and high profile site
Reporting to the General Manager the role is first and foremost all about selecting, cultivating, maintaining and providing a great range of high quality indoor and outdoor garden plants and sundries to a knowledgeable and discerning customer base. This is a retail management position however and is also responsible for a team of Supervisors and General Assistants so takes full responsibility for ensuring that the business remains commercial. The Horticultural Manager also sets and monitors short and medium term business objectives and oversees customer service and overall department standards. A degree of commercial understanding is also required as the Horticultural Manager will control stock package and layout, maintain volumes and select a seasonal range in order to maximise sales. The role is also a reasonably senior position on-site and there will be opportunity to take on additional responsibility for the whole operation on a Duty Manager basis.
This position is obviously going to appeal to someone with a love of plants and gardening. Interested applicants will ideally have management experience within some kind of commercial or retail business and combine this with a decent understanding of horticultural products. Applicants can also be from smaller Garden Centers or Nursery’s and candidates can be people who want to develop their career with a bigger business with a degree of security, training and development. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic gardeners from a more mainstream retail background are also welcome to apply. Ultimately this role will appeal to individuals who want to broaden their knowledge and work for a household name in the Garden Centre business.
- Customer Services
- Retail management