Garden Centre Manager / Store Manager

The SmartList
15.00 GBP Annual
08 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
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LOCATION: Studley (Redditch), Warwickshire
JOB TITLE: Garden Centre Manager / Store Manager
SALARY & BENEFITS: Negotiable dependent on skills and experience plus 28 days holiday per year
WORKING HOURS: 6-4 rota working alternate weekends with a day off in the week

THE COMPANY: Our client has been established since 2011 and now operates 11 garden centres in and around the Midlands and is still expanding. Due to this steady and consistent growth, the group now seeks an experienced and driven Garden Centre Manager / Store Manager to join their Studley (Redditch), Warwickshire store.

THE ROLE: As a Garden Centre Manager / Store Manager you will take lead and ownership of one of our clients Garden Stores staff, merchandising, and general success/profitability. This is a hands-on Managerial role in a seasonal retail environment where you will oversee the day to day running of all store aspects. You will lead and motivate your team to help Garden enthusiasts, fall in love with our client's products as well as build loyal customer base through excellent customer service.

In addition to the wide range of duties you will carry out you will also use your initiative and commercial acumen will deliver further improvements and ideas within the store.

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Garden Centre Manager / Store Manager must be an organised and confident person who has experience managing a large team in a seasonal retail environment. You should be someone who enjoys getting hands on and someone who is confident in taking charge and leading. You must be a natural motivator, have excellent communications skills and be able to work well with a range of different people and departments towards a common goal. You must be someone who can take a flexible approach to your work and hours as will be required to work alternate weekends as part of a rota pattern. You will ideally have previous experience in a Garden Centre or must have a good understanding or interest in the Garden and Seasons. Candidate must have a valid UK Driving Licence as will be required to travel for occasional meetings and to other stores.

Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Garden Centre Manager / Store Managers role in Studley (Redditch), Warwickshire :-

- Retail management experience, preferably in a seasonal business
- Must have managed a team of at least 20 people in a previous position
- Basic computer skills required including excel, word etc
- Must be flexible and able to work alternate weekends as part of a rota pattern
- Full, reasonably clean, driving licence
- Although not essential previous experience in a Garden Centre would be desirable
- Interest in the garden (not necessarily gardening)
- Must live within commutable distance to Studley (Redditch), Warwickshire

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