Garden Centre Manager

Garden Centre Manager

Job Ref ADV517

Scott’s of Southend Garden Centre is developing, and we are looking to add strength to our fantastic team by recruiting a General Manager to lead the team.

We are looking for an experienced Garden Centre Manager with a strong horticultural background, who is capable of running the centre as if it were their own.  Delivering on the job description, the role will suit someone who wants to play a major part of the centres development, growth and strategy.

This is no ordinary garden centre role, we are looking for someone who has a real passion for the garden centre industry, and who will take the garden centre to the next level, injecting their own personality into the centre.

Working for an independent owner, this role creates an opportunity for an experienced garden centre manager who is energetic, professional, driven and has the personality to work with the team and owner.

Scott’s of Southend Garden Centre has a strong plants base, built over the years by the original nursery and this is supported by a fantastic restaurant, a large gardening and landscape range, a gift range, outdoor living, Christmas products and it has a strong pet and equestrian department in the form of Animall. There are also many seasonal events throughout the year.

The Garden Centre Manager will lead a team to help them make sure that every part of the centre, from the planteria through to the café.  With the aim of creating an environment that customer want to shop in, with a strong customer service focus, ultimately boosting sales, the Garden Centre Manager will also control the centre’s budget, the staff rotas, the retail range and prices, its stock purchases, layout, health & safety and HR.  They will also oversee staff recruitment, training and performance.

It will be important for the garden centre team to work together to maximise sales and control costs to enable it to establish itself efficiently, with the Garden Centre Manager being the core driver of this.  Strong leadership,  communication, teamwork and sharing responsibility will be essential to make this work for the garden centre.

Management will be required to work a minimum of alternate weekends.

Job Title:                       Garden Centre Manager

Reports to:                   Managing Director

Location:                      Southend on Sea

Salary:                           £55,000 per annum

Main Purpose of Job

Working as the Garden Centre Manager, this role will be fully responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the garden centre, restaurant and nursery. Ensuring that all processes are in place to effectively run the garden centre, including operational management of retailing and catering, health and safety, hygiene and staff management.   Being heavily involved in strategic progress as the centre develops.

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