Garden Centre Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Garden Centre Manager required

Job Ref R288

A NEW opportunity exists for a Garden Centre Manager to a newly acquired plant focused Centre in Warrington. Our client has considerable experience running successful plant centres. This small group of centres also have growing and productive sites, specialising in hanging baskets and pots. There is a vast range of quality stock from hardy nursery stock, bedding plants, herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs.  As Garden Centre Manager you will play a vital role in delivering excellent visual merchandising standards and customer and plant care.

Job Brief

As the Centre Manager, you will report into the owners of the garden centre you will deliver an exceptional service to customers, ensuring the quality of the plants are presented to a high standard. The ideal candidate will have excellent horticultural knowledge, retail and managerial experience. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to;

-develop, motivate and lead your team and monitor their performance 

-general day to day running of the centre including rotas, holidays, and cashing up

-supervising a team of staff

-coaching and developing the team to ensure they have the correct knowledge to fulfil the role

-monitoring and reviewing their needs and performance, providing support where necessary

-ensuring a high level of visual merchandising initiatives are implemented

-monitor sales, reports and ensure products are positioned to maximize sales

The appointed person will be a great team leader with excellent communication skills and confident to deliver a high level of customer service operating with flexibility. This is a unique opportunity to be part of driven and passionate team where a strong background in garden centre retailing at management level is essential.

 Key Skills

As the Garden Centre Manager, you’ll need have the following experience;

-Experience of manging a garden centre or a plant/nursery centre 

-Excellent plant knowledge and a strong understanding of horticulture

-Experience of reporting sales/budgets to the senior managers/owners

-Experience of managing plantarea/Nursery staff 

Due to our location of the centre, a driving licence and access to your own vehicle would be beneficial. A qualification in a horticultural subject would also be an advantage. If you have experience in any of the following areas we would like to hear from you.

-Nursery Manager

-Nursery Assistant Manager

-Garden Centre Manager

-Garden Centre Assistant/deputy Manager

-Plantarea Manager

 Package includes:
  • Salary of up to £30,000 per annum  + 5% profit share of net profits
  • 28 days’ annual leave including Bank Holidays 

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.