The position requires someone with a strong business focus, responsible for the day to day management and buying of the indoor product groups. This will include being responsible for garden sundries and decor, garden furniture, compost, giftware and Christmas decorations.
The successful candidate must be able to maximise sales by motivating and leading a team of people. You will build trend setting and innovative displays, creating a dynamic feel which is infectious to gardeners and non-gardeners alike – whilst not forgetting the importance of high standards in merchandising and housekeeping. Our Christmas displays will also require someone with an artistic flair to enhance our inspirational displays. The role also includes overseeing our busy tills.
The right candidate is someone who possesses excellent customer service and people management skills. You must be well organised and a good, calm communicator. You will have worked in a supervisor/buyer/management position within a garden retail or similar environment before. You will be well motivated and enjoy growing sales and profitability.
You will be working as part of a wider management team and leading a team of about 15 full and part time staff, including three supervisors/buyers. You will be working 5 days a week (including 50% of weekend days), ideally working Sunday-Thursday.
We have exciting, ambitious plans for our garden centre, and only outstanding candidates should apply.
Please apply by popping into store with a CV and a covering letter and ask to speak to John or Laura Jackson.
This private advert is being managed directly by the employer. English Country Gardeners are not involved in the hiring process and are therefore unable to share any additional information on this role. If you have any questions regarding this position, the best course of action is to apply for the job which will open a line of communication with the employer.