Garden Sundries Manager

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Garden Sundries Manager

Job Ref H488

Our client is an independent family-owned business that has been established for over 40 years. They are proud members of the Garden Centre Association and pride themselves on their high standards, excellent customer service levels and the quality of products offered. In recent years the company has undergone a sizeable development. Now an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Garden Sundries Manager to join the team.

Job Brief

The role of Garden Sundries Manager forms an integral part of the stores management team and will involve the effective day to day management and development of the sundries department in order to deliver upon annual sales and profit targets. The successful candidate will be a hands-on leader who has a positive leadership style and a passion for delivering excellent customer service levels. Key responsibilities will be:

-Being responsible for managing, motivating, and training a team

-Stock management within the sundries department to include product ordering and replenishment in line with the departmental budget and identifying and taking action to address slow moving lines

-Achieve departmental sales and profit targets

-Display excellent product knowledge to advise customers effectively and confidently

-Deliver excellent customer service and demonstrate an enthusiastic, positive, and committed attitude.

-Merchandise stock, ensuring displays are eye catching, practical and maintained and that they are refreshed on a regular basis and are seasonally relevant

-Ensure the highest standards of housekeeping, cleanliness and health and safety are upheld everyday

-Work with the marketing team to promote product areas to increase sales performance

-To form part of the store senior management team in terms of duty management, leadership, and communication

Key Skills

The appointed person will have proven experience as a retail sales manager/team leader in a retail environment. You will display an in-depth knowledge of standard retail processes such as stock ordering, stock turn and product merchandising. Displaying excellent communication and customer service skills with the ability to quickly build a good rapport with customers, colleagues, and suppliers. Financial awareness with a proven ability to manage, maintain and work within defined budgets. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who can work on their own initiative and manage their time effectively, whilst engaging the enthusiasm of team members and inspire them to perform at their best.

As the Garden Sundries Manager, you’ll need to have the following experience:

-Managerial/supervisory experience within a Garden Centre or retail environment

-Excellent customer service skills

If you have experience in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you.

-Garden Centre team leader/supervisor

-Garden Centre Assistant/deputy Manager

If this Garden Sundries Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or

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