Retail Assistant Manager

Straight Line Retail Recruitment
Saint Albans
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Assistant Manager - Horticulture & Garden Products

£24 - 27,000 + Bonus & Benefits

St Albans

The Company

A business with a long and rich heritage this retailer of all things garden and home related has invested heavily in store refurbishment, acquisition and organic expansion and is one of the best known businesses in its sector. As part of the ongoing growth and development of the business they are now looking to recruit a Horticultural Manager for this well established and high profile site

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager the role takes operational responsibility for all day to day department operations. Chiefly the Horticultural Manager manages a team of General Assistants, sets and monitors short and medium term business objectives and oversees customer service and overall department standards. Required to demonstrate excellent overall commercial understanding the Horticultural Manager will control stock package and layout in order to maximise sales, ensure a seasonal product offer remains commercially attractive and that all aspects of the product offer, from indoor and outdoor plants to garden equipment and sundries are well maintained, well merchandised and relevant to what is a knowledgeable and discerning customer base. The role is also a reasonably senior position on-site and there will be opportunity to take on additional responsibility for the whole operation on a Duty Manager basis.

The Candidate

Interested applicants will have depth of management experience within retail and combine this with a decent understanding of horticultural products. Applicants can be knowledgeable and enthusiastic gardeners with some retail management or supervisory experience or capable retail managers with a love of gardening and a desire to learn more. Applications are invited from a broad range of retail sectors; Garden Centres and Nurseries, Supermarkets, DIY Stores, Out of Town General Merchandise businesses or any other retail operation where good standards and good service are paramount. Ultimately this role will appeal to individuals who want to broaden their knowledge and work for a household name in the Garden Centre business.