Department Manager

Elevate Recruitment and Training Consultants Ltd
Rutland, UK
19 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have previous experience working with a Garden Centre, Farm Shop or Retail Outlet - either as a Section Manager, Department Manager or Store Manager?

Do you want to work for one of the largest independent destination Garden Centres in the UK?

Do you share this business' passion for quality and exceptional service standards?

If so, please read on...

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated Department Manager to take control of the Garden Sundries and Landscaping Department at this fantastic location on the Rutland / Leicestershire border.

The successful candidate will manage one of the largest departments within the Garden Centre - the Garden Sundries department. The product portfolio includes: Compost, Fertilisers and Chemicals, Garden Accessories, Garden Hardware, Garden Machinery, Hard Landscaping, Pots, Tools and Watering.

The Role:

Running the department and managing the team (circa 12 people)
Product research and selection
Driving sales and profitability
Regular reporting against targets
Managing stock rotation and control
Maintaining the appearance of visual displays and department housekeeping
Delivering an exceptional level of customer service at all times
Developing the department's staff (including the Customer Service Team)
Maintaining harmony and co-operative relationships between staff
Working closely with other departmental heads and centre managers

What we are looking for:

ü Experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment

ü Exceptional customer service skills

ü Excellent communication skills

ü An eye for detail

ü Great self-motivation and a can-do attitude

ü Be well presented

Days / Hours of Work:

Working 5 days a week to include 1 alternating weekend day.

This is an exciting opportunity for an already experienced retail manager to join an established family business with an excellent reputation in their sector. In return for meeting the above criteria, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary (dependent on skills and experience)

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK and over 18 years old.

Elevate Recruitment & Training Consultants Limited are food industry specialists. This vacancy is just one of a number of vacancies that we are working in the food & drink sector - please get in touch for further details

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