General Manager

Launceston, Cornwall
Salary Range £30,000 - £35,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
11 Jan 2017
11 Feb 2017
Management Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

Homeleigh Garden Centre is one of the South West’s largest family run garden centres, catering to a large variety of customers such as gardeners, home makers, anglers and pets. The business was first established as a small farm in 1977 by Derek & Enis Broad. Derek and Enis still oversee the running of the garden centre with the help of their son Rob. The garden centre is going from strength to strength, with now over 40 departments. The site has got a real family atmosphere and with over 80 staff, the Homeleigh Garden Centre family seems to be growing all the time!

You will support the Managing Director in overseeing complete operational management. You will require a full detailed working knowledge of retail operations and management of a large team. As General Manager you will ensure the store is running successfully and efficiently with staff maintaining a high level of customer service and reviewing the financial side of the store.

The key duties of the role will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day running of the centre;
  • Ensuring sales targets are reached whilst maximising profitability and commercial opportunities;
  • Dealing with customer service issues such as queries and complaints;
  • Supervising departmental managers and organising training;
  • Organising rotas and holidays;
  • Overseeing stock control.

As a person you will be able to be organised and commercial in your approach whilst combining tenacity to manage the team and site effectively. You will also be at ease in a family business, providing effective change management and optimising opportunities.  Whilst a management background in this sector is essential, of more importance is your underlying skill set, commercial awareness and approach.

We see this position ideal for someone who is enthusiastic about being involved with the company at this stage and keen to have the opportunity of being directly involved in taking the company forward.

For more information about the role or to apply please visit to complete an application form. Please send completed application forms together with a covering letter, outlining your interest in this opportunity and why your experience makes you a suitable candidate to

If you would like an informal discussion about the position please speak to Sam Davey on 01579 343700.

Closing Date: 17.00 3rd February 2016