Garden Centre Furniture and Christmas Dept Head

Recruiter
Location
England, Hampshire
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
18 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017
Ref
DS9553
Contact
Dianne Saunders
Function
Management Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


This top north Hampshire based Garden Centre is part of an up-market Garden centre group who hold a profitable, prominent position within the garden centre industry priding themselves on their inspirational approach to retailing which gives them a creative point of difference in the market. Centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from customers.

As one of the Group's flagship centres and boasting two beautiful restaurants, it is a true destination centre offering customers a unique and unparalleled shopping experience.

Job Description:

To run the Outdoor Furniture and Christmas Department it is essential that you are passionate about direct selling to the customer and a creative individual with a flair for display, and have the ability to ensure your store is presented and merchandised in a dynamic and inviting style.
As a department head you can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving sales and maximising profits, creating stunning and inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels and motivating and developing your team.

Detailed Person Specification:

It takes a lot of hard work to be a Department Manager so you will be dynamic, positive and not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. You'll also need to be able to prioritise your workload, work under pressure and display a "can do" attitude at all times.
You will have the ability to achieve results by effectively leading, and motivating your team to ensure they perform to their best and provide outstanding customer service.
You will be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment. You will have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
You will implement considered changes to maximise the stores potential, working with the Centre Manager to optimise profit.
You will have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock.
You will ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines.