Garden Centre Garden Sundries Dept Head
Our client is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre Group who are continuously growing. Their centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and have won many retail and restaurant awards. They 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. Their centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from customers.
This traditional garden centre originally started life as a family-run nursery and they have ambitious plans to transform this site from its current format, which generates £3m in sales per year, into a purpose-built Garden and Living Centre capable of generating £10m+.
This new centre is due to be developed during 2017/18 and once completed it will offer customers a truly unique retail experience, showcasing the very best in garden and home living products. The unique store design, product range and exceptional standards in visual merchandising will make this "The destination" garden centre for North London.
With this planned redevelopment, you would have a unique and exciting opportunity to play a key role in the transformation of the Gardening Sundries Department.
As a Department Head, you will be responsible for running the department and managing a team, and from day one you can make a real difference as you will be involved in driving sales, creating stunning and inspirational visual displays, ordering, managing stock levels, and motivating and developing your team. The customer is the focus of everything they do, so you will ensure that they always receive an exceptional level of service by providing them with specialist garden care advice and assisting them with any product queries.
You will gain a real sense of ownership over your department as you drive sales and profitability by maximising space productivity, replenishment, and merchandising.
The ideal candidates will:
Have experience of working in Garden Centres although we are open to talking to candidates from any horticultural background.
You will be passionate about gardening sundries and garden care products and will have great product knowledge.
Have an energetic personality with an ability to easily engage with and connect with our AB1 target customers.
Be able to recognise and act on sales opportunities.
Be meticulous to the detail in terms of product placement, standards, presentation, visual elevation and overall look and feel.
Have an ability to manage and develop a team.
As well as a rewarding career with potential for career development, you can expect a competitive salary, attractive staff discount and paid holidays.
If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.