Garden Centre Manager’s required for the west of Ireland

West of Ireland
Competitive + Benefits
19 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Garden Centre Manager’s required for the west of Ireland  

About Horkans:

Looking for a lifestyle change and needing a new challenge. Why not consider moving to the west of Ireland. The Horkan Group are a leading Irish chain of quality independent retail stores comprising of Horkans lifestyle centres & Petworld stores. We are looking for two retail managers interested in developing their career and looking for a lifestyle balance. Working in the West of Ireland offers this unique opportunity. See information below on living in the west of Ireland.

Our stores are located in Galway, Mayo, Dublin, Wicklow, Sligo, Athlone, Mullingar, Tullamore and Portlaoise. Horkans is a family owned company with over 100 employees and is an equal opportunities employer. From small beginnings in the 1930s, we have grown our business to include four award winning Garden & Lifestyle Centres, eight Petworld stores, 2 Pet Food Depot stores and two online retail stores.

At Horkans we have very clear beliefs and values, handed down through the generations, which we try to live out daily. Our team is our most important asset and we foster an environment of team ethics and family values.

Supporting Irish and supporting local are very important to us and we work to develop ongoing relationships with suppliers and growers. We strive to give good value for money and listen to our customers who guide us in our decision making.

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We are currently recruiting retail Managers for

  • Horkans Lifestyle Centre – Castlebar, Co Mayo
  • Horkans Lifestyle Centre – Oranmore, Co Galway

Role Overview:

The Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the store including centre place management standards, driving sales, customer focus, staff management, store security, etc. and report directly to the General Manager.

We are looking for an individual from a retail background to run our Lifestyle centres in Co Galway and Co Mayo. Individual who has the following values. Is a team player, who values integrity, inclusiveness, respect. Ability to self motivate in a fast moving, changing and challenging business organisation. Ability to priorities and meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Key responsibility:

  • Day to day management of the store
  • Driving sales and profitability of the branch
  • Ensuring all sales opportunities are maximised
  • Ensuring the Customer Service is of the highest standard at all times.
  • Ensure the highest standard of branch presentation and display standards.
  • Growing the team to be the next leaders within the centre
  • Delivering centre standards in line with our Merchandising seasonal plan
  • Delivering key KPI targets on labour, standards, GP + personal effectiveness, Sales etc.

Please note only candidates coming from a retail management background will be considered for this role, Will need a minimum of 3 years proven retail management experience for our Galway Store and 5 years proven retail management experience for our Mayo store. Experience in Garden Centre Management is an advantage.

Are you a retailer who is customer focus with a passion for retail and sales. Have a proven track record in a busy retail environment and can show that you have progressed in your career. Have you strong merchandising & stock and sales skills and have the ability to manage and develop your team.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary depending on experience as well as a benefits package including annual bonus structure once probationary period is completed

  • Salary rate for role in Horkans Lifestyle Centre – Castlebar, Co Mayo is €40,000 per year
  • Salary Rate for role in Horkans Lifestyle Centre – Oranmore, Co Galway ranging from €28k to 30k per annum depending on experience

If you feel that this is the role for you please send you’re CV and cover note to or visit jobs at Horkans section

Other opportunities working for Horkans

Horkans have many opportunities for individual looking to move to Ireland in the garden centre or pet industry. So if you’re looking for a career in Ireland visit our jobs section on Visit & or send your cv for our data base to

Living in the west of Ireland

The west of Ireland is renowned for its beauty, value for money and great friendly atmosphere, for anyone interested in fishing, surfing, walking, and cycling. This is a great place for individuals or families. Our stores are close to the sea and mountains in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. The wild Atlantic is renowned for its costal scenic beauty, walks & drives this is fast becoming Ireland most popular destination. 

If you’re looking for a lifestyle change then why not consider the west of Ireland. For more info on living or moving to Ireland visit and . Horkans stores are close to Ireland West Airport which offer many international flights