Garden Centre Retail Manager | Furniture and Christmas

17 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
Dianne Saunders
Management Jobs
Full Time
Contract Type

40 Hours per week, full time and permanent position

We are delighted to be recruiting for this leading garden centre who have a wide range of fabulous management roles at their Nottinghamshire based Centre. These roles include a Retail Manager who will oversee exciting Furniture and Christmas product categories.

About the Centre

The centre is a unique, innovative and purpose-built garden centre currently being developed on a 14-acre site. Due to open in Spring 2018, this will be our clients 20th garden centre and with 9,500sqm of retailing space, including a cold covered house plant area, 3 restaurants, and a play barn it will be one of the UK's largest destination centres. It will be capable of generating £10m+ in annual turnover and will offer our AB1 target customers with a truly unique retail experience, offering the very best in garden, home living, and fashion.

About the Role

To run our 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 the store is presented and merchandised in a dynamic, 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.
It takes a lot of hard work to be a department head with them so you will need to 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.

About You

To be successful as a Retail Manager in Furniture and Christmas 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.
Be able to perform under pressure and operate in a fast pace environment.
Have the ability to create an exciting and inspiring environment for customers and team, using your visual merchandising skills and commercial awareness.
Implement considered changes to maximise the stores potential, working with the Centre Manager to optimise profit.
Have good IT skills and be competent using our weekly sales and profit reports to effectively optimise sales and manage stock.
Ensure store standards are maintained and floor layout meets the company guidelines.