Garden Centre Manager

West Sussex
Closing date
9 Nov 2020

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Our client is a large, long established, family run business based in Sussex, looking for a General Manager to be responsible for the management of the one of their flagship garden centres.

The 10-acre garden centre features a wide range of departments including plants, garden, pet and aquatics, garden buildings, food hall, restaurant, gift, furniture, homewares, clothing and garden machinery. A wide range of plants grown on the Company’s wholesale nursery are sold through the centres.

This is an exciting opportunity for a manager to lead the operational aspects of the site including maintenance and development, human resources, administration and sales, working closely with group buyers and Directors. The position is hands-on, working alongside and leading a team of department supervisors, team leaders and sales assistants to deliver very high standards of merchandising and customer satisfaction.

The role and responsibilities of the General Manager will include daily monitoring, control and implementation of company procedures, merchandising and presentation, short-life product management, accurate pricing and point of sale material, achieving target margins, minimising wastage, stock control, loss prevention as well as dealing effectively with customer complaints and queries.

The ideal candidate must be an experienced retail manager from either the garden centre, supermarket or high street retail sector. The candidate must have experience of working and managing a large multi-million pound store and be capable of managing, organizing and caring for 80+ employees.

The Company are proud to bring all staff into their family business ethos and the candidate will be required to support colleagues, working closely with the HR Manager, to encourage, inspire and generate goodwill among the team.

Horticultaral knowledge is not essential for the position. Experience in back office store management systems and front of house retail is essential. The General Manager will lead all retail and non-retail functions within the centre including health and safety, security, warehousing, deliveries and goods in, stock transfers and coordination of contractors and maintenance teams.

If this Garden Centre Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Centre Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Centre Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful

About Horticruitment
Horticruitment is widely regarded as one of the leading "people-based" recruitment agencies resourcing top quality permanent staff for jobs in

  • Garden Centres & Independent Retailers
  • Landscape, FM & Environmental Companies
  • Nurseries & Commercial Growers
  • Private Estates
  • Sales & Marketing Organisations

For over 20 years Horticruitment has been the preferred supplier for many major companies and hundreds of horticultural based SMEs throughout the UK and abroad. We never forget that, at it's core, recruitment is all about people and not just databases and faceless job boards.

We have successfully placed staff at all levels throughout the UK and our international placements grow year on year.

Contact Us
  • High House Business Park
  • High House Lane
  • Ashford
  • TN26 2LF
  • GB
  • 01233 732767
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