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Assistant Garden Centre Manager

Scotland, Scottish Borders, Kelso
£27000 - £28500 per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2024

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Assistant Garden Centre Manager | Kelso Scottish Borders

Up to £28,500

Are you a seasoned retail professional with a green thumb? We're looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Assistant Garden Centre Manager to join the team.

About our client:

Our client is a leading garden centre group with a great reputation for excellence and well renowned for its horticultural skills and expertise. They are focused on the service and products that they offer to ensure the best possible customer experience and are committed to growing their business and promoting the highest standards in horticulture, catering, and retail.

About the job
As Assistant Garden Centre Manager you will be helping lead and manage a team of colleagues across the whole store and taking responsibility for the whole centre when the General Manager is absent. You'll work closely with department heads to ensure maximum sale opportunities all whilst furthering development of your teams in all areas of customer service, merchandising standards and product knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Customer-Centric Approach: Utilise your retail expertise to deliver exceptional customer service, creating a positive and memorable shopping experience.
  • Team Leadership: Motivate and lead a dedicated team to achieve sales targets and provide outstanding support to customers.
  • Inventory Management: Apply your retail acumen to optimise stock levels, ensuring a diverse and well-maintained product selection.
  • Visual Merchandising: Contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the garden centre, creating attractive displays that inspire and engage customers.
  • Operational Excellence: Assist in day-to-day operations, including cashiering, scheduling, and maintaining a clean and organised retail space.

  • Proven retail experience, preferably in a garden centre or retail.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop a team.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Employee discounts on plants and gardening supplies.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
  • Join a collaborative and passionate team.

How to Apply: If you have a passion for retail, a love for plants, and the ability to lead a team to success, we want to hear from you! Apply below or drop your CV across to


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Riverside Suite
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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