BIG TOOL BOX AND HIGHLANDS GARDEN CENTER IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A GARDEN CENTER MANAGER AT OUR FLAGSHIP STORE IN CENTENNIAL COLORADO. WE'RE SEEKING A CAREER MINDED INDIVIDUAL, WITH A LOVE OF PEOPLE AND PLANTS TO OVERSEE GARDEN CENTER OPERATIONS AT OUR BUSTLING, FAST-PACED STORE. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN GARDEN CENTER MANAGEMENT AND POSSESS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS. THIS PERSON MUST ALSO HAVE LEADERSHIP, TRAINING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE. MOREOVER, THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE A STRONG KNOWLEDGE OF PLANTS AND GARDEN RELATED MERCHANDISE. SALARY RANGE: $53,000 AND UP BASED ON CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSITION, PLEASE CONTACT PATRICK MERZ AT PATRICK@BIGTOOLBOX.COM. NO PHONE INQUIRIES, PLEASE. Overview: The Garden Center Location Manager oversees daily operations of the garden center. The primary focus of this position is ensuring a positive shopping experience for customers. This person is required to take an active role in all garden center functions, especially employee training, product knowledge and merchandise care. More importantly, the Garden Center Location Manager must enjoy working with people and plants and display an aptitude for problem solving and conflict resolution.
Minimum education requirements: • High School Diploma or GED Minimum experience requirements: • At least 5 years of experience in a retail garden center, specifically overseeing a staff. • Strong knowledge of plant material, including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, etc. • At least 5 years of experience working with the public, where customer service was the focus.
Position requirements: • Skill in establishing priorities and managing both workload and time wisely. • Ability to motivate, train and discipline staff when required. • Ability to adapt to many different situations and seasonal changes in sales and merchandise. • Ability to multitask and follow through on work assignments, especially those that are detailed. • Possess strong communication skills with associates and customers. Essential Job Functions: • Hire, train, motivate, schedule, review and, when necessary, terminate employees. • Examine merchandise to ensure that it is correctly priced and displayed and that it functions as advertised. • Direct and supervise employees engaged in sales, inventory, cash reconciliation and performing services for customers. • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures through regular store management and staff meetings. • Ensure proper maintenance of all plant material through proper watering, trimming, deadheading and pest management. • Manage inventory and transfer of product between stores. Competencies: • Self-control: Must be able to maintain composure, even in difficult situations. • Dependability: Job requires being responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations. • Stress tolerance: Must be able to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively in high stress situations. • Integrity: Job requires being honest and ethical. • Cooperation: Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and maintaining a good-natured, positive attitude. Physical Activities: • Ability to work on feet (for long periods of time) and in a hot and humid environment. • Able to frequently push or pull moderately heavy objects (approximately 50lbs – 100lbs). Work Environment • Hot, dry, wet and cold. • Potential exposure to slippery surfaces and allergy irritants.