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Garden Center Manager

Company: Bartlett's Ocean View Farm
Location: Nantucket
Posted on: June 2, 2018

Job Description:

Position: Garden Center Manager

Department: Garden Center

The Garden Center Manager is--responsible for managing sales and merchandising of all garden products, and--managing retail garden center operations in coordination with Greenhouse--Management and in conformance with established Farm policies, strategies, and--procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs any functions necessary,--within scope of authority and expertise, to provide the highest level of--customer service and responsiveness to the needs of individuals, families,--businesses, and organizations served by the Farm, including, but not limited--to, the following:


  • Manages and directs Garden Center operations including--merchandising and sales of all Farm plant and garden related products. Works to maximize sales through product--display, product quality and mix, and by providing the highest level of--customer service.


    • Responsible for creating and adhering to Garden Center--department budget including sales goals, expenses and labor costs.


      • Manages retail garden center staff. Responsible for working within labor budget--to determine staffing levels, interviewing, selecting, scheduling and training--staff in conjunction with Human Resources. Conducts performance appraisals and determines retail employee hiring,--termination, and wage changes in coordination with Human Resources.


        • Collaborates with greenhouse management to manage--inventory of Farm-grown products, specifically including communicating when--reorders are necessary, the timing of their pending delivery, and any product--or customer related problems.


          • Works with greenhouse management researching and--selecting plant and garden products for sales considering item quality,--shelf-life, and profitability. Attends--trade shows and reviews publications to ensure product mix is up to date with--current customer interest and demand.


            • Selects and orders resale products from purveyors and--negotiates prices and favorable terms. Coordinates delivery schedules with--purveyors and retail staff. Receives--wholesale plant products and trains staff on same, performs all related--inventory management, and approves invoices on a timely basis.


              • Oversees pricing, packaging, displaying, stocking and--signage for garden center products. Maintains all plant and garden center products in retail inventory and--trains staff in the same. Creates and--directs creation of display gardens.


                • Directs the custom planting division, which creates--custom window boxes and container gardens.
                • Participates on Marketing Committee and works with--marketing staff and makes recommendations for marketing and advertising plans.

                  Other Responsibilities:

                  Attends staff meetings as--requested.

                  The above is a description of the--ordinary duties of the position. It--should be expected that from time to time, other duties both related and--unrelated to the above may be assigned, and therefore, required.

                  Position Requirements:

                  • Bachelor's Degree in horticulture or equivalent--experience.


                    • Two to three years progressive experience working in a--Garden Center environment and/or nursery preferred.


                      • Must be detail-oriented and demonstrate excellent--organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.


                        • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with point of sale systems--preferred.


                          • Able to use various types of office equipment, drive--trucks and operate equipment such as forklift and pallet jack

                            Supervisory Scope:

                            1-10 direct

                            Reports to: CEO

                            Job Status: Full Time, Exempt. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision and Disability insurance, flexible spending account, competitive salary and 401K plan.--

                            Keywords: Bartlett's Ocean View Farm, Nantucket, Garden Center Manager, Executive, Nantucket, Massachusetts

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