Assistant Manager

03 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Paul Jones
Management, Retail
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to our continued growth an exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and driven Assistant Manager to join one of the largest Garden Centres throughout the UK. Based in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, the successful Assistant Manager will earn a competitive salary, plus a range of excellent benefits.

Working together with the Store Manager, the Assistant Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Garden Centre. You’ll be responsible for overseeing the performance of the Supervisors and Sales Assistants in terms of KPI’s and sales targets, along with maximising customer service techniques and general overall performance.

This Assistant Manager role will encompass all aspects of leadership, recruiting, staffing, advanced training and personal development. Reporting to the Store Manager, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Ensuring the Garden Centre is opened and closed securely on an on time basis.
  • Ensure morning staff ‘huddle’ meetings are carried out setting daily targets and expectations for the day/week ahead.
  • Exceeding store Targets through Effective KPI Management  
  • Liaise with the store manager on a regular basis in order to improve any procedures and to prevent losses within the business.
  • Stock management, ordering, incoming deliveries
  • Ensure that all staff work to their full potential and to identify staff that may require additional training, to increase their overall performance.
  • Dealing with Customer queries, providing advice and guidance
  • Being responsible for processing cash and card payments, reporting any discrepancies
  • Monitor the procedures currently in place and suggest changes to be made to improve the smooth running of the store
The successful Assistant Manager will have demonstrable experience within a similar role and will be able to make informed decisions. In addition, you will possess the following skills and experience:  
  • Knowledge and experience within a Garden Centre environment
  • Friendly, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Natural leader, driven and motivated by targets
  • A proven track record of success in sales
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to lead by example, maintaining impeccable standards
  • Commercially aware and customer focused
  • Well-presented and smart in appearance
To apply for this exciting and unique opportunity as Assistant Manager in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, please submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this fantastic opportunity.