Assistant Retail Plant Nursery Manager in Howey in the Hills, FL 34737

Contours Landscape Solution

Contours Landscape Solution is seeking an experienced individual to assist with starting up our new retail plant nursery location. We are looking for a candidate who provides exemplary leadership on the sales floor with emphasis on customer service, plant and material product sales and over-all retail store operations. Assistant Manager will perform whatever task is necessary to ensure the store’s success and will report directly to ownership.
We offer competitive pay and opportunities for career advancement within our organization. If you are passionate about plants and enjoy working outdoors, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience.
Requirements:

Must have a strong knowledge of different plant material, irrigation and landscape products and practices.
High School or secondary diploma or equivalent required.
Degree in Horticulture / Business Management discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
Must have P&L experience.
4 or more years of managerial experience including leadership, issue resolution, motivation and team building preferred.
4+ years of experience managing a plant nursery operations or retail sales store preferred.
Excellent communication, customer service and leadership skills.
Understand sales and operations planning process, statistical demand forecasting and integration of demand plans and supply plans.
Understanding of accounting fundamentals, such as debits, credits, accounts receivable/payable and budgets.
Understanding of managing product inventory.
Assist with ordering plant and nursery merchandise under direction of management. Maintain appropriate inventory control and building stock in anticipation of peak seasons and reducing it during slow seasons (esp., winter).
Responsible for merchandising and overseeing housekeeping of the nursery, plant areas and property maintenance.
Overseeing proper plant care to maintain the customer perception of high quality, professional product while minimizing waste.
Keeps up-to-date on the latest nursery merchandise.
Prepares appropriately for the start of each season, for the peak of each season, for different holidays such as: Mother’s Day (e.g., hanging baskets), and for Christmas (e.g., poinsettias).
Follows the general guidelines discussed in the “Spring Plants” booklet and the “Fall Plants” booklet.
Always projects a professional, positive, enthusiastic attitude.
Availability to works on Saturdays or Sundays.
Works extra hours as needed during the peak Spring season including Sundays.
Responsible to see that nursery is appropriately staffed with trained people. Staffing should be at peak during peak seasons, (i.e. spring and fall) and especially on those weekends. Conversely, staffing should be minimized during the off season. Hiring seasonal help is one strategy that should be employed.
Coordinates scheduling of nursery personnel with the Store Manager or ownership.
Sees that customers are well served and that all staff is productive and completing the proper tasks efficiently on a daily basis.
Conducts training and regular meetings for nursery associates.
Cross-trains other store personnel on plants and nursery items.
Freely consults and shares ideas with others.
Spends 90% of the day outside, exposed to various weather conditions. Must always dress appropriately for the weather and the work tasks.
Works the store floor in the off season as needed.
Oversees or assists in Christmas set up/maintenance as determined by the Management.
Attends Nursery Trade Shows and/or meetings.
The list above defines basic responsibilities. Depending upon a store’s individual circumstances, this list may be expanded or altered.
Creative thinking outside of the box
Experience with POS.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Merchandising

Assist with ordering plant and nursery merchandise under direction of management. Maintain appropriate inventory control and building stock in anticipation of peak seasons and reducing it during slow seasons (esp., winter).
Responsible for merchandising and overseeing housekeeping of the nursery, plant areas and property maintenance.
Ensure proper care and maintenance of plant material to maintain the customer perception of high quality, professional product while minimizing waste.
Keeps up-to-date on the latest nursery merchandise.
Prepares appropriately for the start of each season, for the peak of each season, for different holidays such as: Mother’s Day (e.g., hanging baskets), and for Christmas (e.g., poinsettias).
Follows the general guidelines discussed in the “Spring Plants” booklet and the “Fall Plants” booklet.

Leadership

Always projects a professional, positive, enthusiastic attitude.
Availability to works on Saturdays or Sundays.
Works extra hours as needed during the peak Spring season including Sundays.

Staffing
Responsible to see that nursery is appropriately staffed with trained people. Staffing should be at peak during peak seasons, (i.e. spring and fall) and especially on those weekends. Conversely, staffing should be minimized during the off season. Hiring seasonal help is one strategy that should be employed.

Coordinates scheduling of nursery personnel with the Store Manager or ownership.
Sees that customers are well served and that all staff is productive and completing the proper tasks efficiently on a daily basis.

Training

Conducts training and regular meetings for nursery associates.
Cross-trains other store personnel on plants and nursery items.
Freely consults and shares ideas with others.

Other Abilities

Spends 90% of the day outside, exposed to various weather conditions. Must always dress appropriately for the weather and the work tasks.
Ability to perform heavy lifting and physical labor as required
Works the store floor in the off season as needed.
Oversees or assists in Christmas set up/maintenance as determined by the Management
The list above defines basic responsibilities. Depending upon a store’s individual circumstances, this list may be expanded or altered.
Creative thinking outside of the box
Experience with POS, Windows and Account Software.
Proficiency in using hand tools commonly used in nursery operations
Basic math skills for inventory management and sales transactions
Mechanical knowledge for troubleshooting and maintenance of nursery equipment

Note: Experience in horticulture or a related field is preferred but not required. Training will be provided for candidates who demonstrate a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: From $50,000.00 per year
Benefits:

Dental insurance
Employee discount
Health insurance
Paid sick time
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Schedule:

10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Every weekend
Monday to Friday
Overtime
Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

Howey In The Hills, FL 34737: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person