Gardening sundries department head - Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Posted: 8 Sep 2018
Location: Bicester
Company: Blue Diamond Limited

Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

40 Hours per week, Full Time/Permanent Position

We are actively looking to recruit an experienced and energetic Gardening Sundries Department Head at our newly acquired Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.

As a Department Head, you will be responsible for running the department and managing a team, and experience of this within a retail environment is essential. You can make a real difference from day one as you will be involved in driving sales, creating stunning and inspirational visual displays, managing stock levels, and motivating and developing your team.

You will gain a real sense of ownership over your department as you drive sales and profitability by maximising space productivity, replenishment, stock ordering and merchandising. The customer is the focus of everything we do, so you will ensure that they always receive an exceptional level of service.

You will have experience of working with gardening sundries products and possess a good level of product knowledge so that you are able to advise and assist our customers on a daily basis.

To be the ideal candidate you will have experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment at a management or supervisory level. You will be a great communicator with an ability to inspire your team. You will have a great eye for detail with a creative edge to ensure our high retail standards are consistently maintained in terms of product placement and presentation.

Bicester joined the Blue Diamond Group in August 2018 and we have ambitious plans for this centre with an expected turnover in excess of £10m within the next two years, and with planned investment to develop and improve the retail offering to our customers, so this is a unique opportunity to join this centre at the start of an exciting journey!

Blue Diamond Group is the 2nd largest Garden Centre Group, with 30 centres throughout the UK and in the Channel Islands and we are continuously growing. Our centres are widely regarded as some of the best in the country and we have won many retail and restaurant awards.

Our extensive refurbishment programme ensures that our centres and restaurants offer style and innovation in an aspirational environment which encourages loyalty and satisfaction from our customers. We invite you to look at our website and view pictures and videos of recent developments such as East Bridgford and Redfields.

If you like the sound of a fantastic fast growing company with a great heritage and want to make a positive contribution to a business which in return helps all employees to maximise their full potential, then we would like to hear from you!