Singletons Nurseries has a strong retail plants base, built over the years by its nursery and this is supported by its Potting Shed restaurant, a large gardening and patio/landscape service.
The Horticulture and Gardening Manager will be responsible for the nursery and retail gardening parts of the business, whilst also supporting the management team for the combined retail team across the whole centre, including as a duty manager.
They will also be responsible for their departmental turnover and margins, control of the department’s overhead budget lines and managing purchases.
It will be important for the garden centre team to work together to maximise sales and control costs to enable it to establish itself efficiently, with the Horticulture and Gardening Manager being a core driver of this. Strong leadership, communication, teamwork and sharing responsibility will be essential to make this work for the garden centre.
Management will be required to work a minimum of alternate weekends.
A minimum of 2 years management experience is required and a growing nursery background that involves product planning is also essential.
Garden design services are also offered by the garden centre and this role will play an influential part of the design service.