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Hardgoods Department Manager

Company: Homestead Gardens
Location: Ellicott City
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Homestead Gardens boasts the East Coast's largest selection of high-quality annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. We offer landscaping design and build service, outdoor lighting, garden accessories, casual furniture, gifts & decor, as well as beingthe number one family-owned retailer in Anne Arundel County.If you're looking for a job with a company that has deep roots (Yep! We went there!) in the local community, the time to apply is now. Come work for a great team! We have fun, and we make a difference for our customers plant by plant, smile by smile!Requirements:Homestead Gardens has an immediate opportunity for an experienced retail manager responsible for managing the Garden Supply, Farm & Pet and Deco/Patio departments. The ideal candidate will maximize sales and maintain product all while working in a team environment alongside other departments. This position is responsible for:Ensuring excellent customer interactions and satisfaction, responding quickly to their needs in a friendly and personal manner.Managing and supervising daily operations of the departments and its staff.Preparation of work schedules.Participates in the company's On-the-Job Training program and mentoring and training staff.Implement company policies and procedures, maintain all safety policies, interpret company rules and regulations.Administer department payroll budget, working closely with the General Manager and CFO.Work closely with the Category Manager (Buyer) to develop and monitor department's sales and product margin management through mark downs and adjustments.Oversee the receiving of product and goods and directs the placement of the product working closely with the Category Manager/Buyer.Responsible for opening and closing the Retail Store as scheduled. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Must possess excellent customer service and sales skills.Must possess knowledge in the product areas of garden supply, farm and pet, and patio/deco.Ability to effectively manage staff, including mentoring and guiding.Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends during busy periods and to travel to industry-related events.Ability to work in a team environment as a leader and a member of the team.Good management and computer/technology skills.Ability to lift 30-50lbs consistently, stand for long periods of time, reach, bend, and stoop.Stay abreast of current trends in the industry by reading industry-related publications, visiting garden centers, and attending trade shows. Apply acquired knowledge to enhance the products sold in the department.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree and/or minimum of three-five years equivalent work experience in a garden center environment preferred.#INDHG

Keywords: Homestead Gardens, Ellicott City , Hardgoods Department Manager, Executive , Ellicott City, Maryland

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