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We are hiring! Assistant Manager at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion

ASSISTANT MANAGER – POWERSCOURT GARDEN PAVILION

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Salary: Will depend on experience

Status: Full-time position

Equal Opportunities Employer

The Role:

We are currently recruiting for a full time garden centre assistant manager. The position requires you to be sales driven, self-motivated, ambitious, and commercially creative. You must also have a keen eye, paying attention to detail and style.

The Person:

The ideal candidate must be a qualified horticulturalist with at least 5 years’ experience working in a busy garden centre environment. The candidate should be customer service focused, have an outgoing personality with a passion for both plants and people.

To apply, please e mail a cover letter and C.V. to brian.berry@powerscourt.net

Assist the Manager in the following duties

Finance

  • Attaining all financial targets, in particular sales, gross margin, shrinkage, stock turn, staff costs, other operating costs, customer numbers, average customer spend and operating profit.

People

  • Motivate, manage and lead the staff team.
  • Create and develop a staff structure.
  • Ensure budgeted employment costs for the centre are met.
  • Carry out staff recruitment.
  • Be responsible for the appointment and induction of staff.
  • Ensure that the holiday procedure is adopted and adhered to.
  • Ensure accurate recording of staff’s weekly hours.
  • Ensure pay, time off in lieu and other work changes are recorded accurately.
  • Assess the training needs of your team and provide hands-on effective training on an on-going basis with all staff.
  • Ensure the Centre is adequately staffed on a daily basis through the setting up of a comprehensive staff roster programme.
  • Ensure all the staff present themselves in a professional manner and with the correct uniform.
  • Ensure that weekly and daily work planning schedules are created and actioned.
  • Ensure staff are continually assessed on their performance of their daily duties and provide on going feedback.
  • Be responsible for efficient and effective communication within the business.
  • Ensure all staff are answering and using the telephone system to a high standard.
  • Ensure feedback is received from the staff.
  • Communicate with the Manager of the Garden Pavilion on a regular, formal basis.

Daily Site Operation

  • Ensure the centre is open and ready for sales at the start of each day.
  • Achieve a sharp, neat, professional shop floor image with the aim of pursuing high standards of cleanliness and house-keeping at all times.
  • Be responsible for the security of the site and to resolve any security problems immediately.
  • Be responsible for the Health and Safety management of the site.
  • Ensure at all times that stock on the shop floor is clean and presentable.
  • Ensure all live material in the retail area is maintained in top quality condition.
  • Take action on any stock that does not meet the above requirement.

Product

  • Provide input into the overall buying strategy.
  • Be involved in product selection if needed.
  • Be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day ordering.
  • Ensure that all bought promotions are carried out as intended.
  • Keep abreast of trends and styles.
  • Ensure that product prices are in line with budgeted gross margin figures.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that maximum margins are achieved at all times.
  • Ensure that product prices are changed when price increases come through from suppliers.
  • Ensure that all deliveries are booked in and checked off against delivery notes.
  • Ensure that all stock is entered onto the EPOS system.
  • Ensure that the EPOS system is used to understand sales, create promotion plans, monitor slow moving and low margin products lines.
  • Ensure that all invoices received are checked against delivery notes.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all credit note requests are carried out, resulting in credit received.

Merchandising, display and layout

  • Ensure that all stock is displayed in a neat and tidy fashion.
  • Ensure that all promotional display areas are fully stocked and signed at all times.
  • Keep abreast of style and trends and to implement these into display and merchandising.
  • Be responsible for the overall layout of the retail areas.
  • Ensure that customer flow route is maintained around the retail area.
  • Ensure that the layout does not pose a health and safety hazard to customers or staff..

Marketing

  • Provide input into marketing strategies.
  • Liaise with the Marketing Manager with regard to advertising and promotion programmes and PR.
  • Provide marketing collateral and social media/website content to the Marketing Manager.
  • Ensure that the website is kept up to date.
  • Ensure that social media channels are used regularly.
  • Organise promotional activities such as talks and kids workshops.
  • Ensure the team understand the needs and lifestyle of the target market.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure that a health and safety policy is adopted and adhered to.
  • Ensure that all health and safety checks are carried out and records maintained.

Maintenance

  • Ensure that regular maintenance of the building is undertaken.
  • Carry out regular checks of the building and fixtures and take action to maintain standards.

 

 

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Powerscourt Estate

COVID-19 Notification 4

Powerscourt Estate – Closure

(Effective 22.03.20)

In the interest of public safety and the absolute requirement for social distancing, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.

We have given the situation a great deal of thought and we understand that our visitors will be disappointed by this and we apologise for the inconvenience it may cause, particularly when being outside in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health.

At this time, we all have a social responsibility, including Powerscourt Estate, to minimise any harm to our friends, colleagues, and families.  We will be reviewing this situation on an ongoing basis.  Please keep an eye on the News Section of our website and social media for updates.

Thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate before not too long.  We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

Best wishes,

Powerscourt Management

Please be informed with a great deal of thought and in the interest of public safety, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.