We are hiring! Assistant Manager at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion


Jobs Powerscourt

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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..


  • 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.


  • 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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