Assistant Manager

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"Go beyond the desk to challenge yourself physically and intellectually, managing a fast-paced retail garden center."

Job Description

  • Opens and Closes the Retail Floor.
  • Trains store staff by reviewing and revising orientation to products and sales training materials; delivering training sessions; reviewing staff job results and learning needs with retail store manager; developing and implementing new product training.
  • Evaluates competition by visiting competing stores; gathering information such as style, quality, and prices of competitive merchandise.
  • Purchases inventory by researching emerging products; anticipating buyer interest; negotiating volume price breaks; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Attracts customers by originating display ideas; following display suggestions or schedules; constructing or assembling prefabricated display properties; producing merchandise displays in windows and showcases, and on sales floor.
  • Promotes sales by demonstrating merchandise and products to customers.
  • Helps customers by providing information; answering questions; obtaining merchandise requested; completing payment transactions; preparing merchandise for delivery.
  • Prepares sales and customer relations reports by analyzing and categorizing sales information; identifying and investigating customer complaints and service suggestions.
  • Maintains a safe and clean store environment.
  • Maintains inventory by checking merchandise to determine inventory levels; anticipating customer demand.
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Hours range from 30 hours per week to 70 hours per week depending on season.



  • Experience in various departments in the Garden Center industry
  • High School Education
  • Management Proficiency
  • Customer Service
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analyzing Information
  • Basic Safety
  • Promotions
  • Understanding the Customer
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Need to perform mechanical work with instruction


Pay & Benefits

  • Salary: $34,370 - $44,190
  • Vacation:   Up to 2 weeks.  
  • Holiday Pay: Thanksgiving and the day after. Christmas and New Year's (2 weeks off starting Christmas).    
  • Provided a company iPhone to be used for work and personal use.
  • Simple IRA:   Match of employees elective deferrals on a dollar-for-dollar basis: Up to 3% of the employee’s compensation.                  
  • Profit Sharing:   When applicable
  • Store Discount:   Up to 50% off of products  

All pay and benefits will be reviewed at the time of the employee evaluation and be based primarily on the performance of the employee.

Expected Work Hours

  • April through June hours will be approx. 70 hours per week. Vacation time not available during peak season April-June.
  • July through March hours per week will be approx. 30 -40 hours per week.