Division Manager - Live Goods Merchandising


National Garden Service
Seattle, WA
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $40,000 To $50,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

Includes 50 QFC (division of Kroger) locations

RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but not limited to):

  • Manage team of merchandisers that service QFC stores daily
  • Hire and supervise employees, deal with conflicts, and motivate employees
  • Train employees on product knowledge, store watering, maintaining a safe and clean display area, how to receive and stage a variety of outdoor plants in areas designated by store and Plan-O-Gram (POG), ensuring proper signage is in place, and removing and recording unsaleable plant material
  • Communicate daily with employees on projects and tasks completed
  • Continuously analyze the needs of the stores and adjust team as needed
  • Review photos and summary of tasks performed from merchandisers
  • Assist in store coverage when a regular merchandiser is unavailable
  • Build strong, positive relationships with Floral Manager, Store Managers, and Kroger associates
  • Document/capture information of all QFC stores in Division

Benefits: Available after 90 days of employment

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 1 week paid vacation for first year
  • Will be issued company credit card for all work related expenses (airfare, lodging, gas, meals, etc.)

ABOUT NATIONAL GARDEN SERVICE:

National Garden Service is the exclusive outdoor floral merchandising provider for Kroger stores (and subsidiaries) nationwide. We offer both full-time and part-time positions depending on location(s).

Must adhere to all local COVID protocols


Job Requirements
Must be at least 18 years old
Must have a smart phone
Must be able to lift 15-30 lbs. repetitively on occasions
Must have dependable transportation
Must be able to work outside
Understand and follow a Plan-O-Gram
Available to work weekends and holidays when required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Should be outgoing and able to interact with store personnel, merchandisers, and customers
Merchandising and team management experience required
Experience hiring/supervising/managing remote employees
Some overnight travel necessary when visiting geographically remote stores
Live goods/horticulture experience preferred