Garden Center Assistant Manager

Dennis' 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers
1090 McVey Ave
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $42,000 To $50,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

If you’re ready to take the next step in your horticultural career – this position is for you! We are seeking an experienced garden center employee to work closely with our store manager to develop, lead, manage, and grow our amazing team.

As the Assistant Store Manager at our Lake Oswego Garden Center, you will have the opportunity to use your experience to lead in all aspects of the store and step into the manager role when they are off. You’ll work in step with the Store Manager to stay laser focused on customer experience while helping to develop our excellent staff. Your daily work will involve you in a wide range of activities, from overseeing inventory management and merchandising, to monitoring the financial performance of the store and assisting in the strategic planning for your location with the rest of the management team.

To thrive in this position, you’ll need a passion for plants and customer service. Your strong knowledge of plants and horticultural care, along with your enthusiastic demeanor and eye for design, will make you the right fit for this key role. This is the ideal position for someone who has prior experience working in a garden center and wants to grow into a management role.


Benefits and Perks:

  • Comprehensive and affordable health insurance: medical, dental, vision, mental health, and alternative medicine
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid sick leave and holidays
  • 401k with generous company match
  • Competitive wages with weekly paychecks
  • Annual bonus pending store performance and personal performance
  • 40% employee discount on all plants and retail merchandise
  • Uniforms provided at no cost
  • Partner discounts and employee store passes at companies like Danner, Carhartt, Adidas, and Columbia.
  • Annual company BBQ and team-building events
  • Internal educational resources for training and support
  • Tuition reimbursement for ongoing education
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the company


Work Schedule and Environment

  • On-site position at our Lake Oswego location
  • 40+ hours per week, more hours will be required during peak season
  • Must be available to work on Saturday and Sunday as this is our busiest time!


Job Requirements
Requirements and Qualifications:

One year of horticultural experience is required

One year of experience at a retail garden center preferred

Strong knowledge of outdoor and indoor plants required

Strong knowledge of horticultural care practices preferred

Able to quickly learn and use software for retail transactions, ordering, and budgeting

High school diploma or equivalent required

Work outside in all weather conditions

Able to lift and carry 50 pounds

Able to push and pull up to 200 pounds with castors

What You'll Do:

Help maintain a clean and safe facility

Work with all Department Leads to create displays

Ensure customer service standards are met

Lead the team to ensure the customer experience standards are met

Step into any role for training and to assist during peak times

Inventory management including overseeing receiving, selection, quality, and care of merchandise

Act as lead buyer for one major category

Develop staff by assisting with hiring, discipline, promotions, terminations, career development, compensation, training, and task management
Facilitate a safe and positive working environment

Monitor the financial performance of the store by knowing and understanding the budget, revenue, margins, expenses and net profit, and be able to explain variances in the numbers or performance

Engage in strategic planning with the Store Manager and Division Manager and bring your ideas and thoughts for change

Research, plan and execute on approved plans for store growth

About Dennis’ 7 Dees:

Dennis’ 7 Dees is a family-owned and operated business with deep roots in the Portland area. Along with our retail gardening stores, we provide residential and commercial landscaping services throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

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