Garden Center Store Manager

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

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $60,000 To $70,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Use your experience, creativity, and passion for plants as a key leader in a fantastic company.


As a Store Manager at our Lake Oswego Garden Center, you will be responsible for setting the overall tone and maximizing opportunities at this retail location. You’ll manage the store performance, including achieving budgeted financial results, executing all operational functions, maintaining merchandising standards, mindfully managing inventory, and optimizing the customer experience, all while maintaining and developing the staff.


Success in this position requires strong knowledge of plants and horticultural care, management experience, and experience working in a plant-related setting like a garden center, nursery/grower, or landscaping company.


Benefits & 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


Required Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of plants and horticultural care
  • 3 to 5 years of retail management experience
  • 2 to 3 years of experience working at a garden center, grower, and/or landscaping company.
  • Work outside in all weather conditions
  • Carry and lift up to 50 pounds multiple times per day
  • Push and pull up to 200 pounds (with castors)
  • Walking, talking, grasping, hearing, handling, and feeling are done continuously
  • Standing, sitting, stooping, reaching, and bending are done frequently
  • Crawling, climbing, and kneeling are done rarely


You’ll spend your time focusing on these priorities:

  • Customer Experience: Focusing on the appearance of the store, from maintaining a clean and safe facility to merchandising and ensuring customer service standards are met. You must be capable of stepping into any role for training purposes and assistance during peak times.
  • Inventory Management: Overseeing the receiving, selection, quality, and care of merchandise.
  • Staff Development: Performing human resource management functions including hiring, discipline, promotions, terminations, career development, and compensation, as well as ensuring efficient training and task management, and providing a safe and positive working environment.
  • Financial Performance: Monitoring and understanding of numbers for budget, revenue, margins, expenses, and net profit of the store.
  • Strategic Planning with Retail Director: Being engaged and involved by bringing your ideas and thoughts for improvements; researching, planning and executing approved plans.


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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