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District Manager - Gaithersburg, MD and Surrounding Areas ( Home Depot Garden Centers )
District 63 - Retail
A District Manager (DM) at Bell Nursery is responsible for overseeing the sales and operations of multiple garden centers. They are responsible for but not limited to the control of all expenses, personnel, visual merchandising and business partner relationships. As a leader in the organization the District Manager needs to be the catalyst for change and a conduit for information and opportunity in order to achieve the desired results. The District Manager reports to the Regional Market Manager.
Or To Apply please visit our website at: www.bellnursery.com/careers
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Assist in the recruitment and hiring of the most qualified staff to meet the district's needs.
Train and coach the staff in execution of daily tasks.
Participate in administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives.
Oversee all visual merchandising within the district including but not limited to pricing, POG compliance, product quality, inventory levels and featuring of ad items.
Recognize opportunities to maximize sales and coordinate sales promotion activities.
Develop effective measures at store level to execute signage standards to the highest degree.
Skills and Competencies:
Ability to develop and train work force, utilize skills of workforce most appropriately.
Ability to build strong relationships with The Home Depot business partners in the district.
Ability to work with The Home Depot business partners to drive sales, overcome obstacles and sustain our retail presence.
Ability to oversee the management of store operations and merchandise effectively.
Ability to provide outstanding customer service to The Home Depot.
Ability to maintain a fair, consistent set of standards as they apply to work force through regular feedback and employee reviews.
Ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to perform all administrative tasks in a timely manner and demonstrate the required organizational skills.
Ability to communicate at a high level to ensure proper transfer of directives and deliverables to all personnel.
Ability to lead and motivate staff as well as hold them accountable for their performance and results.
Needs to be a self starter.
Ability to analyze data in order to find common threads that may potentially lead to needed changes in process, procedure, scheduling and visual merchandising.
3+ years of Retail management experience preferred.
5+ years of management experience preferred.
Ability to manage multiple sites and the employee’s on those various sites.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, organization and ability to follow-through with assigned tasks and goals.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Availability to travel within district 90% of the time and outside of the district 5% of the time.
Needs to be proficient in MS Office and have intermediate computer skills.
Basic knowledge of horticulture and gardening preferred but not required.
Ability to move or lift up to 40 lbs.
High School Diploma.
College Degree preferred.
Oversee preparation and execution of merchandise placement and displays consistently across all managed stores; ensures planogram compliance; ensures excellent inventory product maintenance related to the proper quantity and quality of product in the garden centers; responsible for third party merchandising execution.
Ensure that proper channels of communication exist between the Garden Centers and Bell Nursery USA.
Oversee compliance of Area Managers, Store Supervisors and merchandising staff with established Company policies and standards, such as safekeeping of Company property, personnel practices, security, sales and record-keeping procedures, and overall maintenance of the Garden Center by performing required audits.
Help solve problems that affect the Garden Center’s service, efficiency, and productivity.
Plan and oversee monthly inventories, and cycle accounts, as requested, ensure accuracy and completeness of aforementioned counts and inventories
Ensure compliance with all company safety programs and provide an atmosphere where safe work practices are encouraged.
In conjunction with Merchandising Manger, ensures stores have proper product mix and appropriate inventory levels to achieve sales goals.
Frequent communication with RMM; updated of district activity, changes, issues, etc.
Create/maintain productive communication with THD DM.
Participate in THD district meetings and work on peer to peer level with THD District Managers to maximize sales.
Ensure discards are entered on a regular basis, negative on hands and on hand counts are done on a routine basis.
To Apply please visit our website at: www.bellnursery.com/careers
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