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Garden Department Manager

Vashon, WA 98070

Posted: 10/30/2023 Employment Type: Contract To Perm Industry: Management/Executive Job Number: CN7470101023 Pay Rate: $25-36 / hour

Job Description

West Sound Workforce is assisting an award-winning home and garden center nestled on Vashon Island in seeking a Garden Center Manager with a passion for horticulture to join their team. As a vibrant cornerstone of the Vashon Island economy, this well established and growing company puts employees first by leading with integrity, prioritizing safety, offering competitive wages, and excellent benefits.

In addition to providing excellent customer service, the Garden Center Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day departmental operations including ordering, organization, and maintenance. The ideal candidate will have lawn and garden experience and knowledge of shrubs, trees, flowering plants as well as an understanding of retail operations and cost controls.

What you will do as Garden Center Manager:
  • Organize and purchase all materials and plants for the garden center and landscape departments
  • Growing plants, trees, and shrubs to use as stock
  • Monitoring watering times, soil conditions, and plant positions
  • Guide and supervise garden center personnel
What we are looking for:
  • High School diploma or GED; Post secondary education preferred
  • 4 years of retail experience, with at least 1 year experience in lawn and garden/nursery departments
  • Detailed knowledge of plant production, soil, fertilizers, and growing techniques
  • Ability to create work rosters and delegate duties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for customer service
Benefits offered upon permanent hire:
  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Employee discount
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer paid Orca Ferry Pass – for those living off island

Additional Information

Benefits include sick leave accrued at 1 hour per 40 hours worked; paid Family & Medical leave (per Washington State); 401K after eligibility; holiday pay and vacation bonus after eligibility; and opt-in for health insurance, personal Aflac and life insurance plans available. Want to learn more about our benefits for temporary employees, including a 401K plan and vacation bonus? Visit our benefits page!

We value what you bring to the workplace. As such, West Sound Workforce is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, our employees’ physical safety is of utmost importance, too, in this age of COVID-19. Holding a close eye to the Center for Disease Control and OSHA’s websites, we are continually following the recommendations to maintain a safe work environment with respect to this virus and all other safety situations. As an essential employer, partnering with clients, we follow COVID-19 protocols at our worksites and ensure that all employees are aware, have proper PPE and mind those directions for the safety of all.

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