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Assistant Nursery Manager
Summary
Title:Assistant Nursery Manager
ID:1098
Location:Tewksbury, MA
Department:Operations
Description
Assistant Nursery Manager-Tewksbury

Must have 3-5 years of recent continuous Nursery experience, and must have a professional background in Horticulture with specific experience with Trees and Shrubs. Must have some retail management experience and a degree or certificate in horticulture, agriculture, or landscape design is a plus.

Compensation: $16-17 per hour depending on experience.

SUMMARY
Mahoney’s is a family-owned and operated independent garden center with 7 retail locations in the Greater Boston Area and Cape Cod.  For over 60 years, we have taken pride in offering the highest selection of quality plants, yard products, and gardening accessories – with outstanding customer service to match!

We employ customer-driven people that are dedicated to creating a refreshing and helpful shopping experience.  For our employees, we offer a fun, fast-paced, and challenging workplace with the opportunity for growth.  We are committed to maintaining a work environment that encourages trust, hard work, efficiency, self-motivation, initiative, continuous improvement, and teamwork.  We provide an opportunity for personal and professional growth and a great employee discount, as well!

OBJECTIVE
The Assistant Nursery Department Manager will support the Department Manager in all operational duties related to the success of the department.  Main functions will include the maintenance of product and display quality as well as staff adherence to company policies and procedures.  Specialized product knowledge is needed to ensure customers receive the highest level of customer service in regards to their questions and inquires. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Offer high levels of customer service by routinely engaging customers in response to their questions and inquires.

Offer specialized product knowledge to both customers and associates in order to expand the transfer of knowledge within the department.
 
Maintain the quality health of live products to company standards and communicate inventory needs to Department Manager on a routine basis.

Maintain working knowledge of department related policies and procedures as they pertain to documentation and communicate to all department associates, correct store policies as they pertain to pricing, signage, and employee conduct 
Support the Department Manager in the execution and evaluation of department specific projects including display creations and floor moves as well as offering informed recommendations with regard to the purchasing of department products  

Assist in the support of inventory movement related to department specific products through the loading and unloading of daily trucks 
Provide regular training to new and existing employees on department related activities as assigned by store management
Assist the Department Manager will all other related tasks as assigned

COMPETENCIES
Customer Focus 
Communication 
Ability / Initiative to Learn
Maintain productive team relationships 
Time Management 
Well-Organized 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Demonstrated progressive responsibility in retail store operations with work or personal experience in the horticultural or gardening fields preferred.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite preferred.  Demonstrated customer service skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in an active retail store environment.  This job may be either indoors or outdoors or both.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
This position requires frequent standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and / or crawling.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  

POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Flexible hours.  Days and hours of work vary by schedule and season.  Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
EEO STATEMENT
Mahoney’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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