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Houseplant Specialist

Job status:  Full-time
Hours:  40 hours per week
Location:  Short Pump - 12111 W Broad St Richmond VA 23233

Strange’s has a position opening for a full-time Houseplant Specialist at the Short Pump location. The Houseplant Specialist is responsible for assisting customers and maintaining product within the Houseplant Department. The essential candidate has extensive houseplant knowledge, exceptional customer service and communication skills. Pay rate to be discussed during the interview process.

  • Assists customers and presents them with product information
  • Monitors and maintains safety concerns in the greenhouse
  • Receives houseplant product and maintains correctness of product tags
  • Investigates and determines what/how/why material came in incorrectly or damaged
  • Assists the Houseplant Supervisor in purchasing  houseplants and special orders per customer requests
  • Waters, fertilizes, spaces, prunes and maintains inventory of houseplant department

Interested in this position? Apply Online or stop by our Short Pump location to fill out an application in person.

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Retail Greenhouse Manager

Job status:  Full-time
Hours:  40 hours per week
Location:  Short Pump, VA 23233

Strange’s has a position opening for a full time Retail Greenhouse Manager at the Short Pump Garden Center.

The essential candidate has proven ability to lead and manage teams. Candidates must have experience in the green industry, or equivalent education with management experience. Buying experience preferred.  Pay rate to be discussed during the interview process. Candidates must have the ability to create sales projections, buying schedules, inventory controls, timelines, and holiday planning.

The Greenhouse Manager is responsible for the development and performance of all greenhouse operations.

Job Responsibilities

•    Build and maintain seasonal department plans
•    Develop and implement greenhouse special events, displays, seminars and signage
•    Organize employee training within the greenhouse department (i.e. products knowledge,customer service, and safety)
•    Maintain cleanliness/safety of  water systems, temperature controls and equipment within the greenhouse
•    Develop a weekly schedule for greenhouse team
•    Oversee daily openings and closings for the greenhouse department
•    Plan, implement and produce seasonal crop schedules with the assistance of the greenhouse growers
•    Track sales trends on an ongoing basis and predict sales potential based on the use of all available data
•    Predict and secure seasonal product purchases through online budget programs
•    Frequently process and update sales/COG reports
•    Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding staff performance
•    Supervise the watering, growing, maintenance ,and organization of all greenhouse inventory via greenhouse growers
•    Establish short/long term annual goals for the greenhouse department
•    Communicate with the greenhouse buyer and receiver regarding quality control of incoming plant material and future product orders

*The candidate for this position will need to obtain a VA Pesticide Applicator’s License

Apply Online or stop by our Short Pump location to fill out an application in person.

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Retail Nursery Manager

Job status:  Full-time
Hours:  40 hours per week
Location:  Short Pump, VA 23233

Strange’s has a position opening for a full time Retail Nursery Manager at the Short Pump Garden Center. The Retail Nursery Manager is responsible for the development and performance of all nursery operations.

The essential candidate has the ability to manage tasks in order to meet deadlines and quality standards, to make valid decisions under a moderate amount of pressure, and possesses plant knowledge in trees, shrubs, and perennial plants.

Job Responsibilities:

Build and maintain seasonal department plans using the company planning model
• Develop and implement Nursery special events, displays, seminars and signage
• Organize employee training within the Nursery department (i.e. products knowledge,customer service, and safety)
• Maintain cleanliness/safety of buildings, water systems and equipment within the Nursery department
• Develop a weekly schedule for department staff while maintaining department labor budget
• Oversee daily store openings and closings for the Nursery Department
• Track sales trends on an ongoing basis and predicts sales potential based on the use of all available data
• Predict and secure seasonal product purchases through online budget programs
• Frequently process and update sales/COG reports
• Provide timely feedback to senior management regarding staff performance
• Complete all appropriate employee relations paperwork on time
• Supervise the watering, maintenance ,and organization of all nursery stock via the Nursery Lot Foreman
• Establish short and long term annual goals for the nursery department
• Maintain quality control of incoming plant material
• Maintain/Repair irrigation systems and climate control

Apply Online or stop by our Short Pump location to fill out an application in person.

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Perennial Plant Buyer

Job status:  Full-time
Hours:  40 hours per week
Location:  Short Pump, VA 23233

Strange’s has a position opening for a full time Perennial Plant Buyer at the Short Pump Garden Center.  The Perennial Plant Buyer is responsible for planning, purchasing, receiving, and distributing all perennial plants and their associated products based on customer demand, market trends and financial budgets.

The essential candidate has exceptional analytical skills and ability to manage tasks in order to meet deadlines and quality standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Frequently reviews sales reports
  • Communicates frequently with vendors, brokers and growers
  • Processes purchase orders and maintains correctness of product tags
  • Takes inventory in order to maintain availability of Nursery goods
  • Investigates and determines what/how/why material came in incorrectly or damaged
  • Resolves errors on purchase orders as required
  • Promptly submits reports and requests to management
  • Processes special customer requests/orders

Interested in this position?

Apply Online or stop by our Short Pump location to fill out an application in person.

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