Thursday, January 25, 2007

Help wanted

Seeking an entrepreneurial, experienced professional to manage start-up garden cooperative retail center in Buffalo, New York; must have knowledge of plants and gardening, retail, be flexible and willing to work with board of directors, be capable of managing seasonal employees and volunteers. The position is flexible, negotiable, may include benefits including health, 401k and vacation. Send resumes by Feb. 14, 2007 to Urban Roots; P.O. Box 1402, Buffalo New York 14213 or

Company: Urban Roots

Location: Buffalo, New York

Employee Status: Full Time/Year Round

Job Category: Garden Center General Manager

Compensation/Benefits: Salary, Merit Bonus and/or Profit Sharing Program (based on achievement of sales goals), Paid Vacation, Simple IRA, Medical Benefits

Job Description: The Garden Center General Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and oversight of a fledgling garden retail center operated in accordance with cooperative principles.

Principal duties will include management actions in the areas of retail activities to include: store operations, inventory management, buying, quality control, customer care, staff administration, information technology and achievement of sales goals.

The General Manager will report to the Urban Roots Board of Directors.

Specific Duties to include:
+ Managing business capital
+ Analyzing business performance and preparing regular report for
Urban Roots Board of Directors
+ Supervise staff and volunteers
+ Oversee customer service and networking activities
+ Provide information on plants and cultivation practices
+ Maintain store security
+ Manage merchandise and store presentation
+ Buy merchandise

Preferred Qualifications:
+ 5-10 years Retail Sales Experience Required - Garden Center
supervision preferred
+ Possess the ability to inspire and motivate sales associates and
steward customer loyalty
+ Must have high ethical standards and be willing to foster the
principles of cooperative working model in all Urban Roots activities
+ Should have excellent time management and organizational skills


You can find further information about Urban Roots on our website:

Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council:

1 comment:

cityfarmer said...

I guess I don't qualify.