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We’re Hiring: Retail Garden Center Assistant Manager

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Warner’s Nursery & Landscape Co. is accepting applications for a Retail Assistant ManagerScroll down for a complete job description.

If you love to garden and have retail and supervisor experience, this is a great chance to combine what you love with what you know and earn $45,000 – $60,000 a year doing it (plus excellent benefits.)

Hard work? Yes. You’ll be on your feet and helping us meet the everyday demands of running Flagstaff’s largest nursery. Weekend and holiday hours are required. 

Fun, rewarding environment? Absolutely. This is a team that acts like a family. We expect a lot, but we give a lot too.

To be considered, please download and complete our application form and drop off at the Nursery. Application forms can also be picked up at the Nursery. 

Job Description: The Assistant Manager reports to the Store Manager and leads a team of retail staff to deliver on the company’s goals of sales, service and display. The Assistant Manager spends most of their time as an active, visible leader; motivating, directing, and coaching retail staff as a hands-on manager.

The Assistant Store manager will be expected to contribute to all areas of the store, and perform and contribute to every position in the store. They will also leverage tools, reports and insights to make appropriate business adaptations that result in increased sales and improved service. Building agile, service-focused teams to deliver on the evolving expectations of our customers is top priority.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Unloading trucks, moving plant material, and creating displays throughout the store.
  • Directing the execution of our core standards and overall visual direction to maximize sales and profitability.
  • Driving sales through all channels by maximizing selling behaviors.
  • Capitalizing on all promotional events through successful event execution and staff excitement.
  • Delivering inspirational experiences for our customers through effective execution of programs and outreach.
  • Aligning with company direction and communicating critical company strategies and changes to teams as needed.
  • Recognizing and rewarding team members to strengthen engagement and foster teamwork.
  • Providing dynamic and regular customer-focused feedback and engaging in two-way dialogue.
  • Working closely with upper management and being a key member of the retail store management team.
  • Educating and training garden center associates, and coordinating outside training for all departments, with a goal of ongoing education. Our Retail Associates are the face of Warner’s and our customers expect Associates to be smiling, eager and knowledgeable.

On a typical day you can expect:

  • A fast-paced environment
  • Customers who count on personal, knowledgeable staff
  • To be on your feet 8-10 hours a day performing a variety of tasks
  • To learn something new

Desired Skills & Expertise:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of successful retail supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated dynamic leadership skills with the ability to lead, motivate, teach, and train individuals with different personality types; as well as develop future leaders.
  • Proficiency in interpreting and using retail financial metrics to drive key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrated ability to set standards and hold team members accountable.
  • Effective communication skills, with and between customers, associates, and upper management.
  • Commitment to deliver an outstanding customer experience.
  • Experienced with creating visual displays.
  • Availability on weekends, holidays, early mornings, late nights, and everything in between is required.
  • Physically able to lift, pull, push, and move heavy and large objects all day, and to be on your feet all day.
  • Ability to operate yard equipment.

Salary: $45,000 to $60,000/year, depending on experience. At Warner’s, we understand that benefits matter. Our competitive offering includes:

  • 401K
  • Paid time off
  • Health benefits
  • Generous Employee Discounts
  • Professional growth and development opportunities AND
  • a work environment where Respect, Integrity and Balance are just a few of our fundamental values!

About Warner’s Nursery: Warner’s Nursery & Landscape Company is a family owned nursery, operating in Northern Arizona, United States. We feature a retail nursery and garden center, as well as a residential and commercial landscape construction, design/build, and landscape maintenance company. We are dedicated to helping our customers succeed in their gardens, given our many different micro climates in Northern Arizona.

Warner’s on Wheels at Candy Cane Lane Event Dec. 5

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Warner’s on Wheels, our mobile nursery, will be one of the exhibitors displaying seasonal cheer at Holiday Candy Cane Lane, a fundraiser for Shadows Foundation being held this Saturday, Dec. 5.

It’s a drive-through event being held at Flagstaff Subaru from 6 – 9 pm. For the price of a $10 car pass (which can be purchased here), visitors can enjoy 50 dazzling holiday luminescent displays including decorated trees, giant candy cane polls and a tunnel of dancing lights synchronized to holiday music.

Spectators will be greeted by Law Enforcement agencies at the entrance to receive a form so they can vote on their favorite exhibit. This festive fun family event is sure to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart! Santa Claus will be making a special appearance with Mrs. Claus and his elves giving treats to all the children on their departure! (Children are encouraged to bring their letters written to Santa so that his elves can collect them.)

Also, in the spirit of giving, the Shadows Foundation will be collecting toys for the Northern Arizona Law Enforcement Toy Drive, so no child goes without this holiday season!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Our COVID-19 Response

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At Warner’s Nursery, we are committed to keeping you healthy and safe during the pandemic and we wanted to let you know what we are doing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

  1. We are requiring masks for our employees as well as all customers and visitors.
  2. We are engaging in common measures that are second nature to us now: frequent handwashing; social distancing (we’ve got fun markers on the floor to help); avoiding touching our faces; and, most importantly, making sure our team members don’t come in to the nursery if they are not feeling well.
  3. We are constantly sanitizing countertops and common areas. Every few hours we bleach our carts, door handles and our bathrooms, which were recently reopened.
  4. We have hand sanitizer and gloves available for our guests.
  5. We are safely distancing participants during our events.

Gardening is a great way of practicing safe coronavirus prevention habits while getting to enjoy plants and the outdoors.

Whether your are gardening outside, maintaining your household plants or sprucing up your patio, gardening provides an oasis that you can retreat to. Your plants can provide you with beauty and fresh-grown items to eat. If you have kids, it’s a wonderful family activity and education tool. If you own your property, a well-maintained garden will increase its value. And there have been studies showing that gardening gives peace of mind, particularly in times of upheaval.

We want to make it easy and safe for you to fulfill your gardening purchases. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make you feel more secure about shopping here during this unprecedented time.

Happy Gardening,
The Warner’s Nursery Family

Kid’s Gardening Kit!

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New ‘Kid’s Gardening Kit’ available! We got a great response to our child’s seed planting kit and we are following up with this new annual planting kit, including a pair of child-size gardening gloves, a 6-pack of annual flowers, a trowel, a 56-ounce watering can and a ‘Warner’s on Wheels’ sticker. Normal retail value $25, now only $19.99.

Rainforest Yoga Returns to Warner’s

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Start the new year right by joining us for Rainforest Yoga at Warner’s Nursery!

Led by our good friends and neighbors at The Yoga Experience, these hour-long sessions will start at 9 am every Sunday from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23 in our bright and lush tropical house. Restore your energy, strengthen your body and center yourself surrounded by beautiful plants – and get a taste of summer warmth we miss during these cold months.

Afterwards, enjoy a coffee or tea at Dottie’s Garden Coffee Shoppe; all Rainforest Yoga participants get $1 off their beverage. Additionally, each class participant can enjoy 20% off of one houseplant after class.

Classes will be available for all experience levels. Drop-in price is $15 or use your TYE package or membership. Reserve your space by signing up here.

Houseplant of the Week: Pilea Depressa (Baby’s tears)

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Don’t let the name fool you – Pilea Depressa might be called the “Baby tears” plant, but you will have nothing to cry about with this beauty.

Alex, our houseplant guru here at Warner’s, is a big fan. She says, “This plant will spice up your room with its bright green color.”

Pilea Depressa has small thick leaves. It’s a nice and easy-to-keep plant that looks very pretty in a hanging pot, because the stalks with leaves will hang down. But it also does well in a terrarium, where it can be a decorative climbing plant.

Pilea Depressa likes medium to high light, but no direct light, which will burn the leaves and turn your bright green plant brown.

Allow your plant to dry out between waterings, and don’t let water stand in the saucer underneath the plant.

Warner’s Blood Drive July 3

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Join us for the Warner’s Annual Blood Drive and donate blood on Wednesday, July 3 at Warner’s Nursery. We’ll have the cool and comfortable bloodmobile bus from Vitalant in our parking lot at 1101 E. Butler Ave. from 10 am to 3 pm.

Every summer, blood donations drop by about 25% as typical donors are away on vacation or busy with projects.  You can help by donating your blood on July 3.

In addition to being a hero for giving a pint of blood at Warner’s Nursery, you’ll also be eligible for some great prizes:

  • 15 percent off your entire purchase of regularly-priced items on Wednesday, July 3.
  • Entry into a drawing for a $25 Warner’s gift card.
  • Free one-day admission into the Coconino County Fair.

For more information, you can contact us at 928-744-1983 or schedule your appointment at www.BloodHero.com. Use sponsor code “warners” to find our July 3 blood drive.

We hope to see you there!

Free Lawn Care Seminar Saturday

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Learn how to create a new lawn in this free seminar being held Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m.

We’ll discuss what types of grass are best for your lawn, how to seed your lawn, and what to do to keep it looking healthy all season long.

Gardening for Pollinators – April 27

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Please join us for Gardening for Honeybees, Monarch Butterflies, and other Precious Pollinators, a special 90-minute workshop with Dr. Patrick Pynes, a lecturer in Environmental Humanities at Northern Arizona University.

This event will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, April 27 at Warner’s Nursery and costs $10. Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing us at [email protected].

Dr. Pynes will describe the life-giving relationships that exist between honeybees and other pollinators, flowering plants, and people – especially gardeners. As high altitude gardeners, we can help pollinators survive and thrive by planting and nurturing annuals (seeds) and perennials, native and not.

Dr. Pynes will discuss a selected ‘short’ list of the best plants for honeybees and other pollinators for Flagstaff gardeners. A question and answer section will be included, along with a hands-on demonstration of how to plant packets of flowering annuals in rhythm with our annual monsoon season. A longer list of local native and non-native plants especially beneficial for the health and well-being of honeybees will also be included.

In addition to his post at NAU, Dr. Pynes is the founder and President of the Northern Arizona Organic Beekeepers Association (NAOBA) and has been working as Head Gardener for La Posada Hotel and Gardens in Winslow for almost two decades.