Department Manager, Solution Center – Milton

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Solution Center Department Manager

Position Fundamentals:

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a retail professional who is looking to play a central role in maintaining and evolving our customer experience and sales culture. Yes, the successful candidate will be responsible for our Solution Center at our Milton location.  This role is responsible for leading, training, and managing our customer service team and ensuring that our guest experiences are rewarded with sales and loyalty.

TERRA Greenhouses is Southern Ontario’s favourite retailer for everything garden and beyond. We are recognized as a leader in innovative merchandising and retailing of products and services that are designed for today’s styles and lifestyles.  We foster a work environment that is inspirational and empowering and are constantly searching for people for whom we can provide an opportunity to plant roots and grow a career with a colourful future.

As the Department Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring sales activities to ensure sales opportunities are maximized and that customers receive excellent service and quality goods; ensuring your team is aligned in this goal.
  • Providing excellent internal and external customer service and serving as a role model to other team members.
  • Building and maintaining longstanding customer relationships.
  • Interviewing, training, supervising, and developing employees.
  • Fostering a positive and energetic atmosphere in the department, with peers, supervisors, and towards all aspects of the position.
  • Ensuring team members are trained in product knowledge, product features and benefits, and related products to meet all of our customer needs and inquiries; ensuring team members have beginner knowledge of products and services offered in our departments.
  • Performing all tasks according to best health and safety practices while ensuring others do the same.
  • Familiarity of live plant/horticulture product is an asset.

Successful TERRA team members possess:

  • Sales and customer-service focus in fast paced/high volume setting; ability to meet the needs of several customers at once.
  • Proven supervising experience in a customer focused environment.
  • Excellent communication with all organizational levels.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, understanding that success is in the details; ability to effectively plan time and labour.
  • A solution oriented leadership approach, motivating team members to build and grow the ultimate retail shopping experience.
  • Approachability, sincerity, and excellent listening skills.
  • Curiousity and a desire for continuous learning.
  • Diligence regarding workplace Health and Safety.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to embrace the learning curve.
  • Capacity to stand and walk for long periods, lift up to 30lbs, reach above shoulder height and below waist level, and comfort learning and using equipment as needed.


  • Competitive benefits program for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Variety of perks, incentives, and Employee Discount Program.
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement.
  • Individualize training and development programs.
  • Positive, fun, and creative work environment and community.

TERRA embraces diversity.  We are an equal opportunity employer and invite any and all qualified applicants.  We are pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.

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