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Managing Director

Company: DCA Outdoor
Location: Blue Springs
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

DCA Outdoor is searching for an advanced business builder with a heart for leading people and an instinct for driving revenue to lead our most unique brand, Colonial Gardens. Success comes to individuals who possess two main strengths. #1 If you are a leader of leaders with an advanced set of tools to teach your team so those under you can think for themselves, keep reading. #2 If you enjoy ambitious goals, are growth minded, and truly love working for an entrepreneurial company because giving lift to a business is the ultimate 'win' for you then we want to hear from you. If you match both criteria, then we invite you to apply!
Colonial Gardens, located in Blue Springs, MO, was added to our brand family in 2016. Founded in 1969, it was a staple of the community for decades. Our founder, Tory Schwope purchased it and renovations began in 2017 to create a place where his love of the outdoors could be met by tens of thousands of people a year. It isn't just a unique agritourism destination, it is the garden center, reimagined as so eloquently quoted by Garden Center magazine in this 13-page article (A modern vision - Garden Center Magazine). The 77-acre campus offers a greenhouse, nursery, kitchen, event space, u-pick orchard, farm animal operation, market garden and farmer's market. It's where we tell the story about soil health, regenerative farming, and healthy food. Most days you'll find educational classes promoting local agriculture and sustainability happening, live music playing in the courtyard as well as private events going on. It requires a special leader to own all that it has to offer. One that understands it's about building up the team and driving profitable growth.
The individual chosen will work hand in hand with our visionary founder very closely but have ultimate responsibility for both Colonial Gardens, the retail center, and Colonial Farms, our agritourism, food and event operation.
The Right Candidate Will Have:

  • Proven experience building, developing, mentoring, and inspiring a diverse team
  • High level of personal accountability and initiative
  • Excitement around navigating a hyper-growth and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong willed strategic thinker
  • Ability to commit the right amount of energy and effort to a high paced, 7 day a week operation
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Leadership: Lead, manage, and hold accountable all direct department managers while developing them into stronger leaders. Consistently lead by example to all staff members on all aspects of the business
    • Vision & Strategic Planning: Develops and faithfully executes the strategic business plan to drive revenue
    • Operational Efficiency: Direct all major departments of the business, consistently ensuring that the company core processes, and operating system are followed by all to achieve business goals and needs
    • Financial Management: Plan and direct financial and budget activities including review of financial P&L statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and brand success
      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Required: B.A/B.S in Business or relevant field, experience will be considered in lieu of degree
      • Required: 10+ years' experience in a top-level General Manager, Vice-President, President or Senior Director equivalent role leading people and driving revenue
      • Required: Exceptional competency in strategic planning, business building and financial acumen
      • Welcomed: Background or experience in Agriculture, Garden Center, Retail, or related industry/field is welcomed but not required. We do things differently and want someone who will adopt our playbook!
        Benefits you will Enjoy:
        • Health, dental, and vision insurance 1st of the month after 30 days
        • Generous 401k match with immediate vesting
        • Executive retirement benefit
        • Company paid life insurance, STD, & LTD
        • PTO and paid holidays
        • Salary plus bonus
        • Company culture centered around growth and innovation
        • Career development & recognition
          We honor our core values and expect our employees to as well. They are work hard, take pride in your work, be optimistic and respectful, show commitment, and continually grow.
          We invite individuals who think like we do and will position us for major organizational growth to apply today. Join us in revolutionizing the green industry!
          If you meet the criteria for this position, please apply today. Either through this ad or by going to our website at
          All applicants will be required to take the Culture Index survey. If you'd like to be considered faster, please copy and paste the following into your browser to complete the survey now:

Keywords: DCA Outdoor, Blue Springs , Managing Director, Executive , Blue Springs, Missouri

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