Sales Executive

Sales Executive required
Job Ref V001

Our client is a family owned, leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands, that has been established for nearly 50 years, offering an extensive range of homegrown, quality plant material. Customers from the trade, design, landscape, and commercial sectors can tap into their wealth of experience and horticultural knowledge to guide them through their plant selections. As part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, they have expanded their wholesale Cash & Carry operations at their 7-acre Nursery site. The company has plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market and thus has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join their friendly, people focused team as Sales Executive to grow alongside the business.

Job Description:

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wishes to develop a great career in a modern, creative company with great values. The role requires a person to manage, develop and grow sales through the Cash & Carry unit and build sales into the local landscaping marketplace. You will be working with the management team to ensure that the nursery is stocked with the appropriate product lines that meet the needs to the clients whilst ensuring regular stock turn to enable to nursery to maintain high quality standards, including being creatively displayed and presented. The role involves working closely with Procurement, despatch, and production to ensure that as a team the company deliver a great service to their clients.

Main Duties:
  • Generating new clients and promoting the business in the local area, whilst growing existing accounts
  • Assisting clients with their purchases on the Cash & Carry with suitable plant selections
  • Pricing incoming Cash & Carry stock and customer enquiries to maximise potential profit margins
  • Ensuring sales orders are processed efficiently, whilst following up on quotes and where possible convert to orders
  • Working closely with marketing to ensure well targeted marketing spend, providing contend and ideas, and helping in the development of the online sales platform
  • Attending trade stands and events to promote the company
  • Looking at new stock lines that add value
  • Working with Procurement to build a suitable supplier base and assisting with forward planning for future stock requirements

This position would suit someone who has experience in a customer facing role, preferably in a horticultural environment such as a Garden Centre, nursery, or related industry. The ideal candidate will need to be reliable with a passion for customer service, have a positive attitude, be well organised and be able to work well under pressure.

Additional Information
  • Working hours 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 40-hour week
  • Pension scheme with up to 3% contribution matching
  • 23 Days holiday per annum plus public holidays
  • Staff discount

If this Sales Executive vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Sales Executive vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Sales Executive vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Propagation Supervisor

Propagation Supervisor

Job Ref ADV389

Established in the 1960s, Boningale Nurseries has grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry. From our 40-acre container site in Shropshire, we produce and contract-grow a huge variety of Shrubs, Specimens and Trees, which is supplemented with specialised stock from our trusted network of UK and European-based suppliers.

Boningale Nurseries propagate 80% of the in-house production, producing 1 million plugs per year, predominantly cuttings and seed production.

Due to the exciting expansion and new development of our Propagation unit we have a vacancy for a Propagation Supervisor to join our small and friendly team based in Codsall Wood, South Staffordshire.

You will provide support to the Propagation Manager in the day to day running of the propagation department.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career within the field of Propagation.

Job Responsibilities:

-To take responsibility for the daily care of the propagation mist unit.

-To work from production plans to meet the production requirements of the business.

-To supervise a team of propagators.

-Continually improving the efficiency of the propagation processes and labour efficiency.

-To collect plant material for the propagating team in a timely manner from young stock and planted out mother stocks.

-To have good understanding of the principles and practices of Horticulture, regarding irrigation requirements, pest and disease identification, plant husbandry and the cultural care of plants within the propagation department.

-Follow plant protection programme set up the Propagation manager and apply pesticides and biological control and herbicides within the department.

-Prepare plugs for the despatch to other company sites.

-To support the Propagation manager in stock control inventory and inputting production numbers on to database.

Attributes Required:

-Good organisational skills and attention to detail.

-The ability to work with a team, supervise and motivate the team.

-Ideally to have good propagation knowledge and techniques working at commercially acceptable rates, full training will be given.

-Good administration and IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Office.

-Excellent communication skills and self-motivated.

-Willing to learn new processes – running a seeding machine.

-Driving license is essential due to the requirement to travel between sites.

-Reliable, trustworthy, and positive attitude.

-Enthusiastic, practical, and driven with an eye for detail.

-A knowledge of P&D identification and the ability and certification to PA1 & PA6, training will be given to the right candidate.

Working Hours:39 hours per week, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm Friday. Rota for weekend site checks will be required.

Benefits: 23 days holiday, plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years’ service. Healthcare Plan. Pension.

Please email your application to jenny.ward@boningale.co.uk quoting vacancy reference 22/012. For more information about Boningale Ltd please visit our website www.boningale.co.uk


Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager required

Job Ref F480

Our client is a family owned, leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands, that has been established for nearly 50 years, offering an extensive range of homegrown, quality plant material. Customers from the trade, design, landscape, and commercial sectors can tap into their wealth of experience and horticultural knowledge to guide them through their plant selections. As part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, they have expanded their wholesale Cash & Carry operations at their 4-acre Nursery site. The company has plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market and thus has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join their friendly, people focused team as a Nursery Manager.

Job Description:

The Nursery Manager will lead the nursery and production operations across multiple growing sites.

Main Duties:

-Producing production plans to meet the needs of the business

-Responsibility for plant health, production, and stock rotation

-Implement and maintain systems and process to assist in the efficiencies and compliance of the department

-Manage budget and produce plants in line with company targets

-Attend and contribute to monthly management meetings

-Responsible for upkeep of irrigation system and growing structures.

-Managing the stocks cultural requirements, ie weeding, feeding, pruning, spraying tying etc.

-Ensure commercially viable hands on effective and safe supervision of team members under your supervision.

-Maintain quality and appearance of stock on cash & carry site

-Ensuring company Quality standards are adhered to.

-Make sure that the nursery is always tidy and looks appealing to visiting customers.

-Report to the management team on progress against targets (KPIs) and any issues arising and possible solutions.

-Understanding and implementing Health & Safety, Environmental and other Regulatory procedures when necessary.

-Work with other team members to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the company.

-Identify and ensure delivery of appropriate training requirements.

-Ensure all equipment is maintained and stored safely.

The ideal candidate will hold strong experience and have a pro-active approach to nursery management. You will be expected to work closely with the management team suggesting new ideas and exploring new opportunities.

If this Nursery Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or sophie@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Nursery Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Nursery Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Gardener

Gardener and relief Cremator Technician required

Job Ref ADV335

Be part of a small but extremely successful new team setting up a business to support families in Cannock and the surrounding area.

Cannock Chase Crematorium opened in April this year offering a refreshingly different funeral experience. We offer all the love, compassion and respect due to families when they lose someone special, in a stylish facility set in beautiful grounds.

The funeral ceremony hall sits in 12 acres of grass and woodlands which is home to a wide variety of animal species. Most of the land has been kept unspoilt and we aim to encourage more wildlife through careful habitat management.

Within this space sits The Fair Lady Memorial Gardens, offering a beautiful setting for families to relax after a funeral service or to visit in the days after the service with attractive walks and spaces for quiet contemplation and remembering.

We are looking for a 5th member of our successful team to help us present our memorial gardens and other outside space at the crematorium in a way which reflects the excellent standards of care we offer bereaved families. The space must offer a sense of tranquillity for families looking to spend time here reflecting and remembering.

We know that for many families choosing a lasting memorial tribute to someone special is an important part of the grieving process. Working closely with the Management team you will develop creative, sensitive memorial areas for families.

You will also play a key role in our environmental policy developing wildlife habitats to encourage birds, mammals and insects to visit the ‘natural’ areas of the site.

The successful candidate will be happy to undertake the training required to obtain a cremator technician licence allowing them to cover the cremation process during holidays and busy periods.

We are a small team and we need every member to be ready to cover every role within the business.

To be successful in this role you will

-Have 3 years grounds maintenance and green space management experience.

-Demonstrate skills and knowledge of professional landscape maintenance, operational safety and best practice.

-Demonstrate skills and knowledge of maintaining gardening equipment and machinery.

-An interest in wildlife.

-A passion for delivering high quality horticultural services which are sympathetic to our users needs.

-Have strong organisational skills and the ability to plan work effectively within the resources available.

-Take pleasure and pride in delivering excellent customer service.

-Have practical skills and a creative approach to problem solving.

-Show empathy and compassion in emotional situations.

-Have a flexible ‘can do’ approach and be willing to learn whatever skills are required to make our team successful.

-Have a desire to build strong working relationships with your team members.

-Demonstrate close attention to detail.

-Show professionalism and integrity in all your interactions.

-A willingness to work some evenings and weekends.

Location : Cannock Chase Crematorium, Norton Road, Heath Hayes, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 3HJ

Starting Salary : £21,000 plus overtime

Hours: 37.5 hours, 8am to 4pm, with overtime opportunities

Closing Date for applications: 23rd July 2021

How to apply:

If you think you can make a difference to bereaved families in Cannock and the surrounding areas please send a CV and covering letter to info@cannockcrematorium.co.uk

Or post to Jo Walker, Crematorium Manager, Cannock Chase Crematorium, Norton Road, Heath Hayes, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12 3HJ

www.cannockcrematorium.co.uk


Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

We seek suitably experienced candidates for a number of positions that have become available within these magnificent gardens which are considered to be one of the finest in Britain. The gardens extend to several hundred acres and contain a variety of formal areas including a Japanese and Italian garden, as well as wildlife gardens, woodland and lakes. The gardens are a major public attraction and are maintained to extremely high standards throughout the year.  

Head Gardener/Gardens Manager, Job Ref EC29076

The person appointed will be responsible for managing a team of 10 – 12 gardeners including trainees/ volunteers, ensuring that the gardens are maintained to the exacting standards required. As part of the estate management team, you will also assist in planning the future development of the gardens. Other key responsibilities will include:

-Recruiting, and training new members of the garden team.

-Devise and manage a budget.

-Organise duty rosters, as well as planning and implementing the seasonal work requirements.

-Manage the implementation of new projects.

-Ensuring that all operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manor within agreed budgets.

Candidates must be suitably qualified and highly skilled in all aspects of horticulture with excellent plant, flora and fauna knowledge, together with an outstanding eye for detail. Excellent organisational, communication and management skills are also essential. He/she should be hard working, able to work under their own initiative, always acting in confident and professional manner.

You will be required to undergo a basic DBS check.

Gardens Supervisor, Job Ref EC29077

The person appointed will part of the gardens team, supervising 2 – 3 and will play a key role in ensuring that the grounds and gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year.

Other key duties will include:

-Support the line management in the supervision of staff and volunteers within the gardens team, and associated teams supporting the garden works.

-Provide leadership of the gardening sub teams as required.

-Co-ordinate and work closely with other supervisors within the garden and estate teams.

-Take responsibility for whole garden as Weekend Duty team member on a rota basis.

-Ensure safe working practices at all times.

Candidates should have good practical gardening skills together with previous supervisory experience. Good plant knowledge is also important covering a broad breadth of knowledge of herbaceous perennials, grasses, bedding and woody perennials. He/she should be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of garden machinery and be qualified to drive a tractor. Other requirements include a PA1/6 sprayers certificate, plus a relevant horticultural qualification.

Gardens Team Member, Job Ref EC29078

The person appointed will be a member of the gardens team responsible for ensuring that the gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year. This will include:

-Ensuring the effective maintenance and presentation of all the horticultural features and supporting infrastructure within the garden.

-Working, as required, flexible hours to meet the demands of seasonal activities, this will include additional hours outside normal working hours as well as some weekend working.

-Provide support as required for Garden events.

We seek candidates who have good practical gardening skills and are familiar with the safe use of garden machinery including – mowers, strimmer’s, etc.

He/she must be able to work alone or as a member of a team.

A suitable horticultural qualification is desirable.

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Gardens Team Supervisor

Gardens Team Supervisor required

We seek suitably experienced candidates for a number of positions that have become available within these magnificent gardens which are considered to be one of the finest in Britain. The gardens extend to several hundred acres and contain a variety of formal areas including a Japanese and Italian garden, as well as wildlife gardens, woodland and lakes. The gardens are a major public attraction and are maintained to extremely high standards throughout the year.  

Head Gardener/Gardens Manager, Job Ref EC29076

The person appointed will be responsible for managing a team of 10 – 12 gardeners including trainees/ volunteers, ensuring that the gardens are maintained to the exacting standards required. As part of the estate management team, you will also assist in planning the future development of the gardens. Other key responsibilities will include:

-Recruiting, and training new members of the garden team.

-Devise and manage a budget.

-Organise duty rosters, as well as planning and implementing the seasonal work requirements.

-Manage the implementation of new projects.

-Ensuring that all operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manor within agreed budgets.

Candidates must be suitably qualified and highly skilled in all aspects of horticulture with excellent plant, flora and fauna knowledge, together with an outstanding eye for detail. Excellent organisational, communication and management skills are also essential. He/she should be hard working, able to work under their own initiative, always acting in confident and professional manner.

You will be required to undergo a basic DBS check.

Gardens Supervisor, Job Ref EC29077

The person appointed will part of the gardens team, supervising 2 – 3 and will play a key role in ensuring that the grounds and gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year.

Other key duties will include:

-Support the line management in the supervision of staff and volunteers within the gardens team, and associated teams supporting the garden works.

-Provide leadership of the gardening sub teams as required.

-Co-ordinate and work closely with other supervisors within the garden and estate teams.

-Take responsibility for whole garden as Weekend Duty team member on a rota basis.

-Ensure safe working practices at all times.

Candidates should have good practical gardening skills together with previous supervisory experience. Good plant knowledge is also important covering a broad breadth of knowledge of herbaceous perennials, grasses, bedding and woody perennials. He/she should be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of garden machinery and be qualified to drive a tractor. Other requirements include a PA1/6 sprayers certificate, plus a relevant horticultural qualification.

Gardens Team Member, Job Ref EC29078

The person appointed will be a member of the gardens team responsible for ensuring that the gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year. This will include:

-Ensuring the effective maintenance and presentation of all the horticultural features and supporting infrastructure within the garden.

-Working, as required, flexible hours to meet the demands of seasonal activities, this will include additional hours outside normal working hours as well as some weekend working.

-Provide support as required for Garden events.

We seek candidates who have good practical gardening skills and are familiar with the safe use of garden machinery including – mowers, strimmer’s, etc.

He/she must be able to work alone or as a member of a team.

A suitable horticultural qualification is desirable.

If this Gardens Team Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Gardens Team Supervisor vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Gardens Team Supervisor vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Gardener

Gardener required

We seek suitably experienced candidates for a number of positions that have become available within these magnificent gardens which are considered to be one of the finest in Britain. The gardens extend to several hundred acres and contain a variety of formal areas including a Japanese and Italian garden, as well as wildlife gardens, woodland and lakes. The gardens are a major public attraction and are maintained to extremely high standards throughout the year.  

Head Gardener/Gardens Manager, Job Ref EC29076

The person appointed will be responsible for managing a team of 10 – 12 gardeners including trainees/ volunteers, ensuring that the gardens are maintained to the exacting standards required. As part of the estate management team, you will also assist in planning the future development of the gardens. Other key responsibilities will include:

-Recruiting, and training new members of the garden team.

-Devise and manage a budget.

-Organise duty rosters, as well as planning and implementing the seasonal work requirements.

-Manage the implementation of new projects.

-Ensuring that all operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manor within agreed budgets.

Candidates must be suitably qualified and highly skilled in all aspects of horticulture with excellent plant, flora and fauna knowledge, together with an outstanding eye for detail. Excellent organisational, communication and management skills are also essential. He/she should be hard working, able to work under their own initiative, always acting in confident and professional manner.

You will be required to undergo a basic DBS check.

Gardens Supervisor, Job Ref EC29077

The person appointed will part of the gardens team, supervising 2 – 3 and will play a key role in ensuring that the grounds and gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year.

Other key duties will include:

-Support the line management in the supervision of staff and volunteers within the gardens team, and associated teams supporting the garden works.

-Provide leadership of the gardening sub teams as required.

-Co-ordinate and work closely with other supervisors within the garden and estate teams.

-Take responsibility for whole garden as Weekend Duty team member on a rota basis.

-Ensure safe working practices at all times.

Candidates should have good practical gardening skills together with previous supervisory experience. Good plant knowledge is also important covering a broad breadth of knowledge of herbaceous perennials, grasses, bedding and woody perennials. He/she should be familiar with the safe use and general maintenance of garden machinery and be qualified to drive a tractor. Other requirements include a PA1/6 sprayers certificate, plus a relevant horticultural qualification.

Gardens Team Member, Job Ref EC29078

The person appointed will be a member of the gardens team responsible for ensuring that the gardens are maintained to a high standard throughout the year. This will include:

-Ensuring the effective maintenance and presentation of all the horticultural features and supporting infrastructure within the garden.

-Working, as required, flexible hours to meet the demands of seasonal activities, this will include additional hours outside normal working hours as well as some weekend working.

-Provide support as required for Garden events.

We seek candidates who have good practical gardening skills and are familiar with the safe use of garden machinery including – mowers, strimmer’s, etc.

He/she must be able to work alone or as a member of a team.

A suitable horticultural qualification is desirable.

If this Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

To view more Gardening jobs click Gardening or to view Landscape jobs click Landscape.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.englishcountrygardeners.co.uk


Despatch Operative

Despatch Operative required

Job ref I245

Established over 48 years ago, our client is a leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands. As part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, they have expanded their Wholesale Cash & Carry operations at the 4-acre Nursery site. The company plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market as well as enhancing the offering by establishing an online platform to enable clients to order directly from their website.

This has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join their friendly, people focused team.

Purpose of the Role: -

To ensure that all customers received their orders in good condition and within a reasonable time frame that is acceptable and cost effective for both the company and the customer.

The role involves working closely with Procurement, sales and production to ensure that as a team, they can deliver great service to clients.

Key Skills: -

This is a hands-on role, the position would suit a person with previous experience working within a despatch team in a horticultural business, some horticultural experience is essential.

The candidate must be well organised, good with detail, methodical with a friendly personality. Strong communication skills and the ability to plan and organise work effectively are key to this role.

Forklift licence or Forklift experience is required.

Key responsibilities: -

-Plan and execute the picking and packing of stock for orders to be despatched or for collection.

-Loading & Unloading lorries.

-Manage incoming goods and organise appropriate actions for inward stock and ensure after care is arrangewith appropriate team members.

-Liaise with other members of the team to ensure the correct resources are available for you to complete required tasks.

-Ensure effective and safe supervision of team members under your supervision.

-Ensuring company Quality standards are adhered to.

-Organise and coordinate transportation activities

-Report to your line manager on progress against targets and any issues arising and possible solutions.

-Understanding and implementing Health & Safety, Environmental and other Regulatory procedures when necessary.

-Work with other team members to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the company.

Benefits

Pension scheme with up to 3% contribution matching

23 Days holiday per annum plus Public holidays

Job Type: Full-Time based on a standard 40-hour week (some overtime will be required)

Working hours 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Competitive salary available based on experience

If this Despatch Operative vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Despatch Operative vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Despatch Operative vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Despatch & Logisitcs Manager

Despatch & Logisitcs Manager required

Ref: T669

Established over 25 years ago our client is a leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands, as part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, our client has expanded their Wholesale Cash & Carry operations at the 4-acre Nursery site. The company plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market as well as enhancing the offering by establishing an online platform to enable clients to order directly from the website.

This has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join a friendly, people focused team.

Job Description:

Purpose of the Role: -
  • To ensure that all customers received their orders in good condition and within a reasonable time frame that is acceptable and cost effective for both the company and the customer.
  • The role involves working closely with procurement, sales and production to ensure that as a team we can deliver great service to the clients.
  • This role also requires good communication and relationship building with the preferred third-party transport partners to ensure they provide the service that is required.
Key Skills: -

This is a hands-on role, the position would ideally suit a person with previous despatch or logistics experience, some previous experience working with plants in the horticultural industry would be preferred but is not essential.

The candidate must be well organised, good with detail, methodical with a friendly personality.

Strong communication skills and the ability to plan and organise work effectively are key to this role.

Key responsibilities: -
  • Plan and execute the picking and packing of stock for orders to be despatched or for collection.
  • Estimate space required on vehicle’s and book the appropriate transport, grouping together and creating the most cost-effective solution that meets all stakeholders needs.
  • Loading & Unloading lorries.
  • Manage incoming goods and organise appropriate actions for inward stock and ensure after care is arranged with appropriate team members.
  • Liaise with other members of the team to ensure the correct resources are available to you to complete required tasks.
  • Ensure effective and safe supervision of team members under your supervision.
  • Ensuring company Quality standards are adhered to.
  • Organise and coordinate transportation activities
  • Report to the management team on progress against targets and any issues arising and possible solutions.
  • Understanding and implementing Health & Safety, Environmental and other Regulatory procedures when necessary.
  • Review freight rates and other transportation costs to keep working costs within budgets.
  • From time to time make deliveries as required.
  • Work with other team members to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the company.
Benefits

Pension scheme with up to 3% contribution matching

23 Days holiday per annum plus Public holidays

Job Type: Full-Time based on a standard 40-hour week (some overtime will be required)

Working hours 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday

If this Despatch & Logistics Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or sara@horticruitment.com.

To view more Nursery jobs, click Nursery.

To apply for a position with horticruitment you will need to complete a candidate registration form, please see Candidate Registration.

If you would like more information regarding horticultural qualifications and colleges, see our Career advice.

You will need to be registered with horticruitment to find out where and how your personal data is used whilst using our work finding services please view our privacy policy.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Despatch & Logistics Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Despatch & Logistics Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

www.horticruitment.com


Sole Gardener

Sole Gardener required

Ref: EC14704

A rare opportunity has arisen for a multi-skilled and experienced sole gardener to join a beautiful 26- acre family estate near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.  This is a full-time permanent position, that would suit candidates with drive and creativity to develop and manage the gardens to a high horticultural standard.

The property is set in 26 acres and is made up of 20 acres of paddocks and grazing land plus 6 acres of formal gardens. Also, as part of the estate there is a 100 -acre woodland area. The formal gardens have recently been re-landscaped, and the owners are looking to invest in their garden. They require an experience gardener with a passion for development to redevelop the garden.

The garden currently consists of a kitchen garden with ornamental trees and box hedges, an orchard with apple trees, extensive lawns, a variety of mature trees and a small patch of roses that the owners would like to develop further. An area of focus for the role will be creating and planting flower beds and borders to bring colour to the garden.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in all areas of private estate gardening/horticulture and estate maintenance.  Although the more technical aspects of this role will be horticulturally focussed, the position will involve additional hands-on duties such as assisting with general estate DIY, patio washing, etc.

Applicants must have excellent plant knowledge, ideally hold a level 2 or above horticultural qualification, excellent attention to detail and a methodological approach to their work.  Demonstrable experience in the above areas is essential, as is competency in the operation and basic farm and garden machinery; ride-on and pedestrian mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers, blowers, chainsaws etc.  Spraying qualifications (PA1/PA6) and chainsaw certification would be an advantage and a full UK driving licence is essential.  

Good physical fitness is important, and applicants must be tidy in their work, presentable, positive in attitude and a good team player. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated gardener with the experience, knowledge and enjoys developing a garden to a high standard.

SALARY:       £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
LOCATION:  Near Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
JOB No:          EC14704

If this Sole Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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