Assistant Plant Area Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Assistant Plant Area Manager required

Job Ref D019

Our client is well established and very successful independent Garden Centre. Seeking an assistant plant area manager in this newly created role within their multi million turnover plant department.

The Role:

You will be responsible for supporting the Plant Area reporting into the Plant Area Manager and working closely with the Nursery team.  

Line managing the shrub team and overseeing the production team in the absence of the Nursery Manager, showing excellent leadership values and developing knowledge.

The successful applicant will be required to take a hands-on role in the daily management of the plant department including the Shrub information and advisory office and goods receiving area.

Working closely with customers to give advice and handle queries.

You will need to work in partnership with the Horticultural and Nursery managers, being responsible for the purchasing of the seasonal bedding plants throughout the year Visiting suppliers where necessary and building an excellent rapport.

Skills and Experience
  • Supervisory/management experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent Plant Knowledge.
  • Stock management and experience with EPOS systems
  • Key holder and security responsibilities
  • Good communication skills with the ability to train others and work as part of a wider team.
  • Experience in taking a proactive approach to health and safety with a H&S qualification
  • Willingness to gain an understanding of the heating and boiler systems and cover as necessary.
Desired Qualifications:
  • HND, Btec or Diploma
  • PA1 and PA6
Added benefit:
  • Forklift license
  • First aid certificate
  • Fire marshal training

Ideally candidates will have management experience within the Garden Centre sector.  However, above all else the candidate needs to have good customer service skills, supplemented with a good and varied plant knowledge.  Therefore, candidates will be considered with applicable experience from other horticultural backgrounds.   

If this Assistant Plant Area Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Paul Hargreaves on 01233 732767 or

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