Nursery Supervisor

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Nursery Supervisor required

Job Ref U266

Our client is the South Coasts leading Wholesale Cash and Carry facility. Offering a wide range of; Trees, Palms, Bamboos, Hedging, Topiary, Shrubs, Perennials, Bedding Plants and Sundries. All at competitive trade prices along with a high level of friendly, experienced customer service. 

Our client supplies the landscape and amenity industries including landscape contractors, landscape architects, local authorities, garden designers, golf courses, hotels and head gardeners.

Job Purpose:

To co-ordinate, forecast and plan the workflow for the Nursery Staff. This will include overall management of the team as a whole to help ensure that the department runs smoothly and efficiently. Managing the cash and carry enterprise to provide maximum profit.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

-Lead, manage and motivate the nursery team.

-Set team and individual objectives.

-Merchandising stock to ensure maximum stock visibility to customers.

-Ensuring all stock in maintained to the highest level.

-Take enquires by phone, fax or email.

-Purchasing of stock, optimising price, quality, range and stock level.

-Organise and monitor workflow to keep all members of staff working at their optimum whilst providing excellent client service.

-Ensuring the data on the stock control system is accurately maintained.

-Keeping up to date with relevant business news.

-Acting in a professional manner, upholding the ethics of the firm.

-Building & developing client relationships.

-Working effectively in the team to ensure delivery of excellent client service.

-Motivate and encourage all members of staff to ensure they are reaching their potential.

-Lead by example in terms of showing commitment to the firm and the standards required.

-Ensuring deadlines are met even when extra hours are required.

-Improving the number of customer visits and average spend.

-Carrying out ad-hoc work as required by the managing director.

Key Tasks:

-Managing workflow.

-Maintain Cash and Carry; watering, weeding, pruning feeding and tidying.

-Provide advice for walk in trade where necessary to maximise sales.

-Taking Payments.

-Collate deliveries.

-Enter data on grow master and ensure accuracy of data.

-Print and label newly purchased stock.

-Carry out periodic stock checks.

-Update website with available stock every week.

-Create an ideal stock holding schedule and purchasing schedule to fulfil customer needs.

-Manage team including professional development.

-Managing orders and checking correct stock is being delivered.

-Ordering in to replenish stock.

-Monitor Irrigation System.

-Monitor working of Heaters and alarms.

-Potting on Individual shrubs.

-Monitor recoverability.

-Maintain standards of output.

-Oversee completion of assignments.

-Monitoring deadlines.

-Ensuring steady workflow.

-Writing and responding to emails from clients.

-Getting back to clients with quotes within 24hours email or by phone.

-Taking and making phone calls with clients.

-Keep Managing director informed of progress and escalate in a timely manner potential problem.

-Liaison with the managing director for weekly meetings.

-Be aware of the scope of the work allocated and highlight any areas outside of the normal scope.

-Any other ad hoc duties.

-Willingness to work extra hours at times to complete orders on time.


-Clear commercial understanding of the need for efficiencies.

-Good Computer skills i.e email and able to pick up stock system grow master.

-Excellent communication skills.

-Excellent written skills.

-Desire to achieve results.

-Passionate about providing excellent client service.

-Team orientated.

-Clean driving license.

This job description is a guide to the minimum requirements of the job. It is not intended to restrict activities which will contribute to the growth and profitability of the Company. If a need for action or an opportunity is identified, this must be brought to the attention of the Directors.

If this Nursery Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Nursery 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 Nursery Supervisor will have been unsuccessful.