Plant Area Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Plant Area Manager required

Job Ref J175

Our client, a thriving garden Centre, is seeking a Plantarea Manager to take part in and assist with the organisation of activity geared towards increasing the success of the Centre and to achieve the Centre’s established goals and objectives.

  • Deliver excellent customer sales and service.
  • Develop, motivate, and lead the team as well as monitoring their performance and ongoing training
  • Presentation and display of a vast range of plants and associated products
  • Good housekeeping standards across the department with accurate stock control
  • Manage the overall aesthetics of the department, ensuring required standards are achieved.
  • Ensure all Health & Safety standards are achieved across the department.


    To ensure that sales targets are achieved.

  • To provide high levels of customer service at all times
  • Collaborate with other departments to maximize cross-selling opportunities.


  • Provide hands-on effective training on an on-going basis to all staff within your department.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to communicate goals and provide updates.
  • Ensure you and your staff are well presented in the correct staff uniform.
  • Ensure that weekly and daily work planning schedules are created and implemented.
  • Ensure the department is adequately staffed daily.

Display, merchandising and layout.

  • Achieve high standards of cleanliness and housekeeping at all times.
  • Ensure that all stock is clearly priced at all times.
  • Always ensure a high standard of neat and tidy merchandise.
  • Ensure that all promotional display areas are fully stocked and signed at all times.
  • Be responsible for the overall layout of the department.
  • Ensure that the customer flow route is maintained around the department.

Buying, ordering and stock control

  • Ensure that stock levels are kept within the cash flow requirement.
  • Achieve budgeted gross margin targets within the department.
  • Be responsible for stock control within your department including ordering, stocking up, receiving of products following the required procedure, quality control and clearance of slow-moving lines.
  • Ensure that product prices are in line with budgeted gross margin figures.

Duty manager role

When you are the Duty Manager, you are responsible for:

  • Unlocking and opening of the Garden Centre
  • Ensuring that the business is ready for sales.
  • The overall running of the Centre, in particular:
    • Duty rostering – ensuring adequate staff cover in all departments at all times.
    • Ensuring the above happens particularly around break times
  • Closing down and securing the Garden Centre
Essential requirements
  • Driving of telescopic forklift truck to receive deliveries.
  • Company Van use for customer deliveries

If this Plant Area Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Jay Rimell on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plant Area 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 Plant Area Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.