Plantarea Assistant Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Plantarea Assistant Manager required

Job Ref B222

Our client is an independent garden centre offering a fantastic variety and diverse range of excellent quality plants and Horticultural products. The centre manager together with the team, strive to cater for every gardening requirement and pride themselves on their customer service and ability to make a visit to the centre a pleasurable experience. They are currently seeking an Assistant Plantarea Manager who will work closely with the Plantarea Manager to ensure stock availability, the highest standards of plant care and quality, goods in and merchandising of stock, data and sales analysis. You will have a creative, yet commercial mindset to inspire through visual displays and be able to offer exceptional customer service, being on hand to give expert advice.

Job Brief

Our client is looking for an exceptional candidate with previous experience in a similar environment and role. This position would suit those who have already gained some experience in garden centre retailing or from a nursery environment with good plant and product knowledge. You will be enthusiastic and keen to deliver high standards of plant retailing will have a flexible and adaptable approach and be a good team player. As well as delivering excellent customer service to all customers, giving the best horticultural advice.

Key Responsibilities

-Working with the Plantarea Manager to ensure the smooth running of the department.

-Presentation and displays of a vast range of exciting plants

-Creating an inspirational environment that is well maintained

-Good housekeeping standards across the department with accurate stock control

-Delivering excellent customer sales and service

-Working as part of a highly successful and efficient team

-Working proactively, enthusiastically and with drive to succeed.

-Keeping track of all KPI’s and targets.

-Covering for the Plantarea Manager on their weekday and alternate weekend off work and providing cover for the Centre Manager when on business days off site, days off or holiday/sickness.

-Checking and receiving deliveries of product following the required procedure.

-Pricing, displaying, and merchandising of product to the required standards and implementing promotional changeovers.

-Develop, motivate, and lead the team as well as monitoring their performance and ongoing training.

-Ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained.

Candidate Skills 

The appointed person will have a sound knowledge of garden centre retailing with excellent plant knowledge and enjoy working as part of a team with good communication skills, will be self-motivated to achieve high standards and able to work on their own initiative with attention to detail in all aspects of the job.

As the Plantarea Assistant Manager, you’ll need to have the following experience: A proven track record in garden centre retailing: you will know this working environment well in terms of the products, as well as:

-Several years’ experience working in a Garden Centre or Nursery

-You have excellent communication skills

-A meticulous eye for detail

-Excellent Plant knowledge

If you have experience in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you.

  • Plantarea Assistant Manager
  • Plantarea Supervisor/Team Leader
  • Nursery Supervisor/Team Leader

The working hours are 40 per week. Weekend work will be required on a rota basis.

If this Plantarea Assistant Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Plantarea Assistant 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 Plantarea Assistant Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.