Plantarea Assistant Manager

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Plantarea Assistant Manager

Job Ref H002

The role of Plantarea Assistant Manager is now available at a family-owned centre, based in Leicester. The Retail Manager is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the site with products ranging from seed and bulbs to mature trees, along with pots, compost and tools and a vast selection of sundries. There is a small team of 3 full time staff as well as several part time staff all working together to provide excellent customer service. The centre will be expanding, and significant investment made to increase sales and services.

Our client is passionate about horticulture as well as achieving customer satisfaction, the appointment of Plantarea Assistant Manager is a key position for the business.

Job Description

The successful candidate would be reporting to the Retail Manager, and responsible for the outdoor area, including designated buying to set parameters, the merchandising and maintenance of all products, and customer service. They would also have to assist/lead in the development and motivation of the Plantarea team and the monitoring of their performance.

Key Responsibilities

-Working with the Retail Manager to ensure the smooth running of the CPC.

-Working proactively, enthusiastically and with drive to succeed.

-Assisting the Retail Manager with cash handling, invoices and any additional paperwork that is required.

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

-Ordering plants and product to pre-determined levels and within designated parameters from specified suppliers.

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

-Merchandising of product to the required standards.

-Maintenance of stock through watering and health control to the required standard, ensuring wastage is minimized.

-Maintaining signage to the required standard for Merchandising and Sales.

-Ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained.

-Ensuring all staff in the outdoor area are fully informed and carry out their duties in an efficient manner.

Candidate Skills 

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 & tips on how to care for a plants.

-Good plant knowledge

-Several years’ experience working in a Plantarea or Plant Nursery

-You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

-A meticulous eye for detail and brilliant written and verbal communication skills

-A strong work ethic, a humble attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

If this Plantarea Assistant Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam 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.