Plantarea Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Plantarea Manager required

Job Ref H888

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Plantarea Manager to join a plant focused centre in Bedford that has been trading for over 30 years, stocking the largest selection of plants in the area. Their expert team are always ready to provide good advice in all areas of the centre. This small group of centres also have growing and production sites, specialising in hanging baskets and pots. There is a vast range of quality stock from hardy nursery stock, bedding plants, herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs. As Plantarea Manager you will play a vital role in delivering excellent visual merchandising standards and customer and plant care.

Job Brief

As a Plantarea Manager, you will deliver an exceptional service to customers, ensuring the quality of the plants are presented to a high standard. In this fast-pace, hands on role, you will focus on all areas of plant care/sales. You will also have key-holder responsibilities and deputise in the absence of the Garden Centre Manager.

Key Responsibilities

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

-Working proactively, enthusiastically and with drive to succeed.

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

-Key Holder – Covering for the Centre 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.

-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.

-Develop, motivate, and lead your team and monitor their performance and ongoing training.

-Work with your team to make sure we continue to deliver an unrivalled plant offering 

-Ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained.

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

Candidate Skills 

As the Plantarea 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

-A qualification in a horticultural subject would also be an advantage

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

-Nursery Manager

-Nursery Supervisor

-Nursery Team Leader

-Plantarea Assistant/Supervisor

-Plantarea Assistant Manager. 

If this Plantarea 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 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 Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.