Plantarea Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticrutiment

Plantarea Manager required

Job Ref H132

This is an exciting and varied opportunity in which you will be working for a renowned brand within the horticulture industry, driving their vision of being the first choice for top quality plants and trees.

The Plant Area Manager will lead and inspire the team in achieving all retail deliverables, whilst ensuring an exceptional high standard of customer care.

Role purpose:

The successful candidate will have a passion for horticulture, lead and motivate a vibrant team of plant area assistants who demonstrate a passion to exceed customer’s expectations and a commitment to exceptional standards.

Must haves:

-Extensive horticultural knowledge

-Minimum of 2 years proven managerial experience in retails, preferably within garden centres

-Demonstrates a professional, enthusiastic and flexible approach

-Exceptional attention to detail and forward-thinking ethos

-Able to promote excellent team work to achieve exceptional customer experience

-Demonstrates strong people management skills

-Able to be responsive to challenges and demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach

-Knowledgeable in maintaining and monitoring H&S on site

-Able to work with energy, pace and passion

-Efficient organisational and prioritisation skills

-Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Key responsibilities:

-Responsible for the financial management of the plant area, this includes assisting in the preparation and management of the budgets and analysing weekly sales performance

-Responsible for the ordering of products as per seasonal requirements, liaising with suppliers and buyers accordingly

-Responsible for merchandising to maximise sales opportunities, promoting stock in key areas as and when required

-Responsible for stock management within the plant area. To include monitoring wastage and discounting to achieve maximum profit

-Working as part of the wider team and carrying out duty manager responsibilities

-Identify and coordinate staff development in conjunction with the Garden Centre Manager, Identifying potential skills and knowledge gaps within the centre

-Lead and promote the highest standards of customer care and service at all times

-Manage the promotion of the brand in store, by developing good local public relations and managing the active promotion of the Gardening Club

-Create and maintain a safe working environment for staff and customers and visitors to site ensuring the compliance with Health and Safety Policy.

-Conduct regular appraisals of all staff, encourage performance feedback and use as a forum to discuss developmental needs.

-Run meetings with staff to update and inform key information (promotions, targets, management messages etc.) as necessary.

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.