Planting Consultant required
Our client is celebrating 30+ years of excellence and is Britain’s leading horticultural resource centre. They offer more than 100 000 mature plants, specimen trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials on a 17-acre site situated in Buckinghamshire. Our client also offers design and garden installation services to help you make the most of your outdoor space.
The team are looking to bring onboard two salespersons to work closely with the customers advising on products.
J191 – Planting Consultant £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
The planting consultant will ideally design trained either in garden design or landscape architecture. You will travel to appointments to offer an “at home planting and horticultural consultancy service” where you would meet with prospective clients, provide them with advice and planting recommendations for their requirements. This requires providing expert advice to customers on their site, followed up with a comprehensive professional report. It also includes managing planting contracts from enquiry stage through to completion; produce quotations, liaise with the clients, and the planting team and plant nursery.
Both the site consultations and planting contracts are generally domestic gardens, however, there are some commercial sites and there is much potential for growth. For this position, a car will be provided.
J192 – Sales Advisor £28.000 plus commission OTE £34,000.00 plus
The Sales Advisor will be based at the nursery liaising with both trade and retail customers to sell stock and source plants for a wide range of customers. You will support ongoing sales efforts (including researching/prospecting, preparing client pitch materials and handling ongoing follow-up with prospects), manage/track client prospects and client outreach efforts as well as oversee and manage the trade client database and ensure regular contact is maintained at least once per quarter with each client. Network and add new potential clients on an ongoing basis. The business uses social media, and the sales advisor will be responsible for designing and uploading social media news stories, create and apply daily updates to all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
For both positions; Excellent horticultural knowledge is essential, ideally in ornamental hardy nursery stock including evergreen trees and shrubs as well as a full driving licence. The sales team will maximize the opportunities presented for additional work from existing clients, passing on the information to the Project salesperson/designer and assisting in providing quotations and actively converting them into orders where possible. You will have the ability to research and understand company’s products and services in order to clearly communicate the benefits in promoting with relevant prospects and generate interest as well as follow up leads for commercial planting works through Architect, Landscape Architects, Property Developers and other specifiers and potential clients.
Desirable key Skills and competencies;
-Ability to work on own initiative
-Clear speaking voice and excellent listening skills
-Ability to work to tight deadlines.
-Clean driving licence
-Knowledge of plants and ability to identify many varieties of trees and shrubs.
-Landscape experience (soft and hard).
-Horticulture or garden design expertise
-Experience of horticultural Trade Industry
-Interest in social media with silks to utilise social media for research purposes
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Important: You should be prepared and able to accommodate for the needs of the potential clients this will mean being available to meet them on Saturdays. Time of in lieu will apply where a Saturday has been worked.
If this Planting Consultant vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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