Plantarea Supervisor

From horticruitment

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Working For: horitcruitment

Plantarea Supervisor required

Ref No A911

An excellent career opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable plants person with retail experience, or for an experienced candidate already in a similar position, to step up into a new Plantarea Supervisor role.  This new position will suit an energetic and positive person with a background in plant retail, looking to develop their skills and knowledge under a Plantarea Manager.  This is a full-time permanent position and will require some weekend working on rotation.    

This popular garden centre was established over 50 years ago and has built a reputation for quality innovation and style.  The business has grown considerably over the years and has achieved great success by offering an extensive range of plants throughout the year with many unusual lines, garden sundries and leisure goods, as well as an award-winning Restaurant.

The centre is now seeking a Plantarea Supervisor to support the department manager with the running and development of the plant sales department.  Key responsibilities will involve increasing plant sales and assisting with associated initiatives, face to face sales and management of customer enquiries and queries, ensuring the department is well stocked in line with demand and placing orders with suppliers under the direction of the Plantarea Manager. 

Customer feedback in many areas including informing the product range has played a key part in the company’s success over the years, so it is of paramount importance that this is maintained through attention to detail and a positive approach to customer services.  High levels of presentation, merchandising and pricing strategy will all form part of the successful applicant’s responsibilities under the department manager, from whom the opportunity to learn and develop is offered.

The successful candidate will also be responsible, under the department manager, for utilising targeted promotions, discounts and linked/companion products, monitoring of stock balance and accuracy, ensuring correct stock rotation procedures are in place to avoid wastage due to out of date stock and to ensure correct maintenance of processes designed to record and reduce waste.  The Plantarea Supervisor will also be required to deputise for the Plantarea Manager in their absence.

The successful candidate will possess good plant knowledge and be dedicated to plant retailing in order to maintain high standards and provide a good level of service at all times.  Applicants must have previous retail experience and will either have held a supervisory position or feel they are ready to take the next step in their career.  The ideal candidate must be positive and presentable, outgoing, and enjoy engaging with the public.  Applicants must be physically fit as the position will involve working outside in all weathers, looking after and re-displaying the stock, with some heavy lifting.  Excellent spoken and written English are essential, as is a full UK driving licence.

If this Plantarea Supervisor vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or

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