Hard Landscaper

Hard Landscaper required

Job Ref C047

Our client is a small business based in Meopham, Kent and are now expanding due to the high demand for their services. They are looking to employ a candidate who has the potential to stay within the business for the long term and contribute towards their vision for the future. The vast majority of their clients opt to use the client for the build of their design, and they also undertake independent landscaping projects. They operate on mainly domestic projects but with the right size team, they will look for commercial opportunities in the future.

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has become available for a skilled, hard landscaper to lead a team and complete hard landscaping projects within Kent and the surrounding areas. The successful candidate will have sufficient experience and be fully qualified in paving, brick work, decking, fencing, carpentry, water features and other associated skills. He / She will lead a small team and oversee all aspects of the quality of work. The main duties and responsibilities required for the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Be fully capable of working from design plans
  • Maintain the very highest quality of work to industry standards
  • Have the ability to solve and work around unforeseen issues during the build
  • Be able to complete landscaping projects within the allotted time
  • Be able to guide the team on correct techniques and develop their skills if possible
  • To be able to take instructions from senior staff respectfully, if given
  • To set clear boundaries for the team regarding timekeeping, behaviour during work time etc.
  • Follow health and safety guidelines and always wear the provided personal protective equipment, ensuring the team do also
Key Skills:

He / She will be confident using a range of garden machinery and power tools and appropriate machine tickets such as NPORS or CSCS will be advantageous for this position. A full driving licence is required for the role.

Requirements for the position are as follows:

  • Be highly motivated
  • Have good communication skills and able to deal with staff, clients, contractors, suppliers and other colleagues
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for your own actions
  • Be forward thinking to help the company achieve its goals
  • Promote the business in a positive manor acting as an ambassador for the business
Additional Information:

A company van and mobile phone will be provided at the appropriate time for work use. Working hours are 40 a week, usually Monday to Friday, but depending on projects and timescales flexibility to work at weekends/bank holidays may be required.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced hard landscaper to join a growing company at an exciting time in their development.

If this Hard Landscaper vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Hard Landscaper 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 Hard Landscaper vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

An experienced Head Gardener is sought after on a full time and permanent basis for a remarkable Jacobean mansion set in 12-acres of spectacular and well-regarded gardens nestled in the heart of Kent. Dating back to the 14th century the house and gardens are open to the public and managed by a preservation Trust where visitors can have tours around the house and unravel the 600 years of history, we well as exploring the open gardens. The maintenance of the gardens to a high standard for visitor interest is a priority for the Trust in association with its charitable purpose of preserving the estate.

The estate contains 12-acres of tranquil gardens that have seen four hundred years of changing garden fashions, surrounded by ancient parkland studded with stately oaks and chestnuts. Terraced lawns bordered by a vast yew hedge and topiaried box have been softened over the last century by the addition of long, curvy-edged herbaceous borders and ornamental tree and shrub plantings. All areas of the garden continue to be restored and maintained to an extremely high standard. The garden features a stunning walled garden containing an ornamental greenhouse, as well as fern and alpine houses. Further elements include a blooming rose garden, pan garden and croquet lawn, a wildflower garden, lily pond, and a spectacular Italian Garden.

As an ambassador of the house and gardens, the successful applicant will seek out opportunities to provide visitors with friendly conversation and background information on everything horticultural. Throughout the year the Head Gardener will be required to conduct a series of relaxed, informal, and informative gardening workshops for small groups, as well as giving garden tours and attending in house events. The garden is also host to an active and very successful education programme for local school children.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the management and planning of all aspects of the garden. This will include extensive ornamental plant management, lawn and hedge care, plant propagation, glasshouse work and kitchen gardening. The gardens are currently managed by a team of two permanent, highly skilled gardeners whom the successful candidate will be responsible for, as well as up to two trainees and a team of volunteers. The successful applicant will have substantial practical experience of managing and maintaining extensive grounds and gardens. This is a hands-on role which requires not only strong physical attributes but the ability to lead and communicate effectively with co-workers. It will be a key requirement that the candidate can plan and implement seasonal works programmes as well as delegate duties to the rest of the team.

Applicants will hold excellent plant knowledge alongside a relevant horticultural qualification. Previous experience as a Head Gardener with a proven track record in a leadership role responsible for performance management and in supporting and developing a team. Candidates will need good communication skills, and enthusiasm and confidence to engage with visitors and lead educational groups. Competence in relevant health and safety legislation, as well as proficiency in use and management of a wide variety of garden machinery is important.

Daily working hours are 8am to 5pm plus weekend hours for watering and other duties in rota with other staff. Some weekend hours are required to host workshops and attend exhibitions in the garden. A 2-to-3-bedroom cottage within the main house complex is available to candidates.

SALARY:        £35,000 to £40,000 depending on experience
LOCATION: Kent
JOB No:          EC45086

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

A truly exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic, and driven Head Gardener to be part of a friendly team on a private family estate, located on the East Sussex coast near Hastings. The estate is a picturesque mansion, a splendid example of Victorian neo-gothic and sits among 90 acres of pleasure gardens, pastures and woodland. The garden is around 15 acres in size, organic and soil association certified.

The newly appointed Head Gardener will join a team of skilled gardeners, reporting into the principles and will be responsible for the management, maintenance, and on-going development of gardens. Overlooking the English Channel with views of the white cliffs of Dover and the French coast, the gardens are full of beautiful and interesting plants, with a number of trees and shrubs which are original planting to the house. The gardens are made up of many wonderfully diverse areas rich in colour, texture and has an adventurous use of plants, trees, and shrubs. Much of the garden has been improved since the early 2000’s whilst some of the gardens original layout remains. There are some 35-acres of mixed, broadleaf native woodland, including some extensive bluebell woods; the woodland is also managed for firewood production.

Other elements of the garden include a tropical border home to some marvellous exotic hardy and half-hardy plants, and a Nursery which is used year-round to supply the garden with plants. Two 100-metre-long borders containing a mixture of shrubs and herbaceous perennial plants with a 300ft peony hedge. A stunning glass house is home to tropical plants and a propagation area for seeds and cuttings, and a wonderful mixed orchard home to apple, pear and quince trees and a natural pond. A 1.5-acre Victorian walled garden that is home to an amphitheatre, glasshouse, pond, and fruit cage. This area of the gardens function is to grow food for the house and the events that the estate holds, a large variety of fruits and vegetables from the every day to the slightly unusual.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head Gardener with a real passion and drive for horticulture and a keen interest in kitchen gardening, to work within a close-knit team on this prestigious and historic estate. The Head Gardener will encourage career growth and development for the team and must be happy to support trainings, development programmes, should the budget allow for that year. The owners also keep bees on the estate therefore if there was an interest or you have experience in beekeeping, there is an opportunity there to get involved. The Head Gardener will develop the garden, implement plans, recreate borders, and carryout planting schemes. He / She will report to and work closely with the owners in the development of the garden, making sure the grounds are to be maintained to the highest of standards. The estate

A minimum of a level 2 horticultural qualification is required, with experience and a confident approach to growing produce.  He/ She will also need to be an organised and proactive person with good record keeping abilities. In addition, the estate gardening team participate in a local in bloom a community horticultural group devoted to enhancing the local village environment and support for this programme will be required from time to time as well as mentoring trainees and volunteers as necessary. The property itself play host to numerous events throughout the year and the Head Gardener will be expected to be involved. As an ambassador of the house and gardens, the successful applicant will seek out opportunities to provide visitors with friendly conversation and background information on everything horticultural, and giving guided tours of the gardens and grounds. The estate has a strong social media presence, so the Head Gardener will be required to create and put out interesting and inspiring content regarding the gardens.

Suitable applicants will possess experience in horticulturally diverse gardens, good physical fitness, and excellent plant identification and management skills. Practical experience with a wide range of garden machinery is essential, as is a keen interest in organic gardening. This new opportunity will suit an experienced and qualified horticulturist with excellent attention to detail, with garden planning and staff supervision experience. Applicants should be equally passionate, energetic, and experienced hands-on professionals with an ability to lead a team of gardeners.

SALARY:  £34,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience
LOCATION:  East Sussex
JOB No:  EC43745

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sophie Sharpe on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Experienced Hard Landscaper

Experienced Hard Landscaper required

Job Ref ADV409

Grove Gardens are currently looking for an experienced skilled hard landscaper to join our small team.

We are an established landscape gardening business based in Brighton and Hove, who over the past 20 years we have established an excellent reputation for our workmanship and detailing.

The successful candidate will need to have at least 8 years experience and be proficient in all hard landscaping disciplines required for high end gardens, including setting out from plans, laying natural stone and porcelain paving, drainage, brickwork, timber-work, walling, as well as the ground works required.

The right candidate must be able to work independently on larger projects but also experienced in running smaller jobs. After a successful trial period, a company van will be provided.

You would also need the following.

Competence in digger driving.A keen eye for detail.Strong communication skills with customers and team.The ability to self-motivate and the desire to work within a team.Strong literacy and numeracy skills.You will also need to demonstrate very high standards of workmanship.A full driving licence is essential

Hours Average - Mon - Fri 8am -5pm

Excellent rates of pay depending on experience. £32K - £37K

You will also be enrolled in the government Pension scheme.

If you think you might be right for the job please send your CV to our e-mail address with a covering letter.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

https://www.grovegardens.co.uk/ 

 


Landscape Project Manager

Landscape Project Manager required

Job Ref X102

Our client and its sister company, specialise in the Design and Build of luxury residential Gardens and Landscape projects in the super prime residential market. As a company renowned within the industry, they are expected to deliver faultless service standards to the most discerning of clientele. Growth of the aftersales and client care division requires the strengthening of the Project delivery teams on site with the appointment of a Contracts Manager for projects predominantly in West London, but occasionally extending into the home counties.

Job Brief

Expansion of the company requires the strengthening of the Project delivery teams on site with the appointment of a Site Manager for projects predominantly in West London.

Your role will be to create and maintain a positive and pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organisational effectiveness, communication, and safety. As Site Manager your responsibilities will include the day-to-day management of your project(s).  this will involve managing the workforce, including direct employees, sub-contract labour, agency workers and specialist sub-contractors in relation to steelworks, lighting, water-features, timber fabrication, Arboriculturists and other trades as required.

Delivery of the projects to the company’s exemplary and demanding quality plans is essential.  The successful candidate will be able to produce weekly and monthly reports specific to the project requirements, manage the record keeping of progress on site and the timesheets of the site team and sub-contractors.  Planning of the project in line with the work programme and ensure that materials are on site and the required time 

Key Responsibilities

A successful Site Manager should also have experience with a variety of office software including e-mail tools, excel spread sheets, and be enthusiastic about learning new skills in a dynamic and creative working environment. 

The successful candidate should have at least 10 years’ experience in landscaping in a luxury market, and 5 years in a similar role.  Existing skills should include a CSCS card.  SSSTS or SMSTS would be preferable, but training can be provided.

Candidate Skills

Ultimately the Site Manager should be able to ensure the smooth running of the construction site and contribute to the timely completion of the project to the required standard while managing between 5 and 15 people. Strong organisational skills and time management along with a natural proficiency in written and verbal communication will be an integral part of the successful candidate’s skill set as well as being able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00am - 5:00pm

Benefits:

Salary up to £47,000 DOE

20 days holiday

Company pension Scheme

If this Landscape Project Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Landscape Project 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 Landscape Project Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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General Manager

General Manager required.

Job Ref A371

Founded in 2011 with the objective of sourcing and selling high quality planters to the horticultural trade,

through the efforts of the Sales Director and a network of agents, our client has managed to penetrate the market sectors of horticultural growers, garden centres, cash and carry and internet traders with annual sales reaching over £1 million in the past few years. Our client pride themselves in having a large and diverse range of products sourced in the main from China. Visits to China to meet with suppliers and attend the renowned Canton Fair have been a feature, pre-pandemic, of the company’s desire to develop and procure new and interesting products.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to replace the existing General Manager and become a vital part of a growing organisation. As the general manager, the main purpose of the position will be to manage all business aspects of the company, to grow and develop the company, to oversee the organisation’s daily operations and to manage and supervise all staff members. The key tasks for this role focus on three main areas of: sales, buying and staff management.

Sales responsibilities are as follows:

  • To maintain and develop relationships with existing customers and agents and resolve any issues
  • To actively recruit new customers
  • To interact with all customers either by visiting or telephoning on a regular basis
  • To develop pricing models for customers and negotiate prices with customers
  • To grow the sales of the business year on year
  • To promote the company at trade shows
  • To create marketing programs
  • To devise advertising campaigns
  • To create and agree sales budgets with the directors of the company

Buying responsibilities are as follows:

  • To maintain and develop contacts with existing suppliers in China
  • To assess all products from existing suppliers
  • To develop new suppliers and products in China and elsewhere in the world
  • To place orders on suppliers for products
  • To negotiate prices and payment terms with suppliers
  • To oversee supply chain logistics and costs
  • To oversee and monitor stock levels
  • To create an annual procurement plan in conjunction with the directors of the company

Staff management responsibilities are as follows:

  • To be responsible for and manage the staff in the office and warehouse
  • Oversee staff recruitment, training and health and safety
  • To ensure that the business is properly and adequately staffed at all times
  • To be available to assist staff members in their duties in the office and warehouse when necessary
Key Skills:

The successful candidate for this position will ideally possess both experience and contacts within the horticultural trade. Furthermore, our client is looking for a sales driven individual, who has excellent communication skills and previous experience in a selling environment. It is essential that a candidate must posses computer literacy skills with the ability to effectively use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and possibly Sage Accounting. The general manager will be required to produce reports on a regular and timely fashion to the directors of the company. Due to the senior nature of the position, it is essential that applicants have previously managed staff and exhibited success in doing so.

Additional Information:

You will initially be reporting to the current Sales Director who will be gradually handing over their duties in selling and buying and administration. In addition to the Sales Director, you will also report to the directors of the company alongside its majority shareholder. As the general manager, the key results and objectives will be to maintain the profitability of the company, to maintain adequate stock levels, to grow sales year-on-year, to minimize costs and to control all overhead and promotional costs.

Performance related bonuses are offered with the position in addition to a company vehicle with motoring and travelling costs to be agreed by the directors. The holiday provided with the position is 25-days plus statutory bank holidays and the hours of work are Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm.

If this General Manger vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this General Manger 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 General Manger vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

A talented and experienced Head Gardener is sought after to join a growing team on a family-owned estate in the Cotswolds.

The 96-acre estate consists of rolling parklands, formal lawns, immaculate hedges, small mixed borders, a small orchard, walled garden areas, a beautiful and productive kitchen garden, mixed and conifer woodlands and a large pond. There are also a few farm animals kept as pets and dogs who live in the house. Much of the parkland is in transition from hay meadow to wildflower, while other smaller areas are still managed as hay meadows. The orchard contains a few heritage apple and pear varieties, espalier fruit and ornamental cherries.

The Head Gardener will oversee all finer horticultural aspects of the estate, they will be supported by a small team comprising of gardeners and grounds workers. The ideal candidate will have experience in landscape design, and some ability to either draw design concepts or use C.A.D. to present ideas to the owners.

The estate is always developing, currently with a designer led natural pond project nearing completion, more large projects to begin soon and owners who welcome ideas and inspiration to develop smaller areas in-house. The successful candidate will have the ability to offer their own design ideas and implement those designs using external contractors, ensuring all work is carried out to the highest standard.

The role does require some time spent in the office as well as practical gardening tasks. Computer literacy is a must and a basic knowledge of record keeping and Health & Safety requirements is needed. The Head Gardener is responsible for tracking the garden and grounds finances and therefore must maintain up to date records which can be used by the owners accountants and financial management team. The role also requires facilitating all external contractors completing outdoor tasks, i.e., walling, gate servicing, machinery servicing etc. Therefore, a good all round practical knowledge of estates is necessary, as well as a desire to learn new skills from the current staff members.

The Head Gardener will be responsible for all outdoor areas of the estate being kept to the owners high standards and therefore a keen eye for detail is required. Estate work is varied and some flexibility is needed, occasional ‘other’ duties may be required such as driving errands, assisting the house staff moving furniture, harvesting vegetables, cutting flowers for the house etc.

The garden is equipped with a range of machinery hence basic knowledge of most powered garden tools and experience using them safely is a must.

Applicants will have a relevant horticultural qualification, ideally level 3 or above and proven experience managing a team and an estate. Further qualifications and experience with design would be advantageous. Strong communication skills are a must in this role, as well as physical fitness and being well presented. The Head Gardener is expected to keep the owners informed of progress and updated regularly, as well as seeking approval on certain projects and spending when needed. The successful candidate will be able to work alongside other department managers well. A minimum of 3 years experience as a Head Gardener on a private estate is required, as well as some design knowledge and experience with kitchen gardens.

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and skilled Head Gardener. Normal working hours apply however flexibility is required depending on the needs of the principles and the season.

SALARY:        £35,000 - £40,000
LOCATION: Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
JOB No:          EC40265

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Head Gardener

Head Gardener required

An incredible and rare opportunity has become available for a Head of Estates and Landscapes to be responsible for the care and development of the garden areas and the continuous smooth running of a beautiful English landscape garden in Surrey. 

Our client is a Grade I listed 18th century landscape garden of international renown, attracting over 250,000 visitors a year. Inspired by landscape paintings and the Grand Tour through Europe, the restoration of the garden began in the 1980’s with the aim to restore this “living work of art” and now is enjoyed by the public. The garden is set in a wooded valley and covers 158 acres with dramatic follies, calming waters and simply stunning views.

The Head of Estates and Landscapes will manage the garden to ensure it is maintained and developed to the highest horticultural standards in accordance with the masterplan and conservation management plan as agreed. As part of the property team, the post holder will promote the visitor experience within the gardens. This role involves line management responsibilities for the supervision and training of staff, students and volunteers. The Head of Estates and Landscapes will be expected to take the lead with administrative responsibilities such as keeping up to date records on Health and Safety, machinery records, plant data base information, training records, COSH assessments and relevant other records for the effective management of the estate.

The successful candidate will be an excellent collaborator / leader as they will be part of the leadership team managing a team of 6 full time staff and over volunteers. They will also enjoy a hands-on approach with the team and be confident in giving presentations/talks to groups. Applicants should have a National Diploma, NDH or HND in Amenity Horticulture or NVQ Level 2/3 (or equivalent) as well as practical gardening/horticultural experience. An understanding of the importance pf the spirit of place in maintaining and developing a historic garden and be committed to climate-conscious and sustainable gardening is important. As is, the ability to produce and implement garden maintenance and planting plan for the estate. A good degree of plant knowledge is required as well as the ability to keep accurate records. A full driving licence & tractor licence is essential.

It is desirable that candidates have experience of being involved in garden restoration projects and holds (or is happy to obtain within a 6-month period of starting; spray certificates and first aid at work certificate).

A beautiful 3-bedroom (on two floors) grade I listed cottage within the grounds is provided as part of the package for the successful applicant at a reduced rental fee. Partners, children and pets are welcome.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head Gardener or Head of Gardens with a desire to work in a piece of English history.

SALARY:  £37,000 - £40,000 depending on experience plus accommodation

LOCATION:  Surrey

JOB No:  EC44094

If this Head Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Gardener 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 Head Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Hard Landscaper

Hard Landscaper required

Job Ref H228

Our client is a landscape design, construction and maintenance company based near Tonbridge in Kent and currently work throughout Kent and East Sussex.  The team of dedicated professionals are on hand to provide customers with a one-stop horticultural service. They pride themselves in delivering well executed gardens with excellent attention to detail.

Our client spends 95% of their time working in the domestic market for high end customers.  The company has grown primarily through word of mouth for over 20 years.

Job Description:

The company is expanding and are looking for a hard landscaper to be hands on and ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the standard expected.

-Manage the build of small and large projects

-Meet deadlines

-Ensure that there are sufficient resources to carry out the works.

-Plan and delegate duties within the team.

-Oversee other members of the team, ensure that they understand their work tasks.

-Ordering materials and equipment.

-Liaising with the design team

-Liaise with the client.

-General site administration.

-Ensure that the works are carried out in accordance with the company’s safety plan.

Work hours are generally 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. The team meet at the yard and a van is provided for work purposes.

Key Skills:

Candidates must have excellent practical skills in all aspects of hard landscaping, general garden landscaping and produce high quality of work. The ideal candidate will be able to motivate and get the best out of their team as well as work independently. He/she should also have good communication skills and be able to liaise with the client and design team in order to resolve problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. A driving licence is essential.

If this Hard Landscaper vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Bevan Andrews on 01233 732767 or bevan@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Hard Landscaper 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 Hard Landscaper vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Horticulture New Product Development & Range Curator

Horticulture New Product Development & Range Curator required

Job Ref E198

Established in the 1960s, our client has grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry. The business is made up of three established brands, focusing on their own particular target market and demographic within the industry.  They are passionate about plants, curating quality plant ranges and promoting them through engaging content on a domestic facing Web Shop and social media channels.

They are seeking an experienced individual to give guidance and direction by curating a strong and successful range of offers to be marketed throughout our multi-channel marketing platforms and further marketing opportunities.  The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and experienced individual with an excellent track record.

Job Description
  • Agree revenue targets with the Sales and Marketing Director.
  • Agree purchasing requirements with Supply Chain Director
  • Continuously appraise the business strategy and challenge the team to deliver against all revenue streams and budget.
  • To lead a process of continuous improvement across the range for the benefit of the business unit.
  • Timely product availability view and forward campaign and offer planning.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities and collaborations.
  • Identify the product range and continually appraise and adapt the offer to match the market research and demand.
  • Ensure KPIs are achieved or that corrective actions are taken, and recovery planning is implemented.
  • Agreed reporting with your line manager and frequency.
Candidate Skills
  • Highly organised having the ability to prioritise and allocate time effectively.
  • A self-motivated individual who can work under pressure to multiple fixed deadlines in tandem.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, being able to communicate at all levels of the business.
  • Confident with compiling and understanding analytical data & problem solving.
  • Broad range of plant knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of E-Commerce.
  • Ability to project manage and co-ordinate resources.
  • Customer Focused
  • Excellent team player.

If this Horticulture New Product Development & Range Curator vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Horticulture New Product Development & Range Curator 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 Horticulture New Product Development & Range Curator vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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