Horticultural Trading Manager / Plantarea Manager
Our client is part of a large garden centre group with stores based throughout the UK. The business has a reputation for offering quality garden products and plants as well as being a destination garden centre for those customers seeking a day out. This is a business which invests in its people and provides the opportunity to further a career within garden retailing. They are currently seeking an experienced and passionate Horticultural / Plantarea Manager.
The role is part of the centres Senior Management team alongside the Restaurant Manager and Deputy Manager. It would suit a candidate who is currently a manager at a smaller centre who is looking to step up or a candidate in a larger centre looking to join a group for further progression.
As Horticultural Manager the day to day role will involve the leadership and motivation of the Horticultural team to provide the highest standard of customer service, plant care and merchandising. This centre has a unique customer base because of its location adjoining a large supermarket. This provides a new challenge for candidates coming from a more traditional plantarea environment.
For this role we are seeking a superb planteria or plant centre specialist with a real knack for retailing.
Horticulture experience should be gained from a blend of practical and academic qualification.
Candidates will be expected to lead a horticulturally focussed team with great drive and knowledge.
Good retail experience is also a must as is the ability to demonstrate management ability in a retail environment, this could have been developed in a role outside of horticulture but must be recent.