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Plant Manager | Garden Retail | Yorkshire

England, West Yorkshire
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Closing date
2 Dec 2020
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Plant Manager | Garden Retail | Yorkshire
Salary - ~£30-40k DOE
Are you an experienced retail manager with a background in horticulture? Do you know how to build a quality range of plant products and where to source them from? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is looking for the best talent and team to come and work in their brand new garden centre. There are building an exciting new destination garden centre which is due to open in Spring 2021. The business has a passion for plants and they want all of their customers to make the most out of their garden and home. They are committed to building a team that will focus on their customers and deliver the best possible service and range of products. The centre will be state of the art with an extensive range of products as well as venues offering the best food and drink Yorkshire has to offer.

About the Role
This role is all about creating the best possible customer experience in the plants/sundries area. You will know what a good range looks like and how to source quality products that the customer will love. You will be able to work with growers and manufacturers to build trusting relationships and ensure you always have quality stock available. You will utilise your knowledge of plants to help customers identify the best products for them and offer a service which goes the extra mile. You will lead your team to deliver customer service and commercial results.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will be an exceptional plant buyer with strong trade contacts and a proven track record of purchasing quality plants. You will be able to develop a range which performs for your customers and take ownership of the plants/pots/growing media etc that your department offers. You will be detail orientated and have a meticulous approach to all areas of the role and products. You will ensure that the products are presented and merchandised in a fashion that is in keeping with the rest of the centre and is visually appealing at all times. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead a team to deliver results and have extensive knowledge of plants, plant care, maintenance and pest control.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a fantastic track record of creating an exciting and appealing plant range within a garden retailer. You will act with the customers' interests at heart and be very focused on customer service.

~£30-35k DOE + benefits

This is a full time, permanent position working alternate weekends with a regular day off each week (10 day fortnight)

Application Process
Our client is keen to get this person on board to help to deliver the opening of the centre. The successful applicant will move through a two-stage interview process.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about the role, please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or email Job reference TEM12832


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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