Horticulture Manager

Horticulture Manager

Ref: 107898_1584115 | £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Holidays +Staff Discount | Location:Gloucestershire, England | Added:13/03/20

About the company:

Quest Search and Selection is working with one of the largest garden centres within the UK. They have over 30 stores and are a fast-growing company. They are looking for a Horticultural manager, to join their team in the Cheltenham area.

Key Responsibilities as a Horticultural Manager is:

  • Effectively managing and motivating the team members to provide outstanding customer experience within the department
  • Reporting to the General Manager you’ll have operational responsibility for all day to day department operations of the Horticultural and Plant area.
  • Set and monitor short- & medium-term business objectives
  • oversees customer service and overall department standards.
  • commercial understanding of working towards sales, service, stock KPI’s.
  • control stock package and layout in order to maximise sales,
  • Ensure a seasonal product offer remains commercially attractive and that all aspects of the product offer, from indoor and outdoor plants to garden equipment and sundries & well-merchandised and relevant to what is a knowledgeable customer base.
  • You will be opportunity to take on additional responsibility for the whole operation on a Duty Manager basis.
  • This being a flagship store it’s important that you are well versed to Director and Stakeholder store visits
  • To carry out audits and risk assessments to all relevant aspects of the business and to ensure that tasks have been delegated to staff effectively.
  • To ensure the best premium customer service is met by setting Customer Loyalty targets daily and ensure that they are being reviewed weekly.
  • Competitor store visits for other retailers

To be successful as a Horticulture Manager you need:

  • Have worked previously or currently as a Department Manager or Supervisor
  • You must have a decent understanding of horticultural products and worked in a garden centre, nursery or DIY environment looking after horticultural, garden, plant or bedding products.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Understands Commercial retail KPI’s
  • Understand of stock and wastage targets and minimising stock loss
  • Provide exceptional service within your department
  • This store is based in the Gloucestershire area so you must be able to drive.
  • You must have a track record of success within key stores in the business

What’s in it for you…

  • Holiday Allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff Discount

If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity, please apply by sending your CV today!

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