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Plant Area Manager



11th June 2021

At Tiptree we have the best plant area in the UK! Sudbury, currently a smaller centre, is growing rapidly and we have big ambitions! We are looking for someone who will put the plant area team and our customers at the heart of everything they do; leading, coaching and communicating. You will live and breathe our family business values, and share our passion for plants.

Key duties
• Take responsibility for all plant areas (indoor, outdoor, bedding)
• Take responsibility for stock holding / nursery areas including plants, maintenance, stock transfers and future development of the site
• Duty Manager e.g. key holder - opening and closing, cash management, customer queries/complaints, liaising with office
• Managing and motivating your team to increase sales and ensure efficiency
• Work closely with buying team to manage stock levels and make key decisions about stock control
• Work closely visual merchandiser and communications team to ensure sales hot spots, themed product areas and displays are eye catching, seasonally relevant and have the right point of sale
• Management of plant area team including hiring staff, conducting appraisals and performance reviews, and providing or organising training & development
• Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met
• Resolving health and safety, legal and security issues
• Responding to customer complaints and comments
• Organising special promotions, displays and events
• Updating colleagues on business performance, new initiatives and other changes to working conditions
• Touring the plant areas regularly, talking to colleagues and customers and identifying or resolving urgent issues
• Maintaining awareness of market trends in the horticulture and retail industry and understanding forthcoming customer initiatives. Attend relevant events and sales days with plant buyer
• Initiating changes to improve the business
• Dealing with sales, as and when required

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 25/06/2021


£30000 - £35000


This job is located in Sudbury, Suffolk

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About Perrywood Sudbury

Sudbury is our second garden centre. Our first, Perrywood Tiptree, has been operating since the 1950s when Alan Bourne’s parents bought the land and called it Perrywood Nurseries – growing potatoes and pick-your-own strawberries. In 1984, Alan and wife Karin t...

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