Garden Centre Horticultural Manager

  • Job Reference: 1108699785-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Straightline Retail Recruitment
  • Location: Maidstone, Kent
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Package & Benefits
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Garden Centre Horticultural Manager

£30 - 35,000 + Package & Benefits

Maidstone area

The Person

Imagine this. The sun is shining. It s warm and the insects are buzzing. Your Echinacea s, which were a bit touch and go for a while, are coming on nicely and those Hebe s look great, as they always do. At times like this, is there anything better than working outdoors?

You ll need to answer no to that last one obviously, despite the rain. You ll be a gardener yourself; your customers rely on you for advice and you ll want to spend your days helping those customers by offering your knowledgeable and professional advice. You ll be comfortable working with people, retail is a people job after all, and you ll want to share your knowledge with your team, helping them be better at their job.

The Role

The job has a lot going for it but is all about working with a company that shares your passion. You ll get full training and plenty of ongoing support but the plant area will be yours to run and you'll have plenty of freedom to make decisions on the range, working with some suppliers and growers. You'll also lead and develop a small team of like-minded individuals who'll benefit from your plant knowledge. That's something to get your teeth into and something you could look back on with real pride. On top of that, it pays well, the hours are pretty social and, while weekend working goes with territory, you ll have every other weekend off.

The Company

A household name in the sector, they've been doing what they've been doing for a long time but are always open to new ideas and always looking for ways to grow and improve. They're well known and very well respected, financially rock-solid and looking to the future with plenty of optimism.