Garden centre bedding plant buyer

Posted: 1 Feb 2019
Location: Essex
Company: MorePeople
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
Closing Date: 31st March 2019

Our client is recruiting for a Bedding Plant Buyer. They are pretty passionate about plants and sourcing the best seasonal bedding and veg they can find for their customers.

They are not looking for an average Plant Buyer - they want someone that shares the passion and excitement that they have for everything they do in the Garden Centre.

We're looking for someone with an exceptional plant buying record on a commercial scale.

If you've been going through the motions of working for a corporate plant retailer with no say in what you think the business should be buying, then now's the time to make that change and work in a family run business with a great deal of autonomy (for the right candidate!).

We're also keen to find someone with strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

To prove to me that you're the person we're looking for you'll need to have some excellent examples from the job specification below:

Previous experience as a plant buyer on a large scale.

Accountable for plant quality, negotiating with suppliers and growers.

Exceptional organisational skills with plants and staff alike!

Experience dealing with different and conflicting priorities is an absolute must!

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills - there is a lot of number crunching involved in this role, so you'll need to be comfortable manipulating and analysing data in our client's systems, including Excel.

An ability to understand complex and sometimes confusing situations and make it simple - you must be able to find your way through sometimes baffling situations and come up with an answer that makes sense to everyone involved!

Tenacious in the face of obstacles and ultimately, all about getting quality plants to the shop floor that our customers simply have to buy!

Always searching for ways to be better both in your performance and in our client's processes.

You must be a fast learner - you'll need to hit the ground running (or catch up very quickly!) otherwise the role won't be for you!

Flexibility and commitment - you'll need to roll up your sleeves and actually get your hands dirty as part of the Buying team and we'll expect you to approach every task with the same enthusiasm.