Plant centre assistant

Posted: 19 Feb 2019
Location: Solihull
Company: Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre
Salary: £20,000
Closing Date: 31st March 2019

This is a great opportunity for an experienced plants person with very good plant knowledge, who is happy working in a customer-facing retail environment.

Job description & responsibilities

  • Engage with customers to advise on the best products for their needs
  • Caring for our plant stock to ensure we only offer the very best quality
  • Occasional serving on the sales counter
  • Answering the phone & taking customer orders
  • Stock replenishment, pricing and merchandising
  • Stock taking & re-ordering
  • Interfacing with key suppliers

Essential requirements

  • Have very good plant & horticultural knowledge
  • Be IT literate (Use of email and basic Microsoft Office programs)
  • Be physically fit & capable to lift and position heavy stock
  • Have good numeric and literacy skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
  • Be very customer friendly and willing to help
  • Work well as part of a team

Although NOT essential, it would be a distinct advantage if you:

  • Have worked in a similar position
  • Have experience of merchandising and supplier ordering
  • Have sales experience and/or training
  • Understand fencing and landscaping products, techniques and materials

Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre, Forshaw Heath Road, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JU.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to our semi-rural location, having your own transport is essential for this vacancy.

Salary: Up to £20,000 OTE, depending on skills & experience
Hours: Flexible 45 hours, 5-day week including one or both week-end days
Holiday: 252 hours per annum (inc bank holidays)
Other: Pension, Training, Staff Discount and Work Wear provided

*No Telephone Enquiries Please