Horticultural Nursery – Dispatch and Epos Supervisor – £13 to £14 hour – Martock

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Yeovil

Our horticultural business grows £3 million of bedding and patio plants per annum at our large 14 acre nursery near Martock, Yeovil. You would be part of a large nursery production and retail store team training, learning and focussed on seeding, propagation, production line supervision, growing on and dispatch of garden plants into the South West’s largest garden plant grower / retailer business.

Our garden plant dispatch department is fast paced with 6000 trolleys of garden plants passing through the dispatch area which have either been grown on our own nurseries or directly imported from Holland, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Germany each week.  Your role would be to assist with and then learn the entire dispatch department workload and duties to include picking of orders, checking deliveries in, updating our EPOS computer data base with new deliveries, pricing plants and sorting out HGV drivers with information and supervision.  

Your duties would be as follows:

·         Learn and then supervise all picking of garden plants from the nursery glasshouses to correct specification.

·         Supervise the processing lines to ensure quality thresholds are met regards garden plant standards

·         Supervise incoming deliveries and properly check in loads against paperwork

·         Upload information to head office and our EPOS system

·         Communicate with our head office every day on multitude of issues

·         Organise and supervise outgoing deliveries to our garden centres with HGV drivers and head office

·         Manage a staff team successfully to get the workload completed on time and within deadlines

·         Assist as needed with production and growing on of all plants on the nursery

·         Learn all about commercial horticulture from seedling to growing and then retail

·         Be part of a bigger management team and become integral to the most successful nurseries in the southwest of UK

Skills you will need:

·         Good computer skills and ability to deal with administration, paperwork and head office checklists and requirements.

·         Ability to understand systems and quick to pick up information and quality required when doing dispatch picking and quality standards

·         This role requires you to be physically active all day on your feet and to carry out lifting and carrying consistently – it is a hands on position and applicants need to enjoy this type of work

·         Good planning abilities to ensure consistent management of the production lines

·         Good staff management abilities to organise your team effectively.

·         Flexible attitude to duties so you can assist across the nursery as part of management team on a wider basis

·         Interest in commercial horticulture and growing of plants

Full training can be given to enthusiastic applicant willing to learn quickly and who has keen interest in career opportunities in horticulture. Our business operates from five nurseries in the South West of the UK and can offer excellent career opportunities.

All hourly wage rates subject to successful completion of short initial trial period before we look to train and progress your career with us. We can offer fast pay rises and promotions for bright hard-working applicants with excellent career prospects as part of our 100 strong staff team across five horticultural garden centres located in Devon and Somerset. We are the largest grower / retailer of garden plants in the South West UK.

Our company offers full training programs leading to potential management / supervisory roles in our stores / departments. Our company has a proven, successful system for promoting staff from within our ranks over a three to six month period to higher paid roles within the company.

How to Apply for this role

  • Please send your CV (and a covering letter if available) as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview.
  • Interviews will be held within the following few days and weeks
  • The interview process will be informal and friendly and involve completion of an application form and an in-depth chat about the roles on offer.
  • There is no closing date for these positions unless they are filled.

We currently have many vacancies so please visit our website (www.growndirect.co.uk) to view our other vacancies.

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