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Group Nursery Manager

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    Horticulture, Garden Centre

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    Sarah Want

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Group Nursery Manager

Hybrid - England

£negotiable + car

A brand-new role for a household name. British Garden Centres.

You'll be at the forefront of developing the business as they further expand their nursery production.

Ready to put your knowledge to use?

What's the job?

This brand-new role will see you reporting to the directors.

It's a genuinely exciting opportunity. BGC are incredibly successful, already has plans in place to grow and know they need your expertise to get it right.

You'll have overall responsibility for three sites across the UK, including everything associated with growing quality stock.

No two days are the same. Imagine a role like this:

Monday: buying stock in line with the crop production plans you have created.

Tuesday: over to one site to support the team in further training and development.

Wednesday: on to the next site to lead the way with peat-free trials and new products.

Thursday: working with the wider business and creating an action plan to ensure stock is where it needs to be at the right time.

Friday: producing a continuous improvement action plan to make the most out of your current nurseries, keeping in mind the growing space will be increasing.

There's no doubt this is a very important role, so you'll need to be able to wear multiple hats and be able to manage multiple things at any one time.

What will I have done?

We're looking for someone that understands commercial growing.

They grow a huge variety of crops so whatever cropping experience you have; it'll be utilised somewhere.

You'll be a confident manager and understand how to communicate, train, and develop the people around you. This one is key, as you will not be with your team every day.

It would be great if you've worked on any horticultural projects before, so you understand how to support the growth of the business. It'd also be great if you've had a lot of exposure to peat-free growing methods. Neither of these are essential, though.

Who are BGC?

British Garden Centres is the UK's largest family-owned garden centre group with over 60 centres around the country. The group is owned and led by The Stubbs family, who also own and operate Woodthorpe Leisure Park in Lincolnshire.

The group has a team of 2,700 colleagues working across the garden centres, restaurants, 3 distribution centres and Woodthorpe Leisure Park and Woody's Restaurant & Bar.

What's next?

For an informal chat about the position, please call me, Sarah on 01780 480530, email or drop me a message on LinkedIn. Don't worry if your CV isn't up to date, just send what you have already, and we can sort the rest later.

Please note, MorePeople are the exclusive recruitment partner for this project. Any applications or CVs sent directly to British Garden Centres, will be referred back to, and dealt with, by MorePeople.