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Are you a passionate BBQ enthusiast? We may have the perfect role for you as we are looking for a Customer Sales Assistant to work in our BBQ Department at Otter Garden Centre, Ottery St Mary .



You will have exceptional customer service skills and experience of working under pressure in a retail environment. Using your detailed knowledge of the products in your department you will drive sales whilst ensuring product layout is maintained to high standards.

The role requires a customer focused individual, experienced at selling, and the ability to listen to customers to help drive sales.

The duties will include:

  • To work on the sales floor selling BBQ’s and related products in the Furniture department.
  • To work on own initiative but also be part of a bigger team, driving the sales
  • Using the tills and the stock ordering system.
  • To maintain high standards in the specialised product areas.
  • Reviewing seasonal layouts and implementing change

This is a physically demanding role being mainly shop floor based with some lifting and manual handling required.

About You

  • A BBQ enthusiast – you will be confident with cooking on a gas BBQ, charcoal BBQ and or smoker, and you will be comfortable discussing technical details with customers.
  • Previous customer service experience in a retail environment is essential, preferably experience of dealing with high ticket sales.
  • You will be a self motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individual.
  • You will be a team player and passionate about delivering the best possible experience for our customers. and enjoy working in a busy retail environment.

Specific product training will be made available.

Otter Garden Centres is a family-run independent business with over 50 years heritage of growing and selling plants. We pride ourselves on not only providing a high-quality customer experience in all our garden centres but also offering a high quality, wide range of plants to our customers.


This role is for 5 days per week to include Saturdays.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to

The closing date is February 12th 2020

Location: Otter Garden Centres , Ottery St Mary

Published: 14th January 2020