Location: Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LZ

We have an exciting opportunity for a Plant Leadership Role in our Ottery St Mary flagship Garden Centre. We have approximately 80 retail staff covering all areas of the garden centre. This role will be responsible for the Plant Centre, Sundries, Yard, and Stoneware departments.

If you are from a retail manager background and are an enthusiastic leader of people, outgoing, happy and a great motivator that likes to be challenged but has the determination to achieve, this is for you.


Duties will include:
  • Full input into all retail decisions across the retail plant centre
  • Motivate and develop team to achieve set goals
  • Support the Retail Manager in ensuring the efficient day to day running of the Plant Centre, Sundries, Yard and Stoneware departments through the management team
  • Plan, organise and develop the Plant, Sundries, Yard and Stoneware departments, whilst meeting and exceeding customer expectations and financial targets
  • Set and achieve goals on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule through your teams
  • Have responsibility for branch security and Health & Safety including opening and closing when required
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Have strong commercial experience, and be able to demonstrate working at this level in a retail environment
  • Plant knowledge is not essential, but good leadership skills are
  • You must enjoy surpassing customers' expectations and relish the challenge of retail
  • Have excellent people management skills, communication and HR compliance
  • Understanding of stock control and EPOS
  • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety in a retail environment
  • Be a coach, mentor and team plater
  • Have a strong desire the achieve the best results every day


This is a permanent, full-time role.


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free on-site parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme


To apply please submit your latest CV with a covering letter detailing relevant experience to Jonathan Sweet at Johnathan.Sweet@ottergardencentres.com