Nursery and Landscaping Team Leader - Leckford Estate

Job Type Agriculture
Region South East England
Location Leckford
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
10
Closing Date 25/1/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary Pay in range £8.86 - £10.96
Salary Frequency per hour
Hours of Work
39 hours per week to include occasional weekends.
Earliest start 07:30
Latest finish 17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

We are a 4,000-acre estate near Stockbridge, Hampshire. The estate was purchased in 1929 by John Spedan Lewis, founder of the John Lewis Partnership, and we have been farming it now for nearly 90 years. We are the Waitrose Farm and the only UK retailer owned farm. Our produce is supplied to Waitrose stores across the country. The estate is diverse and our commercial businesses span property, food production, farming, retail and leisure activities.
This role is based in our Nursery and we are seeking a Team Leader.

You will be working to ensure the procurement of stock at the best price and quality and within the time frame allocated.
You will be organising Partners to best support the Department Manager, prioritising the needs of the customer at all times, delivering outstanding customer service, and organising tasks/rotas to maximise productivity.
It is imperative that Partners at the Nursery operate in a safe and legal manner.

Job Requirements

● Ensure customers are at the centre of all operational decisions, through role modelling outstanding customer service
● Ensure Partners achieve excellent standards of display, product availability and cleanliness
● Ensure Partners feel well supported during their shift and understand what is required of them
● Ensure Partner and customer safety is paramount at all times.
● Maximise productivity for all tasks undertaken or delegated, achieving or surpassing expected productivity measures where they exist
● Be proactive in helping to drive the commercial performance of the Nursery, offering ideas for continuous improvement to the operation
● Understand the importance of stock management, cash control, and legal processes

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Supervisory or Team Leader Experience
Happy to work outdoors in all weather types
Plant knowledge
Comfortable with IT systems
Proactive and positive attitude

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

Practical, and demonstrable experience of managing teams and projects
Retail Horticultural Experience
Landscaping experience

Our benefits
For UK Mainland Partners the first £3,600 of any bonus received is free of income tax. We also run a BonusSave scheme - a Share Incentive Plan - that enables Partners to save income tax and national insurance on money invested into the scheme from their Partnership Bonus.
Those joining the Partnership at Levels 10 to 8 receive 22 days + public and bank holidays, rising to 25 days after three years' service.
Once you've been with us for three months, you'll be entitled to a discount on your shopping in John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. The discount rates in John Lewis & Partners are 12% and 25% (depending on the product). In Waitrose & Partners, you'll receive a 15% discount.
We also offer learning and leisure subsidies, pension, social society membership and a range of offers for restaurants, theatre and sporting events.

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