Head of Commercial | Horticulture | eCommerce | Channel Islands

Channel Islands
Closing date
3 Mar 2021

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Head of Commercial | Horticulture | eCommerce | Channel Islands
Do you have a background in commercial horticulture? Are you able to develop exciting product ranges that deliver commercial growth? If so, we want to hear from you

Salary - Competitive DOE

About Our Client
Our client is a grower and supplier of a range of garden plants: bedding, perennials, shrubs, house plants and fruit and vegetable plants. They are well established and have been supplying UK gardeners for 20+ years. They produce quality plants from their own site from seed, as well as growing on other stock that they buy-in. They have a strong online presence and brand to build on. The business has some ambitious growth plans and they are at the beginning of an exciting journey to see them grow over the next 3-5 years. This is likely to include new premises and growing facilities to increase the volume of plants that they can produce.

About the Role
In this role, you will work closely within internal stakeholders and the wider market to identify commercial opportunities for the business. You will use your experience and skillset to make changes to the existing range through NPD, EPD etc to capitalise in any trends in the sector. You will work with the growing team to ensure the right crops of being grown to meet demand. You will have input on packaging and marketing materials, promotions, pricing with a remit of delivering commercial results and performance for the business. You will develop marketing strategies to build the customer base as well as increase touchpoints and interaction with existing customers.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role would come from an eCommerce and Horticulture background. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage a range of products to deliver commercial results and business growth. You will be able to influence and manage others to deliver a first-rate customer experience and service. Ideally, you will have experience in a mail-order/B2C business with an online focus or eShop. You will have an eye for trends in the market and a feel for products that will appeal to customers and sell, whilst also being able to look at ePOS, sales and market data to make decisions.

Minimum Requirements
In order to be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate your ability to lead commercial results and business growth through the effective management of a range of products. You will need to understand eCommerce and commercial horticulture.

Application Process
The successful candidate will move through multiple interview stages (initial stages online and all Covid secure). This process will take some time to complete and whilst our client is committed to making this appointment, they will also wait for the right person for their business.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or tom@morepeople.co.uk Job reference TEM13082


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
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10a Belton Street
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