Garden Center Merchandiser (Bracebridge)

Garden Center Merchandiser (Bracebridge)

1 Part Time, Seasonal: (Immediate to end of July)

Location:  Depot Drive, R.R.2, Bracebridge, ON P1L 0A1

If you love flowers & plants, working outdoors and making people smile, we want to meet you!

Jeffery’s Greenhouses Inc is a wholesale distributor of spring bedding and potted plants servicing and supplying multiple garden centers for a major retail box store chain throughout Ontario. Jeffery’s is currently accepting part time applications to work as Garden Center Merchandiser in a local retail store garden center for the upcoming spring season. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be considered for subsequent fall and winter seasons.

A “Star” Candidate offers;

  • Energy and Creativity
  • Flair for Merchandising and Plants. (has plant knowledge or willing to learn).
  • Loves working outdoors & physical labour.
  • Customer service experience

Job Summary

Key Responsibilities:

Display and maintain spring bedding and potted plants in a big box store setting while driving sales and exceeding customer expectations. This is accomplished by;

  • Meet weekly deliveries and unpack product as outlined per a provided plan-o-gram
  • Create visually appealing displays with proper signage for easy shopping.
  • Consolidate, maintain, and groom live plants as needed, ensuring their care and presentation at high-quality standards, including tasks such as culling or deadheading.
  • Build and develop strong relationships with garden center staff and management.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service by assisting customers with their spring bedding and potted plant purchases.
  • Organize storage areas by placing empty shipping racks in designated spaces.
  • Conduct daily counts of empty shipping racks and submitting accurate reports to supervisors.
  • Support inventory control by providing detailed and constructive feedback to supervisors.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Previous garden center experience and/or spring bedding and potted plant knowledge is a strong asset.
  • Attention to detail, effective organization, and planning skills.
  • Exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-driven with the ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Efficient worker, fast pace and highly motivated.
  • Intermediate computer skills with the ability to navigate basic computer software (Internet Explorer & Jeffery’s Website).

Physical Demands:

  • The position involves considerable physical work including walking, lifting (light to moderate), moving, pulling and pushing of carts.
  • Ability to work in the outdoors and adjust to climate changes.

Work Environment & Requirements:

  • Access to email and/or smart phone for scheduling and communication purposes.
  • Steel-toed safety boots/shoes (green patch) are required.
  • Candidates must have current authorization to work in Canada.

Work Hours:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend shifts required.
  • Variable shifts and hours, (Daytime availability preferred)
  • Longer hours will be required during peak (May) season.

Wage: $17.00/hr

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Jeffery’s is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require accommodation during the interview and selection process.

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