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Job Vacancies - Latest jobs from Thompson & Morgan

If you would like to join the team at Thompson & Morgan and work for the UK's most successful horticultural direct
marketing company please see the current available positions below.

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Trials Manager

By Thompson & Morgan on Friday 5th May

The ideal candidate will be someone with grower experience and expertise, who has meticulous attention to detail and organisational skills. Being able to plan ahead, quickly adapting to changing demands as well as communicating and recording key messages clearly are also essential.

Primary Duties:
  • To coordinate the container and seed trials including the ordering of samples, booking in of samples, planting and maintaining containers and keeping all records up to date.
  • Prepare plant material for Customer trials and trials with gardening magazines.
  • Ensure all customer trials entries are grown and the results recorded.
  • Organise and record technical trials applying different culture or treatments to plant material and recording the results.
  • Where required provide supplier feedback on completion of the trials.
  • Ensure all trials material is presented to a high standard on both the our site and public facing sites and is maintained until such a time it is no longer required.
  • Conduct seed crop quality grow out trials.
  • Liaise with the key personnel to plan and carry out the growing of plants for the flower trials Holland, Chelsea Show and other UK exhibitions and to record this information ensuring varieties are sown on time, produced to a high standard and flowering times recorded. Assist with the set up off these events when required.
  • Undertake new variety photography where applicable and advise relevant colleagues of varieties ready for photography.
  • Assist with customers visiting the trials sites, including members of the press.
  • To communicate regularly with relevant colleagues giving regular progress reports and highlighting an key messages.
  • To participate in inter-departmental projects, as and when required.
  • To participate in the watering rota (includes some weekend requirements)

Essential Criteria:
  • Horticultural / Grower experience
  • Sound background in growing a range of ornamental plants
  • Ability to communicate information accurately and effectively both verbally and in writing both with colleagues and external suppliers
  • Good organisational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and fast changing priorities Eye for detail and quality
Desirable Criteria:
  • Horticultural Qualifications
  • NVQ Level 3 or Diploma
  • PA1 & PA6 Spraying Cert
  • Previous experience in a trials environment or growing for exhibitions or putting together show displays
  • Working as a grower or trials manager
  • Good organisational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and fast changing priorities

Interested? Contact Mel Wood via quoting MW050516-TMHK sending your CV and salary expectations.

Closing date Friday 20th May 2016

Area Sales Manager

By Thompson & Morgan on Wednesday 11th May

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of products to the garden centre market, we are looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic high-calibre Area Sales Manager. Ideally based in Surrey/Berkshire (but not essential) the successful candidate will be responsible for one of our most important sales areas. Responsible for not only maintaining and developing our current relationships, you will also be expected to win new business through effective communication, negotiation and selling skills.

If you are:
  • Excited and energised by selling and developing profitable business relationships
  • An experienced negotiator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Someone with excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Passionate and enthusiastic with the ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Able to build good relationships and develop a rapport with all kinds of people
  • Driven and motivated to hit and exceed targets
  • Someone with flexibility regarding working hours and travel
  • Someone who is prepared to go the extra-mile in delivering excellent service
  • Ambitious with the potential for career progression
  • Previous experience in managing people would be an advantage

Then you could be just who we are looking for!

Reporting to the company’s Sales & Marketing Manager (UK),your responsibilities will include:
  • Capturing orders & merchandising
  • Proactively researching new business opportunities and generating leads
  • Calling, visiting and closing deals with new leads and existing clients
  • Hitting and exceeding set KPI targets
  • Travelling to client sites, meetings and events including team meetings held twice a year
  • Proactively and positively seeking solutions/ideas to improve on processes and product ranges
  • Positively contribute to sales meetings

In addition the ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in a similar role with a track record of success in developing business and hitting targets.

If you are interested, please send your CV and salary expectations to quoting reference MW100516-ASM.

Closing date Friday 3rd June 2016