Location
London
Department
Horticulture
Advertising Salary
Competitive salary plus additional benefits

About The Role

Head of Interior (Plants / Horticulture)

National role / based in Laleham and Staines area (TW18)

Competitive Salary plus additional benefits

Full Time, permanent position

 

Come and join our award winning team at phs Greenleaf and help us grow further!

 

A wonderful opportunity awaits you at phs Greenleaf, our award winning company dedicated to creating and maintaining exceptional and attractive plant and flower displays. As Head of Interior, you’ll be leading our teams of horticultural experts across the country by effectively managing our national interior operation, ensuring we deliver effective interior landscaping and unparalleled customer excellence. Let us tell you why you will love it here.

 

This is a position of real responsibility in an established and growing company, where you can really make a difference. You will help shape our infrastructure so that our operational delivery and responsiveness to change are industry-leading. You will be working with a fantastic Operations Director and an excellent, dedicated team, and together we aim to provide an unrivalled service nationally, whether it be indoor planting, living walls or our spectacular Christmas displays. Your role will be vital to our continued success, so your experience in providing outstanding service delivery will be essential. If you’re as passionate about horticulture and delivering exceptional customer service as we are, this is the role for you.

 

Our Head of Interior - key tasks will include:

 

  • Working with our Operations Director to produce a National Business Plan for each financial year, and to deliver the operational performance and KPIs within the plan.
  • Monitoring the operational performance, ensuring we respond to any issues that may occur and adapting swiftly and effectively to ensure there is no repetition of similar issues.
  • Ensuring service levels are maintained, costs are effectively controlled, and a ‘safety first’ culture is in place. You’ll be contributing to the overall operational strategy.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the morale and motivation of employees, including training and developing all interior operations employees to their full potential, succession planning, and putting structured training programmes into place to develop employees at all levels.
  • Identifying suitable changes and developments, including industry best-practice, product innovation, and ensuring there is reflection on performance and continuous improvement.
  • Building constructive working relationships at all levels within the business, exchanging ideas to improve performance and sharing best practice as an ambassador for phs Greenleaf.
  • Work with our Workflow and Planning Manager to identify temporary and permanent resourcing needs.

 

Our ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Suitable, proven experience in delivering quality-focused service delivery, ideally in the Interior Landscaping sector although this is not essential.
  • Excellent motivational and leadership skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of delivering a high-end service, with a focus on quality of delivery and customer excellence.
  • Horticulture experience would be preferred, especially an understanding of legislation relevant to plant importation and control.
  • Exceptional communications skills both verbal and written.
  • A high level of commitment and the ability to work effectively under pressure.

 

In return for your commitment and expertise you will receive:

  • A competitive salary and additional benefits
  • Company car or car allowance
  • A minimum of 31 days holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Amazing savings through phs Perks with discounts from major retailers and supermarkets
  • Pension and Free Life Assurance
  • Great career and development opportunities in an established and successful company

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a defining role in our team, and we are looking forward to meeting you. Apply now.

 

About phs:

phs Group was founded in 1963 and we are the leading provider for Hygiene Services in the UK, Spain and Ireland with over 120,000 customers across 300,000 locations incorporating numerous businesses during its 59 years of business.

 

Our businesses include: Washrooms, Healthcare, Floorcare, phs Direct and Direct 365, phs Greenleaf, Teacrate, Besafe, Wastekit and Compliance.

 

phs Greenleaf offer a wide variety of services including indoor planting and outdoor planting, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance services and Christmas decorations. With around 8,000 customers across the UK phs Greenleaf ensures each customer is assigned an account manager to coordinate every part of the process from the initial design to the installation.

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