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Maternity cover, Woodford Green, Essex

Florist required to cover maternity leave (full time, 5 days pw inc. Sat) Woodford Green, Essex

Lizzi Fiori Floral Design is looking to recruit an experienced, dedicated florist to cover maternity leave starting early September 2017.  The successful candidate will join a small, friendly team in this little gem of a florist in Woodford Green.  If you feel you meet the criteria below & have bags of enthusiasm combined with a ‘can do’ attitude then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

- Qualified with a genuine passion for the industry & 3 years + experience in a high end, busy, creative retail environment

- Ability to design & create quality hand tied bouquets & designs for weddings/events, funerals & contract vases

- Outstanding customer service skills together with the confidence & ability to engage with clients on a professional level on the telephone & in person

- Well presented

- Excellent command of English & verbal/written communication skills

- Knowledgeable in flowers, foliage & plants

- A team player with the ability to work independently too

- Must be reliable, punctual & able to commit for the duration of the maternity leave cover period

- Self-motivated, proactive & organised with the ability to prioritise & work under pressure to deadlines whilst maintaining attention to detail

- Willingness & ability to work overtime during busy periods & peak times

- Full, clean UK driving licence (25 years old + for insurance requirements to drive the van)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

- To work closely with the business owner & share responsibility for the efficient & smooth running of the shop

- Manage stock rotation, execution of orders & deliveries

- Driving the company van

- Liaise with suppliers as appropriate

- Create floral designs to the highest standards

- Strive to provide clients with a positive customer service experience

- Consult with clients by telephone & in person, taking orders & managing their expectations

- Monitor the fresh flower stand/plants and deal with accordingly

- Maintain a sufficient number of ‘ready to go’ bouquets for the shop

- Preparation of general merchandise & conduct housekeeping procedures to ensure a high level of presentation is maintained at all times

- Willing & proactive in promoting the Lizzi Fiori brand & developing business opportunities

Please apply by contacting Lizzie on 0208 559 1599 or sending CV, covering letter & work portfolio to lizzifiori@outlook.com

References will be required

No time wasters please