Plant Buyer

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: Experience Based

Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center in Williamsburg, BK is looking for a plant / live goods buyer. This position is responsible for working directly with our growers, selecting the best varieties for the best prices while ensuring quality and meeting demand. The plant buyer would be responsible for buying indoor plants for our year-round greenhouse, perennials for seasonal garden center and all holiday live goods (i.e. Christmas Trees, pumpkins and so on.)

Responsibilities/Duties

Candidate will work with managers and garden staff to facilitate daily operations, including but not limited to:

  • Research and evaluate suppliers on price, quality, selection, service and availability.
  • Purchase the highest quality plants and materials at the best possible price and in the correct amounts.
  • Collaborate with team to merchandise live goods and dry goods
  • Visit nurseries and growers to hand select the appropriate plants of the best quality.
  • Supervise and assist with the loading and off loading of plant material to assure safe handling and shipment.
  • Receive and monitor shipments to ensure quality and resolve problems related to undelivered or damaged goods.
  • Maintain records of items purchased and costs.
  • Organize plants and other relevant job materials according to work orders for installation crews for next day’s jobs.
  • Maintain inventory of plant material and supplies needed for day to day operations and unexpected events.
  • Work with corporate accounts for large order purchases

Qualifications/Requirements

Additional Information

This is a full time position.

Contact Information

Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center
Contact Name: Liza Franquinha
Email: liza@crest.nyc