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Massachusetts

  • Administrative Assistant, Garden Design – Full-Time; Boston
    Administrative Assistant, Garden Design – Full-Time; Boston
    This position reports to the Director of Operations

    For three generations, Winston Flowers has been the premier boutique florist and garden retailer in the Boston area. From the beginning, our mission has been to beautify and enliven both the indoor and outdoor environments where we live, work, and relax.

    As part of this mission, Winston Flowers offers garden design, installation and maintenance services to our residential and commercial customer base. We are seeking a strong, self-motivated administrative assistant to support this fast-paced and creative team.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Provide day to day administrative support to the Garden Design Management team 
    • Create professional, concise proposals for the design and sales teams
    • Maintain and updating of internal systems to record and track client payments, and follow up on payments due as needed
    • Responsible to provide excellent customer service with Garden Design clients via phone and email correspondence as needed
    • Maintains detailed and accurate client and project records 
    • Assist with special projects and additional assignments as needed

    Candidate Attributes
    • Strong administrative and service experience required; experience in high-end retail and/or nursery, horticultural or floral industry is a plus 
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook, with the ability to adapt to internal computer systems 
    • Proactive and analytical with a customer service orientation
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities simultaneously and follow through to completion
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • High level of self-direction, enthusiasm and self-motivation
    • Must be flexible and have the ability to resolve issues independently in a fast-paced environment 

    Other
    • Full-time position, with flexible work schedule required, including weekend availability based on business needs.
    • Peak business periods will require extended work days and work weeks 

    Winston Flowers’ benefits are comprehensive and include competitive compensation, paid vacation and sick time, medical and dental insurance, company-paid life and long term disability insurance, 401(k), pre-tax reimbursement account, free on-site parking and a generous employee discount.

    Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations for consideration to hr@winstonflowers.com.
  • Retail Sales Associate – Full-Time; Wellesley and Newton
    Retail Sales Associate – Full-Time; Wellesley and Newton

    We have an immediate opportunity to join an established retailer with a 70 year history as Boston’s premier purveyor of the fine art of floristry and custom accessories, and our newest addition, Greenwich, CT in Spring 2012. We are seeking a sales professional with previous experience in luxury retail or hospitality with an innate sense and passion for interior and floral design. We provide unique opportunities for enthusiastic and creative individuals to work a boutique setting with world class product, providing exceptional service to our clientele. Experience in the floral or horticultural industry is a plus -- confidence, an outgoing personality and a passion for design and providing an exemplary customer experience are essential!


    Job Responsibilities
    • Provide outstanding customer service and contribute to sales volume growth; resolve customer questions and concerns in The Winston Way
    • Assist clients with floral and accessory product selection and design floral and plant product based on skill and experience level 
    • Take an active role in maintaining and developing existing and new client relationships, including following up as needed to ensure complete satisfaction
    • Daily set up and break down of store including physical transportation of sidewalk and floral displays
    • Responsible for accurate product pricing and loss prevention
    • Contribute to the consistent maintenance and refreshment of product merchandising
    Candidate Attributes
    • Previous experience in luxury hospitality, design and/or retail industries is required
    • Professional or personal experience in floriculture, horticulture, and/or design is preferred
    • Proven ability to efficiently and professionally meet client needs 
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
    • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
    Other
    • Flexible work schedule required including weekend and holiday availability
    • Peak business periods may require extended work days and work weeks 
    • Ability to lift and move product weighing up to 30 pounds


    Winston Flowers’ benefits are comprehensive and include competitive compensation, paid vacation and sick time, medical and dental insurance, company-paid life and long term disability insurance, 401(k), pre-tax reimbursement account and a generous employee discount.


    Interested candidates may subit a cover letter and resume for consideration to hr@winstonflowers.com.

     

Connecticut

  • Sales Team Lead – Full-Time; Greenwich
    Sales Team Lead – Full-Time; Greenwich

    Winston Flowers is a third-generation family owned florist and specialty retailer headquartered in Boston, MA. In business for 70 years, we have six retail locations and a 60,000 square-foot design studio in the greater Boston area, and our newest Greenwich, CT location. We are committed to providing the highest-quality and freshest products; importing flowers and plants directly from Holland, France, Italy, Australia, Ecuador, and California, in addition to our strong relationships with local New England growers. With design expertise and impressive, fresh style, we have a prominent client list and designs are featured in hotels, businesses and high profile events throughout the Boston and greater New York City area.


    Winston Flowers’ benefits are comprehensive and include competitive compensation, paid vacation and sick time, medical and dental insurance, company-paid life and long term disability insurance, 401(k), pre-tax reimbursement account and a generous employee discount.


    Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations for consideration to hr@winstonflowers.com.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Provide outstanding customer service and contribute to sales volume growth; resolve customer questions and concerns in The Winston Way
    • In partnership with the Store Manager, lead, motivate and develop a diverse team by mentorship and personal example; create and promote a productive and inspiring work atmosphere through ongoing coaching and training, including conducting staff performance reviews
    • Assist clients with floral and accessory product selection and design floral and plant product based on skill and experience level as needed
    • Act as strong presence on the sales floor and lead the retail team by example to maximize sales through sales leadership and unwavering attention to standards
    • Drive sales performance of the store by fostering existing client relationships and building new relationships
    • Acts as a close assistant and support to the Store Manager, ensuring proper systems, best practices and company standards are consistently upheld by self and staff; responsible for overall operations of the store in the manager’s absence 
    • Participate in daily set up and break down of store including physical transportation flower and merchandise displays
    • Keyholder responsibilities: opening/closing the store, z-outs and cash management
    • Perform administrative tasks including staff scheduling, facilitating meetings and processing weekly payroll


    Candidate Attributes

    • Previous sales supervisory experience in luxury retail or hospitality industry required
    • Professional or personal experience in floriculture, horticulture, and/or design is preferred but not required
    • Demonstrated experience driving business and building teams, with a proven ability to efficiently and professionally meet client needs
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
    • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation


    Other

    • Flexible work schedule required including weekend and holiday availability
    • Peak business periods will require extended work days and work weeks
    • Ability to lift and move product weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Custom Floral Designer; Full-Time, Greenwich
    Custom Floral Designer; Full-Time, Greenwich

    Winston Flowers is a third-generation family owned florist and specialty retailer headquartered in Boston, MA. In business for 70 years, we have six retail locations and a 60,000 square-foot design studio in the greater Boston area, and our newest Greenwich, CT location. We are committed to providing the highest-quality and freshest products; importing flowers and plants directly from Holland, France, Italy, Australia, Ecuador, and California, in addition to our strong relationships with local New England growers. With design expertise and impressive, fresh style, we have a prominent client list and designs are featured in hotels, businesses and high profile events.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Effectively upholds the service standards of Winston Flowers, driving sales by using a consultative approach to create customized product presentations to residential, corporate, retail, wedding and special events clients 
    • Conceptualize and execute design projects; designs incorporating effective and innovative use of colors, floral materials, vessels and accent materials, while meeting established criteria for Winston Flowers aesthetic and cost of goods
    • Working cooperatively with the Store Manager and sales team to build new client relationships and developing prospects through networking, building and maintaining relationships with residential clients, interior designers, event and party planners, catering managers, venues, etc. 
    • Perform on-site visits and client consultations to conceptualize custom floral design ideas for commercial and residential properties as needed
    • In cooperation with the sales team, maintain timely correspondence and compose clear and concise client proposals, to ensure seamless service to client during every stage of the process, including follow-up communication to clients to confirm complete satisfaction
    • Working closely with the Winston Flowers Visual team, collaborate on day-to-day merchandising and visual displays for Greenwich retail space, including consistently displaying specialty design throughout the space 
    • Coordinate efforts of the design and delivery team to uphold Winston Flowers design and service standards at installations and event setups 
    • In partnership with the Store Manager, sales and design teams, participate in networking and community building events such as in store or on-site floral demonstrations
    • As needed, prepare hard goods and floral product needs and submit to Buyers and Inventory in a timely manner to manage product needs within company standards of cost of goods

    Candidate Attributes

    • Significant hands-on floral design experience in a luxury high-volume studio or retail floral environment is required
    • Previous successes in driving business and building teams, with a proven ability to efficiently and professionally meet and exceed client needs
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve established goals and deliver on high expectations, with exceptional follow-through and time management skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities simultaneously and resolve issues independently in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with a high level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required

    Other

    • Flexible work schedule required including weekend and holiday availability
    • Peak business periods may require extended work days and work weeks 
    • Ability to lift and move product weighing up to 30 pounds
     

    Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to hr@winstonflowers.com.

     

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