Buchanan’s is a great place to grow!
We’re always looking for good people!
Work in a great setting with a friendly garden center team.
Buchanan’s is a great shopping experience and a fun place to work.
If you love gardening and thrive in an upbeat, service-focused, outdoor environment,
we may have the perfect opportunity for you!
Buchanan’s is always looking for smiling faces. Does this sound like you?
Cashier Job Description
You’re the kind of person that loves engaging with other people: You’re never shy about talking to strangers. Smiling just comes natural to you! You always want to make a great impression on customers and make sure they feel welcome and taken care of. Manners are important to you both in face-to-face encounters and on the phone. In fact, juggling phone calls and the customer standing in front of you in a professional manner is a skill you’ve mastered. You’re never too busy to make sure a customer gets exactly what they need.
You’re computer savvy and have two years of register experience. Handling cash, making calculations and properly counting back change is no problem for you. You like keeping things tidy and will make sure that between customers you keep the register areas tidy and stocked with cashier supplies. Plus, you’re independently motivated: You don’t need someone reminding you about your daily duties.
You might have some gardening experience…but if you don’t then you at least have an interest in learning. You’re not afraid to be honest when you don’t know the answer and have no problem linking the customer up with sales staff that can help. You’re looking for a part time or full time job and are available to work weekends. Heat and rain don’t bother you because you prefer being outdoors.
Are you inexperienced on the register but have a passion for wanting to work at an independent garden center? Tell us your story and we’ll happily consider your application!
Sales Associate Job Description
When it comes to gardening, you really know your stuff. You have a good five years of experience working in the gardening or landscape industry; better yet you have retail garden center experience. You have a solid feel for our Houston climate and are very comfortable making good plant recommendations. Hot weather? Not a problem for you because you prefer to be outdoors. Rain? No problem either, because you won’t melt. Dirt under your fingernails? Always.
You know how important it is to help customers be successful and you’re focused on teaching them the best way to use what they buy. When you see a customer you know it’s your first priority to make contact and welcome them. Then, help them focus on products that will help them be successful with their project. Providing the most accurate information about the plants and products is key to building trust with the customer. If they’re not successful the first time around, you’ll be there to get them back on track with a smile!
You also know that in order to make great sales, plants and products need to look their best. So between customers, you have no problem watering, unloading racks or cleaning what needs to be cleaned. Because you’re self-motivated, you don’t need someone checking up on you to make sure you’re always being productive. You’re not afraid to admit what you don’t know or ask for help from other staff. You take pride in your work and have a passion for what you do. That passion might have led you to already complete a TCNP/TCLP certification. If so, that’s great! If it’s still on your to-do list, we’d love to help you complete it. You’re looking for full time or part time work and are available on weekends.
Are you a passionate gardener, but perhaps don’t have official industry experience? Or perhaps you have formal horticulture education but don’t quite yet have five years of experience? Tell us your story and we’ll happily consider your application!
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- Buchanan’s Native Plants of Houston is one of the leaders in the garden center industry and a member of the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA).
- Our reputation makes us an employer of choice for gardening professionals and experienced amateur gardeners alike.
- All team members receive training in the latest native plant information and organic gardening techniques. Full-time staff may qualify for vacation and insurance benefits.
- We prefer you apply in person — come in and fill out an application (you may attach your resume) or print from the link above and bring it in. You may also send your application in advance by fax or email.
Fax to: 713-864-6008, Attn: Employment
Email: hr@BuchanansPlants.com and use “Employment” in the subject line.
Buchanan’s is a great place to grow.