Livingston James is delighted to be retained by Dobbies Garden Centres to appoint their Head of Procurement

For 150 years the Dobbies name has stood for quality horticulture. During this time, Dobbies have been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK. Today, Dobbies is the UK’s largest Garden Centre retailer with over 70 stores across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, with its largest store recently opening in Antrim, with one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around. Dobbies currently have 77 stores across the UK, the majority of which are the well-known garden centre format encompassing their plants and gardening, home and food ranges, restaurants, and in some locations, soft play areas.

As a private equity-backed business, Dobbies have doubled their garden centre estate in the last three years and have plans to sustain this going forward through both organic growth and further acquisitions. With over 3,900 employees, this is an exciting and vibrant place to work.

There have been number of recent changes to Dobbies, with a new senior leadership team in place and a mission to focus on the core of their business as a garden centre, there is a renewed energy and mission within the organisation, driven by their value of “One team, getting better everyday”.

The Head of Procurement will lead all procurement activities for Dobbies, developing and implementing commercial sourcing strategies, delivering value for money, applying excellent commercial acumen and ensuring cost reduction across multiple GNFR categories. Developing excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships will be key to success in this position.

To find out more about the opportunity, please review the Position Profile below or contact the retained advisor Rachel Sim at [email protected].

Head of Procurement – Dobbies

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