Garden Center Associate - #100368

Costa Farms, LLC (CBC)


Date: 04/19/2022 21:00 PM

City: Largo, Florida

Salary: $13 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day



Are you looking for a CAREER that allows you to enjoy daily personal satisfaction from a job well done, and that rewards you for performing at a higher level?


Costa Farms has a Full-Time Garden Center Merchandiser position available working in Big Box Retail Garden Centers in Largo, FL. Starting pay range is $13.00 per hour commiserate with experience.


80% of our Supervisors and Area Managers started as Merchandisers and were promoted to their current positions. You could do the same!


Job Summary: The Merchandiser is responsible for executing operational tasks as directed by teammates and/or the Costa Farms managers at the teams’ stores. The Merchandiser should focus on learning the skills and thought processes necessary to successfully meet Costa Farms standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Comply with safety standards while working in the stores and demands the same of other Costa Farms employees.
  • Exhibit high levels of productivity and accuracy while Merchandising products in the stores.
  • Energetically execute tasks as directed by members of the team.
  • Strive to learn as quickly as possible, and to improve in terms of execution and productivity every day.
  • Complete surveys and Go Spot Check missions correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Arrive to set location(s) to meet with the team as needed and consistently complete shifts.
  • Prepare stores for tours, meetings, and other events as required.
  • Provides excellent customer service to stores and store personnel by exhibiting impeccable professionalism, integrity, and decorum.
  • Ensure that consumers are treated well by projecting a cheerful, helpful, and friendly persona.
  • Attend meetings as requested.

Job Requirements



  • Full time – flexibility to work extra time and/or weekends when needed.
  • Must have, and be willing to use for business purposes, a “smartphone” or other mobile device on which various apps including “GoSpotCheck” and “UltiPro” can be loaded and run.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, crouch, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, and stretch.
  • Must be able to move items on or near floor level and overhead.
  • Work in a fast-paced and diverse environment.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive in order to provide the highest quality of service to internal and external customers.

Performance Measures



  • 100% compliance with safety initiatives, including the use of PPE.
  • 100% attendance rate.
  • 100% completion rate for all projects and job tasks.



Company Overview


Who is Costa Farms? We’re one of the world’s largest horticultural growers—but without an ego to match our acreage. Our headquarters are in Miami, Florida, where we were founded in 1961. Costa Farms started on just 30 acres, and over the last 60 years, we’ve grown to more than 5,000 acres around the world. We have farms in North and South Carolina, Central and South Florida, and the Dominican Republic, plus an office in China. Costa Farms now employs nearly 6000 engineers, marketers, accountants/analysts, human resources professionals, and of course, growers and plant scientists!




Here at Costa Farms, we live by the values of H3: being Humble, staying Hungry, and always Hustling. The team rallies to the mission of being a lean, green, growing machine dedicated to enriching the world by bringing plants into everyone’s life.




True to that mission, we grow more than 1,500 plant varieties. Driven by the spirit of innovation, the team is always testing new plants and developing new solutions to make it easier for retailers and plant parents to enjoy plants. We’re also continuously testing different ways of growing our plants to increase quality and improve their ecological footprint as one aspect of our many sustainability efforts.




We cultivate plants, as well as a winning culture. Join the team, and you’ll find opportunities to learn and grow. You’ll collaborate with other driven, determined people who together keep Costa Farms an industry leader. You’ll support and be supported by a team that cares about each other, our customers, our consumers, and our community.




You’ll also find right away that Costa Farms is committed to providing a diverse environment. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, military status, marital status or veteran status, or any other group status protected by federal, state, or local law.




Costa Farms Offers Competitive Wages and Benefits, Including



  • Flexible Schedule
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Health Savings Account
  • Care on Demand Telemedicine
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (Aflac)
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Challenging and exciting work environment
  • Costa Farms Scholarship
  • Employee discounts on plants


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