Who are Candide? (a brief history)
Candide began in 2017 and has taken on many guises over the years. Throughout each evolution we’ve had a singular mission to allow gardeners and the gardening sector as a whole to take advantage of modern technology and help their businesses prosper.
From our award winning proprietary Plant ID technology, our custom-built Public Gardens admissions system, our unique won’t-find-it-anywhere-else Plant Marketplace to our vibrant Social Network for plant lovers around the world; there is no stone we have left unturned.
The next chapter for Candide is just as exciting… we’re doing it all again, but with a twist. This time around, instead of providing general services to the sector we are focussing on the use cases of our most innovative Garden clients alone. Candide’s renewed impetus is to empower these trail blazers to be all they can be and tap the true potential of the technology we’ve built. These gardens include Babylonstoren in South Africa, The Newt In Somerset in the UK, Vignamaggio in Italy and a few more yet to be revealed (but equally dazzling)! Our clients aren’t your average park walkabout, they are sophisticated, connected, pristine examples of closed-loop farm-to-plate businesses with vast complexity. Our technology runs their membership schemes, manages their restaurants, integrates with their hotel booking and touches just about every part of a visitor’s experience - we even provide their wifi. But Candide’s vision for our clients doesn’t stop there, next up we are revamping their ecommerce engine and building companion native mobile apps to help take their operations to the next level.
We have an exciting position for someone with an eye for detail and a passion for data and customer experience. For this position you will need to deeply understand our Customer Relationship Management system (HubSpot) capabilities and its integration with other systems across our estates.
You will need to be the go-to person for anything related to our CRM system. This includes building new workflows and reports, ensuring data integrity in our customer database, and analysing data to make recommendations to our business teams across estates. We’re looking for someone with business savvy as well as technical skills that will assist us to create exceptional customer experiences.
Degree in an appropriate field of study: Marketing/Business/ IT
Minimum 2 year’s work experience – preferably in a sales or marketing environment
An exceptional ability on computers
Experience in Microsoft Excel
Interest in mastering new software systems
Strong organisational skills and an attention to detail
Ability to communicate well and to advise users on best practises
Experience with CRM software (e.g., HubSpot, Salesforce) beneficial
Experience in basics of data analysis beneficial
Creation of new email workflows
Maintenance of existing workflows
Design and build of new reports and dashboards
Build and manage email templates
Set up new users and manage roles and access according to GDPR/POPIA legislation
Ensure data consistency and integrity with other internal systems
Troubleshoot and solve technical issues with HubSpot team
Work with our marketing teams to ensure we are getting the most out of our CRM platform
Database cleaning i.e., perform regular checks to maintain health of our database
Collaboration with marketing teams across estates to provide CRM support
Set up of automations for various internal and external processes
Manage and report on short-term projects
Train new and existing HubSpot users
What you’ll get from us
- 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays)
- An extra paid day off to spend among plants with a £100 budget a year to spend on plants or a garden membership of your choice.
- Opportunity to travel and live (accommodation paid) up to 3 months at Babylonstoren (South Africa)
- Free Newt membership and great discounts on online and onsite shopping, Spa and Hotel
- Hybrid working (we get together in the office each week)
- Your choice of equipment
- Pre-paid training budget for whatever you need to do your job more effectively
- Flexible working hours (core hours 10am - 4pm)
- Enhanced shared parental leave
- Anonymous mental health support. If you need it, we want to help you
- Quarterly socials with free fruit and (healthier) snacks in the office
- Support for 80% hours (4 day per week) with prorated salary
- Cycle to Work Scheme
Send your application, accompanied by a CV and an indication of your salary expectations, to firstname.lastname@example.org