The successful Nursery Manager will plan, organize, direct, and coordinate daily activities for production of horticultural crops. Primary focus is growing of transplants and poinsettias. This position includes materials, personnel and facility management, logistics, capacity planning and other activities related to oversight of the financial performance of our client's facility
Summary of essential job functions:
Manage nursery to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Manage, develop and train supervisors and workers, direct personnel on proper planting, growing and shipping plants.
Improve and implement spray programs and submit monthly use reports to county.
Manage resources including greenhouse and outdoor growing areas, etc to maximize production and minimize negative weather and other environmental conditions.
Select, purchase or approve purchase of raw materials such as seed, plant nutrients, and disease control chemicals.
Manage expenses including Capital Expenditure plan and oversee all renovations or additions.
Coordinate clerical, record keeping, inventory, requisition, and marketing activities with functional leaders throughout the company.
Ensure Injury Illness Prevention Program is up to date with Company-wide policies and procedures at both facilities.
Maintain Safety programs and other aspects of regulatory compliance.
Oversee and advise on all repairs and maintenance projects.
Work closely with all Supervisors, Crew Leaders, and office staff to ensure that all aspects of each facility are running efficiently.
Willingness to travel based on company needs
BS in horticulture or related fields and 5 years of Management / Growing experience.
Must have strong managerial experience and be able to work and lead a multitude of different personalities.
Must possess the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
Need to be a detail oriented team player with strong organizational and communication skills.
Must have experience in the greenhouse industry and understand the complexities and challenges of such.
Candidates must be in good physical condition and able to work outdoors for extended periods of time if needed.
Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards and set a positive example for co-workers.
Basic concepts about greenhouse operations, quality and productivity
Good interpersonal communication, able to work well with others
Manufacturing aptitude, Must be able to work as part of a team
Willingness to work nights and/or weekends, hours will change based on business needs
Ability to tolerate exposure to greenhouse elements such as heat, cold, water and dirt.
Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision, self motivated
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.