We are seeking an experienced Nursery Manager to develop and manage our NEW nursery operation. This is an undeveloped nursery and will require an individual with vision, creativity, motivation and discipline, in addition to knowledge and skills in the area of agriculture/horticulture, business management, and staff management.  This position is responsible for overseeing all managerial functions including hiring and training of staff in all areas of nursery care and plant maintenance, ordering and maintaining stock, managing accounts, and responding to customer queries. In addition, the Nursery Production Manager will be required to grow and maintain trees, shrubs, and flowers, which will require knowledge in irrigation set up and crop selection.
 

THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITY……….

…...If you have the drive and vision to create a productive and efficient growing facility from the ground up.  Opportunities do not present themselves but once or twice in a career.
 

To ensure success as a Nursery Manager, it is required that the selected candidate have an in-depth knowledge of horticulture, excellent managerial skills, a passion for customer service and an ability to communicate effectively with employees. Ultimately, a top-class Nursery Manager should be able to maintain a healthy nursery ecosystem and ensure the success of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, layout and implement a grow plan with irrigation to include all materials and facilities needed to ensure a successful crop

  • Work closely with Owners and other Managers to ensure demand needs are met

  • Overseeing and improving the daily functions of the nursery

  • Daily Opening/Closing of nursery facility

  • Hiring and training nursery staff to ensure plants are cared for correctly and to provide exceptional customer service

  • Creating staff work rosters and delegating duties

  • Ordering nursery stock including soil, stones, fertilizers, shrubs, plants, and trees

  • Growing plants, trees, and shrubs to use as stock

  • Monitoring watering times, soil conditions, and plant positions

  • Monitoring weather conditions and paying special attention to hot or cold temperatures

  • Creating an attractive garden and plant displays

  • Responding to customer requests and assisting the nursery staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Studies, Horticulture, or a similar field

  • 3+ Years’ experience working as a Nursery Manager and/or Grower

  • Excellent communication and managerial skills

  • Professional and friendly demeanor

  • Commanding knowledge of all nursery and growing operations

  • Strong problem-solving, attention to detail, and leadership skills

  • Ability to manage moment to moment, hour to hour, day to day, week to week and season to season all aspects of a growing facility

  • Detailed knowledge of plant production, soil, fertilizers, and growing techniques

  • Experience with hiring and training staff

  • Ability to create work rosters and delegate duties

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for customer service

  • Responsible and punctual

  • Passionate commitment to the company vision

 

Compensation:

  • $55,000 – $75,000 +yearly reviews and bonuses based on profitability

  • Potential housing available; Newly renovated farmhouse on nursery grounds

  • Employer pays 60% of individual coverage on our bronze plan

  • 401k

  • Opportunity to create a masterpiece from the ground up

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