Production Manager

Production Manager required

Job Ref K011

We are seeking an experienced Nursery Production Manager for our client in Woking, Surrey. Our client specialises in the sale of living plants to Garden Designers and Landscaping companies, orders are facilities either by delivery or through the Cash & Carry located on site.

Our client is also forward thinking about their environmental impact by utilizing biological controls over chemical pesticides and using 50% peat reduced compost and, since 2021, have put their own production of compost to peat free.

Responsibilities
  • To oversee the day to day running of the nursery production and stock control functions.
  • To ensure timely, accurate and efficient completion of production tasks.
  • To identify areas of inefficiency and work with the rest of the management team to put in place improved procedures.
  • To identify strengths and weaknesses amongst the office and production team and to train and motivate them to achieve the required standards of performance.
  • To ensure that all Company Policies are adhered to.
  • To maintain morale and discipline amongst head office staff.
Duties
  • Ensuring communications are maintained between yourself and the rest of the Production Team to discuss and prioritise work.
  • Manage the production team to lead their workload, preparing worksheets for stock control and production teams and keeping the work board updated,
  • Producing weekly potting plans and monitoring the quality and timeliness of completion.
  • Preparing an annual Production plan and liaising with suppliers and the propagator to ensure that all young plant material is available on a timely basis.
  • Monitoring crops ensuring P&D issues are identified and crops are moved to a saleable state on a timely basis.
  • Manage rotation of stock and space to facilitate efficiency of potting tasks.
  • Routinely assessing effectiveness of the irrigation systems.
  • Using Growmaster software to inform the production schedules, raise purchase orders and manage stock numbers and locations.
  • Working with the MD and the senior managers to develop the Company’s systems for the purpose of improving efficiency and accuracy of the relevant processes.
  • Assist in researching and developing responses to regulatory change.

If this Production Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Kieran Ellen on 01233 732767 or kieran@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Production Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Production Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Maintenance Gardener

Maintenance Gardener required

Job Ref W008

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Gardener to join a very well-respected award-winning company on a permanent basis. The company has been responsible for numerous very high-profile projects and sites for many years and are now looking to add to the team on one such site near Woking, Surrey.  The company are offering an hourly rate of £12.81 with time and a half on Saturdays and double time on Sundays.  A free bus from Woking station and Datchet is offered to employees, if required, to the site in question.

The high-profile commercial site comprises primarily of lawn and hedges, with some beds/borders and young to mature trees.  The job role will involve mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, spraying and using a range of garden machinery.

The following will be expected of the successful candidate:

  • Routine maintenance of the site to a high standard, alongside the existing team.
  • Working to contractual procedures to ensure compliance with maintenance guidelines.
  • Demonstrate a high level of detail and motivation with a strong work ethic and ability to work well as part of a team.

Applicants must possess the following:

  • Basic horticultural knowledge including the ability to visually identify weeds.
  • Excellent practical skills in all areas of garden maintenance including the use of petrol-powered garden machinery.
  • Good physical fitness and an ability to follow instruction where necessary.
  • A CSCS Card and PA1/PA6 spraying licence are desirable, though training can be provided if necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most respected and established firms in their field on a full-time permanent basis.  Candidates must prove eligibility to work in the UK.  Strict security checks will be undertaken prior to employment.

If this Maintenance Gardener vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Tom Little on 01233 732767 or tom@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Maintenance Gardener vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Maintenance Gardener vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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