Container Unit Assistant Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Container Unit Assistant Manager required

Job Ref F144

Our client is an established Wholesale Nursery built up over the past 40 years. They feel their traditions and standards that the company was built on still apply today. They started out with 50 acres of owned land which has now increased to over 400 acres today, which includes cold storage facilities, pack house and a hectare of plants grown under protection which include a range of bare root and container grown trees and shrubs from seed including balled trees.

They are currently seeking a container unit assistant manager to join their team. The position is full time, permanent and is a hands-on supervisory / managerial role. The customer unit assistant manager will be assisting the manager with all aspects of the day to day running of the nursery including maintaining excellent relations with all staff members, supervising and setting work for permanent staff ensuring work is done to required level and provide cover/leadership in the manager’s absence.

Responsibilities of the role include taking the lead on order picking, ensuring customer requirements and deadlines are met and carry out irrigation checks, and additional hand watering where required. He / She will take regular pest and disease crop walks, and document all findings, carry out accurate, biannual stocktakes of all plant/growing stock on site and complete review and ensure plant health documents up to date. The container unit assistant manager will cover duty weekends on rota basis checking irrigation systems, and hand watering.

Applicants will have the ability to manage and supervise a varied workforce including agency staff. A ‘can do’ and ‘lead from the front’ attitude is also considered essential. PA1 and PA6 qualified would be ideal and wheeled loading shovel licence, counterbalance forklift licence and First Aider would be desirable.

If this Container Unit Assistant Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Sara Yassin on 01233 732767 or

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