Nursery General Manager

From horticruitment

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Nursery General Manager required

Job Ref N999

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced General Manager at a very well established and respected plant nursery in central western England.  This permanent full-time vacancy is open to experienced managers with a strong background in nursery production and operations.  An excellent negotiable salary is offered in line with experience.  With decades of history and over 100 acres of container production for quality retailers, this company has secured its place as one of the leading nurseries in the country. 

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for production and operations and will need to lead and manage the planning, organisation and implementation of key aspects of the business plan. The General Manager will ensure the delivery of performance targets and business strategy by managing and developing departmental teams so that they work efficiently and continue to deliver outstanding quality and customer service, on which the company has built its reputation.

The General Manager will be a key developer and driver of business SOP and polices and will train, mentor, lead, recruit and develop a high-performance team, in order to ensure the smooth operation and running of many millions of pounds-worth of Horticultural equipment.  The General Manager will also be responsible for and/or assist in key project development areas with the Managing Director, will be responsible for Health and Safety, and to continually observe operations and suggest how the business can increase its effectiveness, efficiency, quality and customer service across all areas.

Applicants for this role must be excellent communicators with experience in a similar role, i.e., at managerial level.  Strong IT skills including the use of Microsoft Excel are essential, as is an understanding of process improvement, LEAN and Quality systems.  The successful candidate will be an inspirational team player and must have a good track record of being a successful senior manager or being in a leadership role within the Horticultural sector.  A thorough understanding of the technical requirements of production horticulture is required, as is a good understanding of horticultural machinery, as the General Manager must be able to direct the maintenance team and contractors, as necessary.  Competency in negotiation and procurement is also required to be successful in this role.  Applicants should hold academic horticultural qualifications and must be able to demonstrate competency, via previously held positions, in each of the above areas.

If this Nursery General Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or

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