Production Manager

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Production Manager required

Job Ref G318

A busy online plant nursery based in the South West is looking to appoint an experienced commercial grower as its Production Manager on a full time and permanent basis.

The Production Manager will be part of the company’s management team, working closely with the directors and other line managers so a commercial approach to the business requirements of online plant nursery is necessary. This is not a passive role responding to instructions; the Production Manager is expected to take an active part, within the management group. This includes generating new ideas, having input into which are to be pursued and then helping execute whatever plan is decided upon.

The right candidate will need the following skills:

-Good experience and training in protected growing (polytunnels), soft (and top) fruit, hardy nursery stock.

-Management of horticultural crops from seed (sweet peas, cosmos, herbs), perennials and hardy’s.

-Experienced cuttings propagator.

-Experience and knowledge of growing potted plants and nursery stock.

-Ability and understanding of the importance of maintaining records on the growing operation.

-Prepared and able to train and supervise subordinate personnel in greenhouse operations and in the proper horticultural methods and techniques of growing.

Synchronised crop delivery and crop management is key, as is managing crop growing programmes. The successful candidate will have a scientific understanding of plant health and culture and experience of commercial nursery/growing. Constantly seeking to improve efficiencies, lower costs and improve quality new product recommendations.

Required: driving license, PA1 and PA6 Certified, professional horticultural experience as a commercial grower, horticultural certificates/education.

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

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