Horticulture Container Manager

The Company:

This Nursery business has grown to become one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry. From its 40-acre container site in the west midlands, they produce and contract-grow a huge variety of plants, shrubs and trees, which is supplemented with specialised stock from their trusted network of UK and European-based suppliers.

 

The Role:

Lead and develop the Container team, identifying personnel development requirements and ensuring delivery. Oversee all potting activity to required quantities and deadlines, maximising efficiencies whilst maintaining high quality. Liaise with young stock providers, calling in stock and modifying plans as necessary. Plan for and call in production variable materials as required and in liaison with the Purchasing team. Plan for weekly space requirements. Provide for irrigation and crop husbandry requirements. Work with the Crop Protection Supervisor to ensure P&D and weed control requirements are met. Contribute to the development of the Company’s technical knowledge, best practise and innovation. Ensure legislative compliance. Promote company initiatives and manage their delivery within your department. Participate in appropriate training, and be committed to ongoing personal and professional development.

 

The Suitable Candidate Will:

A professional horticulturalist, preferably with experience in the production of crops and soil management HONS. A people person, able to develop and motivate. Enthusiastic, practical and driven to succeed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Confident IT skills, familiarity with ERP systems would be advantageous. Able to work effectively as part of a team, actively supporting other team members, whilst also being self-motivated to work independently, without direct supervision. Able to work accurately under pressure in a busy environment. Innovative & creative in decision making & problem solving.

 

The Package:

A Competitive Salary/package is on offer to the suitable candidate, for more details just reply as soon as possible:

 

Please send your CV to: james.bowett@agriFJ.co.uk

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