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Nursery Manager / Grower Manager – Essex

Job Title: Nursery Manager / Grower Manager – Essex
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: circa £35k - £55k plus superb and highly enviable full benefits package!
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 12265
Contact Name: Rebekah Shields
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2017 10:32

Job Description

The Position:

This Nursery Manager is based on a highly successful and major fresh produce operation in Essex. The job role is a hands-on position and works closely with the operations Nursery Director and Foreman. A great company to be a part of!

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Determine with advisers the optimal growing conditions for each crop / variety.
  • Together with the production director -  agree which variety of plants to grow and how many of each plant are necessary for business operations - based on managements projected sales or current orders from our customers.
  • Make decisions about when to plant, fertilize, and harvest crops.
  • Carefully monitor weather patterns and take proper precautions to ensure the plants are not distressed by unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Together with the plant advisers - examine plants for diseases, insects, wildlife damage, and weeds to protect the health of the nursery.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hire, train, overseeing and termination of employees of the nursery.
  • Training for new employees -  to show how to use equipment and teach correct techniques and procedures for plant care.
  • Delegating job duties and ensuring that employees do their jobs properly.
  • Schedule work hours and liaise with the payroll department.
  • Responsible for establishing a safe working environment by creating and implementing safety policies that adhere to legal standards.

The Candidate:

  • Experienced in a supervisory or management role of a nursery / glasshouse / growing environment.
  • The successful applicant must have the ability to influence and command respect in the business. The post holder should be capable of taking initiative and continually improving operational activity.

 The Package:

Dependent upon the level of experience - circa £35k - £55k plus superb and highly enviable full benefits package, 25 days holiday, accommodation (if required) etc. Plus excellent opportunities to progress internally!

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