Nursery Grower Manager


Chicago, IL

Industry: Agriculture


5 - 7 years

Posted 375 days ago

  by    Fred Khachi

This job is no longer available.

Imagine yourself as a grower manager using your horticulture and business skills growing beautiful products in a company that values your expertise and ideas.  You will manage every aspect of the growing operation as well as your team.   
Growing Operations:  

  • Improve and manage growing operations processes and procedures to ensure accurate production forecasts, increased propagation, optimized schedules and inventory, maximum production and plant health, reduced waste, accurate production and inventory records, and sufficient inventory as forecasted in variable weather and seasons.
  • Collaborate with sales and internal departments and adapt production to ensure the finished plants are available as forecasted and as needed.
  • Determine procedural changes and establish a process in planting, growing, harvesting, grading, storage and shipment for greater efficiency and accuracy.
  • Analyze crops, identify and correct issues through best practices managing propagation, growing, fertilizers, irrigation, pest, disease and weed control programs as well as ensuring sufficient inventory of finished plants.
  • Create a well-maintained, safe environment that complies with corporate safety practices and industry standards.

Financial Management: Business acumen must include achieving revenue and profit goals managing labor, materials, inventory, costs, forecasts and capital expenditures.
Leadership: Share your passion and expertise for horticulture by leading and developing a high performance, results oriented team focused on best practices and maximizing their contribution.

  • Train and lead your team in all aspects of growing operations including plant health, irrigation, IPM, pesticides, fertilizers and growth regulators.
  • Demonstrate, communicate and promote professionalism, expertise, best practices, accountability, ethics, results, profitability, corporate goals, and the value of a workforce.

Required Education and/or Experience for Success

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience managing and growing a horticulture operation with four season  annuals and perennials with a track record of success in increasing revenue and profitability through effective growing practices.
  • A degree in Horticulture or related field from a four year university preferred.
$80K - $120K