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Sebastian River Farms Hiring Nursery Manager

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Sebastian River Farms
(772) 778-6560

Nursery Manager Job Description
We are seeking an experienced Nursery Manager to oversee all aspects of our nursery business. This is a key role that rotates between inventory planning, production management, and satisfying customers. Qualified candidate must be passionate about working in the outdoors and enjoy creating and improving plant production processes. He or she must be able to communicate effectively to get the production team to adopt the processes and execute them effectively.

Nursery Manager Responsibilities:

  • Opening the nursery in the morning and closing at the end of the business day.
  • Overseeing, improving, and streamlining the daily functions of the nursery.
  • Hiring and training nursery staff and evaluating the workload to establish workforce requirements.
  • Ordering nursery stock including soil, fertilizers, shrubs, plants and trees.
  • Oversee quality controls and implement nursery practices to ensure high quality standards.
  • Responsible for creating optimal growing conditions for each variety of tree or shrub.
  • Scheduling fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, and irrigation programs.
  • Working with sales team evaluating past sales and developing a future material list and marketing plan.
  • Organizing and consolidating nursery space to maximize efficiency and profitability of nursery.
  • Continually looking at new equipment, technology, and processes to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
  • Detailed record keeping of labor, fertilizer, and spray programs.
  • Working closely with Owner to develop a budget and to manage the nursery within those guidelines.
  • Ensure proper safe working conditions and safe use of equipment.

Nursery Manager Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Studies, Horticulture, or a similar field.
  • 3+ years of experience working as a Nursery Manager.
  • Excellent communication and managerial skills.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Detailed knowledge of plant production, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation and growing techniques.
  • Experience with hiring and training staff.
  • Ability to multitask in day to day fast pace environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for customer service.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret industry related articles or governmental regulations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English is highly desirable.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and take part in physical labor in all weather conditions.