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Head Grower

Company: Fernlea Flowers
Location: Homestead
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Fernlea Flowers Ltd. is a family owned producer and supplier of wholesale bedding plants with the head office located in Delhi, Ontario, one in California, and three locations in Florida. Fernlea has grown to become one of the largest suppliers of garden plants in North America. We are looking for a head grower for our location in *Homestead, FL**Head Grower*Job Purpose:In the role of head grower, the incumbent will be accountable for all operational aspects for the growing department for our Homestead, FL location. The ideal candidate would have previous nursery management experience, strong attention to detail, and superior managerial skills. The candidate must also have excellent organizational, communication, and decision making skills.Requirements:1. University Degree or College Diploma- Horticulture2. Successful completion of Pesticide Course3. Minimum of 5 years management experience in a greenhouse or manufacturing setting4. Excellent knowledge of MS Office Programs5. Competent problem solver and decision maker6. Able to speak English and SpanishKey Responsibilities:1. Responsible for overall plant production2. Responsible for the direction of staff3. Responsible for liaison with other departments4. Responsible for Managerial and Organizational duties for the departmentSkills:1. Responsible for the overall plant production - From the management team meetings and from sales budget order seeds, plants, fertilizer, chemicals etc. - Oversee plant propagation from production plan - Oversee seeding, watering, fertilizing, and spraying - Corporate accountability for production related problems - Fiscal accountability for reports and statistics - Analyze overall production and make recommendations as to overall production2. Responsible for the direction of staff - Organize and coordinate the hiring of staff - Train staff and outline expectations - Assign duties and responsibilities - Schedule staff to complete departmental requirements - Assess performance and communicate to higher level executives - Manage employee department related issues and ensure policies and procedures are being adhered to3. Responisble for liaison with other departments - Participate in business meetings - Provide input into crop problems (varieties, length, growing time, new species, etc.) - Liaise with sales department to provide accurate scheduling - Advise sales by touring crop to provide accurate scheduling - Forecasting and budgeting4. Responsible for Administrative Duties - Assist Operations Manager and Owners in Business planning - Preparation of reports and adherence to policies, procedures and budgets - Deal with suppliers, government agencies, consultants, sales personnel, and other company officials*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE JOB: *The incumbent should be aware that the hours can be long at specific times of the year.Salary will be dependent on educational background and experience; interested applicants can apply by submitting their cover letter, resume and professional references by emailJob Type: Full-timeSalary: $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insuranceSchedule:* Day shift* Weekend availabilitySupplemental pay types:* Bonus pay

Keywords: Fernlea Flowers, Homestead , Head Grower, Other , Homestead, Florida

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