Company: Fernlea Flowers
Posted on: September 16, 2022
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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