21 Jan, 2020
- Commercial wholesale nursery
- Leadership opportunity
- Kinglake, VIC
Established in 1999, this is a large-scale commercial, wholesale nursery specifically managed to supply to municipal developments and landscape architects. Employing 70 staff, the company’s operation encompasses two sites in Victoria to meet the growing demand for quality plants for commercial landscape projects. The team understands the challenges faced and can offer a complete project supply, to meet landscaping requirements.
The company aims to build on their competitive advantage, of being self-sufficient, and is acknowledged as a wholesale “one-stop-shop” with a commercial focus and absolute on-time delivery of products and services.
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Tree Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of tree production over two nursery sites.
The Tree Production Manager will lead a nursery team in contributing to the production, maintenance and distribution of top quality, healthy trees. As part of the senior management team, the Tree Production Manager will also assist in the overall management of day-to-day tasks of the nursery business.
Direct and oversee tasks and activities across the nursery sites, in order to complete work on time, and within budget
Oversee production planning and stock control
Report against production plans weekly, monthly and quarterly
Manage of the irrigation system for the entire tree nursery area
Oversee the maintenance of nursery stock including watering, pruning, weeding, fertilizing and relocating stock
Supervise, train and guide all tree production staff
Skills and Experience
Experience in the management of a large-scale wholesale commercial nursery
Horticultural technical knowledge relevant to nursery production
Pest and disease management, propagation and production planning
Strong computer skills and exposure to inventory management software
Hands-on team leadership skills
Post-secondary qualifications in horticulture, agriculture, botany, agronomy, nursery production or similar would be advantageous
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.
How To Apply
For a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Cuthbertson or Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999.
Apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to email@example.com quoting reference number LC3477.
Please note, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role.
The Lucas Group
The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.
Kinglake, VIC, HASH(0x56125939d5d8)