Grower / Wholesale Nursery Assistant
Our client strives at all times to supply exceptional quality plants and provide outstanding customer service, whilst maintaining a sustainable, ethical business model with a well-trained, motivated and developed team working within this family business. They are currently seeking a Level 1 Grower to join the team working on the cultural / growing side of the business.
This role will be to:
Manage a specific area of plants on a rotational basis and to be a key part of the day-to-day growing across the production site.
Continually working towards the delivery of site and business performance targets and growing great plants. Where required leading, managing, training and mentoring seasonal members of the Cultural team so that they continually work to a continuous improvement cycle, delivering outstanding quality and customer service whilst working in an efficient and effective way, profitably growing plants to customer specification following business policies and SOP.
Required and capable of deputising for the immediate line manager (this would include shift patterns), or during high workload times of year.
To provide support in specific key areas of the business as directed by the line manager.
To be responsible and accountable for key business goals and targets that may be assigned from time to time as and when required by the business.
To continually look at and suggest how the business can increase its effectiveness, efficiency, and quality and customer service.
The ideal person:
Must be an effective, accurate and honest communicator up and down, both within and across departments.
Needs to be familiar with crops grown ideally, but not essential if they come from a horticultural and growing background.
Ideally have PA1, PA6 also PA2 (if not must be willing and capable of achieving).
Must be able to lead and manage a small team of seasonal cultural staff.
Ideally have a formal horticultural qualification, but other similar qualifications/ experience with a proven track record would be considered too.
Must be proficient in the use of IT systems, including, but not limited to Microsoft Excel.
Ideally have an understanding of process improvement and LEAN systems.
Must be willing to take part in weekend rotas and understand that plants do not stop growing at 16:30 each day.
Must be a great team player. As this is a growing role the position involves some early morning, late night and weekend
working on a rota basis during the season and may involve the use of an annualised hours contract.