Head Grower Propagator Young Plants

Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
£48,000.00 - £48,700.00 per annum
30 May 2019
29 Jun 2019
Dianne Saunders
Full Time
Contract Type

This leading international wholesale plant raising company operates from custom-built state of the art facilities in an outer suburb of Melbourne. The nursery produces starter plants and seedlings that are shipped Australia wide. They are part of a larger international horticultural company whose head office is based in the USA, and has offices throughout the world including the UK.

They are currently seeking a Head Grower with a background in propagation. This person ideally would be somebody who has held a similar position for 5 years or more. Products include seedlings, tissue culture and vegetative program, they grow around 3,500 product lines, so a complex nursery business and this needs an experienced Grower Manager to take the role on.

As a Head Grower, there will be 3 Lead Growers reporting to you and a further 4 or 5 support growers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Walking the crop up to identifying issues as they occur and recommend strategies to ensure crops are at the quality customers require.
  • Reviewing growing programs, and constantly recommending improvement.
  • Building close relationships with the following staff - Head of Growing, Mother Stock Coordinator, Quality Coordinator, Operations Coordinator and Agronomist.
  • Reporting directly to Head of Production.

For this job they are seeking a top growing candidate with:

  • Experience of managing a growing or propagation facility.
  • Training in horticulture preferably to degree level or equivalent.
  • Someone who can meet the requirements of the Australian Work Visa and is prepared to relocate for the role.


  • Salary will be circa $90,000 AUD / per annum
  • No company car, but they would pay for a rental for the first month or so, until the individual organized their own.
  • They will pay for an initial visit, and a single flight on commencement of the position on Economy Flex equivalent.
  • Likewise single flights for family.
  • There is a Superannuation, which the company provide.
  • We would also extend to a month in a rental or Air BnB accommodation whilst they looked for a place to rent.