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Glasshouse Operations Manager

The Opportunity: Looking to shape the future of our environment and work with a leading horticultural business growing the seeds of success? We are searching for a passionate and seasoned individual who will be responsible for all aspects of the growing operation at our client's site in East Lothian. You will hold a deep understanding of plant cultivation, have excellent leadership skills, and a dedication to plant health and vitality. Managing the wider nursery team, you will ensure the site operates effectively with a keen eye on sustainable practices, all whilst meeting the production and quality objectives of the business. A fantastic role to leverage your proven skills and contribute to the continued success of this thriving operation.

The Company: A well-established horticultural business supplying trees and shrubs into the farming and forestry sectors. High levels of biosecurity and a unique growing system are at the core of this business, producing trees with exceptional establishment rates. A company that is actively responding to the advancing needs of the industry in a sustainable manner.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To collaborate with the wider team managing the cultivation process, developing and executing management schedules that are aligned with business objectives and ensure optimal growing conditions
  • To maintain accurate records of plant health and growth rates, analysing the data to underpin plant management strategies to help achieve optimal yields
  • To undertake routine plant health and quality evaluations, highlighting any concerns to senior management
  • To ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • To organise the growing of plants through scheduling of labour, irrigation and applying plant health treatments with precision
  • To oversee the day-to-day operations and upkeep of the nursery's facilities ensuring optimal running conditions
  • To provide guidance and support to the nursery team, promoting sustainable practices and fostering a positive work environment

Skills you will need:

  • Previous experience of working within the horticultural sector
  • A qualification in horticulture/agriculture, or related experience
  • Proven experience of managing a team
  • A strong understanding and knowledge of plant cultivation
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workloads and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail
  • A strategic thinker, with strong planning and operational skills
  • Confident with data analysis and interpreting results for positive outcomes
  • An effective communicator with the ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Driven and committed to achieving quality
  • Proficient IT skills

Remuneration: A competitive salary commensurate with the candidate's experience.

Are you interested? If you are interested in this role and would like to know more about it, please contact Joe on the details below.

Sector: Horticulture
Role: Glasshouse Operations Manager
Location: East Lothian
Job Ref: CR 1875

Contact: Joe Black
07595 466353

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