Head Grower

Avon, OH
Full-time
Salary: $50,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year


Horticulture Grower Manager / Farm Manager Job duties include:

Hands-on position requiring the willingness to work with a team of growers and assistant growers in the production of woody ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials utilizing Best Management Practices.

Agricultural / Horticultural experience including leading a team of front line growers would be beneficial to succeed in this position.

General knowledge in agronomy, plant science, entomology, pathology, and/or plant nutrition a plus.

Oversee crops and make recommendations to maximize crop quality.

Responsibilities include hands on oversight of Irrigation, fertigation and general plant maintenance. Scheduling crop production and finish dates. Scouting for insect, disease, and application of PGR’s. Budgeting, Record keeping and developing SOP’s to ensure production of a quality crops. Solid computer skills in Excel, Word, environmental control and other grower technology. Ability to understand soil and tissue tests and make recommendation to improve plant health.

Lead and engage the team in open book management and brand harmony supporting a positive company culture.

Manager level position. Reports to Chief of Growing Operations.

Requirements:

Minimum 2 year degree with 2 years of practical experience, or 5 years related experience. 2 or 4 year degree in agriculture or horticulture related field a plus

Willoway Nurseries is proud to be a drug free workplace.

Compensation/Benefits:

Compensation negotiable and competitive. Base wages plus earned bonus opportunity. Benefit package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k with employer match, life insurance, PTO upon hire, and 6 paid holidays.

Willoway Nurseries is a progressive, forward thinking, green-industry company. Willoway is on the forefront of the horticulture and nursery industry with technology, marketing, growing techniques and currently practices open book management (our people at all levels have a voice in how our company is run and participate in the financial success of the business!). We are seeking employees who can positively contribute to the growth of the company with the goal to make this your life long career. We work together as a team to provide the best possible products and services for our customers and the best possible workplace for our employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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