Our client is based in the beautiful area around the Welsh Borders. Their nursery is part of a larger group and produces an extensive range of commercial forestry and native broadleaf species, marketing approximately 33 million trees a year to customers throughout the UK and Europe. They have established a significant nursery operation in Scotland.
They also lead the UK in developing trees of the future through scientific research and applied science in the areas of somatic embryogenesis and vegetative propagation at their own designated science laboratories.
They are seeking to appoint a Production Manager to manage their existing conventional greenhouse production and vegetative propagation programs.
About the Role:
As Production Manager you will be responsible for effectively managing the containerised production team and vegetative propagation team. You will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to:
- Seeding and transplanting a range of species to an agreed production plan for broadleaves and conifers.
- Ensuring the maintenance of the infrastructure and related irrigation.
- Monitoring weed and pest presence and ensuring adequate control measures are put in place.
- Take stock from parent plants and insert into polytunnels for rooting.
- Liaise and work with the Agronomy Manager for the husbandry and care of parent hedges.
You will also oversee our clients brand-new facility to manage and deliver 30 million cells in a new polytunnel and rolling bench facility as a single production cycle. This will see fully automated seedling lines for 30m cells installed and while this will initially be for one species you will create the potential for other species in the future.
What We Want to See from You:
The successful candidate should have wide experience with intensive horticulture or a similar subject. Any experience of commercial growing in a forest nursery environment will also be an advantage.
In return, they offer an attractive salary and benefits package, plus first-class opportunities for personal development.
To find out more, apply via this website or call Ian Reed quoting Ref: 05488IR