Growing Station Manager Trainee

Bonnie Plants, Inc.
Corpus Christi, TX
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
From $70,000 To $70,000
Per Year    
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Summary/Objective of the Trainee Program
Provide associates with the tools and “on the job” training they need to be considered for a full-time Station Manager role.

Essential Functions

During the training program – the Trainee will be trained on and responsible for the following:

  • Hire and supervise all sales representatives, sales assistants, and shuttle drivers.
  • Hire and manage growers, greenhouse labor, and clerical and administrative employees.
  • Supervise all facets of the plant growing process.
  • Perform all aspects of facility maintenance such as preventative maintenance and landscaping.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies.
  • Monitor and control facility expenses.
  • Submit all reports and log all transfers by deadlines.
  • Comply to all laws, rules, regulations, and requirements and monitor employees for compliance.
  • Complete all aspects of product management such as completing growing schedules, recording product availability, and entering supply orders.
  • Perform year ending inventory procedures.
  • Ensure protection of all company confidential information.

Work Environment

Both indoor and outside work environments. Frequently exposed too extreme cold and hot temperatures, wet or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand, talk and hear. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. The employee is also regularly required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.


Some travel is required.

Relocation is necessary – candidate must be willing to relocate anywhere in the country.

Duration of the Training Program – how long a candidate is in the program will be based on a variety of factors including: business needs, trainee performance, skills acquired, etc. However, ideally a candidate will be in the program for 24-36 months.

Career Path of a Trainee – Ideally a candidate who successfully completes the Training Program – will be promoted to a Station Manager role at a Bonnie Growing Station. However, it is not a guarantee that this will happen – pending the performance of the Trainee.

Job Requirements


4-year degree in Business or Horticulture preferred, but not mandatory


4+ Years of Business Experience – ideally focused on one or more of the following:

Sales, General Management, or Greenhouse Operations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and guidelines of various federal or state Department of Agricultures.

2. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving new problems.

3. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

5. Ability to take and follow directions and ability to work with little to no supervision.

6. Competencies including bias for action, strong interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, creative problem solving, strong organizational skills and financial acumen.