Head Grower


Fast Growing Trees, LLC
891 Wisacky HWY
Fort Mill, SC 29010
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

 

Head Grower

Fast Growing Trees is the world’s largest online nursery and one of the fastest-growing ecommerce companies in America. We are committed to enabling people to live better, live greener, and truly enjoy being home…one tree at a time. Founded in 2005, we have served over 1 million customers and continue to expand our reach, market leadership position, and accelerate our growth within a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. We are looking for leaders who want to create change and make a positive difference every day.

Fast Growing Trees is seeking someone with a passion for plants to join our team as Head Grower in Bishopville, SC. The Head Grower will work closely with their counterpart -Nursery Manager- at their specific location to run the entire facility.

 

Responsibilities

-Oversee production and growing of general line of container grown nursery stock including evergreens, ornamental and flowering shrubs, edibles, fruit, shade, and ornamental trees

-Coordinate production plans including liner and input planning, labor scheduling, space and location planning, and management of workforce accounting for given weather conditions, equipment availability, and other seasonal factors.

-Collaborates with Plant Health Manager to produce and maintain high quality, healthy plants, and growing facilities

-Assures all safety rules and policies are in place and always followed

-Assists with proper inventory management including all potting, consolidation, and scrap reporting

-Maintain irrigation schedules and system for proper seasonal schedules and continual maintenance

-Conducts daily crop scouting, reporting on any IPM or irrigation related issues

 

Professional Experience

-5-7 years’ experience in container nursery stock production -A MUST

-Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field- preferred

 

Required Skills and Abilities

-Strong organizational and planning skills

-Self-starter, works well under pressure, ability to multi-task

-Computer literate, including Windows based software including but not limited to Excel and Word

-Ability to obtain SC Pesticide applicators license

-Must have experience managing IPM programs including planning, implementation, and follow up

-Ability to work in inclement weather

-Excellent communication skills, bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus

-Analytical and inquisitive, not afraid to ask questions or offer new ideas

 

Other Requirements:

-Must have reliable transportation

-Willingness to work weekends as needed

-Willing to help in other areas of the nursery depending on the time of the year/season

-Able to repetitively bend, stretch, reach, lift, stand, and walk with unrestricted motion. Able to remain on feet for majority of the day. Can lift 50 pounds 

 

Salary & Compensation:

·        Based on knowledge and experience

·        Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/STD/LTD Benefits & Pet Insurance

·        Review after 90 days

·        Paid Federal Holidays

·        PTO

·        401K