Landscape Horticulture Manager


Maffei Landscape Contractors, Inc.
28 Nicoletta's Way
Mashpee, MA
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

South Eastern Massachusetts Landscape Company is seeking a leader with experience in annual and perennial design/installation to manage our constantly growing Horticulture division.   Position is responsible for maintaining 6 Fine Gardening Crews and 2 Crews in Horticulture Installation. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in running a business division within a company. 

Primary Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and perform other duties as assigned in a fast paced, ever adapting environment striving to exceed customer’s expectations.

The Horticulturist’s primary functions include: 

  • Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation for the horticultural staff
  • Staffing and maintaining foreman, and laborers to produce the budgeted manhour work load of the department
  • Develops, maintains, and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff,  vendors, contractors, and customers
  • Manage Installation Schedule maintaining a 45-50hr average work week for employees from May to Early July
  • Design and sell the following types of installations: Annuals, Perennials, Fall Annuals and displays, Bulb displays, Christmas lighting and displays
  • Identification and management of horticulture related issues:  Proper pruning techniques, Disease, Design flaws, Plant health problems, Divisions and renovations to existing perennial gardens
  • Maintains nursery inventory using existing procedures, and order additional materials as needed
  • Responsible for the operational department budgets and budget monitoring



Job Requirements
Supervisory Responsibilities
- Directly supervises 12-15 non-supervisory employees.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Education and Experience:
- Minimum of four years experience as a professional horticulturist
- Minimum of two years experience in management or supervisory position
- Demonstrated knowledge of plants
- Bachelors degree in horticulture, botany, natural sciences or a related field preferred but not required

Candidate must possess computer knowledge, strong leadership and sales skills. Salary to be commensurate with experience, bonus opportunity, and company vehicle. All inquiries will be held in strictest confidence. Apply on-line at www.maffeilandscape.com
Company
Maffei Landscape Contractors, Inc.
HR Manager
28 Nicoletta's Way
Mashpee MA 02649
United States