Nursery Production Manager

Jackson, NJ, NJ 08527
United States

Experience Required
From $50,000 To $70,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Ocean Wholesale Nursery is looking for a motivated Nursery Production Manager who oversees all horticultural functions related to inventory our nursery. Our ideal candidate should have a passion for trees/shrubs and the processes involved in maintaining the highest level of nursery stock. This individual should also possess strong leadership skills and the ability to lead a team.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Sales, customer service, irrigation maintenance, fertilizing, insect, and disease control, along with application of herbicides and pesticides, and mechanical ability
  • Using knowledge of plants and diseases to assist in corrective treatment and application
  • Coordinate with General Manager regarding future plant needs and availability
  • Schedule the pickup and delivery of plant material to the Nursery to ensure proper inventory levels
  • Analyzing nursery needs: forecasting staff and materials required to complete future jobs
  • Monitoring watering times, soil conditions, and plant positions
  • Train nursery staff and delegating duties
  • Operating farming equipment such as: loaders, skid steers, tractors, and hand power tools.
  • Work with Accounting Department to compile and analyze production costs by product type and keep accurate computerized inventory records

Job Requirements
The Right Candidate has:

Passion for customer service

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or similar field (preferred, but not required)

2+ years’ experience in Nursery production or Horticultural management position required

Pesticide Applicators License (preferred, but not required)

Punctual, Reliable, Dependable

Extreme attention to detail

Knowledge of plants, funguses, insects, and diseases

Knowledge of irrigation systems

Ability to run a crew of 10 or more

Ability to work in all weather conditions

Good communication skills

Problem solver and critical thinker

Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift/carry materials up to 50lbs, move about the work site, communicate efficiently and effectively on the telephone or in person, and complete required paperwork. Exposed to dust, pollen, chemicals, cold and heat in an external environment. Requires extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling, bending, and lifting, up to 100% of a workday.

· Relocation costs will be covered, and housing can be provided depending on candidate’s needs/situation

· 401K

· Medical Vision, Life and Dental Insurance

· AFLAC Supplemental Plan

· Paid-Time Off

· Holiday Pay

· Company Vehicle and Cell Phone

Schedule & Hours:


$45,000-$65,000 annual salary

Salary to commensurate with experience

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

Township of Jackson, NJ 08527: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

nursery /horticultural management: 2 years (Required)
Ocean Wholesale Nursery
Gabriella Geloso
705 Wright Debow Road
Jackson, NJ NJ 08527
United States