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22 Jul 2017

Full-Time Horticulture Production and Nursery Manager

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. – Posted by PlantDelights Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (, a direct to consumer perennial plant nursery, has an open position for a full-time Nursery Manager in a fast-paced, team environment.


Reporting directly to the business owners, the ideal candidate will be a friendly, efficient, positive problem solver and people person.  Must be very detail and results oriented, and open to change.  This position has six direct reports, but also hires, trains, supervises, and optimizes the entire nursery department resources to ensure a consistent supply of the highest quality plant material for shipment.


PDN offers a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment. Non-supervisory staff hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year. Management hours are as needed above that threshold.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensures the grower team follows set production and irrigation protocols to maintain the highest quality plant material.
  • Works with plant health care specialist to ensure proper scouting and the most effective/least toxic treatments for pests and diseases are applied in a timely and efficient manner
  • Schedules production crew to ensure plant production and propagation keep up with needs.
  • Oversees stocking supervisor to ensure accurate and prompt movement of inventory.
  • Makes sure facilities specialist keeps greenhouses and other facilities in good working order
  • Works with inventory control specialist to make sure inventory is accurate and plant ordering and production scheduling keep up with demand.
  • Hires, trains, reviews, coaches and disciplines nursery staff.
  • Provides weekly, monthly reporting to analyze efficiency and implement changes.
  • Monitors order scheduling to ensure order fulfillment in coordination with the customer service and shipping manager.
  • Coordinates with garden supervisor, research and facilities manager and owner on joint projects and plants for propagation




  • College degree in Horticulture or related field
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience in a plant nursery environment.
  • Excellent technology skills: Office 365 – Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Google Docs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective delegation skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates only are invited to email the following to
  • cover letter
  • resume with detailed work history
  • professional references
Please review the following information PRIOR to sending your resume: No walk in applications accepted. Resumes accepted by email only. How long will it take before my resume is reviewed? In general, we try to look at all resumes within 48 - 72 hours. If a resume is received after the position has moved to the interview phase, or if we've received an extremely large volume of responses, your resume review may take longer. Will I receive a response either way if I am being considered or not? Once your resume is reviewed and it is determined that you are qualified for the position, you will be contacted to set up an interview. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, we are unable to provide an individual response to every candidate.

Job Categories: Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Greenhouse and Nursery.

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