Forest Seedling Nursery Manager

  • 4631 Bishop Lake Rd, Howell, MI 48843, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

About PRT USA:
PRT operates a diverse network of 16 nurseries in Canada and the United States enabling us to grow a wide variety of high-quality container forest seedlings for all climatic and site conditions. Annual production of 220 million seedlings makes PRT the largest producer of containerized forest seedlings in North America. We produce trees for customers from British Columbia to Ontario and Michigan to California

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Job Description

Position Summary: 
As an integral member of the local management team you will have the opportunity to work with the most innovative container, conifer seedling producer in the industry with a focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. You will oversee all aspects of greenhouse and open compound seedling production and lead a team that takes pride in meeting our customer expectations. Your focus will include financial management, personnel development and leadership, continuous improvement activities, customer focus, overall site safety, and promotion of PRT.

Compensation, Benefits & Workplace Culture:
o    Highly competitive annual salary matching your level of experience and ability
o    Bonus incentive program – up to 15% of annual salary
o    Matching 401K program 
o    Comprehensive benefits package inclusive of extended health and dental
o    Relocation allowance (if applicable)
o    Our PRT nurseries are vibrant and fun communities with employees who share a strong passion for the “green” nature of our business and doing their part in regenerating the forests of North America. 
o    We provide a supportive team structured environment, a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have:
o    A bachelor’s degree or diploma in horticulture, agriculture, or forestry, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
o    Five or more years of horticulture or crop production experience 
o    Experience leading and managing crop production teams 
o    Strong planning, organization, and time management skills
o    Ability to problem solve and conduct root cause analysis
o    Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS-Excel, MS-Word, and MS-Outlook
o    Knowledge or experience with continuous process improvement in a production environment
o    Ability to analyze and work with financial data including developing budgets and financial analysis

Additional Information

Brighton is a suburb in metro Detroit located in Livingston County in the state of Michigan. The Brighton area offers many cultural, recreational and social activities. Fifty thousand acres of parks, miles and miles of trails, and a plethora of lakes make this area ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Nominated as a USA Today’s 10 Best Main Streets, nearby historic downtown Howell’s turn of the century architecture transports you back to a simpler time. By contrast, downtown Brighton’s tranquil Millpond setting has a youthful vibe of boutique shops and all kinds of restaurants and bars. Tanger Outlet Center, Green Oak Village Place mall, Livingston Antique Mall, and the charming downtown and villages are why they are known as the “shopping central” of southeast Michigan. Big city style perks such as craft breweries, wineries, outdoor concerts and alfresco dining in small communities that feel like home.

How to Apply:
Please apply through the PRT Career Page of our website at Applications will be accepted until the successful candidate is hired. 


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