Nursery Manager (Forest Seedlings)

  • 7501 Bench Row Rd, Vernon, BC V1H 1H3, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

PRT operates a diverse network of 19 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 335 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 Alabama to Oregon.

Job Description

Position Summary:

As the leader of the local management team, you will have the opportunity to work with the most innovative 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 an experienced team that takes pride in meeting our customers’ expectations. Your focus will include financial management, personnel development and leadership, continuous improvement activities, customer focus, overall site safety, and promotion of PRT.

Qualifications

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    Experience with the use of Lean tools for continuous process improvement in a production environment

o    Ability to work with financial data including developing budgets and financial analysis

Additional Information

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 RRSP program

o    Comprehensive benefits package inclusive of extended health, dental, provincial medical

o    Relocation allowance

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 under a supportive team-structured environment, with a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.

Location:

Situated in the breathtaking Okanagan Valley, Vernon BC is surrounded by beauty. During the summer months the valley offers countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor activities. Okanagan Lake provides the valley not only with excellent water activities, but is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses, fruit orchards, wineries and popular ski resorts.

How to Apply:

Please apply through the Career Page of our website at https://www.prt.com/careers/current-job-postings

Applications for this position will be accepted until February 1, 2022. Please check out our Career video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsvfZdw_9m0

Thank you for applying; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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