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Head Grower Manager - Avon Facility (OH) USA
HEAD GROWER MANAGER - AVON FACILITY
Reports to: Chief of growing operations
Summary of position: Oversite of all container and field plant Growing Tasks. Strive to achieve the highest level of product quality is maintained. Monitor all crops for Plant health and communicate needs to the team.
Build a cohesive group of leaders dedicated to the task of producing high quality plants with a high degree of productivity.
Find and implement effective ways to improve and maintain high quality.
Crop walks and reviews with direct reports spending no less than 5 hours per week with each
Review crop status and set priorities with Chief of growing operations each week
Train team members in areas focusing on crop quality and crop production timing
Work with inventory and sales to insure crops are ready as needed by customers
Careful development and implementation of budgets (Fertilizer, Plastic, and other supplies)
Develop daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly grower schedules with the Chief of Growing operations
Operate and maintain all irrigation systems and equipment and communicate maintenance issues
Insure proper nutrient levels are applied to maximize plant growth
Ensure team members receive all relevant training (16 minimum hours per year)
Careful tracking and recording of fertilizer usage
Present and share all innovative solutions and grower techniques with similarly positioned Managers within the entire Willoway company
Implement and maintain a culture of safety
Develop and maintain a good working relationship with all staff and peers
Instill accountability in team members
Assure scrap levels are kept within budget. Develop and implement ways to reduce scrap.
Attend training sessions in related fields - minimum of 24hr per year
Develop and train a successor for this position
Set Goals and meet with staff to review any variances to goals
Teach, implement, and maintain all elements of SANC
Developing sop's/KPI's for group
Develop and implement SOP for relevant tasks
Time Management - 70% time spent leading crews and problem solving in nursery---30% office administration duties.
Weekly crop reviews during growing season with Operations Manager and Chief of Growing Operations
Safety - Lead department safety efforts through proactive training. Work with C level to improve safety policies and procedures. Work with direct reports to investigate near misses and all accidents with a high level of urgency, detail and attention.
GGOB - Continue to understand, implement, and teach GGOB principles every day in department huddles and with staff interaction. Support efforts to build a positive culture.
Brand Harmony - Embrace and support internal and external Brand Harmony creating the ultimate customer experience at every touchpoint
Accountability - Work with staff at all levels to create a positive culture of accountability in the department using Winning with Accountability mind set (Clarity, Specificity, Ownership, Sharing). Hold all direct reports accountable for meeting expectations and timelines.
Participate in Weekly huddles
Daily team huddles
Work schedule will require an excess of 48 hours per week during peak growing season and also requiring weekend and Holiday work.
All other tasks and duties assigned to this position
Neat and organized
High degree of plant knowledge
Able to independently solve problems
Self Motivated/Self Starter
Ability to lead a team to complete grower tasks
Ability to encourage and engage with team members
Good computer skills
Plant Grower focused with abilities to continually improve
Ability to manage complex irrigation and fertigation systems
Communicate tasks effectively to direct reports
Able to be highly productive in an out of doors Nursery environment and Office environment. 70% time spent leading crews and problem solving in nursery/30% office administration duties.
Ability to work with computer systems and organizational systems.
Ability to tactfully focus on positive improvement and judge the work of others
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Valid insurable driver’s license
Minimum of 2 year degree with 2 years of practical experience, or 5 years related experience
High level of leadership ability to be gained by a combination of related experience and accredited training
Computer skills: Skills can be attained from online courses, continuing education courses, and in-house tutorials.
A minimum of 2 leadership rolls having been completed ex: Church group, Youth organizations, Coaching, Civic (council, or trustee)
Good working plant knowledge ID and growing (degree or related experience)
Some of the above listed experience can be attained by job shadowing or coaching
Strong Communication skills
Independent problem solving
Ability to multi task
Ability to teach and train
Conflict resolution skills
Good communication skills
Sense of urgency