Assistant technical manager

Posted: 16 Jul 2020
Location: West Sussex
Company: Horticruitment
Salary: Up to £31,000
Closing Date: N/A

Our client is a well-established Nursery producing £7+ million quality plants across 2000 different varieties. The nursery group have been prolific plant breeders for many years and have brought to market many exclusive varieties. They are currently seeking an Assistant Technical Manager to join its busy Technical Production Department. This key role will ensure the professional management and delivery of the ICM programme.

Main Objectives:
To monitor pest, disease and weed control across multiple sites in conjunction with Grower feedback. You will need to plan and schedule preventative and reactive sprays and treatments, ensuring all departments are informed of impacts on operations.

Job Description:
You will need to be able to communicate with suppliers and advisors to maintain knowledge and ensure most up to date and relevant products are used; maintain and update COSHH register, responding to changes to authorisations for use; maintain health and safety through appropriate use of pesticides, regular checks, maintenance and calibration of equipment used.

The key areas of responsibility for this role are to:

  • Manage and implement ICM programmes across all sites
  • Ensure safe Crop Protection working
  • Collaborate with other departments, businesses and organisations; attending meetings which may involve travel
  • Line Management and HR
  • Undertake weekend duties on a rota basis

Key Skills:
Applications are invited from candidates who have practical horticultural knowledge and experience and would preferably have a qualification in commercial Horticulture to a minimum of Level 3, or equivalent. It is important that you have excellent communication skills coupled with excellent Microsoft Excel skills and the ability to create and manipulate data using PIVOT tables for example. To have a logical and methodical approach to work.

If this Assistant Technical Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or

Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Assistant Technical Manager vacancy. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Assistant Technical Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.