Wholesale nursery general/dispatch manager

Posted: 3 Jan 2018
Location: Warwickshire
Company: MorePeople
Salary: £35,000
Closing Date: 2nd March 2018

This well established grower of top quality wholesale plants destined for the garden centre market are seeking a Wholesale Nursery General/Dispatch Manager for their busy commercial nursery who will be involved in day to day general operations as well as running their busy Dispatch department.

The role will be to:

  • Ensure health and safety is managed in accordance with company policy.
  • Assist Directors to develop health and safety policy taking into account any legislation changes.
  • To ensure company fire policy is maintained and carried out.
  • Set standards of work and productivity for all staff by leading by example.
  • To assist Directors in developing staff to maximise potential, setting employee goals and objectives.
  • To assist Directors to monitor and deal with staff performance identifying any training needs.
  • Delegate work duties to direct reporting staff ensuring the overall business objectives are met.
  • To ensure dispatch unit is managed accordingly within agreed budgets.
  • Ensure all new staff have the appropriate induction training in accordance with company policy.
  • Consistently identify areas for improvements in productivity, cost reduction and quality and feedback to the Directors.
  • To attend meetings with Directors when required.
  • To appraise staff as required.
  • Ensure security of sites in non-working hours.
  • To liaise with Sales department ensuring the highest levels of customer service at all times.
  • To assist Directors to ensure company vehicles are serviced regularly and relevant paperwork is kept up to date.
  • To communicate to all staff levels - Company policy and procedures, staff changes, company's future plans, management's satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Feedback staff comments and concerns, ensuring that they are given a satisfactory response in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that grievance procedures are carried out as laid down in the company policy.
  • Together with Directors plan staff requirements to be able to manage any fluctuations in trade throughout the year.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as required by the company.

The ideal candidates must have:

  • Experience working in a commercial nursery.
  • Have good plant knowledge and training in horticulture or a passion and drive to work in this sector.
  • Must hold UK driving licence or equivalent.
  • Good organisational and supervisory skills.
  • Flexible and motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure at peak periods.