Nursery General Manager

Location Moray
Discipline: Forestry & Arboriculture, Environmental, Agriculture & Estates, Horticulture
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable Salary
Contact name: Katy Davies

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Job ref: AS317
Published: 7 months ago

​Our client, located in Moray, is one of the UK’s largest forest nurseries and is the only UK forest nursery to produce both cell grown and bare root trees. The nursery has been in tree production for over 200 years

We are seeking recruit a General Manager for the nursery business. The General Manager will have overall executive responsibility for all aspects of the business, including operations, technical, commercial and Health, Safety, and Environment. The General Manager will be the senior executive on site, operating with considerable autonomy, and will report directly to a board of Directors representing the owners.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to

  • Strategic planning, including setting long term business plans and annual budgets for the company

  • Overall responsibility for managing the financial success of the business, measured against agreed annual budgets and targets

  • Managing all aspects of the business in respect of Health, safety, and Environmental performance

  • Overall management of all staff on site

  • Representing the company externally

    • in key client and supplier relationships

    • with all regulatory bodies

    • at professional associations and trade organisations

Applicants will ideally have significant experience in the nursery/forestry business but consideration will also be given to applicants with from other sectors who can demonstrate a track record of performance at an equivalent management level in their sector. The post will be based in Forres, with the occasional need to travel, with an attractive salary and benefits package which is negotiable depending upon the experience of the applicant