Nursery Technical/Sales 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: AS316
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 in has been in tree production for over 200 years

We are seeking recruit a Technical/Sales Manager for the nursery business. The Technical Manager will oversee all production operations and be the principal point of contact with customers to drive sales. You will have overall responsibility for plant production, both bare root and cell grown, to meet sales orders and customers’ requirements. The position will report to, and work closely with, the Nursery General Manager.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to

  • Oversight of production operations from seed gathering/purchase through to the point of sale to customers

  • Organise/supervise seed collection from the in-house orchard

  • Purchasing of seed from suppliers as necessary

  • Quantify and procure all necessary nursery consumables as required

  • Liaise with customers and arrange logistics to ensure that delivery requirements are met

  • Being the primary point of contact with wholesale customers, maintaining these relationships and handling sales enquiries with these customers

  • Being the primary point of contact with suppliers of seeds and consumables to the nursery

  • Working with the General Manger to set annual plans and budgets for the business

  • Managing the production operation to agreed targets for both production and costs

  • Supervision of nursery staff working in operations

  • In conjunction with the Nursery General Manager, representing the company externally where appropriate at professional associations and trade organisations

Applicants will ideally have significant experience in the nursery or forestry business, ideally with specific experience of technical nursery management. A relevant degree level qualification would be preferable. 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