Head Section Grower
A leading provider of high-quality plants and flowers in Ontario, Canada, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Head Section Grower to join our team. With over 50 years of expertise in the horticulture industry, our organization is known for its commitment to excellence and sustainable growing practices. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our thriving organization and help shape the future of our greenhouse operations.
As the Head Section Grower, you will be responsible for overseeing the cultivation and production of a designated section within our greenhouse facility. Your key responsibilities will include:
- Crop Management: Manage all aspects of crop production, including planting, irrigation, fertilization, pest and disease control, pruning, and harvesting, while ensuring optimal growth conditions and quality standards are met.
- Staff Leadership: Supervise and provide guidance to a team of growers, assistants, and laborers, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment. Train and mentor team members to enhance their skills and knowledge.
- Technical Expertise: Utilize your extensive knowledge of greenhouse production techniques, including climate control, lighting, and irrigation systems, to maximize crop yield, quality, and efficiency.
- Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain strict quality control protocols to ensure compliance with industry standards and customer expectations. Conduct regular inspections and implement corrective actions when necessary.
- Data Analysis: Monitor and analyse crop performance data, identifying trends and implementing strategies for continuous improvement. Make data-driven decisions to optimize production processes and minimize waste.
- Inventory Management: Collaborate with the production and sales teams to forecast crop needs and plan production schedules accordingly. Ensure accurate inventory records and manage stock levels effectively.
- Research and Innovation: Stay up to date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in greenhouse growing. Explore and implement innovative techniques to enhance crop quality, productivity, and sustainability.
To succeed in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:
- Education and Experience: A degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or a related field is preferred. Proven experience in a greenhouse growing environment, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership or supervisory role.
- Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of greenhouse growing practices, including climate control, irrigation systems, pest and disease management, and crop nutrition. Familiarity with hydroponic and sustainable growing methods is an asset.
- Leadership Skills: Excellent leadership and communication abilities, with a track record of effectively managing and motivating teams. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions under pressure.
- Organizational Skills: Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high-quality standards.
- Analytical Thinking: Proficiency in analysing data and utilizing it to drive operational improvements. Experience with crop monitoring and control systems is advantageous.
How to Apply:
If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding role as the Head Section Grower, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications to email@example.com.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Clear Edge we are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of our business.
We understand the importance of creating a workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported, regardless of their background, gender, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
Our approach to DE&I is integrated into all aspects of our service delivery too. Our consultants all complete DE&I training, ensuring an inclusive approach to working with clients and candidates.
- Role: Head Section Grower
- Sector: Fresh Produce
- Salary: Competitive Salary
- Job Reference: EP15359CE
- Location: Ontario, Canada