Propagation Manager

Reports to: Managing Director

Job Purpose:

Manage the daily production of plants from seed, cutting, grafting and tissue
culture deflasking, to achieve monthly production targets.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Prioritise workload in order to achieve production KPI’s & quality targets

  • Coordinate the collection of cuttings, both on and off site

  • Manipulate propagation environments to maximise strike rate/germination

  • Monitor germination to ensure production targets will be met

  • Ensure regular maintenance to irrigation systems related to propagation

  • Monitor & treat pest and diseases in propagation areas

  • Implement integrated pest management program as required

  • Manage a stock plant program to ensure cutting availability

  • Carry out trials as required.

 Administration, Record Keeping & Reporting

  • Weekly involvement in management meeting on progress of cutting program, along with any issues\

  • Recruit, train and manage a propagation staff of over 12 team members

  • Monitor daily output & ensure records are up to date

  • Oversee the ordering of seeds, tissue cultures and other consumables

  • Ensure all stock produced is labelled in accordance with guidelines

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive records for propagation

  • Reconcile deliveries, including tissue cultures against invoices.

Internal Contacts:

  • Regular contact and instruction to staff assisting with propagation

  • Regular contact with Production Scheduler

  • Daily contact with Production Manager

  • Daily contact with Managing Director.

External Contacts:

  • Suppliers as required

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • 10 years propagation experience in a nursery producing over 2 million plants per annum

  • Good computer knowledge

  • Relocation assistance provided.

Applicants should contact Laura Crowe at Hudson on (08) 9323 0274 for further information.
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