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Seedling Nursery Manager


KwaZulu Natal

Job Description :

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An outstanding career opportunity has arisen with an established commercial nursery, located approximately 1 hour outside of Pietermaritzburg.

The Nursery Manager appointed will be required to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations at the nursery, which specializes in the production of quality vegetable and forestry seedlings.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Nursery Manager will be specifically tasked with:

  • Overall management of production including seedling growth and fertilization, spraying operations, record keeping and seedling irrigation (water management);
  • Maintenance of nursery infrastructure (including borehole and irrigation);
  • Maintenance of general nursery hygiene;
  • Management of junior staff and a labour force of 70-100 people including task planning, training, discipline and related administrative tasks;
  • Customer liaison, follow up, extension and promotional events;
  • Logistics- management of drivers, maintenance of fleet, scheduling, loading of trucks, deliveries and stock control;
  • Cost analyses;
  • Procurement, record keeping and inventory control.

This is a hands-on management position which requires discipline and self-motivation with a hands-on approach. The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • A relevant tertiary horticultural qualification;
  • Prior experience in the seedling, vegetable or forestry industry is beneficial but at least a hands-on background in intensive crop production will be needed;
  • Hold a genuine passion for growing plants and a real desire to be a part of the nursery industry;
  • Excellent customer relations skills and a good team player;
  • Strong labour management ability and experience;
  • Fluency in isiZulu, English and Afrikaans;
  • Strongly detail-oriented.
Salary Details:

A competitive salary including benefits will be offered to the right candidate, dependent on experience and qualifications. Potential for production bonuses exists, dependent on performance. 


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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