Production Manager (Horticulturist) - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 17th October 2023
  • -
  • Ref ID: #38990

Job Description

  • Location: North Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #38990

Production Manager (Horticulturist) 

Are you a seasoned horticulturist with a passion for plant growth and a knack for effective production management? We are looking for a Production Manager to join our clients team in North Dublin. This is a unique opportunity to lead out the  plant growing activities and ensure the highest quality standards while working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. If you're ready to take on a leadership role in a horticultural setting, ensure the growth of high-quality plants, and lead a dynamic team, we want to hear from you.

Location: North Dublin
Employment Type: Permanent

Core Expectations:

  • Collaborate with Sales & Operations personnel to plan plant growing activities consistent with production schedules.
  • Allocate space based on production reports and seasonal sowing schedules.
  • Monitor and optimise growing conditions, including air flow, moisture, temperature, and cultivation procedures, to maintain quality control standards.
  • Inspect plant development to ensure conformance with quality standards, removing substandard or diseased plants.
  • Determine and apply rates of fertilisers, biological control, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides as needed.
  • Develop growing procedures for new species and cultivation techniques.
  • Maintain an inventory of necessary growing supplies.
  • Keep records of growing techniques and production, forecasting future space and production needs.
  • Plan and request staff in a timely manner for high-volume growing seasons and schedule labor hours.
  • Schedule staff, assign work, maintain personnel records, and provide input into performance evaluations.
  • Lead, motivate, and provide training in growing techniques to the team.
  • Stay updated on the latest growing techniques and technologies.
  • Stay aware of new equipment and provide input into equipment and facility upgrades.
  • Provide pesticide and safety training to production employees and maintain records.

Core Competencies:

  • Manage annual sales and profitability budgets, adapting to seasonal impacts as required.
  • Calculate figures, amounts, proportions, percentages, and volume for fertiliser, chemical, and water applications.
  • Have a working knowledge of modern growing techniques and machinery/technology.
  • Use a PC and interpret/produce production reports.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, financial reports, journals, and technical procedures.
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.

Job Description:

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from management and employees.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of essential growing procedures and results.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, senior support personnel, high-level personnel, and customers.
  • Define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Identify plant diseases, insects, and other conditions.
  • Identify major plant groups and their culture and growth traits.
  • Adaptability and multitasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Foster positive working relationships.
  • Work as a team player and collaborator, with the ability to work independently.
  • Provide work direction and leadership to staff.
  • Cultivate a helpful, friendly, and cooperative attitude.


  • Degree in Horticulture or related field, or 10 years of related work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of the safe handling and application of approved chemicals such as fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides.

Required Work Schedule:

  • This position requires a minimum 45-hour work week.
  • Rapid response to site alarm calls out/pre-assigned responsibility to do so when needed.
  • Willingness to work weekends on a rota basis.

If you would like to hear more regarding this position, please apply through the link provided for the attention of Leanne Thornton or call Leanne on 041 9865058.If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered for this or other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided. Please submit your updated CV in Word Format If you are living in Ireland and hold a VALID WORK PERMIT, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456