Skagit Horticulture dba Northwest Horticulture

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Production Manager
  2. Location: Watsonville, CA
  3. Number: 10272
  4. Post Date: 5/22/2018
Job description

Job Title: Production Manager                                                   Reports to: General Manager, Operations Manager

Department: Watsonville, CA                                                     Salary Range: DOE


A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization. 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Direct and manage key daily activities in production and, shipping. Supervise staff, increase performance while promoting a positive leadership and mentoring environment. Help the team produce high quality plants on time for sale to Finished customers.

Primary duties

  • Manage production and shipping activities.

  • Develop, monitor and maintain rates for transplanting and shipping processes.

  • Ensure all appropriate data is entered into SBI and other systems on a daily basis

  • Ensure accurate shipping counts to stores and transfers.

  • Work with General Manager on daily and weekly staffing needs.

  • Actively lead the work to improve performance, growth and profitability.

Finished plant production

  • Improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce scrap.

  • Ensure that work is completed on time, so that crops are ready on schedule.

  • Reduce labor costs through planning, instruction, process improvement and active coaching.

  • Successfully automate production processes wherever possible to improve efficiency.

Coaching, Training and Leadership

  • Operate with highest integrity, adhere to Company standards and values

  • Successfully enlist the work of all toward company goals

  • Actively support and work to develop a culture of “work smarter….not harder”

  • Develop training programs and make best use of them

  • Work closely with direct reports on developing goals and help them achieve them

  • Along with General Manager, actively cross train employees to benefit both employees and Company

Required / Preferred Qualifications

  • Able to work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays as needed

  • Two years nursery/ horticulture experience required

  • Bilingual Spanish / English

  • Two years’ experience in managing multiple teams

  • Lift and carry 25 pounds

  • Able to work in inclement weather

  • Maintain quality and productivity standards

  • Degree in business, horticulture or 5 years nursery experience


  • Ensure that all production work areas are kept clean and safe.

  • Maintain a zero-tolerance attitude for unsafe work practices

  • Ensure that a quality, results producing safety program in place and operating effectively at all times



Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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