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Production Manager



About Us

North Creek is a wholesale propagation nursery that grows perennials, grasses, and ferns, with a large selection of North American natives. We are committed to offering the highest quality starter plants in the industry. But quality plants are only part of the equation. North Creek is devoted to being the number one source for perennial, grass, and fern plugs by providing exceptional customer service, real-time availability, on-time delivery, the newest varieties plus time tested favorites and sustainable growing practices.

Position Summary

The Production Manager is responsible for the supervision of employees in all phases of production and will perform various operational and supervisory functions to ensure the effective function of the Production Department at North Creek by ensuring that prescribed schedules, policies and procedures are followed.  Interested candidates:  email resume and cover letter to Human Resources Manager at

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Manage team in all phases of propagation, production, holding stock
Supervise production planning and oversee ordering of all types of crops
Coordinate custom grow orders; strive to achieve 100% fulfillment and customer satisfaction
Coordinate space management and schedule transfer of production material as needed
Make and implement recommendations regarding improved operational systems and procedures with the General Manager's approval
Ensure Production Department follows and sustains LEAN Flow process / Working Smarter program
Ensure produced material meets or exceeds North Creek quality standards
Allocate work and train Production Department employees
Maintain proper inventory levels of materials and supplies used day to day
Work with GM to develop and manage the department budget
Perform annual job reviews/performance evaluations for employees
Perform additional duties as required


Horticulture, college degree or equivalent production or growing experience
Managerial experience helpful

Knowledge / Skills Required

Must have extensive knowledge of propagation, production, and growing techniques
Must have good computer skills; well versed in Excel and Word and able to use the Internet and email; must be able to learn nursery software system—production module
Must have good organization and time management skills

Desired Skills

Ability to direct others in the completion of tasks
Ability to produce results in a sometimes-chaotic situation; stays calm in difficult situations
Ability to make correct decisions in a timely manner
Assist North Creek team in improving overall crop quality and assist in achieving on-time, 100% finished quality crops
Be a team player with initiative, continually improving quality of pants produced while decreasing level of shrink
Operation of farm equipment (e.g., forklift, tractor)
Possess a valid driver's license that meets approval of company insurance carrier
Ability to work in all weather conditions at tasks that are sometimes physically demanding
Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Travel: some travel required

Compensation: Based on experience