Head Grower, ABBOTSFORD, BC, CANADA

Van Noort Bulb Company is a dynamic, fast growing, and successful family orientated Canadian company. We are growers and wholesalers of horticultural products, including flower
bulbs and perennial plants. Our mission is to deliver real value and the best service in the industry to our customers in Canada. We
are Canada’s largest flower bulb and perennial plant wholesaler. Our headquarters are in Langley, B.C. with additional facilities in Abbotsford, BC and St. Catharines, Ontario.

We are looking for a Head Grower to work on our farm in Sumas to ensure that our production and growing is optimized and that the productivity of our work crews is high.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Someone who is willing to work hard and put in the extra hours during peak growing seasons.

  • A self-starter with a “can do” and “hands on” attitude.

  • A positive, ambitious, reliable, and energetic person who works well on a team.

    Job requirements:

  • Must have experience as a grower preferably with perennials and flower bulbs.

  • Relevant experience in the greenhouse/horticulture industry.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is an asset.

  • Strong communication and team skills.

  • Excellent tractor driving skills.

  • Strong proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook.

  • Tractor, Forklift, Pesticide and First Aid certification are all assets.

  • English is required both verbal and written. Ability to speak Spanish and Punjabi are assets.

What we offer:

  • Our company offers competitive compensation and benefits.

  • An opportunity to train and learn the business with travel opportunities.

  • A varied and challenging career inside a company that values and promotes team effort.

  • The chance to become part of a group of both experienced and young energetic co-

    workers that continues to build this successful 4th generation family business.

    Duties:

    Developing, implementing and refining repeatable growing plans

  • Managing production and field staff and teaching them good growing practices

  • Collaborating with the owners to successfully launch new varieties and maintain

    consistent production of standard perennials.

  • Managing IPM, crop maintenance, soil choices and quality control.

  • Responsible for accurately scheduling plants to meet customer specifications, order

    quantities and required shipping dates.

  • Plan the greenhouse environment space for growing stages after propagation.

  • Plan key daily tasks for production and field staff while being responsible for

    completion.

  • Maintain a culture which respects people, promotes job satisfaction and team success

  • This role will be physically demanding and is predominantly an outside role performed in all

    weather conditions.

  • Other tasks as needed on the farm as assigned by the owner or assistant manager.

    How to Apply:

    Our interview process will be in English. We invite all interested candidates to apply with a cover letter and resume in English. Please let us know why you would be a good fit for the role of Head Grower in our company and send your application to rachel@vannoortbulb.ca