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Greenhouse Manager

Job Number: 001

Permanent   |  West Kelowna, British Columbia   |  Posted on Oct 18, 2019 ← Back

Company Description

Located in the beautiful, sunny Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Bylands Nurseries Ltd. is a producer of premium plants offering one of the most diverse and complete mixes of hardy plants available in North America.  Bylands team members come together with the common vision of “enhancing lives with plants” and grow 4 million+ plants annually. Over the past 60 years, Bylands has been recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding business practices and environmental stewardship.

Our Culture of Excellence supports our Vision (Enhancing Lives With Plants). We are a cohesive team that communicates enthusiastically, brainstorming solutions and helping each other.  We take ownership & accountability for decisions, approaching each day with empowerment to seek continuous growth. We prioritize the customer & the service we provide to them.

Job Description

The Greenhouse Manager is responsible for providing leadership to and building a strong, team that meets company objectives while ensuring Bylands provides excellent value to its customers. The Greenhouse Manager is responsible for daily operations in the Propagation and Perennials departments. This position has Manager Level purchasing authority.


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate operations of the Propagation & Perennial areas.
  • Ensure health & growth of all plants in Propagation & Perennial departments.
  • Participate in creation of production plan to confirm that staffing & materials will meet anticipated demand.
  • Source & order supplies for the Perennial and Propagation departments
  • Participate in creation of department budgets, and review & approve team expenses
  • Develop direct reports:
    • Provide coaching, training & development, performance feedback
    • Motivate through frequent communication
    • Ensure responsibilities are distributed to maximize effectiveness and engagement
    • Authorize time-off requests, approve timesheets
  • Liaise with:
    • Project Manager to ensure all areas (and related equipment) are maintained in clean, safe and good working order
    • Plant Health Consultant to proactively resolve plant health issues
    • Inventory Coordinator to maintain accurate inventory levels & records
Working Environment:
  • Office – some sitting at desk, on phone.
  • Outside – hands-on, involves physical exertion requiring the ability to lift up to 10lbs, squatting, bending, extended time walking/standing. May be exposed to wide range of weather conditions including hot, cold, windy and/or wet.
  • Fast paced, high pressure environment during the spring shipping season
  • Diverse workforce with many ESL employees and guest workers from other countries.


  • Diploma in horticulture or a degree in horticulture from a recognized agricultural institution, or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years’ supervisory experience.
Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability (includes handling high-pressure)
  • Analytical Capability
  • Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation / Persuasiveness
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Sense of Urgency

Additional Information

In addition to competitive salary, we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan @ 3 months
  • RRSP @ 6 months with company match
  • Staff discount on our gorgeous product!

Job summary


Bylands Nurseries Ltd

Job Type



West Kelowna, British Columbia

Start Date

Oct 21, 2019

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