Permanent | Full time | Melbourne

Production nurseries

Are you motivated person that can think on your feet and have a keen eye for detail? If you say Yes to those three things please read on…

JD Propagation is a family owned, very progressive wholesale production nursery looking for an enthusiastic, passionate team leader that can efficiently lead a team.

The successful applicant MUST have the following attributes:
• excellent computer skills including excel
• a firm understanding of inventory control and stock control
• a positive outlook and patient demeanor
• good communication skills
• the ability to work under pressure staying focused to meet deadlines
• take pride in your work but also look for ways to improve
• demonstrate a good work ethic, honesty and maturity

You would be responsible for managing the inventory of a large propagation nursery carrying out the following;
• Weekly stock check walk and availability
• Weekly surplus list
• Manage CRM
• Purchasing raw materials to match production demands
• exporting and preparing the weekly production schedule
• Be a key person in the roll out of our new inventory package which is nearly ready to roll out
• manage and adjust inventory shrinkage throughout crop cycles
• incoming stock checks for Tissue culture and Un Rooted cuttings
• Space plan for Motherplants and Plugs

The key stakeholders you will interact with will be;
• Customer Service
• Growing Team Leader
• Finance/Accounts
• Scheduling

This is a heavily involved role but will be incredibly rewarding for the right person.

If this sounds like you, then please contact us, we would love to meet with you!

Closing date

30 March 2024


How to apply

Contact dan@jdpropagation.com.au.

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