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Plant Manager

The Plant Company
Stuarts Draft, VA
Expired: June 07, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
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The Plant Company (TPC) is a newly established business currently operating in its Phase 1 production facility. Phase 1 encompasses a 5 acre greenhouse facility along with a 1.5 acre production barn. This is a state of the art, controlled enviroment greenhouse for the sustainable production of tropical indoor foliage plants of consistent and exceptional quality.

We believe that "together we grow stronger", which applies to employees, vendors and of course customers. The four core values that identify this company are:

1. Caring About People, Plants, and Process
2. Growth Oriented
3. Customer First
4. "Can Do" Attitude


The Plant Manager holds a pivotal role in the daily operations of production and shipping in order to deliver products of exceptional quality to our customers. They will be responsible for shaping the future of the company's operations and maintaining the company's reputation and high standards. This is a proactive and goal-driven position requiring someone who is highly organized with excellent communication skills. The Plant Manager will provide oversight in partnership with the Director of Operations, ensuring that all processes, training requirements, schedules, policies, and procedures are followed, and the set production goals are met. This is a collaborative company in which we all work together to achieve our goals. There may be times when you are asked to lend a hand outside of your main responsibilities.


• Oversees the daily workflow of production and shipping.
• Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
• Ensures completion of timely performance evaluations by Supervisors for their direct reports and general labor staff.
• Ensures safety training, toolbox talks, and safety requirements are completed in a timely manner.
• Liaison on the Safety committee as a managerial representative for production and shipping and maintains mandatory attendance of all department members.
• Ensures direct reports are held responsible for departmental metrics.
• Handles performance management, discipline and termination of employees in consistent manner and in accordance with company policy.
• Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff.
• Oversees production quotas and schedules, ensuring inventory and shipment targets are met.
• Collaborates with purchasing department to verify, review, maintain, and report on materials and production inventories.
• Facilitates and authorizes repairs or maintenance for production tools and equipment.
• Identifies and recommends cost controls and other improvements to the production process.
• Collaborate on the creation and implementation of all operations, plans, policies, SOP's, and procedures regarding production and shipping.
• Create and implement best practices to include standard operating procedures (SOP's) in partnership with Human Resources Specialist for plant management.
• Select, appoint, and train staff on the operation of the operation's automated tools and vehicles such as tuggers, forklifts, etc.
• Plan, create and manage the daily/weekly work schedules.
• Oversees inventory management in partnership with Production & Shipping Supervisor(s) to ensure minimum spec inventory requirements are monitored.
• Maintains vendor relations.
• Establish systems and chain of command to monitor, collect, analyze, and maintain efficiency in operations to aid strategic planning, staffing, and operational decisions.
• Serve as a role model and resource for staff with regards to policies and procedures, industry news, and changes in regulations
• Consistently report efficiency and capacity levels verbally and in written form to Director of Operations
• Attend and contribute to weekly EOS and operations meetings.
• Facilitate daily huddles to communicate status and objectives.
• Participate in the development and review of procedures.
• Effectively implement procedures to ensure operations are consistently maintained at the highest possible standards in alignment with lean, six sigma, and 6S principles.
• Communicate budgetary goals and status updates in partnership with Director of Operations
• Research and benchmark new strategies and insight to expand knowledge and implement improvement with regards to streamlining existing procedures, adapting new technologies and integrating production planning software
• Work closely with other managers and supervisors in order to execute the company's overall strategy.
• Serves as an external representative of the organization and as a liaison to support achieving company goals.
• Consistently monitor operations efficiencies and perform data analysis on budgetary needs for the Director of Operations.
• Provide Director of Operations consistent feedback on all department needs and suggestions.
• Responsible for adhering to a work schedule consistent with business needs and operations staffing to include weekly availability.
• Other duties, as assigned.


• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work.
• Proven managerial and leadership skills.
• Strong phone contact handling and active listening skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, follow-up, and manage time effectively.
• Desire to work and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.


• Forklift Driver Certification and Trainer


• Bachelor's degree in Business, Industrial Management, or related field required.
o Master's Degree preferred.
• Lean, Six Sigma, 6S
• 4-6 years of relevant job experience
• 5+ years of management experience
• Advanced knowledge of production and shipping
• Extensive work experience in the horticultural industry
• Experience in a position requiring critical thinking, problem solving, planning, and assessment
• Proficiency in Windows based software
• Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.


• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Prolonged periods standing and walking.
• Bending, stooping, and squatting involved in the scope of role.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions, including humidity, various outdoor temperatures, and tolerate exposure to typical noises and smells associated with the greenhouse.

The Plant Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Plant Company is to extend employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


The Plant Company

Stuarts Draft, VA
24477 USA



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