Assistant Nursery Manager

Costa is Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and

vegetables. We nurture our people, cultivate our growing sites and invest in ongoing research

and development.

All of the products we grow and sell are fresh, nutritious, unprocessed and grown on our very own

farms or those of our partner growers.


The Costa Berry Category is at the forefront of genetic growing and innovation. We export to

some of the most demanding markets in the world, so food safety is paramount. In all that we

grow, we are committed to sustainable production and growing.

People are at the heart of the Costa business and across our regions we are a major employer

with more than 6,000 workers during our peak seasons.


The Berry International team based in Corindi, NSW is looking for an experienced professional for the full time role of Assistant Nursery Manager in their Variety Improvement Program (VIP). This is a brand-new role which has been created to support succession planning within the department. Pending successful completion of a 12-month training program, the incumbent would progress to having oversight of the Corindi VIP nursery operations.


About the role:

Primary focus on learning the skills required to successfully run the nursery operations, including;

  • Plant propagation
  • Glasshouse operations (temperature, humidity and irrigation)
  • Plant cycles (cuttings and seedlings)
  • Potting plants
  • Testing different media and water quality
  • Logistics with planting trials and new blocks
  • Manage the logistics of new growing area
  • Implementation of new processes and recording


About you:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in a similar technical support role or nursery.


In addition, you should have;

  • Experience in plant propagation and nursery management
  • Willingness to learn to ensure successful handover of nursery management duties
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong attention to detail and a technical aptitude
  • A focus on quality and continuous improvement
  • Strong time management – efficient and able to meet deadlines
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and make decisions
  • A current valid driver’s license

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Full time

Job no: JJAO00606

Location: Corindi

Category: Berries

Closing Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020