Nursery Operations Manager - Scion
Rotorua, NZ
6d ago


  • Are you a strategic thinker and keen to be a part of creating a world class Nursery facility?
  • Are you results driven with a keen interest in participating in developing strategic direction?
  • Are you a role model for operational excellence and effectiveness?
  • As a Crown Research Institute, Scion's purpose is to drive innovation and growth from New Zealand's forest industry and to create high value economic, environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

    In addition to conducting research to enhance the international competitiveness and profitability of the current forest industry, Scion is at the leading edge of new technology development for renewable biomaterials and energy, and the establishment of a broader based circular bioeconomy.

    We are looking for an experienced Nursery Operations Manager who is keen to lead Scion's nursery operations towards developing a world class facility.

    This role will work closely with our third-party stakeholders and scientists to deliver high quality outcomes, enhance the growth of the nursery and our reputation as a centre of excellence.

    Key accountabilities :

  • Lead the nursery operational team to ensure the production of high-quality deliverables in achievement of goals and objectives within Scion's overall strategy.
  • Support projects by ensuring there is well established, and managed budgeting and forecasting.

  • Support research and development in crop and trial environments to enable the collection of accurate and robust scientific data that contributes to the growing impact of Scion's science.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, plan, and implement programmes of work to ensure all goals and objectives align to the strategic intent and are delivered to a high-quality standard
  • To be successful in this role, your skills and experience will include :

  • Post-graduate degree / or Degree in Horticulture / Agriculture / Forestry (or equivalent) with at least 10+ years nursery management experience .
  • Experience in project & risk management, diagnostic & analytical interpretation and research methodology is highly desirable.
  • Financial awareness - highly competent in preparing, annual budgets and other financial documentation
  • Management and Business Acumen with an ability oversee a business team including capability planning, training and development
  • Scion presents talented and ambitious individuals the unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling professional career at the heart of New Zealand's forest industry.

    With its head office at the edge of Rotorua's world-famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers a great working environment, with its central location and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields, many opportunities to balance work with the other things that are important in your life.

    Applications close 5 December 2021

    If you are interested in this role, we encourage you to apply without delay, as due to the urgency to fill this role, we may begin interviews during the advertising period.

    For further information and to apply online, please refer to our website : .

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