• Nursery Quality Lead

    bij Driscoll's Plants B.V.

    • 40 uur
    • Helenaveen
    Are you a proactive individual with a keen eye for detail, who does not shy away from a challenge and consistently strives for the highest quality? Do you also have proven work experience in horticulture? If so, apply today!
Under the general supervision of the Farm Manager, you, as the Nursery Quality Lead, are responsible for coordinating plant quality control according to Driscoll's established protocols. You support data collection on scouting, plant quality, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as required by Driscoll's teams. You also assist in investigating complaints and claims.

You are responsible for compiling accurate records, 3PL and internal quality progress updates, and reports, and aid in the implementation of the quality strategy for the nursery. You assist the Cultivation Manager in producing high-quality plant material of all types within the required quality and timeframe.
You spend a large percentage of your time in the greenhouse and in the field, where you work directly with cultivation managers and breeders.

  • Train seasonal staff according to written protocols on scouting and quality control, including awareness of plant hygiene;
  • Ensure all collected internal database data is error-free and complete;
  • Provide support to visiting customers, growers, and visitors;
  • Assist with recommendations and adjustments for crop protection and fertilizers within the IPM program;
  • Help monitor and develop methods to ensure plant quality;
  • Support in taking samples for monitoring plant health and quality;
  • Provide assistance with research activities in the nursery as needed;
  • Ensure all necessary equipment is in good condition, maintained/calibrated, and available for staff to perform their tasks;
  • Ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with Driscoll’s health and safety policy and workplace health and safety regulations;
  • Follow the company’s policies and practices and represent Driscoll's in an ethical and professional manner in all interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, customers, etc.
  • A completed relevant education (e.g., Plant Sciences);
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in horticulture;
  • Possess technical expertise in substrate/fertigation and best management practices in a field and greenhouse environment;
  • Continuous improvement mindset;
  • Excellent written and communication skills;
  • Good command of English is required;
  • Technical writing skills to develop and document SOPs/BMPs;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Valid European driver's license.
Organisatie- en afdelingomschrijving Driscoll's is a global leader in fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. With over 100 years of agricultural heritage, working with hundreds of independent growers, Driscoll's is passionate about delivering fresh, beautiful and delicious berries.
Arbeidsvoorwaarden Driscoll’s offers competitive compensation and benefit programs designed to ensure their employees are healthy, happy and enabled to work towards their Mission every day. It’s their goal to have healthy and happy people!

Financial Wellbeing: a competitive salary, a good pension and other benefits;

Health: Driscoll’s cares about the well-being of employees and their families.

Grow Your Career: Driscoll’s grows when you grow - it’s a win win combination. Driscoll’s offers employees at all levels opportunities to acquire business skills. It’s important for them to build both your career and earning potential.

The values of humility, passion, and trustworthiness, along with the vision, have led the mission to delight consumers worldwide.

The nature of our very competitive business demands a lot from the people committed to our collective effort to create a special future. Our family oriented, privately held company offers a unique and dynamic culture that fosters meaningful relationships and a rewarding, challenging environment with a nod towards innovation, agility, and an uncompromising quest to continuously learn and excel.

  • Driscoll’s values their people and communities;
  • Their people feel connected to each other and the Mission, Vision and Values;
  • The work environments are flexible to support working families and cultivate creativity.

…and the berries…they bring joy, delight, nutrition, and plenty of smiles to their office environment!

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