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Nursery and Retail Sales Assistant Manager

Job Number: 2123

Permanent   |  Saint John, New Brunswick   |  Posted on Jan 13, 2019 ← Back

Cedarcrest Gardens is located in Saint John, New Brunswick and is one of the largest retail garden centers in southern New Brunswick. In addition to the retail center, a growing operation is located on the Kingston Peninsula which supplies the retail center with product from spring to late fall.

We currently have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual with horticulture experience to oversee a growing operation specializing in planting and maintaining annuals, hanging baskets, containers and perennials. This aspect of employment will be from March to early fall. The individual will then transition to the retail garden centre located in the city and will be responsible for customer service, maintenance care and be knowledgeable on all aspects involved in the care of shrubs, perennials and trees. Although not mandatory, experience in marketing and social media will be a definite asset to oversee the development and be responsible for an online store for the garden centre. The potential for personal growth and advancement in the company is high for a hard-working individual who believes in producing high quality plant material and innovation in retail marketing. Cedarcrest Gardens is committed to expanding our growing and retail operation with the proper team in place


1}Supervise and be actively involved in:

  • planting and maintaining annuals, hanging baskets, perennials and trees
  • Fertilizing, IPM and pest control
  • Detect disease and health issues with plants 
  • Weekly record reports of product ready for market to be shipped to retail center
  • Accountability for inventory

2}Assist general manager at retail center in late summer/fall

3}Assist in ordering annuals/perennials/bare root trees/shrubs

4}Maintain accurate records of growth, fertilizer requirements and pest management

·       Diploma/degree in horticulture 
·       Experience in field an asset but not mandatory
·       Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
·       Energetic and strong work ethic with leadership abilities and attention to detail
·       Experience in computer skills although not mandatory, would be helpful{WORD,EXCEL}
·       Equivalent combinations of education and experience, which result in the required level of knowledge, competencies, skills and abilities may be considered
·       Able to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision

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Cedarcrest Gardens

Job Type



Saint John, New Brunswick

Start Date

Feb 18, 2019

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