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Nursery Operations Manager


TYPE: Full-Time

PERIOD: Immediate start available, ongoing

HOURS: 40 hours per week

LOCATION: Yarragon / Moe Nurseries

  • We're on a mission 'to create a healthier environment for all living communities.' Will you join us?

  • Newly created position due to significant business growth, and strong demand for our high-quality native aquatic and terrestrial plants.

  • Work with a supportive Management Team and passionate Nursery Hands, in a position of influence with the autonomy to make your mark on our organisation and the Environment.

  • Highly competitive salary package and benefits (including vehicle, laptop and phone allowance), negotiable for the right candidate. Send us an email to review the Position Description and Salary Range.

  • Applications considered in strict and absolute confidence for those currently employed in the Nursery Industry.


Habitat Creations is a family-owned company specialising in large-scale urban landscaping, natural environment remediation and revegetation, and native plant supply via our Wholesale Nursery. Our Nursery division is where the Habitat Creations story began and is still the backbone of our entire operations.


Our Nursery team grows several million indigenous aquatic and terrestrial plants per year, supplying the landscaping industry, state and local government, water authorities, catchment management authorities, private landholders and our own Landscaping and Environment projects. Together, we work towards our shared purpose; to create a healthier environment for all living communities.


This is a dynamic, multi-faceted role overseeing all Nursery Operations. The role requires strong planning skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritise, and extensive Horticulture and Production Nursery knowledge to effectively manage the Habitat Creations’ Seed Bank, Propagation, Production, Plant Health and Maintenance Programs and Nursery Infrastructure.


Working closely with the Directors, General Manager, and Nursery Management Team, you’ll have the opportunity to play a key role in the current operations and future direction of the Horticulture Division of Habitat Creations as we continue to make our mark on the Industry and the Environment at-large.


For a copy of the Position Description, please follow the steps under ‘the Application Process.’ For the right candidate, a very attractive salary package and benefits will be available.



  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar management role in a Wholesale Plant Nursery (preferably native plants).

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or;

  • Experience in the management of propagation and production programs, techniques, and collection of electronic records

  • Experience in the provision of horticultural services and programs with a diverse range of plant materials, and the maintenance/use of associated plant/equipment in accordance with nursery hygiene practices.

  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of work and maintenance plans, project management and research skills.

  • Proven experience in the coordination, operational maintenance and team leadership in the nursery environment.

  • Ability to optimise plant performance, including: nutritional requirements; knowledge of weed, pest and disease identification, and control using IPM strategies

  • Experience with irrigation systems

  • Maintenance and use of a wide range of horticultural plant and equipment.

  • Knowledge and experience using computer software programs to record, maintain, and extract information.

  • A current and valid Driver’s License

  • First Aid Level II



  • Strong planning ability with sufficient business and financial acumen in order to effectively manage Nursery budgets with support from the General Manager

  • Experience with the Evergreen Connect nursery management system

  • Construction Industry White Card

  • Knowledge of Safe Work practices and experience implementing appropriate safety policies and procedures


Click the 'Seek - Apply' button below to apply via Seek. Make sure to include a copy of your resume and cover letter detailing your experience and skills that indicate your suitability for the role. To request a copy of the Position Description, please email All enquiries into this role will be handled in strict and absolute confidence.


Only short-listed applicants will be contacted, and these roles are not open to recruitment agencies - thank you for your understanding.

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