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Production Manager - Pittstown, NJ

Garden State Growers · 20 days ago
Pittstown, United States
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Garden State Growers is a family-owned greenhouse and outdoor production operation on over 500 acres specializing in the growth and distribution of wholesale perennials, annuals, ground cover, vegetables, and varied seasonal offerings. We serve large retailers who sell plants in sizable quantities, as well as garden centers, supermarkets and small retail businesses.

Primary responsibilities may include but not limited to the efficient planning and safe execution of the weekly production plan utilizing Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques. Monitor all aspects of raw goods and inputs that are necessary to complete the weekly production schedule. Ensure production automation equipment is being utilized to its fullest. Balance and prioritize daily work schedules to maximize efficiencies.  Ensure best in class quality control standards are met for all production line work, Robots, and handwork. Continually improve safety awareness and general housekeeping initiatives.  Optimize machinery operational capabilities through regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and record keeping.

Description of Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Production Planning Department on any and all concerns with raw goods.
  • Routinely verify raw good requirements and on-hand inventory to ensure continuous on-time production takes place.
  • Communicate regularly with Production Labor Manager on production plan and execution.
  • Print all necessary materials for production needs and other departments as needed.
  • Input production related data into Plant Partner daily.
  • Obtain and verify documentation/packing slips related to receiving of plugs and cuttings.
  • Plan, organize and direct the production of live goods and Set Down ensuring the most effective return of asset
  • Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and production.
    • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Ensure continuous improvement efforts
    • Establish, maintain, and execute skill metrics boards/charts.
  • Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while ensuring product standards that will exceed our customers’ expectations.
  • Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports best practices
  • Prioritize schedule daily and communicate to team
  • Stage Work Orders and corresponding labels, materials for Line Leaders based on production plan.
  • Conduct routine maintenance on production equipment
  • Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical and safety attitudes.
  • Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas.
  • Maintain individual skills keeping up to date with latest production and production management concepts.
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong leadership, communication & interpersonal skills, independent thinking, organization and planning abilities and excellent analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Standing 90%
  • Sitting 10%
  • Must be able to push, pull & lift to 50 pounds.
  • High energy level required
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced indoor and outdoor environment
  • The ability to work during inclement weather (within reason)


  • 4-year degree in business or technical, helpful but not required
  • Experience in live goods and manufacturing with 5 years of supervisory/managerial experience required
  • Experience in a high production environment helpful
  • Reliable & punctual with a flexible work schedule to meet the business needs including weekends and holidays


Full-time Benefit Eligible:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • HRA
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401 (k)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans - Aflac
  • Vacation
  • Sick PTO

Last updated on May 30, 2024

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About the company

Garden State GrowersGarden State Growers is a leading horticulture and landscaping company in New Jersey, providing high-quality plants and landscape design services.

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