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The Plant Manager is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of a production plant to produce products and direct activities to ensure quality products.  Oversee the direction of all personnel within the various production departments.  Achieve optimum levels of profitability for the Orlando site.  Involvement includes general plant management, safety, quality, equipment maintenance, cost analysis, production control/scheduling, logistics, labor relations and bog operations.


  • Provide clear guidance to workforce with the safety and productivity of the plan
  • Develop short and long range operating strategies in alignment of company goa
  • Develop and train employees with the knowledge of how they influence the company’s profitability.
  • Must be hands on and accessible
  • Assists in developing and formulating long and short term range planning, policies, programs and objectives to meet strategic goals
  • Establish and control plant-operating budge
  • Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs to guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
  • Directs and coordinates various program essentials including training, safety, housekeeping, cost reductions, worker involvement and security.
  • Ensure that production is in accordance with plan, meets quality standards and customer’s expectation.
  • Responsible for the harvesting of peat from offsite bog(s) and bog management.
  • Understands sales forecast and can convert into a production plan to assure exemplary service to customers.
  • Ensure cost effective utilization of workforce.
  • Works with lead operators and/or supervisors to assure development of staff
  • Takes necessary corrective action as needed in a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
  • Assures compliance of current federal, state and local regulations
  • Provide for optimum maintenance of plant equipmen
  • Recommend and implement approved capital projects and changes in the workplac
  • Provide management of inventorie
  • Collaborate with Sales, Supply Chain, and Finance regarding business decision
  • Member of Eastern Business Execution team providing critical role for this team.
  • Assures product quality meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  • Provide reports; analyze reports and administration work associated with plan
  • Performs miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in management or equivalent business experience. Similar degree and experience may be substituted.
  • 7-10 years of plant management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite


Sun Gro Horticulture is committed to providing a safe, challenging, and cooperative work environment where each employee is treated as a valued resource. Our generous full-time benefits package may include, but not limited to:
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage, including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) retirement savings account
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation
  • Flex Spending Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and Development
  • Will Services


Production Management


Orlando, Florida

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