Horticultural Research and Supply Officer

About the Business

The Seed Collection Pty Ltd is a small but fast-growing business dedicated to providing Australian home gardeners with quality herb, vegetable and flower seeds.

It's our goal to make seeds, gardening and growing food more accessible to more people.  In the long term we aim to become the seed supplier of choice for Aussie home gardeners.

  • Based in Knoxfield Victoria
  • Currently a small friendly team of 7 staff
  • We pride ourselves on our service, quality and efficiency

We are currently looking for a Research and Supply Officer to join our team.


About the Role

Reporting directly to the owner/director your primary responsibly will be the overseeing and continual improvement of our product range, product information and product quality. This will include:

  • Researching and sourcing new products to add to our inventory.  Sources will include manufacturers, wholesalers and growers. Both domestic and overseas.
  • Updating our product database with new products.
  • Maintaining and monitoring stock levels; using historical sales and lead times to forecast.
  • Overseeing the production and development of our grow guides, articles, and other horticultural information we publish on our website.
  • Overseeing and expanding our network of contracted third party seed growers.
  • Implementing and maintaining a new database to better manage our quality, inventory and suppliers.
  • Identifying and acting on opportunities for growth and improvement.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to take complete ownership of the role and will have opportunities to contribute ideas, develop their skills and can expect to quickly become a core member of the team.


Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role you will need an extensive knowledge of horticulture, in particular seeds and seed saving.  Additionally, you will need strong organisational skills and a relentless desire to always improve.

Essential qualities/skills are:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience or qualification in horticulture, agronomy or another related field.
  • A passion for gardening/growing.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to build systems and processes.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong organisational skills; a methodical and meticulous approach to all tasks.
  • Strong computer literacy; the ability to learn and understand new software on the fly.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with intermittent support.
  • Ability to take initiative and experiment while working within agreed boundaries.
  • Ability to seek, research and develop new opportunities
  • Current Drivers Licence and own car


Salary and Position Details

This is a permanent full time role based in Knoxfield Victoria.

A competitive salary will be negotiated with the appropriate candidate commensurate with their experience and ability to grow the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a fast growing operation that places a great emphasis on integrity, honesty and the development of both the individual and business.


How to Apply

Applications will be considered as they arrive, so early application will be advantageous.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role and wish to inform you that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.

03/05/2021 $0 Eastern Suburbs 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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