Retail Greenhouse Operations Assistant Manager

Garden Center |


Our Midwestern roots run deep. Founded in 1974, Lanoha Nurseries is the largest family-owned & operated Nursery & Garden Center in the Midwest. With over 1000 acres in nursery production, our team cultivates, maintains, and installs the largest selection of homegrown trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals throughout the Metro area. Regardless of project scale, our professional Landscape Design and Construction teams have both the ability and passion to turn your ideas into your ideal outdoor space. Lanoha is an industry leader with nearly 50 years of serving the community. We are seeking career-minded individuals to join our team.

The role of the Retail Greenhouse Operations Assistant Manager will aid and assist the Retail Greenhouse Operations Manager in all areas of the greenhouse. The qualified candidate must possess previous work experience in a greenhouse, education in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, or a similar field. Strong customer service and response to inquiries involving plant material, plant material health, and a strong background in annuals, tropicals, and house plants is required.


  • Punctual in reporting to work on time each day
  • Knowledge of annuals, tropicals, house plants and succulents
  • Must be self-motivated, positive, customer focused with excellent customer service skills
  • Creative, energetic, enjoys working outside and with people in the community
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and insurability under company’s insurance policy
  • Organizational efficiency
  • Proficiency in administrative tasks
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and goals
  • Experience with Acumatica software a plus
  • Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish) but not required


  • Preference given to horticulture degrees and certifications
  • Two years of prior gardening experience
  • Able to perform physically demanding activity in an all-season outdoor environment
  • Desire to learn and practice new horticultural approaches
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • 2- or 4-year degree in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, or similar field
  • Experience with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices and sustainability; Pest control applicators’ license a plus


  • Assists the manager in evaluating and accessing data analysis, customer trends, and production limitations in producing 4” annuals, hanging baskets, patio pots and mums for garden center sales
  • Assists the manager with matching customer trends by supplementing annuals and seasonal plant palette using select vendors to purchase, schedule delivery, receive and display for Garden Center sales
  • Assists the manager with orders following sales trends and forecasts for tropicals, houseplants, succulents, vegetables, and herbs for Garden Center sales
  • Expert plant health diagnosis; including diseases, fungus, insect and other pests and overall plant health
  • Participate in safe working practices
  • Create a customer-focused sales environment that associates buy into and are excited about, ensuring the staff are creating a positive customer experience
  • Implement procedures to ensure plant health, including watering and fertilizing schedule, and a maintenance plan for managing pests and disease
  • Help manage and require that all plants are tagged properly, received, inventoried, and transferred using Acumatica software
  • Identify and communicate operations and maintenance problems as needed
  • Provide training and orientation to all new hire employees
  • Work with vendors for delivery schedule, credits and returns

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Energetic, focused, and creative work environment
  • Promotion from within
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

Lanoha Nurseries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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