Careers

Located in the beautiful, sunny Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Bylands Nurseries Ltd. is a producer of premium plants offering one of the most diverse mixes of hardy plants available in North America. Bylands team members come together with the common vision of “enhancing lives with plants” and grow in excess of 4 million plants annually on over 500 acres of landBylands has been in business for over 60 years and is recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding business practices and environmental stewardship. Bylands is a leading nursery operation because of our commitment to acquiring the best technology, facilities and equipment while remaining dedicated to environmental responsibility.

Being family owned and operated, Bylands is committed to a long-term vision, and is dedicated to investing in strong, professional teams to help achieve this vision. 

We welcome general applications and résumés, which may be sent to the address below. Applicants should send their complete résumés, including names of references, as well as a cover letter indicating personal strengths by email, fax or mail. No phone enquiries, please.

General Applications may be submitted here:

Human Resources Manager Bylands Nurseries Ltd.
1600 Byland Rd. West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1H6

Email: website@bylands.com

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Current Opportunities:

GREENHOUSE  MANAGER - WEST KELOWNA, BC

The Greenhouse Manager is responsible for providing leadership to and building a strong, team that meets company objectives while ensuring Bylands provides excellent value to its customers. The Greenhouse Manager is responsible for daily operations in the Propagation and Perennials departments. This position has Manager Level purchasing authority.

Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate operations of the Propagation & Perennial areas.
  • Ensure health & growth of all plants in Propagation & Perennial departments.
  • Participate in creation of production plan to confirm that staffing & materials will meet anticipated demand.
  • Source & order supplies for the Perennial and Propagation departments
  • Participate in creation of department budgets, and review & approve team expenses
  • Develop direct reports:
  • Provide coaching, training & development, performance feedback
  • Motivate through frequent communication
  • Ensure responsibilities are distributed to maximize effectiveness and engagement
  • Authorize time-off requests, approve timesheets

 

Liaise with:
  • Project Manager to ensure all areas (and related equipment) are maintained in clean, safe and good working order
  • Plant Health Consultant to proactively resolve plant health issues
  • Inventory Coordinator to maintain accurate inventory levels & records

 

Working Environment:
  • Office – some sitting at desk, on phone.
  • Outside – hands-on, involves physical exertion requiring the ability to lift up to 10lbs, squatting, bending, extended time walking/standing. May be exposed to wide range of weather conditions including hot, cold, windy and/or wet.
  • Fast paced, high pressure environment during the spring shipping season
  • Diverse workforce with many ESL employees and guest workers from other countries.

 

Qualifications
  • Diploma in horticulture or a degree in horticulture from a recognized agricultural institution, or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years’ supervisory experience.

 

Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability (includes handling high-pressure)
  • Analytical Capability
  • Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation / Persuasiveness
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Sense of Urgency

 

Additional Information

In addition to competitive salary, we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan @ 3 months
  • RRSP @ 6 months with company match
  • Staff discount on our gorgeous product!

 

If the above description is a match with your background and you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply online.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

APPLY FOR THIS JOB HERE


SALES MANAGER - WEST KELOWNA, BC

Bylands is seeking a people oriented, motivated Sales Manager to support the sales team and nurture existing and future customer relationships. Providing guidance and strong leadership, the Sales Manager oversees all activities within the sales team to ensure client demand is satisfied and proper resources are available. With the goal of delivering outstanding value and service to customers and supporting Bylands culture of excellence, this position:

  • Develops and motivates a strong team through frequent communication, incentive programs and one-on-one feedback
  • Through market research, sources and develops relationships with new customers
  • Preserves current client relationships with key accounts and introduces them to new products, services and solutions
  • Ensures prices, services and products are competitive and fair in the marketplace; leads product pricing on an annual basis in collaboration with the management team
  • Participates in the creation of annual sales forecasts and budgets
  • Provides ongoing coaching, training and development and goal creation with the sales team
 
Requirements

Our Sales Manager will…

As a leader within Bylands, the Sales Manager will champion the organizational culture while driving the vision of “Enhancing lives with plants” throughout their team and sales objectives. To be successful within this role, the candidate will possess the following:

  • A business degree or other relevant educational background
  • 3-5+ years’ experience leading a sales team
  • Proven success in planning and implementing market research and sales strategy
  • High level of accountability
  • Ability to adapt to meet client’s needs
  • Analytical mindset
  • Superb problem solving, communication and negotiation skills

If the above description is a match with your background and you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply online.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

APPLY FOR THIS JOB HERE