Technical Services Horticulturist in Vancouver, BC at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us! British Columbia.

We are seeking an expert Horticulturist to provide strong technical support and services to controlled environment growers in Western Canada. The person will be our technical support leader for professional horticulture products and services in BC, AB, SK, MB and NT. Our extensive HGC product line includes lights, fertilizers and growing media under strong brands such as Gavita, Sun Systems, General Hydroponics, Botanicare and Fafard.

Ideally, this person would work out of the Vancouver, BC area with the option to work from home and willing to travel up to 50% in their region.

In this role you will:

  • Provide technical support to HGC sales managers, distributors and growers to ensure grower success.
  • Develop technical literature tailored to the end-user, delivered using the most effective methods.
  • Explore new ways to communicate with growers and sales to provide amazing, timely technical support.
  • Help design and implement grower-based trials of products.
  • Liaise with R&D to identify new products, improve current products and continually refine recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in a biological science discipline such as horticulture, agronomy, soil science, biology or similar.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in controlled environment agriculture (greenhouse, indoor), container ornamental nursery production or related areas.
  • Strong knowledge of grower practices in controlled environments with excellent knowledge of plant nutrition, growing media and pest control.
  • Appreciation for the responsibilities of sales associates/distributors to help ensure success.
  • Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to describe complex technical information in a manner that is easy to understand.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.