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Workforce Planner

by Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Location: Shedden, ON
Date Posted: Jan 29, 2024
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Job Description

Workforce Planner
Full-time, Permanent
St. Thomas, Ontario (Talbotville rural location) for first 6month training, then position location changes to Glencoe, ON

Reports to: Operations Manager Glencoe

The Company:

Founded in 2002, Ontario Plants Propagation Limited aims to be North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants. Our customers put their trust in us to provide premium-quality vegetable plants year-round. To achieve this, we must hire motivated & passionate people that support our workforce and facilities.
Our Values:
At Ontario Plants our top priority is to consistently produce the highest quality plants for customers across North America. Our market leading position has been achieved by a strong focus on core values shared across the organization: Always Reliable, Innovative, Teamwork and People, Planet and Profits.


The Workforce Planner Assistant is responsible for assisting and supporting the workforce team with daily work schedule preparation and monitoring greenhouse employee performance. The successful candidate will be assisting with determining daily labor demands and scheduling greenhouse staff appropriately based on the business needs. The Workforce Planner may also perform other tasks such as checking and adjusting the hours of employees, creating reports in enterprise to assist with scheduling, and working side by side with a team of greenhouse laborers to complete assigned tasks.

  • Collect organizational data to generate a detailed daily task list
  • Assist with daily labor schedule preparation
  • Monitor the performance of greenhouse laborers and the greenhouse operating system to maintain high work standards
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean, and legally compliant workplace
  • Maintain established methods to meet work schedules and support work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work challenges and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Support production plans by providing information to ensure that production objectives are met
  • Maintain employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development
  • Support quality and productivity improvement initiatives
  • Assist with identifying and determining quality and productivity-related problems and solutions
  • Assist with developing team and individual employee skills and performance through the effective use of ongoing coaching, training, and progressive counseling
  • Assist with booking transportation arrangements for workers
  • On a predetermined schedule be responsible for the workforce phone
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned

  • Post-secondary education in a related field preferred (Horticulture or Agricultural studies)
  • 1-2 years experience in a Leadership role
  • Experience in the greenhouse industry an asset
  • A high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Proven leadership, decision-making, problem-solving and time management skills are required
  • Ability to stay focused under pressure
  • Ability to motivate and attain positive results from team members
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • Must possess advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Word, and Excel

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Detail orientated
  • Work Standards
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Follow-Up
  • Managing Work (Includes Time Management)
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Building a Successful Team

  • On the floor training required of all greenhouse activities
  • Full-time hours based on business needs
  • Start times may vary significantly, flexibility for scheduling is a must
  • Required to work weekends & holidays as needed
  • Ability to work long hours during peak times
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • This position may be exposed to elements such as noise, heat, cold
  • Overtime as required

Wage:  Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience
Benefits: Extended Health and Dental Benefits offered

Note: This role is classified as an agriculture employee / farm employee. See the following link for more details about this classification from ESA

How to apply:
Submit your resume:
Mail: 38024 John Wise Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3T2
Email:      Subject title: Workforce Planner
Fax: 519 637 2449

Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 519-637-2119. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those meeting the requirements will be considered.

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