Employment Opportunities



Walters Gardens Inc., located in Zeeland, MI, is a leading grower of perennial plants since 1946. We take great pride in the superior quality of our young plants and field grown products, diverse product selection, customer-focused staff, our extensive hybridizing program, and the ability to offer the best new introductions from around the world. Check back for new job opportunities which will be posted here.


Regional Product Manager

We are currently looking for a Regional Product Manager to promote Walters Gardens’ product to industry audiences and cultivate relationships with new and existing customers. 

Essential duties include:

  • Oversee the development of customer relationships and sales growth primarily in the Northeast or Midwest Region of the US
  • Service and support customers through various communication methods
  • Travel to customers to promote Walters Gardens product and present new ideas, concepts and programs
  • Attend industry trade shows and events
  • Establish sales goals and assist with developing production goals
  • Work with internal Walters Gardens’ departments on product availability and salability
  • Support established sales channels

Qualified applicants must have demonstrated ability of:

  • Strong communication (both written and oral), motivational and organizational skills. 
  • The ability to maintain a high level of customer service
  • Be passionate about people and plants
  • Show positive initiative and self-motivation
  • Multi-task and manage multiple projects independently
  • Achieve in depth product knowledge
  • Work as a team with other Product Directors, Product Managers and the Customer Care team
  • Solid understanding of, and applicable experience in, the perennial industry preferred
  • Working knowledge of various computer programs

Resumes may be emailed to blo@waltersgardens.com.


Crop and Fertility Manager

We are currently looking for a Crop and Fertility Manager to manage the crop and fertility programs of the Walters Gardens field grown perennial line.

Essential duties include:

  • Crop management: Plan which production crops and cash crops will be planted on which fields annually and on a 3-4 year rotation
  • Develop the plan for the annual and 3-4 year usage of all the WG owned and leased farms
  • Plan and implement the annual, weekly, daily schedule for weeding, cultivating and irrigation
  • Oversee the fertility program for our fields
  • Manage the individual responsible for chemical applications
  • Meet the field consultants
  • Lease management program
  • Performing chemical applications when necessary
  • Assist Field Operations Manager as necessary

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Applicable bachelor's degree, 5-7 years related agriculture experience
  • Private pesticide applicator license
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects independently

Interested candidates may e-mail a resume and cover letter to blo@waltersgardens.com.

Electrician

We are currently looking for an Electrician to maintain and support the electrical systems at our Zeeland facilities.

Essential duties include:

  • Maintain the primary and essential power systems at Walters Gardens
  • Monitor electrical loads in the facility to maintain balanced and reliable electricity to the entire facility
  • Monitor and work to improve power factor percentages in the facility
  • Work with other managers in the facility to manage “max demand” to insure we are operating as efficiently as possible
  • Perform assigned electrical / mechanical work
  • Assist with troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance of electrical / mechanical equipment
  • Respond to and utilize communication devices
  • Assist with the planning and execution of construction projects and facility upgrades
  • Provide technical (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic) expertise to the company to assist in implementing the best solutions to operational challenges

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Current State of Michigan journeyman or masters electrical license and not less than 10 years’ experience managing commercial and industrial applications
  • Knowledge in the proper shutdown of high voltage primary circuits and transformers during periods of utility single phasing, fluctuating voltage, accidental damage, or for safety purposes
  • Familiarity with monitoring secondary loads and managing them for proper balance across phases
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects independently
  • Ability to be on call and respond to emergencies 24/7

Interested candidates may e-mail a resume and cover letter to blo@waltersgardens.com


Application

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Please send all completed job applications to Becky Oudshoorn in Human Resources:

Walters Gardens, Inc.

Attn: Becky Oudshoorn

PO Box 137

Zeeland, Michigan 49464-0137

Phone: (616) 772-0728

Fax: (616) 741-0097

E-mail: blo@waltersgardens.com


Walters Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.