Orchid propagation - Production manager

PPS s.r.o.

Place of work
Dolný Lopašov
Contract type
Start date

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Purpose of the function
PPS is specialized in the production of vitro-orchids. Our production process is labor intensive and driven by quality. You are responsible for the people management and the organisation of the production in all its aspects.

Result areas with relevant examples of activities
• Can you be passionated by the production of plants?
• Are you a natural leader?
• Are you an all-round professional with a high drive for efficiency and quality?
• Then maybe you become our new production manager?!

• You are responsible for the people-management of +/- 70 workers. You take care of the day to day issues, holiday planning etc.
• You will coach, inspire, train and evaluate the employees. You also coach your assistant and your team leaders in achieving their development and operational objectives. You organize the short and middle terms staff-planning so that all tasks to be performed are assigned to the right people.
• Based on the production planning, provided by the supply chain department, you organize the production activities in the laminar flow area & cultivation rooms to realize the requested production. You follow the guidelines concerning quality, costs, safety, well-being, sustainability...
• You actively control and report KPI’s.
• With the support of the quality manager you take continuous improvement initiatives concerning plant quality and the introduction of new production techniques. You make proposals, discuss them with colleagues and the site manager and you contribute to the possible implementation of these proposals.
• You work in close collaboration with the site manager (to whom you will be reporting) and with your colleagues in Slovakia and Belgium.

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

základná zložka 1500 EUR (v závislosti od skúsenosti) + pohyblivá zložka mzdy, benefity spoločnosti

Employee perks, benefits

• A challenging managing position in an innovative and fast growing biotech company.
• We offer you a competitive wage starting from 1500€ based on your experience, with a company mobile phone (also for private purposes) and a bonus upon targets (company car can be discussed as a part of the total package.)
• Daytime job with no shifts.

Within the Floré Group we believe in the development of people and we are willing to invest in training and development opportunities. We value innovation, craftsmanship and working together (Innovating Horticulture Together).

Information about the selection process

• Screening of cv’s (please send an English version of your motivation and cv)
• First interviews with the site manager of PPS and HR
• Online assessment
• Second interviews with the CEO en COO of Microflor (Headoffice in Belgium)


Expected date of completion of the selection process

31 May 2019 (there are still 11 more days)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Master in agro or bio sciences or engineering

Language skills

Slovak - Proficiency (C2) and English - Advanced (C1)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• You are a people manager inspiring and motivating your team to achieve the required company targets, taking care of their personal targets.
• You are analytical and structured. You approach problems from different angles and a in a structured way
• You have or are interested to gather a good knowledge of plants
• Experience with or of knowledge SAP, Excel, Access or some production software desirable.
• You take initiative & responsibility for improvement projects in your area
• You live in the area of Piestany or Trnava


Brief description of the company

PPS is part of Microflor. This is a dynamic and fast growing Belgium company whose main activities are breeding, in vitro propagation and acclimation of plant varieties for horticulture, with a focus on orchids. As a knowledge-intensive organization, we are strong in research and development, both for new and better varieties and innovative techniques and processes. Microflor on his part is a division of the Floré group, a family horticulture business. With a consolidated turnover of 120 million Euro and 500 employees, the group Floré market leader in Belgium and one of Europe's leading horticultural companies


PPS is a modern production lab founded in 2008. It’s located in Dolný Lopašov and employs at this moment around 90 employees.

Number of employees

100-149 employees

Company address

PPS s.r.o.
Dolný Lopašov 390
922 04 Dolný Lopašov


ID: 3466940   Dátum zverejnenia: 23.4.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   základná zložka 1500 EUR (v závislosti od skúsenosti) + pohyblivá zložka mzdy, benefity spoločnosti