American Native Plants is a wholesale nursery that specializes in growing native plants of the mid-Atlantic region. We primarily serve the restoration industry, meaning that our plants contribute to ecological biodiversity, create sustainable wildlife habitat, and restore and replenish clean waterways. We also have a retail branch, Direct Native Plants, that supplies mail-order native plants to retail customers.

We are currently hiring for the following position(s):


Inventory/Quality Control Manager

This is a full-time year-round position, Monday- Friday 7:30am-3:30pm.

Compensation starts at $19.00/hr., commensurate with experience.



The person in this role is responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of all American Native Plants material utilizing the current inventory system as well as analyzing standards in the field, ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction.


  • Coordinate and conduct twice-yearly inventory. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the inventory and movement into inventory software, website, and external inventory platforms.
  • Performing spot-checks to make sure inventory is accurate and conducting regular line audits, cycle counts, and physical inventories to compare with current records. Enter field areas daily to observe field plant changes, e.g. height changes, new production, high quantity orders departing, plant condition changes, or dumped plants
  • Verify physical condition of plant root systems to determine if they meet quality standards for sales
  • Scout for plant diseases, insects, cutback or upgradable plants to remove from sales
  • Verifying system inventory data with physical count of stock and adjust errors in the system, then count or investigate and report reasons for discrepancies as needed
  • Run inventory reports as needed
  • Manage the receiving process, entering each shipment into our system within 24 hours of physically receiving the product. Maintain accurate locations of all incoming plant material.

Order Allocation

  • Lead and train employees under direct and indirect supervision
  • Allocate orders based on inventory locations. Closing completed orders.
  • Coordinate with the Sales Coordinator to distribute daily order-pulling responsibilities among the field team, delegating orders to be pulled for the week.
  • Double check pulled orders for accuracy and quality
  • Resolve questions or changes on customer orders regarding plant quality
  • Assist in pulling orders as needed

Management Team

  • Participate in team meetings
  • Communicate with the management team
  • Find creative solutions for problems that may arise in the course of a workday
  • Work towards the continual improvement of the nursery
  • Be part of the All Hands effort when there is a peak demand in other departments of the company



A person who would do well in this position would have expertise working with plant material and a passion and drive for quality, organization, collaboration, and attention to detail.

  • 2-year Horticulture degree or equivalent work experience in the horticulture field
  • One + years of inventory control or comparable experience preferred
  • Extensive plant knowledge, i.e. plant identification, root conditions, foliage differentiations, and growth patterns
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Reliable, responsible, and self-motivated, with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong time management, attention to detail, organizational skills and follow through
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Able to proficiently operate desktop computer, Microsoft Office Suite, and Apple iPad
  • Able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, and squat. Lift up to 25 pounds. Assistance will be provided for heavier or bulky items. Exposed to all weather conditions.



  • Health Insurance (after 3 months)
  • Sick Time (up to 40 hours)
  • Paid Vacation (after 3 months)
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan Contribution (after 1 year)

Applicants can submit their application and/or resume to for consideration. Fax or mail (see application) is also accepted, but email is preferred if available.

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