Live Good R&D Manager
Apopka, FL Operations
Job Type

About LiveTrends Design Group

LiveTrends Design Group (LTDG) is the leading design company within the global home décor industry. At LiveTrends we deliver inspiration and joy to over 10 million homes a year by combining two timeless forces, Nature and Art, into unforgettable home decor. Through constant innovation, creativity, and exceptional design we provide retail market leaders across North America and Europe with products and services that are changing the industry. All three of LTDG brands (LiveTrends, Urban Jungle, BeYou) are currently available at retailers such as Lowe’s, Kroger, Target, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Wegmans, and many more. 


The Live Good R&D Manager will lead the research and development team to innovate, research, and determine viability of various indoor foliage live goods. This role will be responsible for various aspects of the successful growth, organization, and data collection of crop and system trials. 



  • Initiate and manage day-to-day live plants R&D projects.
  • Conduct ongoing plant trials, record data, report results on a weekly basis.
  • Organize trials in production greenhouse environment, in retail conditions, and in home conditions.
  • Work with vendors on new ideas and samples.
  • Become the “funnel” of all new plant-related new ideas from variety of internal contributors. 
  • Interact with key department heads on projects - Sales, Design, Production (including growers and assembly), Sourcing.
  • Create presentations in order to deliver information to the team in an easily digestible format.
  • Monitor the horticultural research team members to ensure proper execution of trial protocols.
  • Ensure that trial protocols are conducted correctly, on time and as scheduled.
  • Maintain data and documents related to trials and trial parameters.
  • Conduct Design of Experiments (DOE) when necessary
  • Monitor and record observations related to trial parameters including climate, grow rates, growth regulators, nutrients, visual observations, etc.
  • Ensure the health and quality of trial crops during each phase of production, providing regular update reports to team and management.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, plant science, biological sciences or equivalent field required.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization, including vendors.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • 2 years + Experience in project management environment.
  • 2 years + Experience in young plant propagation.
  • Excellent data / Excel capabilities. 
  • Excellent PowerPoint presentation capabilities.
  • Creativity and ability to imagine new product innovations and applications. 


  • Competitive pay structure
  • Matching 401k
  • Medical insurance and additional health benefits
  • Paid time off and paid holidays throughout the calendar year
  • Onsite gym
  • Sabbatical

(Preferred Local Candidates)

This position is available immediately.

To Apply:

LiveTrends is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors, or any other protected categories protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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