This position’s major responsibilities include shipping to customers, negotiating cost with and receiving product from respected vendors as well as overseeing the control of the inventory. Additional responsibilities include customer service and sales, organization, and cleanliness of the building and outdoor sales areas.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Shipping & Receiving
    • Generate purchase orders for committed purchases.
    • Schedule and manage procurement of incoming inventory.
    • Account for all products received and generate receiving vouchers.
    • Notate discrepancies on packing slip and report overages and shortages to respective vendors.
    • Schedule and coordinate deliveries to customers with staff and contracted brokers.
  • Inventory Management
    • Perform cycle counts and quarterly physical count of all inventories and make quantity & cost adjustments as required.
    • Monitor inventory levels and make recommendations for reorder to owner or senior manager.
    • Perform year-end inventory valuation of all inventories and make recommendations based on findings for manual cost adjustments and sales price adjustments.
    • Generate and maintain price tags for all showroom products.
  • Purchasing
    • Maintain vendor relationships.
    • Negotiate product costs.
    • Benchmark and establish sales pricing.
    • Ensure products meet quality control standards.
    • Make recommendations for new products.
  • Customer Service/Sales
    • Complete daily sales reports, balance register and make deposits of daily receipts.
    • Fill customer orders and assist in loading customer vehicles and delivery trucks.
    • Answer customer questions and take orders in store, by phone, and through ecommerce outlets.
    • Keep a positive attitude and set an example for delivery, yard and counter staff.
  • Assist in hiring and managing retail staff
    • Coordinate procedural and product-based training for new hires and for new product lines.
  • Track performance and perform annual reviews.
  • Ensure staff adherence to company guidelines and provide notices of disciplinary action when deemed necessary.
  • Assist in other duties for the good of co-workers and the business.

Minimum Qualifications

College degree/equivalent experience; at least one year experience business, warehouse/inventory control; wholesale/retail sales experience; minimum 1-year supervisory experience; excellent customer service and communication skills; organized with high degree of self-initiative. Computer skills to include Microsoft Office with high degree of proficiency in Excel, Eagle POS OR other POS operating system.

Reports To:     President/CEO    Compensation and Benefits: Exempt, benefits eligible

1st Impressions Landscape & Garden Center is looking for energetic and driven individuals who want to join our growth and success as we strive to be the Premier Landscape Company and Garden Center in Central Ohio. We are searching for a full-time Retail Horticulturalist. This position’s major responsibilities include growing and maintaining plants and assisting in the operation and maintenance of the greenhouses. Additional responsibilities include management of retail team members, customer service, sales, receiving incoming vendor shipments, organization and cleanliness of buildings, stockrooms, and outdoor sales areas.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Growing & Maintaining Plants

  • Oversee and perform all aspects of growing from seed to finish plant.
  • Monitor plant health of all on-site plant material.
  • Water, fertilize, and apply drenches and pesticides as required.
  • Prune, dead-head, weed and clean plant material.
  • Maintain detailed notes regarding care of plants.
  • Check and maintain greenhouse environmental conditions / controls.
  • Operate and maintain greenhouse equipment and tools.
  • Submit ideas for experimental plants, equipment, and procedures to enhance the company’s efficiency in operations.
  • Collaborate with purchasing and sales to develop and maintain internal and external signage and tags.
  • Supervise and give direction to coworkers as assigned, motivating, and maintaining a productive, safe, and collegial team.
  • Pull orders for customers and landscape division projects.
  • Forecast, plan, and monitor stock levels for finished plant material and supplies used in operations.
  • Complete purchase orders for materials and supplies required for job and source items from vendors.
  • Provide regular reports to management of work completed, problems and discrepancies.

Customer Service/Sales

  • Complete daily sales reports, balance register and make deposits of daily receipts.
  • Assist customers with selection, orders and loading product.
  • Answer customer questions and take orders in store and by phone.
  • Unload vendor shipments and verify for accuracy.  Report discrepancies to delivery driver, management and / or vendor.
  • Keep a positive attitude and set an example for delivery, yard and counter staff.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess an understanding of plant physiology, chemicals/fertilizers and external factors that influence plant growth and development.  2-year degree in Horticulture or related field of study OR 3 years of similar work experience.  Excellent communication, supervisory and customer service skills. Demonstrated organization and leadership abilities.  Ability to lift at least 50lbs. on a regular basis.

 

Reports To:  President/CEO    Compensation and Benefits: Full-time non-exempt position, benefits eligible.

 

Hours:  Fluctuate Seasonally, Weekends may be required.

Primary responsibilities of this position are to provide support to the Office Manager, Division Managers, and the Owner of the company.  Specific areas of focus include administration of human resource functions, employee benefits, accounts receivable, and sales commission calculations.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
1.   Clerical and Administrative Support

  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls.
  • Handle requests for information and data and prepare written responses to routine inquires.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system, and retrieve documents as requested.
  • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos, and emails.
  • Coordinate and maintain staff records.
  1. Accounts Receivable
  • Processing of weekly invoicing
  • Prepare and analyze aging reports.
  • Assist in collections and reporting activities in accordance with deadlines and company policy.
  • Communicate with customers via phone, email, mail or personally.
  • Follow established procedures for processing receipt of payments.
  • Prepare and make bank deposits.
  • Ensure proper change is available for Retail Cash Drawers
  • Calculate monthly and year end commissions for sales staff.
  • Assist production/sales staff with customer notifications of services to be performed.
  1. Human Resources
    • Responsible for gathering all new hire paperwork and the set-up of electronic and paper files for employees.
    • Assist in new hire onboarding.
    • Administer policies and procedures, bench marking and maintaining knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations.
    • Maintain information system and employee database.
    • Administer compensation & benefits ensuring they are in line with company policies and legislation.
    • Assist in handling employee complaints, grievances and disputes and all other HR duties as requested.
    • Maintain compliance with statutory reporting and filing requirements.
    • Assist in the submission, organization and planning for seasonal H2B staff.
    • Responsible for uniform ordering and uniform credit disbursement.
    • Responsible for employee morale and recognition.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 yr. payroll / office / human resources experience
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Excellent verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Interest in the landscape & horticultural fields of study preferred

1st Impressions is an equal opportunity employer, providing service to much of Northern Columbus and greater Delaware County.  We are dedicated to customer service, safety, and quality.  We are looking for key individuals who are willing to adapt our strategies and progress the company towards continued, future growth.

Reports Directly To:                                                                           Compensation and Benefits

President / CEO                                                                                    Part-time, non-exempt position

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