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Ecological Sales Representative (Inside Sales)

Location

Landenberg, PA

About Us

North Creek Nurseries is a wholesale propagation nursery that grows top quality perennials, grasses, ferns and vines with an emphasis on Eastern North American natives. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality perennial liners and exceptional customer service. We are committed to offering the newest horticultural varieties to the horticultural industry, while maintaining our cutting edge reputation as a leading supplier of herbaceous plants used in ecological projects throughout the country. We offer a casual, friendly and supportive environment for employees, providing opportunities for learning and growth.

Please send resume to Rob McHale, Sales Manager at rob@northcreeknurseries.com.

Position Summary

The Ecological Sales Representative is an inside sales support role responsible for a variety of administrative and operational functions.  This inside sales role will directly support the Ecological Sales Manager, as well as Sales and Marketing Departments, by ensuring that prescribed schedules, policies and procedures are followed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Provides timely follow up to RFQs for landscape projects (prepares price quotes, suggests appropriate substitutions, works with RLAs to get substitutions approved)
Quote follow up (regularly checks in on project status, including installation schedule details; works closely with designers to increase sales)
Order entry and delivery coordination of plants to job site
Answers customer inquiries about species selection, Landscape Plug™ product, installation procedures/specifications, plug establishment, and long-term management
Lead ecological focused customer tours through North Creek trial and demonstration gardens as needed
Represent company at trade shows and symposia as needed
Present lectures/workshops at events as needed
Works closely with marketing department to create landscape marketing pieces for website and online resource catalog, Landscape Plug™ Spec Tool, email broadcasts as needed
Works closely with R&D, shipping, and other departments at North Creek to provide best customer service and sales services
Performs additional duties as required

Knowledge / Skills Required

Horticultural knowledge and understanding the use of perennials, grasses, ferns and vines
Understanding of the landscape market and project bidding process
Must have effective listening, communication, presentation and computer skills

Desired Skills

Makes well-informed decisions in a timely manner; possesses good problem solving skills
Is an excellent listener and communicator; can organize thoughts well and express them in a clear manner
Invests the time and effort to do a good job; takes pride in accomplishments; exercises initiative
Works in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions
Follows Company's Lean Flow process in day-to-day tasks
Demonstrates excellent attention to detail and follow through
Is a team player