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FRANK’S LANDSCAPE CONSTRUTION – Somers, CT (Posted 6/28/19)

Irrigation Office Manager

For over 25 years, Frank’s Landscape Construction has been providing clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts with design, installation, and maintenance of fine garden landscapes. FLC is a full-service landscape construction company which prides itself on attention to detail, professionalism in the field, and using the highest quality plant and hardscape materials.

Our company’s services include:

  • Landscape Design and Installation
  • Landscape Renovations
  • Hardscape Design and Installation
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Waterscapes
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Property Maintenance
  • Site Work
  • Landscape Lighting

What are we looking for?

At Frank’s Landscape Construction Irrigation Division, dedication to our clients, smooth processes and attention to detail are the keys to our success. We’re in need of an office manager with excellent organizational skills and a personable disposition to keep them thriving. The ideal candidate has a natural ability to be agile and adaptive as business needs can vary and enjoys direct interaction with our clients. You’ll be a critical liaison to our irrigation clients and crew members. In a business where anybody can tout their irrigation acumen, our customer service and client-focused attitude is what differentiates our business from the pack.

There are three primary audiences to which you’ll be interacting with daily:

  1. Our amazing client base – be a brand ambassador for our company by meeting and exceeding client expectations. Cultivate and maintain relationships. Foster open dialog to ensure that client needs are met in a timely fashion.
  2. Our dedicated irrigation crew – Our clients are our top priority and keeping this crew on the move is key to our success. Managing the daily calendar and solving for challenges along the way to help the crew meet client needs is imperative.
  3. Our Owner, Frank – With over 20 years in business, Frank prides himself on the quality of work, commitment to clients and overall experience in working with the team. Coordination of resources, troubleshooting, and keeping a solid flow of communication will be critical to maintain the values of the business.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Daily Workflow For Irrigation Team: o Scheduling irrigation startups, mid-summer checks, winter shutdowns, service calls, installs, back flow preventer testing
    • Keeping crew aware of changes to schedule in a timely manner
    • Ensuring crew is aware of items in need of resolution at clients’ request
    • Financial Management: o Maintaining customer and accounts payable files
    • Promptly invoicing customers; applying payments as they arrive; depositing payments; rebilling past-due accounts and/or securing past-due payments.
    • Processing payments to vendors
  • Communication Management: o Initiating and responding to all forms of communication
    • Monitoring/maintaining office supplies inventory
    • Additional office responsibilities may be required
    • Partner with Landscape Construction team and Office Manager to coordinate as needed
  • Travel:  Light local travel may be needed to deliver or pick up supplies as needed by team or clients.
  • Landscape Construction Division: Assist Landscape Construction team and Office Staff in similar tasks as outlined above

Key Competencies:

  • A detail oriented, self-starter who has the ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic business. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature — and being flexible is key. We are faced with challenges both expected and unexpected and being flexible will be critical to success.
  • A team player with impeccable integrity who understands the value of our word and a handshake.
  • An active listener who can understand, inform and digest information while speaking with clients and the team to assess needs.
  • Aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Ensure high levels of organizational effectiveness, open communication, and process improvement with daily operation and workflow.
  • Knowledge of the Green Industry preferred

Proficiency in the following programs:

  • Excel
  • Word
  • Email/messaging
  • Quickbooks
  • Hindsite (Work Order/Scheduling Program, Training provided)

Compensation:

We offer industry competitive pay based on experience in the field.


JUDGES FARM  – Old Lyme, CT (Posted 9/26/19)

Assistant Grower

Judges Farm is a wholesale producer of container grown Perennials, Herbs, and Annuals.

Full time Seasonal position involves working closely with grower to complete daily plant care needs. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year hands on growing experience in a production nursery or garden center and knowledge of plant material or degree in Horticulture. Although this is a typically full-time position, we are willing to be flexible with hours if we find a good candidate who may currently still be enrolled in classes.

Must be able to work in all weather conditions and be able to lift 50lbs. Bilingual (Spanish) not required but is a plus. Position includes operation of tractor and spray equipment, will train if needed. Must be available to work extended hours and weekends.

Responsibilities include as but not limited to;

  • Watering by hand and with irrigation systems
  • Scouting for insects and plant health issues
  • Weekly Application of PGR’s and Plant health treatments (spraying with tank)
  • Light facility & equipment maintenance
  • Assist in production work (Planting, pruning, weeding, movement of plant material etc.)
  • Assist in making changes to cultural practices to improve crop production and plant quality
  • Must be available to work 1 weekend day to complete spray applications and weekend watering duties. This includes coming in early mornings or possibly late evenings depending on weather conditions.

Interested applicants please contact Martin Griswold, mail@judgesfarm.com, 860-867-6878


K & S ASSOCIATES (Posted 9/27/19)

Independent sales rep selling lawn, garden and hardscape supplies

Territory: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont.

50 year old rep firm.

Would prefer a rep who currently has a few lines.

Please contact Rich Knoener.  413-357-8706, Cell: 860-930-4385, Email: kandsassoc@comcast.net, Web: www.kandsassoc@comcast.com


MADISON FLOWER & GARDEN CENTER, Madison, CT (Posted 8/2/19)

Assistant Position to Garden Center Manager

Full-time position available in one of Connecticut’s long time established Garden Centers and Landscape Companies.  Position is an opportunity for the right candidate who is hardworking, self-motivated and enjoys the results of a job well done.

Commitment to customer service and some heavy lifting are a must.

Tree, shrub and perennial knowledge is helpful but not required.

If you are a team player, enjoy seeing the results of hard work and want to grow your career in the horticulture industry, please e-mail your resume to madisonflower@sbcglobal.net or call 203-245-7403.


PLANTER’S CHOICE, Newtown, CT (Posted 8/8/19)

Inventory Control Manager, Assistant Purchasing Manager

Description of Duties

Planters’ Choice is looking for a motivated individual with good critical thinking skills and an eye for detail to maintain the inventory for our main sales location in Newtown, CT.

The ICM will be expected to work independently on a daily basis to complete the following duties to maintain accurate inventory of stock:

  • Routinely conduct thorough cycle counts of stock to maintain accuracy
  • Review and correct daily sales discrepancies as needed
  • Utilize internal database software and excel spreadsheets to maintain and record inventory changes throughout the season
  • Facilitate the transfers of materials between locations

In addition to the inventory control responsibilities, the ICM will be expected to assist the Purchasing Manager with day-to-day tasks including:

  • Data entry for spreadsheets and purchase orders
  • Receiving of purchased materials into the internal database
  • Adjusting pricing as needed within the system
  • Printing of tags and signage (and checking that they have been properly applied)
  • Help keep the PM informed of inventory issues or needs
  • Communicate staff needs and issues to PM while his is on the road or off site
  • Ordering of hard-goods (tools, fertilizer, equipment) and office supplies

Job Requirements

  • Plant knowledge (particularly woody trees and shrubs)
  • High attention to detail and ability to work efficiently
  • Good computer skills, especially with Excel and other database programs
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of our team and culture
  • Be able to life 50lbs.
  • Be able to work overtime and weekends during peak seasons, in all weather
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment

Compensation Package

  • $18-21 / hour based on experience, overtime paid at time and a hal
  • Access to group health insurance plan
  • Access to training and professional development
  • Paid vacation time, accrued personal days, and 6 paid holidays
  • Potential for upward growth within the company

Contact Matt Fitzpatrick mfitzpatrick@planterschoice.com or 203-364-5190



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