Work directly with salespeople on customer management, including assisting walk-ins, phone orders, and other customer needs.

Wholesale Sales Assistant

Johnson’s Nursery is predominantly a wholesale grower, and as such, a wholesale sales assistant is an integral part of our wholesale sales team. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to assist wholesale salespeople and work directly with on-site customers, walk-ins, and phone orders. You will also need to demonstrate a proactive attitude to creating quotes, orders, and shipments with an attention to detail.

Position Details

  • Full-time, salary.
  • 45 hours per week, plus more as workload dictates.
  • Trade-off Saturday mornings with other salespeople from March through October.

Job Description

  • Prepare quotes and orders in a timely and accurate manner for first-time call-in and walk-in customers.
  • Take orders over the phone for an assigned customer list.
  • Assist wholesale customers with landscape plant selections.
  • Process payments and assist with orders for walk-in customers.
  • A wholesale sales assistant may be directed by salespeople to coordinate the pickup or shipment of orders.
  • Regularly running reports, checking order paperwork, and correcting as needed.
  • Solicit or cold call new customers, generate new business, and customer relationship management.
  • Assist salespeople with sales presentations, events, and/or sales meetings.
  • Market Johnson’s Nursery products and services to new and existing wholesale clients in-person or online.
  • Travel approx. ~10% of the time, such as but not limited to, visiting clients and/or attending tradeshows.

Qualifications

  • 1+ years in the green industry with some sales experience a plus.
  • 1+ years of direct horticulture experience in a green industry field – i.e horticulture, design, or forestry a plus.
  • Ability to learn Johnson’s Nursery plant material and our wide range of products and services.
  • Ability to work outdoors; ability to lift 50 pounds safely.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation).
  • Adept with computers, mobile devices, and email.
    • Ability to work within JN inventory systems, IT infrastructure, and/or website systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Benefits & Compensation

Salary depending on experience.

Johnson’s Nursery, LLC™ offers competitive compensation with the following perks after completion of probationary period for qualified employees:

  • 401k after completion of a probationary period, with discretionary company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays for qualified employees
  • Flexible hours, depending on workload and projects
  • Plant material discounts, company logo apparel allowance
  • Room for professional development

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please continue on to the application and questionnaire.

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