Nursery Sales Coordinator for Native Plant Nursery Operation (St. Michael’s, MD)

Hiring Organization:
Environmental Concern Inc.

City:
St. Michaels

Application Deadline:
October 8, 2021

Environmental Concern (EC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1972 to respond to the dramatic loss of wetlands and shoreline habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. EC’s Native Plant Nursery staff is passionate about sowing, growing, and maintaining plants for EC’s restoration projects and selling to companies working on similar projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Our nursery is a leading grower and supplier of native wetland and upland plants, and delivers and ships a wide variety of native plants throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

All successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and efficiently in a team environment and must share a commitment to the highest standards in customer service, quality, and professionalism.

Join a growing nursery operation and take part in planning EC’s new, expanded nursery operation, scheduled for 2022. 

 

A Capable Candidate must demonstrate the following: 

Confidence and a pleasant attitude when communicating with staff and customers; adaptability/flexibility and stress tolerance on a day-to-day basis; genuine willingness to accommodate customers; ability to multi-task, plan, organize and manage time efficiently; and understanding and familiarity with horticultural practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree – Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Horticulture, or a related field; Excellent native plant identification skills (Mid-Atlantic Region); At least two years of plant sales experience; Computer skills: experience working with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook) required; Some knowledge working with Quick Books a plus.

General Responsibilities

Sales/Marketing 

Respond to phone calls and emails from customers requesting plant availability; explore opportunities for future sales; create and manage customer contact lists; provide plant quotations, and manage future correspondence with customers.

Inventory

Manage confirmed orders, adding information to inventory database; enter changes/transplants into a database; and manage the inventory.

Daily Order Processing

Process orders, including order confirmation and deposit request letters; prepare daily invoices for net 30 accounts.

Shipping Schedules   

Assist/supervise staff in delivery preparationprepare paperwork for delivery.

Delivery Schedules  

Quote delivery costs; schedule deliveries; prepare maps; confirm routes with the driver.

Benefits:

EC offers competitive pay and benefits including health, life, and supplemental disability insurance, 401(k) plan with 5% employer match, vacation, holidays (including Dec 24 through Jan 1), sick and personal days (eligibility after waiting period for benefits).

 

COVID-19 considerations:

Employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to apply for employment.

 

To apply:

Email a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to jsandkuhler@wetland.org.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

Environmental Concern Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effect these principles and mandates. Environmental Concern Inc. prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Environmental Concern Inc. conforms to the spirit and the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.