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NEW! Rocco Fiore & Sons Inc.: Landscape Maintenance Manager (F/T)
Industry leading IL Landscape Company, with 70 years’ experience on Chicago's North Shore, seeks landscape professional to assist in managing daily operations for Maintenance Dept. Candidate is responsible for overseeing multiple territory managers and site managers, work together with territory managers on estimating projects, customer relations (both residential and commercial clients), possess problem solving abilities. Business/Horticultural degree desired with a min. of 5 yrs. exp. working in the green industry; basic computer skills req. Applicant must have proven leadership, strong customer relations and interpersonal skills. Competitive salary/excellent benefits pkg. -·· Please-email sfiore@roccofiore.com or fax resume to 847-680-6084 Attn: Steve Fiore

NEW! Midwest Trading Company: Sales Reps – UPICK Sales Yard
Midwest Groundcovers seeks full-time and seasonal sales reps for our UPICK sales yard.  Requires strong customer service skills and good computer knowledge.  Must be willing to work outside and have the ability to lift 25 lbs.  Fluency in Spanish is a plus.   Call Cara at 847-468-2017 or visit our website for more information or to apply.  www.midwestgroundcovers.com
 

NEW! Midwest Trading Company: Comptroller
Midwest Groundcovers LLC is an industry leader in the propagation, growing, and wholesale distribution of quality container nursery stock. The company operates over 300 acres of state-of-the-art nursery production facilities at five locations in St. Charles, Illinois; Virgil, Illinois; and Glenn, Michigan. 
 
Midwest Groundcovers has an opening for a Comptroller who will have overall responsibility for all financial and accounting functions.  Will support administrative functions of all of the Midwest Companies and provide management and ownership with accurate and timely financial information to help achieve the annual sales and growth goals at a profit.  Degree in business, finance or accounting required.  Minimum 8 years of management experience in accounting and/or finance operations.  Experience in horticulture industry preferred.  Excellent salary and benefits. 
 
Call Cara at 847-468-2017 or visit our website for more information or to apply.  www.midwestgroundcovers.com
NEW! Midwest Trading Company: Outside Sales Rep. 
Midwest Trading is located in Virgil, IL and our products include horticultural supplies such as containers and container growing media, peat moss, bark, compost, tools and Quonset growing structures. 
 
We are seeking an individual with a proven sales record, preferably to the Landscape Market.  Emphasis on new business but also growing existing accounts.  Focus will be on landscape maintenance accounts, design build accounts and project specifiers.  Fluency in Spanish a plus.  Must have good computer skills.  We offer an excellent salary, commission and benefits. 
 
Please contact Cara at 847-468-2017 or visit our website for more information or to apply.  www.midwest-trading.com

 

NEW! Home Nursery Inc.: Internship Program 

Objective:   To offer college students practical exposure to every aspect of the nursery industry via short-term assignments in every department of Home Nursery, Inc.

Timetable:  10-week internship (subject to change if intern’s schedule requires it).

  • Container Department   - 4 weeks
  • Nursery Department  - 2 weeks
  • Propagation/Department  - 1 week
  • Shipping Department   - 1 week
  • Sales Department  - 1 week
  • Distribution Center & Purchase Plant Departments  - 1 week

Method: 

1.  The intern will be assigned a company sponsor who will be responsible for the orientation of the intern, coordination of moves between departments, and reports from the intern, which will chronicle and critique his/her daily activities.  It is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure that the intern has an enjoyable and successful stay with us.

2. Each department head in conjunction with his/her supervisor will be responsible for developing the activities of the intern in their department.  This proposed schedule of activities must be submitted to Ann Tosovsky and/or Elvin Martinez prior to the recruitment process.

3. The intern will be allowed access to management meetings when appropriate.

4. Potential department rotation and activities as follows:

                 Week #1          Container Department:  spacing, potting, irrigation, herbicide application

                 Week #2          Shipping Department:  pulling containers, B&B staging, loading, scheduling, paper work, delivery to customer.

                 Week #3           Greenhouse & Propagation Department: taking cuttings, sticking cuttings, misting, annual maintenance, irrigation, injector 
                                          training.
                 Week #4          Sales Department:  tagging containers /B&B, quality control, crop evaluation, in-house rep duties, visit customers with 
                                          outside sales rep, participate in meeting with marketing firm.

  Week #5 & 6   Container Department:  propagation, IPM (scouting and spraying), Pot-n-Pot, potting, drip irrigation, trimming 

                 Week #7           Nursery Department: digging, IPM (scouting and spraying) trimming, staking, irrigating, cultivation, backpacking. 

                 Week #8          Distribution Center & Purchase Plant Departments: Spend 2 day at each Stock Shop assisting in all aspects of their daily

                                         activities, accompany Keith Dintelmann on a 1-day buying trip.

                 Week #9          Container Department: block development, polyhouse construction, weed barrier, perennial potting, propagation,

                                         fertilizing (injection & topdressing),

                 Week #10        Nursery Department:  field preparation, liner preparation, lineout, irrigation, herbicide application, cultivation.

Feedback:    

  1. Daily reports created by the intern.
  2. Input from Home Nursery, Inc. sponsor on a weekly basis.
  3. Critique of each week by the department head.
  4. Critique of the program by the intern at the end of the internship.
  5. Critique of the program by the university sponsor.
  6. Re-evaluate the program by all Home Nursery, Inc. employees involved at a meeting after the internship is completed.

Miscellaneous:

  • Requirement for internship:  horticulture experience or desire to work in the field
  • Housing is available
  • Pay rate should be $15.00 per hour
  • Intern will be required to work no more than 40 hours per week.
  • Intern will be required to provide his/her own transportation.
  • 30 minutes at the end of each day should be provided for intern to complete his/her daily journal notes.
  • Home Nursery is a drug-free work place.
  • Intern is required to follow Home Nursery’s policies and procedures.
  • Home Nursery will work with the internship coordinator to ensure all requirements are being met.
  • Intern may be required to do oral presentation to the Executive Management group after internship is completed.
  • Send resume to:  Ann Tosovsky

Home Nursery, Inc.
PO Box 307
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone :  618-248-5194                     
E-mail :  annt@homenursery.com

 

Grieder Landscape: Landscape Design/Sales Position
Established landscape firm for over 45 years in the Bloomington / Normal area is seeking an experienced professional to join our team. We are looking for an outgoing, aggressive sales person with project management experience, landscape design knowledge and outstanding customer service skills. Must have a degree in Landscape Architecture / Horticulture or similar and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a landscape design / sales environment. Salary plus commission and benefits. Year round position.  Send resume, salary requirements, and reference to redwards@grieders.com All applicants will remain confidential.

 

The Pizzo Group: Sales Position
+SUMMARY 
Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. seeks a growth‐driven sales professional for our southern territory (southern suburbs of Chicago  and NW Indiana). They will act as the point person on projects in the burgeoning field of ecological restoration. 

+ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
Conduct site visits and assessments; client meetings and communication; preparation and delivery of presentations in  private group and/or public setting; preparation of plans, cost estimates and proposals; preparation of job files for sold  work including site plans, plant lists and detailed description of work. This position is also responsible for client follow‐up  and must remain abreast of each project’s progress. 

+EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, horticulture, business or similar concentration  5 or more years of experience with a proven record of accomplishment managing client relationships. Ecological  

+ABOUT 
The Pizzo Group is a full service ecological restoration and sustainable landscape architecture group of companies The Pizzo Group is comprised of four companies: Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., Native Landscape Contractors LLC, Pizzo Native Plant Nursery LLC, and ecology + vision llc. Together they provide an all‐encompassing approach to ecological  restoration, sustainable landscapes, ecological consulting, sustainable landscape architecture and native plants to both  the public and private sectors. Clients include federal, state and local natural resource agencies, commercial and  residential real estate management companies, homeowner’s associations, land development companies, private  industry, and private landowners.  The Pizzo Group is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone  else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of excellence, integrity, respect  and trust. We bring a sense of teamwork, inclusion and diversity in everything we pursue. Our clients see the results as  we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas to the table. 

+Organizational Marketing Statement  As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future  success as a firm depends on our ability to attract, develop and retain the very best people in the business. Our values  define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.  The Pizzo Group is the most awarded company in the industry with 128 awards to date. This demonstrates our record of  achievement and our commitment to fostering an award‐winning culture.  

+EEO Statement 
The Pizzo Group is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce, and strongly believes in equal  opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship. 

Apply to Jack Pizzo jackp@pizzo.info   www.pizzogroup.com

   

McKay Nursery Company: Wholesale Inside Sales/Customer Support
McKay Nursery Company is an employee-owned (ESOP) business located in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Since 1897, McKay has been growing quality plants for wholesale and retail customers throughout Wisconsin and the nation. We are a full service nursery and landscaping company providing custom innovative designs, landscape installation and maintenance.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
We currently have a full time position available in our wholesale team in Waterloo, WI. In addition to a generous benefits package, the position is also eligible for our annual company-wide profit sharing bonus program and a fully company paid ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) retirement program. All travel expenses are covered by McKay.

At McKay Nursery Company our business division supports our extensive wholesale, retail and landscape departments. This position has responsibilities in the following areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance.

This position requires an extremely perceptive person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization. The generalist must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill and the business needs. Teamwork and interpersonal skills are a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grow wholesale sales with current customers and sales to new accounts
  • Build a strong network of industry contacts through relationship management utilizing various forms of communication including onsite customer visits, developing service and contact schedules, promoting McKay through trade association representation etc.
  • Provide support of house accounts and nationwide independent sales representatives
  • Attend regional trade shows
  • Additional duties as assigned due to seasonal fluctuations may include: assisting with shipping, inventory and other time-sensitive critical tasks.

TRAVEL:
Travel percentage can be around 30% during selected periods of time. Travel that provides professional growth is always encouraged.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Customer service experience
  • Verifiable problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize job duties in a fast paced seasonal environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to excel in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others to achieve the team goals
  • Some sales experience
  • Experience in nursery, landscape or garden center industries is a plus
  • Desire to grow their career

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • An exciting, fast paced environment with a growing nursery
  • Veteran leadership with an open door policy
  • A focus on making our employees the best they can be
  • Team approach to problem solving
  • Extensive benefits package

CONTACT

Kari Brown: 920-478-8516 | kbrown@mckaynursery.com

 

Chalet: Maintenance Account Representative

Chalet is seeking candidates for the position of Maintenance Account Representative. It is a great job for the responsible self-starter with strong supervisory skills. You oversee hard-working crews for our hundreds  of client, and expand our customer base and relationships. Appropriate experience & skills needed.  Terrific terms: talk to us today. Send resumes to SandyV@ChaletNursery.com

 

Chalet: CAD Design Support
Chalet is seeking candidates for the position of CAD Design Support. You’ll be at the epicenter of a dynamic group of architects and designers who’ll depend on your solid organizational and deep computer skills. Work is fast paced and exciting—we appreciate flexibility. Experience in CAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up, Office amust; landscape and basic plant knowledge helpful. Send resumes to SandyV@ChaletNursery.com 

 

Prairieview: Field Leaders
Prairieview Landscaping Company is looking for safe, quality drivien and efficient individuals looking to make our customers dreams come true with a passion for the green industry. Contact Lindy Loschen at lindy@prairieviewlandscaping.com or 217-355-9422 if you are interested in the position.