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Horticultural / Landscape Purchaser

Overview

The Purchaser is responsible for sourcing, acquiring and coordinating deliver of the plants and of selected hard materials necessary to complete all landscape projects at the best value possible. These responsibilities include negotiating purchases, issuing landscape sales orders, coordinating plant and hardscape material deliveries, processing invoices, and tracking related job costs. The Purchaser fully supports both the Production Manager and the Designers / Project Manager(s). The Purchaser also is responsible for overseeing the inventory and buying of the retail nursery and garden center at our Warrenton location.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to negotiate prices and terms and to resolve conflicts with vendors
  • Ability to communicate effectively with designers, production managers, and garden center manager
  • Extensive horticultural knowledge of plant material and best horticultural practices
  • Ability to build strong relationships with growers, nurseries, goods suppliers and landscape architects
  • Ability to project a professional image and a positive attitude in all situations
  • Foster knowledge of the Company’s purchasing needs by maintaining open communication with the various units within the organization.
  • Review design intent and material use with Designers, Project or Account Managers when substitutions are necessary.
  • Assist Estimators with the pricing and sourcing of materials for bids.
  • Stay current on future contract awards and schedule changes.
  • Develop effective relationships with vendors that allow the Company to operate profitably and effectively.
  • Meet/communicate with vendors on a regular basis to stay current with both industry trends and vendor specific changes.
  • Solicit bids from vendors for materials and balancing price, quality, and delivery concerns.
  • Maintain accurate and open records so that all the Company units know what products are available, at what price, and when they will be delivered.
  • Ensure timely payments to vendors.
  • Create new vendors within the accounting system.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of received materials and publishing that information so than it is available to all employees who need it.
  • Process material transfers to maintain accurate job material costs.
  • Manage the logistics of material and service deliveries to ensure on-time and efficient production.
  • Communicating production needs to vendors and keeping production personnel abreast of any changes.
  • Secure the most cost-efficient means of material delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with Yard Manager/staff, Shop staff, and the Company’s delivery drivers.
  • Qualifications
  • Minimum high school diploma Preference to B.S in Horticulture, Business, Landscape construction or related field
  • Through knowledge of plant material trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals along with botanical names
  • Communicating production needs to vendors and keeping production personnel abreast of any changes.
  • Secure the most cost-efficient means of material delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with Yard Manager/staff, Shop staff, and the Company’s delivery drivers.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and especially Quickbooks accounting and P.O.S. software
  • Basic understanding of business math, accounting and financial reporting

Please apply at :

Lee Highway Nursery

7185 Burke Lane

Warrenton, Virginia 20186

540-347-5640

Job Type: Full-time

Application Questions

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  • How many years of horticulture experience do you have?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified horticulturalist?
  • Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
  • Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor’s?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
  • Are you in Warrenton, VA 20186?
  • What percentage of the time are you willing to travel for work?

 

Landscape/ Hardscape installation team leader – foreman.

Looking for experienced individuals that have a positive attitude along with great leadership skills and an eye for detail. Our crew leaders & members are responsible for completing jobs on time and to our high quality standards. At this time we are only looking for experienced individuals with a strong back ground in planting installation, equipment operation, crew management and hardscape installation. Candidates for this job must be familiar in all phases of landscape construction including: planting, grading, paver patio, walkway,retaining wall installations, bob-cat and small equipment operation . Our crew leaders are responsible for all phases of the job start to finish. Attention to detail and great customer service skills are a must.

-Crew leaders with experience in grading, planting and sod installation go to the top of the list minimum of 3-5 year experience for this position.

This is a full time year round positions with competitive pay and benefits. We offer paid holidays, vacation time and a benefits package. Please only respond if you meet or exceed the following criteria and are able to send a resume. If no resume then please send work history to be considered.

– Valid V.A. drivers license with a clean record.

– Minimum of 1 year Landscape/ hardscape installation experience.

– Ability to work Weekdays Monday thru Friday and some weekends during busy season, weather related and special events.

– Can drive a truck and trailer. (Also able to back up trailer)

– Have extensive experience with Bobcat/ skid steer, Trenchers, Mini-ex , Tampers, Etc.

– Ability to read blue prints. (not a must but helpful)

-Ability to operate a lazer transit and set grades comfortably.

– Have plant material id and installation knowledge. (not a must but very helpful)

– Able to lead a team of others and take responsibility for the job they do.

– Enjoy working outside in various weather conditions.

– Take pride in the work you complete.

– Looking to join a growing company that your skills can be put to the test and rewarded!

Job Type: Full-time