Live Goods Sales Representative

All interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to jobs@griffinmail.com.

Job description:
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Summary: Sells horticultural products/plants and supplies to wholesale/retail and residential businesses from sales office, store showroom, home office, or customer’s place of business by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-    Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers.
-    Talks with vendors and/or customers by telephone or in showroom to answer questions.
-    Displays or demonstrates product using sample or catalog.
-    Estimates date of delivery to customer.
-    Prepares reports of business transactions, customers concerns.
-    Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained.
-    Uses discretion when selling to customers ensuring creditworthiness.
-    Notifies collectors, supervisor and owners of customer status. I.e. Good season, out of business or other facts pertinent to collection activities.
-    Acts as liaison between customer and collectors to bring past due accounts up-to-date.
-    Enter orders via prelude computer system.
-    Attends sales meetings.
-    Provides coverage to Customer Service Department during absences, peak periods, training sessions etc.
-    Must hold all internal Griffin information and communications confidential, unless otherwise instructed.
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Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
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Education and/or Experience: Previous experience in, or exposure to, the horticultural industry is very conducive to an expedient learning curve. Two to four years’ sales experience. Must possess the skills required to work in a fast-paced environment where a high level of pressure and stress may be involved.

Computer Skills/Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must have proven ability and experience working with computerized order entry systems; exposure and/or working knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, and Internet access. Prelude Skills: Sales reps must be able to enter quotes, adjust pricing or costs where needed, retrieve system information including customer lists, past sales history, future orders, inventory inquiries, vendor inquiries and customers’ credit information. Internet/Intranet: Sales reps are required to check company messages daily, retrieve e-mails daily, sign out when unavailable and download forms, pricing, programs and other company information posted on the intranet necessary to perform their job.

Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and ADA compliant


All interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to jobs@griffinmail.com.

Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All submitted resumes will be reviewed by our Human Resources Department. We will contact you if we determine you to be qualified for the available position. If we find that we do not have a position available that suits your experience and qualifications, we will retain your information for one year and contact you if an appropriate position becomes available. Thank you for your interest in Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies.

Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other protected classifacation under the law.

Griffin will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, salary, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment and discharge.