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Account Manager

Company: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
Location: Grand Haven
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc. (SMN) is based in Grand Haven, Michigan and was founded in 1981. A propagation nursery that specializes in shrubs, vines, and small trees, we are an industry leader in new, colorful flowering shrubs. If you are a plant-loving person consider joining our Sales Team. You would be joining a group of individuals who enjoy every opportunity to tell others about our Proven Winner Color Choice brand.The Regional Sales Account Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining Sales Relationship and Communication with customers; Active selling, order processing, events, etc. Promote Proven Winners, The #1 Brand in Plants. Ability to communicate product information, make recommendations, assist with any questions. Good interpersonal skills both on the phone and in-person with the customer are a must. Must demonstrate excellent selling techniques and a willingness to improve. 25% of the time will be spent traveling on the road. Not a remote position.The entry-level salary for this role is $ 55-65K annually. The amount is not inclusive of the total compensation package. This job offers a great work-life balance with an opportunity for healthy performance-based compensation in addition to the annual salary.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Increase sales within territory minimum 10% per year or more per yearly goals.
    • Visit the top 30 accounts yearly
      • Promote the Proven Winners brand and program focusing on adding new varieties and growing existing programs.
        • Build relationships and actively sell throughout the year via telephone, mail, email, customer visits, tours, events, and tradeshows.
          • Develop an understanding of our customers' businesses and put together plans to grow their business with continued success with the Proven Winners brand.
            • Educate customers on plant material, especially new items.
              • Work with customers' sales team to help them sell our products more effectively
                • Develop and maintain an awareness of industry trends
                  • Ask customers about their needs, both current and future, at every opportunity.
                    • Develop customer needs by utilizing selling techniques and product advantages.
                      • Actively participate with all onsite events, meetings, tours, and tradeshows, including organizing, logistics, setup, tear down, plant selection, travel to/from, dinners, etc.
                        • Receive and enter customer orders accurately and timely
                          • Request orders one year in advance.
                            • Contact customers for additional sales two weeks prior to shipment and confirm the customer is ready for delivery.
                              • Follow-up with customers after shipment to ensure we've exceeded their expectations, sell additional product for future shipments, process any claims if necessary
                                • Document all communications with the customer in ACT
                                  • Assist team members with accounts when needed
                                    • Responsible for written documentation of related policies and procedures.
                                      • Perform special projects, as assigned.
                                        • Performs other related duties as required.Knowledge and Skill Requirements:Education/Experience - 2 or 4-year degree and 2-3 years of sales experience.Performance Requirements:1) Must maintain a level of performance equivalent to company standards, that being a "Meets Expectations" in all areas of your performance evaluations (Self and Management reviews).
                                          • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Keywords: Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc., Grand Rapids , Account Manager, Executive , Grand Haven, Michigan

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