The business development manager is completely responsible for the success of the Landscape Maintenance branch’s sales effort including planning, budgeting, identifying leads, assisting in estimating, presenting bids and establishing long term client relationships.
The Branch Business Developer typically works as part of a team within the branch location and is primarily responsible for understanding and identifying opportunities in the market, local networking and relationship building with targeted potential customers, involvement in trade organizations, conducting needs assessments, assisting in estimating, creating and presenting proposals, closing on business with new or existing customers and maintaining long term client relationships. Ideal candidates will work equally well independently or as part of a group, have a track record of success in developing business to business relationships and generating long term service contracts in the landscape, grounds maintenance, property management or related fields, have a good knowledge of the commercial service industry and the local landscape market, be well organized and detail oriented. Light production management may be an early part of the position.
Ideal candidates will have a track record of success in developing sales for a similar sized business in the landscape, grounds maintenance or related fields, have a good knowledge of the commercial service industry and the local landscape market, be well organized and detail oriented. A degree in landscape contracting, horticulture, marketing or business management is preferred.