• Enhancement Manager - Landscape Maintenance

    Job Locations US-MD-Forestville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/3/2019 10:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Landscape Maintenance
  • Overview

    This position is responsible for producing all of the branch’s enhancement work, purchasing, selling a portion of that work and ensuring the satisfaction of all enhancement customers.  In addition, this position must develop the field managers and others below it.  An acceptable volume of enhancement sales, meeting or beating all annual material budgets and low, negative turnover indicates satisfactory performance at this level.  Enhancement managers must cooperate with area managers in their branch to ensure that the branch’s goals are met.  They must also cooperate with others at the same level in the company to help meet the overall objective of the organization.

    Responsibilities

    • Write purchase orders and approve invoices for all purchases made.
    • Update the enhancement sales sheet for all enhancement sales on a monthly basis.
    • Monitor AM and PM routines of your crews.
    • Help to maintain a branch facility that reflects our corporate image and provides a safe, comfortable environment for all employees and visitors.
    • Help to maintain branch fleet and equipment that reflect our image and provide a safe operating environment for our employees.
    • Prospect for leads and make sure they get included in the branch’s prospecting system.
    • Communicate to all your supervisors the philosophies, policies and procedures by which the company operates, as outlined in the Ruppert Values handout, The Field Management Guide and other company publications.
    • Clearly communicate the branch’s annual and long-term goals to those supervised, motivate them in an acceptable fashion to “exceed our expectations” and monitor progress toward these objectives through timely formal reviews and regular informal evaluations.
    • Develop a clear understanding of your field manager’s strengths, weaknesses, professional and personal goals.  Based on this knowledge, take an active role in their development within the company in an effort to respond to personnel needs in and out of your branch.
    • Maintain a constant recruiting effort to address personnel needs in the production area company-wide.
    • Oversee all seasonal color rotations.
    • Develop by hand or computer, depending on size, profitable estimates for enhancement work as needed to hit sales objectives.
    • Prepare job packages and billings for all enhancement jobs you sell.
    • Develop a clear understanding of the hourly and cost budgets for each of your jobs.  Monitor by reviewing job costs regularly.  Communicate job cost information to field managers on a regular basis to control hours and costs.
    • Monitor the quality of our service through regular job site visits.  Evaluate site performance by completing one field report/inspection report per quarter for the last three quarters of the year.  Address any customer concerns within 24 hours.
    • Oversee all hard material purchases for the branch.
    • Coordinate all deliveries of material to the yard and maintain the enhancement nursery space.
    • Schedule all enhancement crews and maintain properly staffed crews.
    • Conduct formal certification training and informal training sessions on a regular basis.

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability and two years experience managing others on the production level, including recruiting and hiring, performance evaluation and training and development.
    • Demonstrated skill and ability in the area of sales and customer service.  Must have at least two years experience dealing directly with service customers.
    • Demonstrated skill and ability managing the production of service work.  At least two years experience running more than one project at a time.
    • Demonstrated ability and at least one year experience estimating enhancement-type work.
    • Two-or four-year horticultural or related degree and two years industry experience.  Additional industry experience or industry certifications can substitute for non-related degree, two-year degree or no degree.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English.
    • Valid commercial drivers license with a clean record over the last three years.  Ability to pass urine test for drivers.

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