Business Developer - Landscape Maintenance

Job Locations US-PA-Mechanicsburg
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The Landscape Maintenance Business Developer is responsible for creating opportunities to bid for new contract maintenance sales, accurately estimating the maintenance and closing an acceptable number of those bids. A steady stream of profitability indicates satisfactory performance in this position.


  • Within your assigned geographic territory know the new contact maintenance jobs coming out to bid and track them on the branch’s computerized prospecting system. 
  • Develop relationships with existing and potential customers with the ultimate goal of negotiating renewal and new business. 
  • Develop an extensive knowledge of Ruppert Landscape, Inc., its services and its operating procedures. 
  • Produce accurate estimates for contract maintenance work. 
  • Develop presentations and materials that enhance the appearance of our bids. 
  • Arrange meetings with decision makers on all critical bids.
  • Follow up with the area manager after the sale to ensure that the client’s expectations are being met. React to any deficiencies immediately and completely.
  • On own authority, take necessary action to solve customer service problems. 
  • With branch manager, decisions are made on bid pricing, all purchases and any issue affecting the long-term direction of the branch. 


  • Demonstrated ability in developing new sales leads.
  • Must have at least two years sales experience including, but not limited to, cold-calling, and relationship selling. 
  • Demonstrated skill and ability, with at least two years experience, in the area of estimating contract maintenance work (using computers). 
  • Demonstrated understanding of production management in a landscape management branch. 
  • Four-year related degree and two years industry experience. Additional industry experience can substitute for a non-related degree, two-year degree or no degree. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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