Horticulture/ Nursery/ Landscape Purchaser


Lee Highway Nursery
7185 Burke Lane Warrenton
Warrenton, VA 20186
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
7/31/2018
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Part-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

 

Horticultural / Landscape Purchaser

Overview

The Purchaser is responsible for sourcing, acquiring and coordinating deliver of the plants and of selected hard materials necessary to complete all landscape projects at the best value possible. These responsibilities include negotiating purchases, issuing landscape sales orders, coordinating plant and hardscape material deliveries, processing invoices, and tracking related job costs. The Purchaser fully supports both the Production Manager and the Designers / Project Manager(s). The Purchaser also is responsible for overseeing the inventory and buying of the retail nursery and garden center at our Warrenton location.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to negotiate prices and terms and to resolve conflicts with vendors
  • Ability to communicate effectively with designers, production managers, and garden center manager
  • Extensive horticultural knowledge of plant material and best horticultural practices
  • Ability to build strong relationships with growers, nurseries, goods suppliers and landscape architects
  • Ability to project a professional image and a positive attitude in all situations
  • Foster knowledge of the Company’s purchasing needs by maintaining open communication with the various units within the organization.
  • Review design intent and material use with Designers, Project or Account Managers when substitutions are necessary.
  • Assist Estimators with the pricing and sourcing of materials for bids.
  • Stay current on future contract awards and schedule changes.
  • Develop effective relationships with vendors that allow the Company to operate profitably and effectively.
  • Meet/communicate with vendors on a regular basis to stay current with both industry trends and vendor specific changes.
  • Solicit bids from vendors for materials and balancing price, quality, and delivery concerns.
  • Maintain accurate and open records so that all the Company units know what products are available, at what price, and when they will be delivered.
  • Ensure timely payments to vendors.
  • Create new vendors within the accounting system.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of received materials and publishing that information so than it is available to all employees who need it.
  • Process material transfers to maintain accurate job material costs.
  • Manage the logistics of material and service deliveries to ensure on-time and efficient production.
  • Communicating production needs to vendors and keeping production personnel abreast of any changes.
  • Secure the most cost-efficient means of material delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with Yard Manager/staff, Shop staff, and the Company’s delivery drivers.


Job Requirements
· Qualifications

Minimum high school diploma Preference to B.S in Horticulture, Business, Landscape construction or related field
Through knowledge of plant material trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals along with botanical names
Communicating production needs to vendors and keeping production personnel abreast of any changes.
Secure the most cost-efficient means of material delivery.
Work collaboratively with Yard Manager/staff, Shop staff, and the Company’s delivery drivers.
Good written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and especially Quickbooks accounting and P.O.S. software
Basic understanding of business math, accounting and financial reporting

Please apply at :

Lee Highway Nursery

7185 Burke Lane

Warrenton, Virginia 20186


540-347-5640


Or send cover letter, resume, and (3) references to


Chad Lohr – General manager/ owner at:

Chadlohr.lhn@gmail.com


or


Beckie Campbell / owner at:

beckiecampbell.lhn@gmail.com
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Lee Highway Nursery
Tim Hess
7185 Burke Lane Warrenton
Warrenton VA 20186
United States
Lee Highway Nursery  Tim Hess