Supply Manager- Poinsettias, Mums and Pot Plants

Ball Horticulture
West Chicago, IL
United States

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description


“Coloring The World” isn’t a slogan at Ball Seed Company, it’s our commitment. We believe that plants can transforms lives in many ways and that our team members will drive this each day. The Horticulture industry is growing at a pace not seen in 30+ years and Ball Seed Company is working hard to provide our customers, the growers across North America, with the newest products and most impactful technical support. We do this by having a bright, enthusiastic, forward-thinking group of people all committed to the success of our industry, our company and each other.  This role will be part of a team which is at the intersection of customer experience, sustainable, and profitable growth for our company.

Responsibilities - Focus on Poinsettias, Mums and Pot Plants

  • Own the relationship with our suppliers. This will encourage operational efficiencies between BSC teams & the supplier
  • Educate and train sales force on programs. Creating a confident sales force will assist in increasing market share.
  • Communicate with Regional Business Managers, Pricing Managers & Sales Force. This will strengthen strategic relationships.
  • Publish programs on time and  accurately providing sales tools to the team.

Other Responsibilities

  •  Negotiate and load discounts for customer best pricing. 
  •  Collaborate across departments for efficient invoicing, inventory management, and claims resolution.
  •  Train new colleagues on supplier programs and resources. 
  •  Own the forecast process when needed.
  •  Promote sales through specials & re-bookings reminders

Job Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in business administration, horticulture, and/or operations required.

Minimum 3 years of customer service, supply chain management or horticultural experience preferred.

Intermediate-level proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint required.

Highly organized with strong attention to detail and proven ability to take various pieces of information, organize them and draw conclusions.

Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and the ability to multi-task needed.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to world class customer service, team work, and quality.

15% Travel to key trade shows, supplier visits, and occasional trial/open house

Our promise to you:

Ball is a global leader in horticulture: we develop, produce, and sell plants around the world. Our vision is to color the world through our customers. We create excitement in the world of flowers and are the first choice for service. We deliver all the best and nothing else! To you, we deliver a work environment and a culture where building long-lasting relationships internally and externally is important. We believe that good communication, sharing ideas and collaborating on projects will set us up for success. We keep both our feet on the ground and are approachable.

In addition to this we provide a comprehensive Total Rewards package that includes:

Medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance
401k/Profit Sharing Retirement Plan
Paid time off benefits including vacation and holidays
Tuition assistance
An onsite subsidized café overlooking 30 acres of renowned display gardens and restored natural areas