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Lee Highway Nursery (LHN)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.
  • 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:
Chadlohr.lhn@gmail.com or

Beckie Campbell / owner:
beckiecampbell.lhn@gmail.com








 

Job Title:

Nursery Supervisor

Job Description:

We are a Charlottesville landscape contracting company seeking an energetic, hardworking, self-motivated, team player to oversee and care for our plant nursery. Duties include, but are not limited to loading and unloading deliveries, monitoring of irrigation system, staging plants and preparing for crews, operation of tractor and skid steer loader, pruning, weeding, watering, and general plant care.

Job Requirements:

- A valid Virginia driver's license

- A clean driving record

- The ability to communicate effectively

- The ability to lift up to 50 pounds

- The ability to operate small tractors and skid steer loaders

- A positive attitude

- Knowledge of common landscape plant material used in our area

Job Location:

Charlottesville, VA

Position Type:

Full-time

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with experience

Benefits:

-Health and dental insurance

-Paid vacation

-Paid holidays

-401k

-Company provided clothing and tools

-Professional development

-And many more company provided benefits

Contact

-Phil Ofrias

phil@townsendlandscape.com

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