Sales, Buyer + Logistics Manager

Description

For Summerfield Trading (a subsidiary of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects)

Summerfield Trading, a subsidiary of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects (HSLA), is a vendor of high-quality landscape related product lines. These products include, but are not limited to: plant materials, bulk organic goods, paving materials, garden furnishings and accessories, etc.

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to e-mail us at resumes@hoerrschaudt.com

Role Description
The Sales, Buyer + Logistics Manager reports to the head of Summerfield Trading and is responsible for the following duties to support the business:

  • Develop pre-sales orders based on specified material lists provided by HSLA Project Managers
  • Coordinate with HSLA Project Managers and design teams to gather necessary information in order to source required products from vendors which match the specifics provided by HSLA
  • Request, review, and file all vendor quotations and ensure the quoted materials are in line with what was requested- reconcile vendor availability with HSLA pre-sales orders as needed
  • Ensure the sourcing process provides the highest quality materials available while also ensuring that any and all efficiencies associated with volume purchasing, logistics etc are realized
  • Finalize sales quotes including applicable warranties, materials, shipping costs, sales tax, benchmark profit margins, deposit requirements and client approvals
  • Secure materials with vendors as needed and coordinate HSLA review and selection of specific materials as needed when any subjectivity exists, ie plant material, handmade artistic elements with variability, etc
  • Coordinate harvest of plant material, manufacturing timelines, shipping/logistical requirements, etc with both HSLA team, client and the party who will be receiving the products at their final destination on time
  • Follow-up to inspect material, damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations, etc. This may require some in-person visits
  • Ensure all invoicing and accounts receivable are accurately processed and reconciled in a timely manner
  • Assist from time to time with the research and development of new product lines

Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year university in horticulture, landscape architecture or related field and five to seven years of experience and/or training in purchasing and sales in a related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with vendors and customers
  • Energetic attitude and ability to work well within a team across multiple offices
  • Strong analytical, computational, and technical abilities
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize support requests by order of importance

Base Competency

  • Explores the reaches of Summerfield Trading brand through design; recognizes industry trends and guides Summerfield toward evolution
  • Devises innovative solutions to supply chain issues; builds trade relationships to expand product lines
  • Builds relationships to advance projects and grow business; navigates complex team relationships
  • Designs new systems to improve workflow; integrates teams for maximum productivity
  • Establishes culture of collaboration; finds ways to improve collaboration across teams
  • Drive firmwide momentum for change
  • Identifies emerging business opportunities
  • Efficiently manage changes in scope and circumstance; advances systems and Summerfield standards