This Outside Sales Representative - Turf & Ornamental team member will join Green Velvet in the Columbus, OH market. This position is responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with customers throughout Central Ohio. Specifically, the focus of this position will be selling pesticides, grass seed, fertilizers, and related items to golf course customers.
The company will depend on this position to solve customers' most challenging problems by providing excellent agronomic advice and outstanding customer service. A robust turf & ornamental product line includes some of the industry's best grass seeds, fertilizers, and chemistries. Further, Green Velvet is the region's premier grower of turfgrass sod.
Over time, this position will develop relationships with various key customers (golf course, lawn care operators, sports facilities, etc) and will be expected to be aware of current industry trends, products, and best practices to make responsible recommendations to customers.
This position is expected to call on existing customers and also develop new business. The ideal candidate has existing golf-industry business contacts in the Central Ohio region.
Compensation includes a base salary, generous commission structure, and benefit package.
1) Turf/Ornamental sales experience of not less than three years OR equivalent experience as an end-user in the turf/ornamental industry (sports, golf, lawn care, etc.)
2) Experience with Microsoft Office and ability to learn sales/invoicing software.
3) Existing knowledge of pesticides, fertilizers, and grass seeds.
4) Exceptional communication, customer service, account management, and selling abilities.
5) Ability to problem solve for customers and with internal employees.
6) Desire to learn new products and stay up to date on industry trends.
7) Highly self motivated and ability to work independently
Additional Salary Information: base salary + competitive commissions
About Green Velvet
Green Velvet Sod Farms, LTD is an Ohio-based grower of premium turfgrass sod and a distributor of turf & ornamental products. We've been family-owned for over 60 years and have constantly evolved based on customer needs to always offer the best selection of turf & ornamental products, grass seed, and sod. We are always looking for turf & ornamental professionals to join our talented team to continue our 60+ year tradition of success.
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