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Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery provides landscape professionals with access to more plant varieties than any other wholesale nursery in Northern California. We pride ourselves in having a knowledgeable sales staff, quality plants, and extensive delivery capacity throughout the region.    We operate four nurseries in Northern California: San Ramon, Petaluma, Morgan Hill, and Clements, where our growing ground is located. Our buyers also travel to quality growers throughout the country – from small specialty growers to the largest in the nation – in search of the most exceptional plants for our professional customers. Visit us online at .     

 

The primary role of an Inside Sales Account Manager is to provide best-in-class service to our customers. The successful candidate will utilize plant knowledge and attention to detail to manage orders from beginning to end, and will learn to anticipate customer needs and offer products or services to ensure customer success. An Inside Sales Account Manager is responsible for all sales functions and procedures including providing estimates, answering inventory availability and specification questions, processing orders and payments, scheduling deliveries, and effectively communicating with customers throughout the process.    This full-time position reports to the Sales Floor Manager. Hours will vary based on seasonal sales demands.     

· Ensure the highest possible professionalism and strive for complete customer satisfaction relative to all transactions and interactions 

 · Develop strong customer relationships and learn to anticipate customer needs      

· Provide timely responses to all customer questions, inventory requests, and requests for estimates  

· Demonstrate and communicate a strong understanding and knowledge of the nursery’s inventory, product performance, product mix, and product objectives  

· Offer substitutions and/or recommended alternatives as solutions for unavailable inventory, as well as offer products and services that may benefit the customer  

· Effectively manage all orders in a timely manner  

· Accurate and timely invoicing of all sales activity  

· Demonstrate effective collaboration with all departments including dispatch, purchasing, customer service, etc.  

· Assist with specific company directives and tasks, including physical inventories, sales meetings, company marketing activities, and sales leads

· Provide timely feedback to other sales representatives, departments, and management  

· Assist in representing Devil Mountain at industry trade events, if needed 

· Other duties as assigned  

   

· Knowledge of plants and nursery products and/or the landscape maintenance industry  

· Ability to manage multiple processes simultaneously and collaborate with customers and colleagues  

· Ability to accomplish specific sales goals  

· Constant attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills  

· Exemplary personal character, professionalism, commitment, and work ethic  

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills      

Preferred Experience 

· 2+ years of experience working in a nursery, in the landscape industry, or a related field 

· Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, point-of-sale, inventory management software, etc.  

· Sales and customer service experience      

Commensurate with industry standards. Benefits include:  

· 401(k) with Employer Matching  

· HMO and PPO Health Plans  

· Dental and Vision Plans  

· Vacation Pay  

· Paid Holidays  

· Sick Pay  

· Tuition Reimbursement for Approved Courses  

· Product Discounts  

· Opportunities for Advancement   

 

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OUR TEACHER/ SUBSTITUTE TEACHER PROFILE

Griffin Nursery School is looking for a kind, mature, sensitive preschool teacher/ substitute with natural appreciation for and rapport with young children, at least two years of preschool teaching experience, and the twelve basic ECE units or more.

We would like our new staff member to understand the developmental norms and changes of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds and to enjoy the variety of their temperaments and learning styles. You will:

• skillfully use active listening with children in conflict,

• have keen, quiet, and relaxed supervision skills on the playground,

• provide the clear limits and the flexibility preschoolers need,

• be their comrade in exploration,

• have artistic and ecological inclinations,

• try every day to be communicative, noncompetitive, responsible, detailed, and good-humored. When you fail,

you’ll pick yourself up (with supportive people around to help) and try again.

• And you will want to grow in your job and stay awhile.

THE COMPENSATION

Pay begins at $23 an hour and is commensurate with experience and education. All holidays and vacations scheduled on our calendar are paid. We follow the Berkeley Unified School District’s holidays and vacation weeks; and during the summer we take a two-day Independence Day holiday and a one-week staff vacation in August. We offer one paid sick/personal leave day per month, which, if unused, is paid out on the last payroll of the school year.

OUR SCHOOL

Since 1955 Griffin Nursery School has been a play-based, indoor-outdoor preschool in the Elmwood District of Berkeley. Its founder, Elinor Griffin, wrote Island of Childhood (1982), a brilliant study of preschool education based on anecdotes from the school. It was used for many years as a textbook at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Griffin is strongly social-emotional in emphasis, and we think this format makes our graduates truly kindergarten-ready when they leave us.

They have spent two years thoroughly undergoing the stages of early childhood socialization: Attaching to another adult outside home and family; making a first friend; sharing their friend with another child; cultivating multiple friendships of their own; working and playing in alternating pairs, foursomes, and fivesomes; and becoming interested in their roles as community members.

Their sociodramatic play has enabled them to cut and paste their thoughts and emotions with other children’s in the rich code of language; and through this multifaceted activity they have developed executive functions like drawing conclusions, predicting, and controlling impulses in order to adhere to the rules of the game.

Modest amounts of teacher-directed group times have provided them with time and place to take turns talking and listening; make community rituals and solve community problems; learn through rhythm, music, and movement; author stories and produce story plays; and hear and discuss books, broadening their knowledge.

Numeracy and literacy have been built into their daily occupations. For instance, when a child, approaching children at play on four bouncy balls on the playground, looks at the sign that says ‘4’ and counts the accompanying picture of four faces, she is practicing one-to-one correspondence in the act of determining whether there is room for her. If there isn’t space at the moment, she learns to deal with disappointment, create a visualization that she will have a turn, and write her name on a nearby waiting list.

Most importantly, we help our children become good citizens---that is, confident and thoughtful members of a community.


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