Collaborative wholesale/retail Nurseryman offering more than 25 years of experience in large scale garden centers as well as corporate and multi unit purchasing of plant materials and hardlines.
trained garden dept managers for 15 stores
increased garden center sales from 2 million dollars to 10 million in three years
trained and developed a sales force of 78 reps on new product line
increased ice melter product line from 600,000$ to 6,000,000 in 5 years
work as a sales rep/liaison for Kissner Chemical company. Sell multiple ice melting products to 38 wholesale outlets of Shemin nurseries. Developed an organic mulch for the company and saw it's first season in 2012.
trained all sales reps for shemin on Kissner products and helped them develop skills to increase customer base. troubleshooting for dispatching large shipments from Canada, often in bad weather.
bought and managed inventory for 38 large wholesale nursery yards. Responsible for 40 million dollars in sales. Added and deleted products based on sales,cost, and product quality. Doubled the sale of fall bulbs and grew ice melt business from 600,000 to 6 million. implemented procedures for the purchasing and tracking of product for seasonality and in store events. created many pre season opportunities for landscape contractors to get early order pricing by working with vendors on pricing
hired, trained and managed staff of 25 garden employees. set up additional 15 home depot garden centers. bought all local product including annuals,perennials,Christmas trees, and pottery. managed the inventory , promoted sales and provided customers and store staff information on nursery product, fertilizer,soil, and other hardlines
Managed all aspects of community garden center. Grew business to 10 million dollars from 2 million.
Managed staff of 15
all aspects of green house and nursery work.
maintained all plant material. cleaned and organized nursery and green house. replanted product. helped customers with plant material choices and how to maintain them. Developed areas of new contractor business.
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