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Current Openings

Star® Roses and Plants seeks motivated, energetic, results-oriented people to join our team.  We offer an excellent salary and benefit package, including a 401(k) plan.  Grow your future with us!  

All resumes should be sent to Rebecca Belanger by email (or by mail to Star® Roses and Plants, 8 Federal Road, Suite 6, West Grove, PA 19390).

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Star® Roses and Plants is a breeder, introducer and grower of new plant genetics, with corporate offices located in West Grove, PA.  Over our 110-year history Star® Roses and Plants has introduced numerous breakthrough products including: The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Groundcover Roses, and Bushel and Berry®, as well as many unique woody ornamental and perennial introductions.    

Supplier Relations Specialist

WEST GROVE, PA

Description

Star® Roses and Plants is seeking a full-time Supplier Relations Specialist who will provide supply chain support for assigned Vendors, Territory Managers and Customer Service Representatives.

Essential Position Requirements

-Maintains close working relationships with assigned Vendors, Territory Managers and Customer Service Representatives through friendly, timely and accurate communication.

-Utilize SAP to monitor and communicate orders to assigned suppliers, enter product inventories from assigned suppliers in various formats and process order changes utilizing SAP and electronic communication tools.

-Ability to create and manage supplier shipped not billed and past ship date reports. Solve problems within the scope of the position and makes decisions and recommendations.

-Provide general support to Supply Chain Operations Manager including special projects as assigned.

-Performs a variety of supplier relations related tasks and additional duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

-Ability to understand the supply chain and make appropriate decisions and recommend changes based upon that knowledge and judgment and to manage requests while striving for continual improvement. 

-Exceptional communication skills with an ability to develop and maintain relationships. 

-Solving problems within the scope of the position; decision making may be required without consulting key parties, but expectation is to act in accordance with company goals and guidelines.

-Managing, planning and organizing time effectively to meet customer demands as well as individual, team and company objectives.  Proven ability to work independently and perform work in accordance with team, departmental and Company goals.

-Attention to detail coupled with strong numerical computation, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and strong skills in Excel.

Education/Experience Qualifications

-Associate degree or equivalent experience in vendor relations, sales and/or horticulture required.

-Minimum 3-5 years of customer service, operations or supply chain experience is preferred.

-Intermediate experience with SAP system preferred; Working knowledge to include MS Word, Excel and Outlook required.

Travel Requirements

0-10% - travel primarily to assigned suppliers and sales meetings. 

Benefits

We offer a complete benefits package, including a 401(k) plan.

Contact Information

Anyone interested in the position should apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/5076/Star-Roses-Plants

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Sales Representative

Description

Star® Roses and Plants, a breeder, introducer and grower of new plant genetics with corporate offices located in West Grove, PA, is seeking a territory manager for Texas.  Over our 110 year history, Star® Roses and Plants has introduced numerous breakthrough products including: The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® groundcover roses, and Bushel and Berry®, as well as many unique woody ornamental and perennial introductions. 

Responsible for all sales activities, from lead generation through close, in assigned territory.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Develops annual business plan in conjunction with the DOS, which details activities to follow during the fiscal year, including selling to licensees.

-Meets or exceeds sales targets, while demonstrating a solid customer focus.

-Develops strong product knowledge in order to sell the company’s products, including roses, perennials, woodies, edibles and brokered lines. 

-Develops strong customer knowledge in order to sell consultatively and make recommendations to prospects and clients regarding the various solutions the company can offer to address their business issues.

-Acts as liaison/consultant/technical support for growers and licensees in support of the company’s IP.

-Creates and conducts effective proposal presentations and RFP responses that identify prospects business problems.

-Provides ideas and creative solutions to the company’s management group to increase sales.

-Maintains accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, presentations, closed sales and follow-up activities. 

-Develops a database of qualified leads through referrals, telephone canvassing, face-to-face cold calling on business owners, email and networking.

-Assists in the implementation of the company’s marketing plans.

-Represents the company at all assigned trade shows and customer open houses and manages all regional trade shows.

-Credits - Handles customer problems in a timely manner.  Also processes credits in a timely manner when a credit is warranted.

-Collections - When requested by the credit manager, will assist in collection of overdue monies for outstanding invoices.

-Production plans- When requested by product managers, assists with future production plans by having a complete knowledge of the territory in relation to customer inventories, direction of competition, and any other pertinent information needed.

-Computer skills sufficient to effectively utilize our industry leading sales portal.

-Assumes additional responsibilities as required.       

Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, plus 5-7 years of experience or equivalent

Environment:

Normal office environment

Physical Demands:

Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 20 pounds.  Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines, such as computers, copiers, fax machines, calculators, telephones and other office equipment.  Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Travel Requirements:

50- 75% - National, regional, and local travel to trade shows, industry events, company-sponsored events, meetings customers, licensees, brokers and growers.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/5076/Star-Roses-Plants

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