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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).
Star® Roses and Plants is a breeder, introducer and grower of new plant genetics with propagation, research and development facilities, a Greenhouse and 42+ acre field, and 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 ornamentals and perennials.
Woody Ornamental Product Manager and European Business Assistant
West Grove, PA
We are looking for a full-time Woody Ornamental Product Manager and European Business Assistant. This person will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing clearly defined product life cycle strategies that will increase sales and maintain or improve profit margins for all woody products in North America. They will also assist in the function of European Woody Ornamental Business.
Essential Position Requirements
-Develops and recommends to the Director of Products the strategy for all IP in the woody product line.
-Provides all required hierarchy information for new product introductions and communicates information to Licensing, Marketing, and Supply Chain as needed. Works closely with the Sales Department to provide sales tools and product support including features, benefits, cultural information, and propagation protocols.
-Provides product support and information to licensees to encourage them to grow and/or sell our woody intellectual property. Recommends non-introduced SRP accessions for use in licensees’ programs where appropriate.
-Works with licensees in the placing of our proprietary material in select new product competitions including all logistical requirements.
-Works as a member of the Woody Ornamental Committee. Coordinates Woody Quarterly Meetings.
-Provides follow up to customer requests generated from trade shows or forwarded by Global Product Sourcing and Development manager.
-Assists IP and Licensing Assistant, in obtaining plant or breeder information necessary for European plant protection which may require working directly with customers or breeders.
-Drafts and distributes woody breeder reports.
-Manages international woody trials database.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
-Bachelor’s degree, with at least 2 years of experience in Horticulture
-Travel 12% to 25% - National, regional, local.
Anyone interested in applying for this position should contact Rebecca Belanger at 610-869-2426 Ext. 2003, email [email protected]
Mid-Atlantic (MD, DE, VA, WV)
We are seeking a Territory Manager for Mid-Atlantic states (MD, DE, VA, WV).
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Responsible for all sales activities, from lead generation through close, in assigned territory.
-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.
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.
Bachelor’s degree, plus 5-7 years of experience or equivalent
Normal office environment
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.
50- 75% - National, regional, and local travel to trade shows, industry events, company-sponsored events, meetings customers, licensees, brokers and growers.
West Grove, PA
We are seeking a full-time Facility Technician that will be responsible for providing various maintenance functions to ensure the effective operation of the propagation facility, as well as research and development and field areas.
Essential Position Requirements
Primary responsibilities as Facility Technician include:
-Providing for security and safety needs on all projects, promotes safety culture in workplace.
-Performs repairs on plumbing, irrigation, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems of the Greenhouse facility and field sites as directed by Facilities Manager.
-Ability to operate, diagnose, repair or outsource repair of various types of heavy equipment, such as front-end loaders, forklifts and tractors.
-Assists Field Grower with equipment set up and availability.
-Develops working knowledge of Argus environmental control system.
-Responds to off hour emergency calls.
-Participates in snow removal activities as directed by Facilities Manager.
-Assists all departments as needed to ensure the needs of the organization are met.
-Participates in weekend assignments at direction of Facilities Manager.
-Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets the requirements of our insurance company.
-Accepts additional responsibilities as needed.
Associate degree or technical certification is preferred, plus 4-6 years of equivalent experience and experience operating various types of equipment and machinery, such as forklifts, front-end loaders and boilers.
Travel 0-10% - Occasional regional and local, to look for equipment, machinery, tools and supplies, as well as attending company-sponsored events and trade shows.
Anyone interested in applying for this position should apply directly at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/240549/Star-Ros...