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Business Development Specialist


Primary Operational Objectives:
This position is responsible for business development and sales across multiple business units, dependent upon identified growth areas. This role partners with business unit leaders and estimating team to meet the needs of a variety of commercial and residential customers. This will include meeting with potential customers, building strategic relationships, and preparing sales presentations.

• Determine pricing schedules for quotes, promotions, and negotiations.
• Generate and follow up on sales leads, make sales, and achieve sales goals set by management.
• Foster new relationships with potential customers, including making cold calls and pursuing initial meetings.
• Present, promote, and sell products/services using convincing communication to both current and potential clients.
• Perform site analyses that include the assessment of current plants, soil conditions, slope/grade, lighting, the view, and architecture style of the property.

• Coordinate sales efforts with marketing strategy.
• Perform cost-benefit and needs analysis of both present and potential clients to meet their expectations.
• Visiting clients and potential clients to evaluate needs or promote products and services.
• Communicate exceptionally well with prospects, clients, vendors, and coworkers.
• Speak confidently when presenting projects, complete with plans and associated documents.
• Prepare monthly reports.
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
• Degree in Business, horticulture, or related sales experience.
• A knowledge of or experience in landscaping and horticulture fields.
• Understanding of the sales process and dynamics.
• Sales experience a must, as well as proven success in sales.
• Exceptional ability to negotiate and close sales.
• Experience selling to competitive advantage.
• A ‘customer experience’ driven mind set
• Self-starting initiative to pursue sales without the prompting of management.
• Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
• An understanding of materials and labor costing.
• Keep current with relevant software, professional training, and cutting-edge tools of the profession.
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment.
• High level of integrity and dependability with a keen sense of urgency and results-orientation.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Must speak fluent English.
• Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record, and drug screening.
• Must be willing to do things outside of job description. All team members help and support other departments when necessary.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• Fast-paced, fun and casual office environment.
• Must be flexible with schedule to accommodate client needs.
• Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend and lift/move up to 30 lbs.
• Walking, bending, twisting, reaching, crawling, stretching and standing on occasion is required.
• Job is partly an indoor office setting. The other part of the job is spent out-of-office in sales meetings/pitches, client site meetings, visiting vendors, and evaluations. This will require that you be outdoors.

Position Title: Business Development & Sales
Position Reports to: Chief Strategic Officer
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Supervises: N/A
Experience: Degree in Business, Marketing, or related sales experience (landscape sales a plus)
Career Level: Non-manager/full-time/exempt
Salary: Base salary plus commission (no caps!)
Benefits (Per company policy):
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• Life/AD&D Insurance
• Paid time off
• 401K Investment plan

hail season guide by Timberline Landscaping for Colorado

Be Prepared: Shielding Your Plants from Hail Storms and Treating Damage

When gardening, we prepare our plants for success by amending our soil, watering properly, and preventing disease and pests but, one of the most deadly pests can destroy your garden within a matter of minutes. The Colorado hail season can last from April to September, but the most dangerous month is June.

With some preparation, you can minimize and even prevent hail damage to your plants. From hail protection to caring for damaged plants, this is your guide to getting them through Colorado’s severe weather by shielding your plants from hail storms.

Hail Season Guide:

  • Before Hail Season Preventative Prep
  • What to do When Hail is in the Forecast
  • Unexpected Storms: What to do After the Damage has Occurred

Continue reading Be Prepared: Shielding Your Plants from Hail Storms and Treating Damage

Whats Wrong with My Tree

What’s Wrong With My Tree?

When it comes to tree diagnosis, there is a wide variety of issues and diseases that can keep your tree from thriving; insects, fungal diseases, environmental factors, and issues from improper care, just to name a few. We teamed up with our Certified Arborist and Heidrich’s Colorado Tree Farm Nursery to create this list of common issues in Colorado Springs.

By gathering the proper information and taking a closer look at the tree and other environmental factors, you can begin to uncover the mystery of your suffering arbor. Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Tree?

Steps for Overseeding Your Colorado Lawn

Steps for Overseeding Your Colorado Lawn

Over time yards can thin and appear dull due to use and compaction. The solution to this problem is to enhance your lawn with healthy young grass, a process known as overseeding. This will fill in bare spots and thicken your lawn.

In this guide you’ll learn:

  1. Signs that it is time to overseed
  2. What is overseeding?
  3. What time of year should I overseed?
  4. Things you’ll need
  5. Steps to overseeding your Colorado lawn

Continue reading Steps for Overseeding Your Colorado Lawn