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Business Development Specialist

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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.

Responsibilities:
• 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

Sales Administrator

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Primary Operational Objectives:
The Sales Administrator is responsible for supporting the sales team with contract processing, administration, and bid preparation. This will include entering and processing potential and sold jobs within Aspire CRM.

Responsibilities:
• Aid in preparation of bid presentation packets
• Enter and process contracts within Aspire CRM system
• Maintain accuracy of customer data within Aspire
• Ensure marketing and sales presentation materials are ready for presentations
• Prepare sold jobs for turnover to proper business unit
• Ensure completed jobs are correctly invoiced and closed out
• Serve as a liaison between sales and accounting departments
• Coordinate sales efforts with marketing strategy.
• Communicate exceptionally well with prospects, clients, vendors, and coworkers.
• Prepare weekly and monthly reports.
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
• 2+ years of Administrative Experience
• Understanding of the sales process and dynamics.
• A ‘customer experience’ driven mind set
• Self-starting initiative to pursue duties without the prompting of management.
• Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.
• 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 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.
• 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: Sales Administrator
Position Reports to: Chief Strategic Officer & Senior Business Development
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: Hourly non-exempt, $16.80 – $18.20 starting pay DOE, overtime as needed
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

Staff Accountant

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Timberline Landscaping, Inc. is an award-winning company serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, “Creating a little bit of Heaven” for over 35 years. We offer a full range of services from commercial and residential landscape design/build to complete grounds maintenance.

This position works under the direction of the Controller. The Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting the accounting department in managing financial data, maintaining inventory records, and monitoring job cost.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare and input Journal Entries to support job cost accounting and monthly closing procedures
Process company-wide billing for residential and commercial maintenance properties
Prepare, review and distribute job cost reporting to track job costing & labor efficiency
Monitor and perform job close out procedures for correct billing, collection & change orders
Reconcile accounts receivable & accounts payable detail transactions to general ledger
Review general & administrative expense transactions for proper classification & correct as needed
Input general ledger budgets into accounting system and prepare budget vs actual reporting
Assist with month-end financial statement closing and internal reporting processes
Prepare year end CPA review schedules and assist with annual CPA review
Responsible for specified tasks as delegated by Controller and/or CFO
Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions
Prepare property tax returns
Prepare sales tax returns

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
1+ years in general accounting experience
Able to meet deadlines
Proficient in data entry and management
Must possess a basic understanding of accounting, job costing and inventory
PC proficiency is essential (MS Word and Excel)
Effective communication skills; including writing, routine correspondence, reports, presenting to employees, and interpersonal communication
Must pass post-offer background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record, MVR, and drug screen (includes marijuana)
Leadership, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills (including the handling of multiple priorities and deadlines)
Effective organizational skills that includes the ability to self-manage work
Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment
Self-starting initiative to pursue improvements and projects without substantial supervision

DESIRED QUALITIES TO INCLUDE
Working knowledge of Aspire software
2+ years of accounting experience

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 primarily an indoor office setting

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Colorado Springs
Position Title: Staff Accountant
Reports To: Controller
Supervises: None
Department: Accounting
Education: Bachelor’s in Accounting
Experience: Will consider entry-level
Career Level: Exempt
Salary: $35,000 – $55,000 per year
Hours: 40 + per week
Benefits (per company policy):
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance (per ACA guidelines)
• Life/AD&D Insurance
• Paid time off
• 401K Investment plan

 

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