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Are you a high energy self-starter who is motivated to succeed? Are you interested in partnering with horticultural businesses nationwide to provide cost effective and timely solutions for their tool and supply needs?Are you interested in joining a company with a world-class reputation, competitive compensation and excellent benefits? Then the A.M. Leonard company is the place for you.
We continue to build on our 127-year legacy of providing quality products and superior service to the horticultural industry. A.M. Leonard is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining talented people for our Corporate Account Manager program to help us achieve our goals. When you join us you’ll become part of an innovative culture that helps our customers grow and prosper. We are dedicated to ensuring employees have the resources needed to care for themselves and their families. Our culture, our environment, our services and products, and most of all, our people, make this a great place to work.
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DO YOU HAVE EXPERTISE IN NURSERY OPERATIONS? ARE YOU A LANDSCAPING PROFESSIONAL?
IF SO WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU SELECT PRODUCTS FOR OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS!
Our Merchandising department sources the best products throughout the U.S. and across the globe. Our teams have an entrepreneurial spirit and maintain our product lines while actively seeking opportunities for growth. Product Managers are essential to A.M. Leonard’s success through their focused approach to product and industry knowledge while bringing new and innovative items to the market.
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Product Support Department Manager
This position leads our Technical Support Team in educating and providing customer service to our salespeople and to our customers. The Product Support Department provides information on our complete line of horticultural tools and supplies and offers solutions to the needs of both the home gardener and the professional. This department also sources for new or different products that meet the specific requirements of our customers.
Green Industry background is required with experience specifically in landscape maintenance, nursery operations and power equipment. Other required skill sets include; effective communications, technical and mathematical ability and computer and internet expertise specifically with Microsoft Office products. Training experience would also be an asset.
Major Areas of Accountability:
• Information Management, Catalog Corrections, Management of the Product Support (PS) Files,
Sourcing, Training and Customer Service
This department functions in a dynamic call center environment that is very fast paced and interruption rich. This leadership position demands an individual who can process and relay large amounts of information, problem solve, prioritize and delegate.
•A.M. Leonard offers compensation based on background and experience, an excellent benefits package and a superior work environment.
•A Pre-employment Drug Test and Background Check are required. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
In 1885, Ashbel Merrel Leonard started a nursery as a hobby in his backyard in Piqua, Ohio. By 1912 he and his sons Parker and Stanley established A.M. Leonard & Sons as a nursery/landscaping service. The business was further developed in 1928 when A. M. and his youngest son John started a wholesale horticultural tool and supply company serving nursery and landscape customers. In 1941, following the death of A. M. Leonard, John became the President of the company. John’s forte was customer service. He mailed out 7,500 pocket-sized catalogs per year and monitored the purchases of each customer. John kept impeccable notes. When an order was not received from a customer within a year, John would contact the customer personally to ask how his organization might be of better service. The call usually resulted in a sale. Since only the finest quality tools were offered, customers always knew that when they bought something from the Piqua based company, they would receive the highest quality.
Howard Kyle became a partner with John Leonard in February 1964. Like the Leonard’s, Howard had a strong background in the nursery and mail order businesses. His family owned Springhill Nursery in Tipp City, Ohio. Howard quickly learned the A. M. Leonard operation. Ill health caused John Leonard to retire early, and Howard took over as sole owner inheriting a staff of 8. Howard and the staff expanded the catalog and merchandising operations emphasizing customer service, product dependability, and fast order response serving growers, landscapers, foresters, arborists, contractors, golf courses, resorts, grounds management and gardeners. In 1979 continuous growth caused the company to move again to a 20,000 square foot facility with 15 employees. Fourteen years later, in November of 1993, the company made a major commitment to its customers and the community by constructing a new 50,000 square foot facility.
In 1996, A.M. Leonard produced its first Retail Catalog to reach the serious home gardener. In 2005, as this segment of the business continued to grow, A.M. Leonard re-introduced the Retail publication as A.M. Leonard’s Gardeners Edge, offering gardeners the quality and selection they couldn’t find locally.
In 1999, A.M. Leonard introduced an industry exclusive Corporate Account Program. This service provides their professional customers with a dedicated Account Manager (single point of contact) who is truly devoted to learning and understanding their business and is invested in their continued success. Their goal will always be to meet or exceed your needs and expectations.
Also in 1999, A.M. Leonard introduced its line of A.M. Leonard Brand Tools. The A.M. Leonard line of tools offers the quality and features that most manufacturers aren’t willing to make –– all at a price that saves money and helps produce results you can stand behind.
The Internet has added another exciting dimension to the daily business activity at A.M. Leonard as their presence there continues to grow with two company web sites and sales through Amazon.com.
A.M. Leonard keeps in close touch with local customers through their Counter Sales in the company Showroom. Here professionals and homeowners enjoy picking up their product on the spot and getting right back to the job. In May 2005 Howard Kyle passed away at the age of 94 while still working six days a week. Today, under the leadership of Gregory Stephens, grandson of Howard Kyle, A.M. Leonard’s state-of-the-art Distribution facility has expanded to over 100,000 square feet with more than 100 dedicated employees. A. M. Leonard, Inc. continues today as a leader in the horticultural tool and supply business with emphasis on doing business the “old fashioned way”. They offer quality products, superior customer service and a selection of over 7,000 items. A.M. Leonard understands customers have a choice on where to shop and pledges to continue its tradition of exceptional products and service.
A.M. Leonard is dedicated to ensuring our employees have the resources needed to care for themselves and their families. Below is a snapshot of our extensive Employee Benefits Package.
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***All benefits listed are available to Fulltime Regular status employees and Part-time Regular status employees who work at least 1200 hours each year. Other Part-time or Seasonal Staff are eligible for Holiday Pay and the Employee Purchase Discount.