Account Manager Landscape Management

Poughkeepsie, NY


Position is responsible for managing all field operations within the division. Coordinates the procurement and scheduled use of resources, including labor, equipment and materials to ensure maximum use and completion of work within budget, safety guidelines and quality standards.

Promotes the growth and development of field staff and assists them in carrying out their responsibilities as needed. Coordinates use of resources within other divisions and lends support to operational activities for the entire Company. Prospecting new customers, proposing, executing sales and operational goals.


·         Generate sales and promote division goals

·         Manages and schedules labor, equipment and material to accomplish production schedules within              established budgets. Maintains strict adherence to established schedules and budgets.

·         Understand contract specifications and ensures they are met and maintains customers complete               satisfaction.

·         Provide most recent plans and/or documents to field staff at the beginning of the day and provide            instruction to ensure Crew Leader and crew are prepared to complete the job

·         Ensures all work is completed in adherence to safety policies and guidelines. Conducts weekly                  safety training and safety inspections on job-sites.

·         Investigates any accident or safety violation, prepares appropriate reports, takes action steps to              correct and prevent future occurrences. Defines and implements solutions to reoccurring                          accidents  or most common hazards.

·         Maintains proper inventory of materials, equipment and other supplies are on hand to complete                production activities.

·         Order materials, equipment and supplies as needed within purchasing limits.

·         Supervise employees, keeping attendance records, enforcing proper uniform and safety                            equipment use, and approving time-cards.

·         Overall human resource management of field staff within division. Includes hiring, firing, training,            coaching, mentoring and developing staff to reach potential and established goals for the                        individual and division.  Identify and develop Crew Leaders.

·         Maintains sufficient staff to accomplish production schedules and analyzes future needs,                          forecasting staff and material needs to complete future jobs.

·         Conducts timely performance reviews of direct reports and take corrective actions when                          appropriate.

·         Coordinate the use of labor, equipment, materials and other resources with other divisions as                  needed.

·         Obtain utility locates on needed properties 48 hours prior to beginning a work. Update as                          needed.

·         Visit job sites on a regular basis, observing organization of work, identifying and resolving training             issues, and taking necessary actions to ensure quality.

·         Respond to customer complaints ensuring proper handling to achieve excellent customer                          satisfaction.

·         Maintain day-to-day working knowledge of all contracts in progress, including field completion                  status, billings to-date and progress payments.

·         Maintains costs within all assigned budgets.

·         Monitors job costs weekly and immediately reports to Division Manager any jobs deviating from                budgets of time, schedule, cost or any other factor so appropriates adjustments can be made to              maximize end result.

·         Makes recommendation regarding qualifying or disqualifying warranty work. Coordinates                          completion of warranty work per contract and/or instructions on Division Manager.

·         Maintain a high level of good housekeeping and care of company assets in the field, vehicles,                    shop, field offices and customer work-sites.

·         Stay aware of Best Practices. Develop and recommend improved work methods and standards.


·         Provide field estimates for landscape maintenance and snow proposals.

·         Plan and prepare routing, staffing, and materials for snow removal

·         Route staff and equipment for snow removal

·         Provide quality assurance of snow removal process by checking random properties whenever                    possible and observing work of crews.

·         Maintain appropriate inventories of salt, sand, magnesium for treating properties

·         Provide training in snow removal technique of plows, spreaders, backhoes and walk behinds for                unskilled staff


·         Estimating bids, setting budgets and setting up landscape and snow removal contracts.

·         Budgeting and forecasting capacity with the clear understanding of financial practices. i.e                        equipment life spans, depreciation, conservative cost focus

·         To coordinate and manage all field production activities, ensuring quality standards are                             maintained.

·         To have complete understanding of all contractual obligations and execute to meet such                           obligations.

·         To meet or exceed operating budgets.

·         To maximum use of field and other personnel, equipment, materials and supplies. Eliminate waste.

·         To coordinate between divisions to maximize and leverage company-wide personnel, equipment                 and other resources.

·         To maintain a safe working environment and enforce all safety standards, protocols, and                           regulations.  Permit NO accidents.

·         To hire, fire, train, develop and discipline high performing work teams; grows, nurtures and                      develops personnel to reach goals benefiting both Company growth and individual growth of work             team members.

·         To support and participate in the development, implementation and refinement of departmental               best practices in all areas of field operations and safety. To keep abreast of new methods that                   might be applicable to the Company; constantly pursues new ideas, which could be implemented.

·         To proactively identify potential problems within production and find resolution to minimize                     damage/risk or possibly create unforeseen opportunity for gain.

·         To support sales and marketing initiatives with solid production knowledge or service. Identify                   opportunities for enhancements or upgrade.

·         Manage and track to minimize warranty work.

·         To manage personal effectiveness (competency, trust, communication, etc.) to maximize sales                   opportunities and development of customer relationships.

·         To provide and maintain excellent customer service.  Maintain customers.

·         Ensure all field reporting and records are completed accurately flow effectively between field and             office.


·         Revenue growth

·         Profitability

·         Employee retention

·         Retention of contracts and customers

·         Performance to budget

·         Safety record


·         Excellent leadership skills

·         Ability to inspire top tier performance

·         Ability to build effective work teams

·         Self-starter and demonstrates initiative

·         Results and action oriented

·         Excellent organizational skills and time management skills

·         Ability to organize and multi-task activities

·         Ability to delegate and follow-up

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Profit driven – seeks ways to cut costs and improve efficiency

·         Effective problem-solving skills, ability to handle adversity

·         Performs and demands excellent quality in work

·         Service and teamwork oriented

·         Customer centered and focused

·         Focus on learning and self-development

·         Technically competent and skilled


·         Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture/Turf Management and/or 5-10 years directly relevant                             experience.

·         3 years supervisory experience.

·         Experience in business management, including basic accounting skills.

·         Mechanical aptitude.

·         Knowledge of computer applications (Microsoft Office Suite, desired).

·         Current driver’s license.


·         Must maintain regular and reliable attendance at a level acceptable to the company, including the            ability to work overtime, holidays, evenings or weekends as necessary.

·         Position requires extended work hours and flexibility in scheduling; including evening or weekend            hours as needed.

·         Computers

·         General office equipment

·         Two-way radio, cellular phones

·         Machinery such as mowers, tractors, and trucks

·         Other equipment as needed



→ Work with and assist Crew Leaders with any                      routing or scheduling/work sharing issues.

→ Monitor and direct crew activity and departure                each morning.

→ Make sure crews have all equipment and supplies              needed for daily work including any special order              inventory needed for odd work orders to be                      completed.

→ Meet with supervisor’s

→ Influence positive attitude of staff through                        effective use of management and interpersonal                skills.

→ Check properties and spot check crews.

→ Monitor competitors (what, who, where)

→ Coordinate & execute requests from Division                   manager.

→ Daily uniform check-up.

→ LMN sheets prepared and ready for crews every               morning

→ Check out / collect tools and equipment.

→ Attend weekly meeting with                 Department Manager and Crew           Leaders.

→ Attend weekly LM sales and                 production meeting.

→ Monitor facilities lots, trucks and       trailers for cleanliness and                organization including trash and         debris.

→ Monitor labor hours; adjust as             needed.

→ Facilitate Tailgate Training and ensure 40 Weeks of Training is being taught by each department supervisor.