Saturday, March 21, 2009

Position of the Week - Area Manager

Happy Weekend!

The position of the week is our Area Manager position with TruGreen LandCare. Both Bob and I are searching for landscape professionals that epitomize this profile, so feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in this caliber of position. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Area Manager

As an Area Manager you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of landscape maintenance contracts, maximizing customer satisfaction, and ensuring delivery of quality services while achieving set goals for revenue, profitability, and contract renewals through effective management & coordination of personnel, equipment & facility resources, and employee training & development.


* Responsible for ensuring delivery of quality services and customer satisfaction
* Develop long-term relationships with clients to ensure open-line of communication
* Schedule landscape maintenance crews and conduct site inspections to evaluate services performed
* Provide estimates for supplemental work & enhancements to improve the quality of landscape * Responsible for monitoring operation expenses. Review financial reports & seek avenues to improve the branch’s bottom line
* Develop and coordinate plans for the efficient use of personnel and resources
* Participate in branch recruitment plan to fulfill staffing needs
* Train & mentor field supervisors and crew personnel
* Participate & conduct routine training sessions to maximize production & efficiency. Promote high standards for customer service, develop a safety culture, and create a positive team environment


* Degree in Landscape/Horticulture or related business field preferred
* Experience in managing a landscape division to include maintenance service contracts
* Direct management of multiple landscape maintenance crews
* Basic understanding of budgets, forecasting, and financial reporting
* Proven success in profitable business management
* This position requires excellent organizational, leadership, communication, and time management skills
* Valid state driver’s license and good driving record
*Experience in recommending, pricing, and selling enhancements to improve the quality of the landscape

· Others as required by federal & state law CAREER ADVANCEMENTS * We are committed to offering the training & resources required to succeed in our business * Prepare-review-manage financial statements, budgeting, forecasting, P&L reports * Attribute to branch growth through involvement in sales and marketing * Management of personnel in multiple departments within a multi-million dollar operation COMPENSATION & BENEFITS * Excellent salary * Bonus plans & incentive programs * Company truck * Career advancement opportunities * Complete benefits package to include: Profit sharing & retirement plan (401K), stock purchase plan, medical, dental, vision,free life insurance, short/long term disability, employee discount programs, & much more! * Paid holidays & vacation
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M/F/D/V)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Open Positions

Good Afternoon!

I know, I need to apologize for slacking lately now that I am in my new role with ServiceMaster and TruGreen LandCare. Please take my sincere apologies and I will make a dedicated effort to get back to my normal routine of postings.

Today is exciting as I am posting some open positions we currently have within our organization. Please also visit us at and to view a comprehensive list of all our positions.

As of today, our Talent Acquisition team is looking for:

Regional Sales Manager - Portland or Seattle
Branch Manager - Philadelphia
Region Manager - relocatable
Area Manager - Westborough, MA
Area Manager - Orlando, FL
Small Engine Mechanic - CT

Each week, I will post a job description for your review, of one of our open positions. Please feel free to reach out to me, or have colleagues you think might be interested, to contact me at

I hope the rest of the week turns out great!