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View open positions in the following departments:

  • Sales
  • Product Support / Technical
  • Marketing
  • Inbound Sales
  • Operations
  • Distribution Center
  • Purchasing

Inside Sales Consultant

We have completed our hiring for 2014. We continue to post these positions because we will hire again in 2015! If you are interested you may apply now for consideration later.

Be challenged, Be rewarded, Be confident of your career choice

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.


If you are a seasoned sales professional with a proven record of success you may fit our Account Manager program. This position offers a base salary with uncapped commission and bonus potential. Our account managers partner with our largest customers to provide solutions for their needs and to assist them in growing their businesses.


If you have decided that you want a career, and not just a job our Associate Account Manager program may be the fit for you. Do you have a passion for talking to customers, a natural curiosity and a desire to design your own future? If you are motivated to succeed you could work with our business-to-business customers while earning a base hourly rate with uncapped commission and bonus potential.


We continue to build on our 129-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.


What’s In It for You?

  • Competitive compensation: base pay with unlimited commission and an established customer base
  • Monthly and annual bonus programs
  • Average first-year earnings: $32,000 to $44,000
  • Progressive potential growth: Current top performers earning $60,000 - $100,000+
  • Training Program
  • 401(k) with company vesting and matching
  • Medical, vision, dental insurance
  • Superior work environment

What We Want:

  • Passion for selling and building relationships
  • Horticultural experience or interest preferred, but not mandatory
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, an entrepreneurial spirit, and high degree of ownership and accountability for achieving results
  • Ability to quickly learn new information and adapt to a changing industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize opportunities
  • Strong keyboarding skills
  • Digitally savvy; strong proficiency with MS Office and the Internet as a research and sales tool

What to do Next:
If you think you have what it takes, please follow these steps:

  • Call our Recruiting Line at (937) 381-1300. You will have up to five minutes to give us your name and answer three questions.
    • Tell us something significant about yourself that we cannot read in your resume.
    • Tell us what most attracts you to this position.
    • Tell us what qualities or characteristics that you possess that would make you successful in this position.
  • Send your resume by email to jhewitt@amleo.com . Pre-employment drug testing and a Background Check are required. EOE

 

Product Support Department Manager

Position Description

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.

Position Requirements:

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 jhewitt@amleo.com EOE

 

 

 

Marketing Coordinator

Position Description

A.M. Leonard Inc., one of the largest national horticultural tool and supply companies serving the green industry for over 125 years, requires a print and digital marketing coordinator to help drive online and offline sales for A.M. Leonard. This Marketing Department position reports directly to the Circulation Manager and works closely with the Merchandising and Creative departments to drive projects that significantly impact the profitability of A.M. Leonard.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Executing digital marketing projects related to site functionality, performance and usability.
  • Preparing project timelines and tracking results to drive on time marketing project completion.
  • Assisting in the management of company’s digital storefronts including Amazon, Sears and Newegg storefronts.
  • Executing day-to-day marketing tasks to ensure maximum effectiveness of web, email and print strategies.
  • Assisting in delivering on catalog production projects to meet deadlines
  • Analyzing catalog results and product presentation to improve sales, copywriting/editing catalog and website product information

Position Requirements:

  • Cultural Fit: Bring a positive attitude and enthusiasm to the job and be an additive piece of A.M. Leonard’s company culture.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Communications and/or previous digital marketing experience preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Successfully manage multiple projects at once, and persist through significant obstacles for issue resolution.
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines while remaining calm within a tight production schedule.
  • Ability to succinctly promote product benefits and features, to consistently standardize product copy per branding/competitive advantages, and to understand product know-how on a high level to present primary benefits for the customer.
  • Excellent oral communication to effectively verbalize over the phone or in person.
  • Excellent copywriting skills with key attention to detail to minimize grammar and spelling mistakes. This includes adaptability per the medium of emails, articles, product copy, or press releases.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to learn new concepts to improve marketing and professional skills that apply to this role.
  • Eagerness to initiate new marketing ideas and identify potential marketing opportunities.

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 jcorpus@amleo.com EOE

 

 

 

Inbound Sales Supervisor

Position Description

Inbound Sales and Customer Service Representatives work in a small inbound sales call center. They work with A.M. Leonard’s customers to place orders and solve a wide variety of customer service issues. The Inbound Sales Supervisor provides guidance to sales and customer service representatives to assure that A.M. Leonard’s customers receive superior customer service throughout their interaction with the company. Direct Report to the Inbound Sales Manager and then to the Operations Manager. Full-Time, Regular Position

Major Areas of Accountability

  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of A.M. Leonard employees engaged in inbound sales and customer service
  • Serve as a resource to sales and customer service representatives to provide best practices for using the phone system, processing sales, and resolving a wide variety of customer service issues
  • Implement and monitor departmental standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Input customer orders with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency
  • Meet call volume, call quality, and sales goals
  • Coach sales and customer service representatives to achieve call volume, call quality, and sales goals
  • Demonstrate polite and respectful treatment of callers and in-person customers
  • Monitor and grade sales and customer service representatives’ calls
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other A.M. Leonard employees throughout the organization
  • Plan for and make adjustments to the call center schedule as needed.
  • Monitor the operation of the Showroom.
  • Recommend changes to improve Inbound Sales and Customer Service operations to A.M. Leonard management.
  • Understand and model AML’s policies, procedures, and philosophies and interpret them to others.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Supervisory experience in a call center, retail mail order operation, retail in-person sales, or other customer service setting preferred
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and phone skills
  • Team leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to deal comfortably with retail and professional landscaping customers
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member while exhibiting adaptability, flexibility, thoroughness, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate customer service issues and create positive resolutions

A.M. Leonard requires pre-employment skills testing, a hair follicle drug screen and a background check. Please send resumes to ahare@amleo.com EOE

 

 

Inbound Call Center

Position Requirements:

Requirements for the IB positions are a strong work history, clerical & computer skills and customer service experience. We are looking for outgoing individuals with a positive attitude and a real interest in serving our customers’ needs. Call center or sales background is a plus.

A.M. Leonard has been in the business of selling horticultural tools & supplies since 1885. Our focus is now and has always been on our customers. If you think that you have what it takes send your resume by email to ahare@amleo.com or stop by 241 Fox Drive to complete an application. Please indicate your specific area of interest. EOE

Administrative Assistant to the Operations Manager

Position Description

The Operations Manager oversees and evaluates the day to day activities of A.M. Leonard at the direction of the President. The Administrative Assistant to the Operations Manager supports the Operations Manager by gathering, preparing, and organizing information for use in reports, carrying out special projects, performing routine monitoring of various operations, and resolving more complex sales and support issues. Direct Report to the Direct Report to the Operations Manager. Full-Time, Regular Position

Major Areas of Accountability

  • Monitor Distribution Center operations by:
    • Reviewing and maintaining DC Tracker data
    • Reviewing NUTS checklists and reporting areas of concern to the Operations Manager
    • Checking assigned areas in the Distribution Center to assure that daily maintenance is occurring and reporting areas of concern to the Operations Manager
    • Resolving Distribution Center related issues identified by the Operations Manager
  • Perform general Distribution Center administrative functions such as ordering supplies, maintaining records, and facility maintenance.
  • Perform special projects as needed.
  • Identify and resolve more complex order fulfillment issues such as unvalidated shipments
  • Prepare and analyze a variety of reports at the direction of the Operations Manager for the:
    • Distribution Center
    • Inbound Sales and Customer Service
    • Product Support
  • Monitor E-Perf data and report results to Operations Manager weekly
  • Monitor schedule of performance reviews in the Distribution Center, Inbound Sales and Customer Service, and Product Support to assure that performance reviews are done on time
  • Monitor task progress and completion for Information Systems (IS) and Product Support.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other A.M. Leonard employees throughout the organization
  • Participate in the development and implementation of OSHA-related and other safety initiatives
  • Maintain confidentiality during contract negotiation, employee counseling, and other sensitive operations
  • Understand and model AML’s policies, procedures, and philosophies and interpret them to others.

Position Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience so that education and experience total 5 years
  • Experience in a call center, warehouse environment, distribution center, or retail mail order operation preferred
  • Strong applied knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to deal comfortably with employees working at all levels of the organization from general laborers to senior management
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources to meet deadlines
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate and execute multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member while exhibiting adaptability, flexibility, thoroughness, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate both internal and external customer service issues and create positive resolutions
  • Knowledge of logistics a plus
  • Strong analytical skills required

A.M. Leonard requires pre-employment skills testing, a hair follicle drug screen and a background check. Please send resumes to ahare@amleo.com EOE

 

 

 

Distribution Center

Position Description

Requirements for the DC positions are a strong work history, the ability to lift at least 50 pounds and work in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for ambitious, high energy individuals who strive to get the job done right the first time. Tow motor, bin maintenance, pick & pack or any warehouse experience is a plus.

A.M. Leonard has been in the business of selling horticultural tools & supplies since 1885. Our focus is now and has always been on our customers. If you think that you have what it takes send your resume by email to ahare@amleo.com or stop by 241 Fox Drive to complete an application. Please indicate your specific area of interest. EOE

Buyer

Position Description

An A.M. Leonard Buyer is to perform all purchasing duties in a responsible manner, under the direction of the Purchasing Manager. These duties include maintaining pricing, inventory control, quality control and the direction of related accounting functions. Each Buyer is to become an integral part of the Purchasing Department through direct involvement in establishing department policies, procedures and forecasting.

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of purchasing, product information relating to individual suppliers and their warehousing methods and inventory control procedures
  • Communication skills both oral and written including proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary including telephone techniques and etiquette
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Ability to evaluate different purchasing/inventory control issues and make decisions based on A.M. Leonard’s policies and procedures
  • Interpret and explain existing policies and procedures relating to A.M. Leonard and analyze, evaluate and suggest modifications of purchasing methods and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer terminal and related software, calculator, fax machine and copier
  • Strong data entry skills and the ability to make basic arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately
  • The ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • The ability to plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines

Major Areas Of Accountability:

  • Processing of Purchase Orders: determine shipping method, establish new vendor files, provide additional required information to the purchase request, assure methods of procurement are in conformance with established policies and procedures and submit completed requests to the Purchasing Manager for approval
  • Prepare quotes related to supplies and equipment for corporate and inbound sales staff; discuss specifications and terms with management to assure that the specs/terms/conditions are sufficiently detailed and clear
  • Communicate with vendors regarding shipments, procedures, policies and other issues and maintain vendor files
  • Meet and establish business rapport with vendor representatives
  • Compose Pricing Letters
  • Issuance and follow up of Drop Ship orders with vendors / sales staff
  • Initiate and maintain quality control of all incoming product
  • Work alongside Product Managers to search for alternate suppliers who may provide better pricing and/or new or better product
  • Partner with Accounts Payable to resolve vendor payment issues

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience preferred.
  • High proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with an exceptional sense of urgency, follow up and drive to get things done right the first time every time.

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 jcorpus@amleo.com 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.

Available at Hire:

  • Paid Personal Time
    • Additional PTO (Paid Time Off) may be earned quarterly by meeting attendance guidelines
  • Accrual of Paid Vacation Time
    • 2 weeks for 1 - 4 years of service
    • 3 weeks after 5 years of service
  • Paid Holidays
  • Direct Deposit
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Purchase Discount
  • Fitness Center

Available on the first of the month following 90 days of employment:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Wellness Program
    • Additional PTO may be earned quarterly by participating in a company-sponsored Fitness Program and meeting attendance guidelines
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

Annual Enrollments:

  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Aflac

Available after 1 year of employment:

  • 401 (k) with company match
  • Service Recognition Program

***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.

 

 

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