Careers

Did you know that right here, practically in your own back yard, is the nation’s leading provider of quality products and superior service to the horticulture industry? In fact, AM Leonard, located in Piqua, OH, is has been in business over 130 years and we’re just getting started!

At AM Leonard, we grow, we innovate, we work hard…just like you, we do whatever it takes to get the job done. So what are you waiting for? Come grow with us today! Apply online now for open positions at A.M. Leonard!

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We are currently hiring for:

Graphic Designer
Associate Level Buyer
Distribution Center
Grounds Crew Foreman


Graphic Designer

A.M. Leonard Inc., one of the largest national horticultural tool and supply companies serving the green industry for over 130 years, is seeking an experienced graphic designer to assist in the layout and production of print catalogs, email campaigns, web graphics, and other design needs to impact sales and support A.M. Leonard. This position reports directly to the Creative Manager and works closely with the Marketing, Merchandising and Sales departments to determine creative requirements and to ensure timely delivery of graphic materials.

Main responsibilities include: page layout of print catalogs, sales materials, and internal communications; design of email and web banners and graphics; executing special projects as assigned including web advertising, signage, brochures; and leading/assisting on photo and video shoots as needed.


Required Education & Experience

  • Associate Degree in Graphic Design with minimum of 1-3 years of related experience.
  • Strong applied knowledge of current Mac-based Adobe Creative Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator).
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word.
  • HTML/CSS, FBML, video editing, experience highly desired.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities.
  • Proven ability to be highly organized while remaining calm within a tight production schedule.
  • Deadline-oriented with high attention to detail a must.
  • Ability to understand and promote product benefits and features, and to consistently standardize product copy per branding/competitive advantages.
  • Strong 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.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Hands-on experience in shooting video and photography highly desired.

A.M. Leonard offers compensation based on background and experience, an excellent benefits package and a superior work environment. Skills testing, background check and pre-employment drug testing are required.


Associate Level Buyer

Position Description
The Buyer supports internal customers to insure all products are properly quoted, ordered, delivered and available for shipment to our customers.
  • Process Purchase Orders; determine shipping methods and assure buying guidelines conform to established policies and procedures
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Prepare products quotes for corporate and inbound sales staff; discuss specifications and terms with management to assure the specs/terms/conditions are sufficiently detailed and clear
  • Maintain organized vendor files to include records of product lines, agreements, etc.
  • Communicate with sales staff regarding product information changes including pricing, shipping information, etc.
  • Aid in interpreting trend reports and predicting future sales
  • React to any changes in customer demand
  • Communicate with vendors regarding shipments, pricing and other issues
  • Compose Pricing Letters and update computer system with related information
  • Work in coordination with accounting to insure invoices are accurate

Competencies
Communication – Written and Verbal, Customer Focus, Decision Making, Problem Solving & Analysis, Mathematical Skills, Team Work, Initiative, Attention to Detail, Continuous Improvement.

Required Education & Experience

  • General knowledge of purchasing principles and practices
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Proven attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to evaluate different purchasing/inventory control issues and make decisions based on A.M. Leonard’s policies and procedures
  • Willingness to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer systems and programs
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Ability to plan and organize workload to meet schedules and timelines
  • Requires a high degree of understanding of assigned products/vendors

Preferred Education & Experience: Previous purchasing/buying experience

Distribution Center

We are adding to our Distribution Center core staff and seasonal staff. Whether you are in the Pick-to-Cart area or Receiving, you will receive proper training on all procedures and equipment to make you successful. We are hiring for receiving, pick to cart, pick to box, inventory control, and truck loading. While most positions can be filled with little DC experience, previous receiving or inventory control experience is ideal for the core staff positions.

Hours will vary (8a-5.30pm or 10a-6.30p) Monday-Friday with Saturdays and overtime as needed


Grounds Crew Foreman

Our Grounds Crew Foreman must have solid experience with plant and turf care, grounds maintenance, landscaping equipment and crew supervision. General duties to include:

  • Mows, trims, and edges
  • Land clearing
  • Plants grass, trees, shrubs, and flower beds
  • Prunes shrubs, trees, and evergreens
  • Applies insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers
  • Supervision of small grounds crew
  • Removes leaves and litter from grounds
  • Repairs fences, gates, walls
  • Operates lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saw, leaf blowers, tractor, back hoe, skid steer, and other associated equipment as properly trained
  • Assists maintenance mechanics as time allows

Hours are Monday-Friday 7.30a-4.00p

Come grow with us! Apply online for open positions.

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