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Associate Account Manager

The Associate Account Manager program at A.M. Leonard Company is an entry-level sales position working with business-to-business customers. This position earns a base hourly rate and uncapped commission along with bonus potential. We continue to build on our 130-year legacy of providing quality products and superior service to the horticultural industry. When you join our team you’ll become part of an innovative culture that helps our customers grow and prosper. Our culture, our environment, our services and products, and most of all, our people, make this a great place to work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years of Customer Relations and selling experience with an interest in building relationships with current and potential accounts (retail and food service experience is acceptable)
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a high degree of ownership and accountability for achieving results
  • Outstanding relationship skills with the ability to build rapport and trust
  • Proven record of success in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment
  • Ability to quickly learn new information and adapt to a changing industry
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills, both written and oral.
  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills; candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured, evolving environment
  • Digitally savvy; strong proficiency with MS Office and the internet as a research and sales tool along with strong keyboarding skills

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Competitive compensation:
  • Base hourly rate with uncapped commission and bonus potential
  • Monthly and annual bonus programs
  • Average first-year earnings: $28,000 - $30,000

Extensive training program, Onsite gym, Casual work environment, 401(k) with company vesting and matching

Medical, vision, dental insurance, Superior work environment

Send resume to Angela Lewis, Human Resources Generalist, at alewis@amleo.com.

 

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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 celebrating its 131ST anniversary this year 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!

We are adding to our Distribution Center staff for our upcoming peak season. 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.
These positions are seasonal and will be contracted through an agency. Contracted associates are able to apply for Full-Time positions with AM Leonard as they become available.

Apply in person at 241 Fox Drive, Piqua, OH 45356.


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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