Planting, mowing, pruning, irrigation — these are all crucial jobs in the landscape industry.
But there’s more. A lot more.
There are plenty of management jobs in the green industry, too. Unlike landscape crew positions, which don’t require college degrees, these management jobs typically require bachelor’s degrees.
There are jobs managing accounts, directing marketing efforts, working in sales and more.
Let’s take a look at a few management jobs in the landscape industry.
Account managers are responsible for managing a portfolio of commercial landscape maintenance accounts.
The account manager is the primary customer contact person and is responsible for the proactive management of the customer relationship and the property.
They inspect the property on a regular basis, sometimes as often as weekly, and provide quality control feedback to the production crews and the property owner or manager.
They offer suggestions on improvements to the property and are also responsible for the renewal of projects. They may also be involved in the management and selection of annual plant displays.
Good organization and communication skills are needed for this job.
Account manager salary can range from $40,000 to $70,000 per year (DOE) with a vehicle and bonuses.
Organized? Efficient? The operations manager position might be a good fit for you.
The operations manager schedules and directs personnel and resources toward providing quality, cost-effective service to clients.
Operations managers support the branch manager in estimating, budgeting, and client relations. The operations manager is responsible for client services, employee development, and safety.
They also have administrative and financial responsibilities. They work directly with account managers to make sure clients’ needs are being met.
Operation manager salary can range from $40,000 to $70,000 per year with a vehicle and bonuses.
A branch manager is responsible for the success of a landscape company branch, including planning, budgeting, personnel development, quality control, customer relations and business development.
Branch managers should have a good knowledge of plant material and horticultural practices, be organized and detail-oriented. A degree in landscape contracting, horticulture or business management may be required.
Branch manager salary can range from $55,000 to $100,000 per year with a vehicle and bonuses.
Business Development Managers
A business development manager is responsible for finding leads to develop new landscape accounts, developing estimates and negotiating costs to finalize contracts.
The business development manager maintains the schedule of jobs; obtains required permits; documents job progress; and communicates with customers from start to finish.
This job typically requires several years of experience in landscape construction management as well as in sales and marketing.
Strong organization skills and customer service skills are needed, too.
Average national salary: $65,000 to $75,000 with a car and bonuses that can take the total compensation over $100,000.
A marketing manager position is a creative job involving promoting the company and its services.
The manager might create print or video advertisements and literature about the company.
Marketing managers may also negotiate the contracts for various forms of advertising after forming a marketing budget. They work with team members to determine the best and most creative ways to advertise the company’s products or services.
They look for new markets that may require the company’s services. Managing social media accounts is also typically part of the job.
Marketing managers need to be detail and deadline-oriented and conscious of meeting budget restraints.
Average national salary: $68,000
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At Level Green Landscaping, we’re looking for driven people who value quality work and client relationships as much as we do. Our team members, from crew leaders to management, receive competitive pay and benefits, and they have the opportunity to move up within the company.
We love what we do, and we’re always looking for others who feel the same way.
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