Commercial Sales Lead in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 8/27/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Commercial Sales Lead who will join our Hawthorne team.


The Commercial Sales Lead (CSL) is responsible for maximizing profitable sales growth in all accounts within their assigned geography. Results are achieved through execution of agreed to sales, marketing plans and leading people. Lead team to establish relationships with commercial licensed cultivators, consultants, QCRs, regional alternative channels and industry associations. In addition, the CSL is responsible for identifying and communicating regional insights through appropriate sales and marketing channels.


What you’ll do in this role:

  • Maximize growth opportunities within assigned geographical region.

  • Implementation and execution of Customer and Company Strategic Plans

  • Partner with Regional Field Leadership (MSO Procurement Mgrs, QCRs, Consultants,EDs ) at our largest cultivators to create mutually beneficial sales programs to drive incremental shipments, and market share thru Hawthorne 360

  • Collaborate with HGC category, Business Development, and Business Execution teams to optimize cultivation recommendations, inventory parameters and promotional strategies based on Regional trends and competitive threats

  • Collaborate with HGC Tech Services team to ensure best in class cultivation, build outs, troubleshooting & centralized procurement.

  • Identify & communicate local insights and competitive activity to influence marketing plans, tactics, and regional product developments & promotions.

  • Lead talent management initiatives including managing performance, coaching and developing others.

  • Build effective teams through attracting, retaining, and developing talent to meet market needs aligned to sales growth plan.

  • Maintain the Regional Battle Rhythm that assures productive team activities.

  • Manage assigned resources effectively (people and financial).

  • Meet all administrative and compliance requirements.

  • Drive the utilization of technical tools to increase productivity and maximize administrative efficiencies.

  • Ensure  safe work environment for all associates.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • 10 years of sales / account management experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred or equivalent experience.

  • Previous cultivation experience a plus

  • Previous supervisory / management experience.

  • Experience building strong internal and external partnerships with key decision makers.

  • Outstanding communication and time management skills

  • Strong computer skills required including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350) 

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.