Product Specialist (Northern California) in undefined at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 1/11/2022

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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 Product Specialist who will grow with us in Northern California.

The function of the Product Specialist is to provide knowledgeable sales support to retailers and growers in California and surrounding states.  By representing our Nutrient and Growing Media brands, the Product Specialist will help generate revenue for our company by educating and selling our preferred brands. This position reports directly to the Regional Sales Director.

In this role you will:

  • Become the leading authority for our Signature Nutrient and Signature Growing Media offering

  • Field customer calls and emails in a timely fashion

  • Ability to travel frequently overnight

  • Represent the company at customer events, grand openings and trade shows 

  • Put together samples and marketing packages/posters for customers

  • Submit marketing inventory requests

  • Run reports and analyzing them for opportunities

  • Set up displays and assure our brands have shelf appeal 

  • Send out approved email blasts on new products, stock issues and tips

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  • Learn and understand our customers and industry

  • Work closely with respective field sales team to increase customer awareness and grow revenue

The perfect person will have:

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively

  • Highly organized

  • Gardening/Horticulture experience preferred

  • Experience in customer service field preferred

  • Flexible schedule including the ability to work some weekends throughout the year

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Doc, CRM/Salesforce

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • 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.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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.

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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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law