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Inside Sales Coordinator Co-Op (Summer Internship) in Portland, OR at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 4/27/2019

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’re looking for an Inside Sales Associate/Coordinator in Vancouver, WA

Our internship program is designed to cultivate the professional growth of
students through a dynamic work environment. You will work on meaningful projects and have opportunities to learn from
industry leaders. We are committed to your development but will also rely
on you to bring new knowledge, new ideas and innovation into our

In this role, you will:

Provide phone and email support for the CSO, Sales Manager and Account Managers.
Responsible for field customer calls and emails in a timely fashion.
Manage stores in the territory with annual sales of $100K or less.
Represent the company at customer events, grand openings and tradeshows.
Responsible for putting together samples and marketing packages/posters for customers.
Assist with quoting customers and submitting to the pricing group.
Assist in scheduling store visits (shared calendar).
Send out approved email blasts on new products, stock issues and tips.
Assist, prepare and attend customer events.
Assist with RMA and accounting issues.
Trade show support.
Responsible for new customer and customer anniversary mailings.
Responsible for preparing customer performance Thank you cards.
Visio and power point assistance.
Assist with sales presentations for executive meetings.

Assist as necessary with supplier contracts.

Provide assistance for the National Sales Meeting.
Prepare and send samples, literature and SWAG to customers.

The perfect person will:
Be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school.
Possess strong analytical and leadership skills.
Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication.
Prioritize collaboration and problem solving.
Manage multiple tasks and is detailed-oriented.
Have prior internship experience (preferred but not required).

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.