Receptionist in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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 Receptionist who will grow at our Vancouver, WA office.

The Receptionist provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, and requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.

In this role you will:

  • Answer telephones and direct the caller to the appropriate associate or transfer a caller to an associate’s voice mailbox when the associate is unavailable.

  • Greet and direct visitors to the company providing direction and assistance.

  • Maintain logbook and visitor badges.

  • Open, sort and distribute mail. Coordinate the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

  • Assist in the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.

  • Maintain employee and other directories.

  • Maintain a friendly attitude while offering assistance and guidance to all persons entering the location, in person or on the telephone.

  • Assist all departments with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, collating and special projects.

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

  • Ability to sit for long periods in front of a computer is expected.

  • Frequent to constant repetitive hand and arm movements throughout the work day are required.

  • Occasional bending, squatting, twisting, turning and reaching.

  • Rarely will lift, push or pull more than 20 lbs.

The perfect person will have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge of secretarial and office administrative procedures

  • Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment prefer

  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy

  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Microsoft Office application experience a must.

  • Detail oriented and organized.

  • Proactive and independent.

  • Flexible and enthusiastic.

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.

  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

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.


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