Landscape Design & Sales Representative
Company: Apex Landscaping Inc.
Posted on: January 15, 2022
The Landscape Designer with a sales component. - -The landscape
designer will design and sell their projects to residential and
commercial clients. -The landscape designer is directly responsible
for the client experience throughout the design process. The
landscape designer will plan and design a variety of projects that
include soft-scaping and hardscaping for the clients.
Builds and maintains a network of sources from which to identify
new sales leads.
Meet with clients and leads to identify and understand their
product, design, and vision needs; identify and suggest products
and services meet those needs based on designs and budget utilizing
sales call forms.
Call prospects to accurately assess the scope of the project and
determine interest, provide general information, and set up
Collaborates with the client, sales representatives, sales manager,
and/or other project participants to understand project assignment,
intended design layouts, and budget.
Develop and present plans based on what the client has requested in
a manner that the client can visualize.
Ability to analyze current plants, soils, light conditions, and
style/architecture of the client's house to create harmonious and
aesthetically-pleasing outcomes of the site.
Assist in gathering information, including Plat of Survey, photos
of the site, and measurements necessary to complete the design.
Responsible to support sales staff to obtain permits.
Check with the schedule board and construction supervisor to give
the client an approximate start date
Communicate special material needs with Material Manager. -Discuss
substitutions if need be.
Knowledge of horticulture and plant identification.
Meet with construction supervisor to explain job and anything that
might need special attention.
Meet with construction supervisor and/or foremen on-site to discuss
and/or layout job.
Confer with clients, engineers, and building architects to
understand projects if applicable.
Introduce construction supervisor and foreman to the client.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of surveying.
Communicate with clients on their job status, and address any
concerns, and problems that arise. Provide conflict resolution.
Make a final check on the status of the job with a focus on
"attention to detail". -Try to make this inspection, as the crew is
finishing the job, so any last-minute details can be corrected
while the crew is still on site.
Inspect the site, review customer ideas and design alternatives,
discuss budget considerations, and define design objectives.
Prepare Schematic, preliminary and final drawings for the
Perform general drafting work such as site plans, maps, and working
sketches. -Ability to draft, freehand use CAD as tools to complete
Knowledgeable with importing, layering, and amending plats, plots,
and topographic surveys.
Develop proposed designs. -Use information concerning customer
needs, product availability and suitability, and design principles
to create marketable designs and complete scale drawings.
Develop cost estimates. -Use published price information for
varieties and sizes of the product proposed, along with labor cost
estimates, if installation is considered.
Review design and cost estimates with customers.
Modify plans as appropriate to meet customer desires and finalize
Meet with Project Manager to review designs on a project for
Visit sites to review installation progress or assist in layout in
a special situation.
Make follow-up contacts with customers to ensure satisfaction
Maintain reference files, assist other designers with problems as
requested, review general progress of design work, and assist
manager in planning and other work.
Confirm in writing all agreements, change orders, decisions,
assignments, and follow up
Maintain a personal reference portfolio that includes reduced color
renderings, letters of compliment or reference, photos of completed
Prepares drafts of design work and provides samples to clients or
other appropriate staff or departments for review.
Revises projects as necessary based on the collaborative feedback
Consults with graphics manager, art director, and/or other team
members as needed on complex or specialized projects.
Prepares print orders and assembly instructions on notification of
Maintains records of billable project time as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite or
other similar design software.
Organized with attention to detail.
Ability to work independently on an assignment.
Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
Extensive knowledge of perennials, shrubs, and trees.
Dynascape Design and Dynascape Color
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; or equivalent work experience in
Landscape Design and related disciplines.
General computer skills required with Auto-CAD experience being a
- - - - - - - - -Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
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