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See Positions for: Sales | Secretary | Hardscape Crew Member | Landscaping Crew Member | Hardscape Foreman

Sales

As a sales associate, you will be designing and bidding on projects. This position is working with customer quote requests received via phone or our website. It does not involve cold calling. At the beginning of employment, this position will require part time work on the landscape and hardscape crews to learn the details of our trade.

Responsibilities & Requirements of the position:

  • Conducting phone interviews with potential clients
  • Meeting clients for jobsite consultations
  • Designing landscapes, landscape lighting, & outdoor living areas
  • Estimating projects
  • Meeting clients for proposal reviews

The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy being a valued team member
  • Build positive and collaborative relationships
  • Able to lead the conversation
  • Be people-oriented

Job Summary

The focus of this position is working with and through others, building and maintaining relationships, and working closely and accurately within established guidelines. There is a need for an effective communicator, someone who is able to stimulate and motivate others while being aware of and responsive to their needs and concerns. There will be many different people to meet and work with. The person in this position must be friendly and genuinely interested in the business, agenda, and needs of others, including the company, its management, the team, the company's customers, or all of the above. A persuasive, teaching style of communication is required to communicate the company's policies, programs, and systems. A faster-than- average pace will be the norm for this position. Detail work is a major focus of the job, and those details need to be handled quickly, correctly, and efficiently. This portion of the work will often focus on relationships with others; correct handling of details dealing with others is necessary to maintain and grow relationships. If the job involves managing others, following up carefully, closely, and cheerfully is required to ensure both correct work and maintenance of the relationships. Necessary corrections must be made in a constructive, supportive manner. As time is usually a factor, the work must be done on time, as well as correctly. In general, this is a position where guidelines, structure, and established policies must be followed fairly closely while working with and for others.

Job Characteristics

  • Each day different from the next; especially in personal interactions Fast-paced environment Multiple projects going simultaneously.
  • Very socially-focused; requires "how can I help you?" attitude Lots of attention spent on building and maintaining relationships, especially where helping, not pressuring, others fosters the relationship.
  • Adherence to established guidelines and procedures is important Important to involve others in the decision-making; there is a need to build consensus rather than make decisions alone.
  • Open, owing communication is important Position requires working with and through others, especially in a helping role There is a need for a persuasive, "selling" (rather than "telling") communication style.
  • Team environment: a leader must be willing to jump in and roll up his/her sleeves to help out when necessary Need someone who leads by example, with first-hand knowledge of area of expertise Strong, friendly follow-up necessary on tasks delegated to ensure proper results.

If you feel like you would be a great fit for this position, please give us a call at (717) 341-0540.

Secretary

This position may begin as part-time work. Jobsite photography, social media management, and organizing events are tasks that may be added if desired. The individual will spend most of their time working in the office located in East Earl, with the possibility of spending some time working remotely.

Requirements & Responsibilities of Position

  • Answering phone calls
  • Responding to leads delivered through our website
  • Conducting phone interviews with potential clients
  • Handling accounts payable & receivable

The ideal candidate will:

  • Cooperate well with others
  • Be consistent with repetitive work
  • Work thoroughly with attention to detail
  • Enjoy consistent workload
  • Be able to pace themselves

If you feel like you would be a great fit for this position, please give us a call at (717) 341-0540.

Hardscape Crew Member

As a hardscape crew member, you will be assisting with job layouts, reading prints, installation of segmented walls & paving systems.Experience in landscape, masonry, or general construction beneficial but on-the-job training and industry certifications are provided. Willow Gates Landscaping is an established design/build company serving Lancaster, Chester, Berks & surrounding areas.

Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Installation of patios & retaining walls
  • Installation of outdoor kitchens & driveways
  • Lifting 50+ pounds

The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy seeing their ideas in action
  • Appreciate a flexible work environment
  • Enjoy building positive & collaborative relationships

Job Summary

The focus of this position is friendly, congenial, and outgoing communication skills with an emphasis on interacting with individuals at all levels in an organization comfortably. This role requires a very empathetic communicator, someone who is able to reach and stimulate others while being aware of and responsive to their needs and interests. The ideal candidate would be very unselfish in style; someone who derives satisfaction from doing things for other people and being liked and respected for doing so. The role requires qualities such as patience and understanding, someone who is a particularly good listener. People will nd this person easy to talk to and will feel no pressure from this relaxed approach. A good candidate’s unselfish and uncritical interest in others is helpful in developing and maintaining personal relationships, as is their ability to recognize and understand widely differing points of view. This individual will subordinate their own interests to those of others, including the customer, company management, or the team of which they are part. This job requires little personal involvement with details and allows freedom from strict adherence to company policy. The pace of this job is steady and allows a relatively unhurried pace. This position requires involvement with some repetitive work, particularly repeat and long-term contact and communication with people. The primary goals and initiatives of this role are clearly established, and the manager will establish the priorities. The primary requirements of this role are to understand and get along well with individuals at all levels in the organization, customers, and/or others business partners.

Job Characteristics

  • Relatively unchanging environment Operated in stable teams, with people Unhurried environment with a focus on communication, rather than strict accuracy of precise technical/administrative details.
  • Requires a strong service orientation; a self-less approach Catalyst for collaborative, team interaction Initiates cooperative contact with people in a wide range of jobs May provide coaching, empathetic support to others.
  • Guidelines and support are available for decision-making Priorities are set and monitored by the manager Must accept the ideas or decisions of others, particularly with new decisions or ideas Decisions are made in a consensus-driven, supportive environment.
  • Influential communicator of ideas, programs, or decisions originated by management Requires open, owing communication, focused on what others need Requires excellent listening and very patient and approachable demeanor.
  • Must trust others easily and readily delegate responsibility and authority. Must make use of available resources to handle details. Delegated tasks require little follow-up, and the approach to delegation should be very casual and friendly. Requires approachable leader who is more part of the team rather than an authoritative leader. Collaboration in decision-making and other job activities is essential.

If you feel like you would be a great fit for this position, please give us a call at (717) 341-0540.

Landscaping Crew Member

As a hardscape crew member, you will be assisting with job layouts, reading prints, installation of segmented walls & paving systems.Experience in the landscape industry beneficial but training is provided. Willow Gates Landscaping is an established design/build company serving Lancaster, Chester, Berks & surrounding areas.

  • Requirements & Responsibilities:
    • Installation & maintenance of landscape
    • Installation of water features & landscape lighting
    • Lifting 50+ pounds
    The ideal candidate will:
    • Work thoroughly with attention to details
    • Enjoy working with others
    • Achieve goals consistently

Job Summary

The focus of this position is friendly, congenial, and outgoing communication skills with an emphasis on interacting with individuals at all levels in an organization comfortably. This role requires a very empathetic communicator, someone who is able to reach and stimulate others while being aware of and responsive to their needs and interests. The ideal candidate would be very unselfish in style; someone who derives satisfaction from doing things for other people and being liked and respected for doing so. The role requires qualities such as patience and understanding, someone who is a particularly good listener. People will nd this person easy to talk to and will feel no pressure from this relaxed approach. A good candidate’s unselfish and uncritical interest in others is helpful in developing and maintaining personal relationships, as is their ability to recognize and understand widely differing points of view. This individual will subordinate their own interests to those of others, including the customer, company management, or the team of which they are part. This job requires little personal involvement with details and allows freedom from strict adherence to company policy. The pace of this job is steady and allows a relatively unhurried pace. This position requires involvement with some repetitive work, particularly repeat and long-term contact and communication with people. The primary goals and initiatives of this role are clearly established, and the manager will establish the priorities. The primary requirements of this role are to understand and get along well with individuals at all levels in the organization, customers, and/or others business partners.

Job Characteristics

  • Relatively unchanging environment Operated in stable teams, with people Unhurried environment with a focus on communication, rather than strict accuracy of precise technical/administrative details.
  • Requires a strong service orientation; a self-less approach Catalyst for collaborative, team interaction Initiates cooperative contact with people in a wide range of jobs May provide coaching, empathetic support to others.
  • Guidelines and support are available for decision-making Priorities are set and monitored by the manager Must accept the ideas or decisions of others, particularly with new decisions or ideas Decisions are made in a consensus-driven, supportive environment.
  • Influential communicator of ideas, programs, or decisions originated by management Requires open, owing communication, focused on what others need Requires excellent listening and very patient and approachable demeanor.
  • Must trust others easily and readily delegate responsibility and authority. Must make use of available resources to handle details. Delegated tasks require little follow-up, and the approach to delegation should be very casual and friendly. Requires approachable leader who is more part of the team rather than an authoritative leader. Collaboration in decision-making and other job activities is essential.

If you feel like you would be a great fit for this position, please give us a call at (717) 341-0540.

Hardscape Foreman

As a hardscape foreman, you will be supervising the hardscape crew, reading prints and elevation details. You will also be supervising QC and client interactions as well as scheduling materials. A hardscape foreman must have the following traits:

  • Restless
  • Ability to drive
  • Opportunities to work at a faster than average pace
  • Mobility
  • Clarify of tasks and duties
  • Delivery of high-quality products and services
  • Manage multiple priorities
  • Take the initative

Job Summary

The focus of this job centers around producing timely results that are high quality and accurate. Benefiting from an analytical, inquiring, and critical mind, this job requires imagination and strong problem-solving skills, but with a strong technical orientation. The job requires an ability to deal with abstract concepts, systems, and ideas and all of that in an organized and self-disciplined way. It also requires that serious consideration be given to all possibly related facts and potential problems. This job demands deep knowledge and expertise and to do it successfully depends on understanding detailed information. Intellectual confidence is important in this job and to do it well requires close, hands-on involvement, careful follow-up, and very disciplined, and limited, delegation. This job is technically demanding and ‘strictly business’, with little need for influential ‘people interactions’. Central to this job is the need to weigh all decisions carefully and thoroughly, based on expertise in order to avoid unpredictable risk. Getting the job done and getting it done right is the two, equal, drivers for this job, and that may create conflict.

Job Characteristics

  • Fast-paced environment with a focus on timely, correct results.
  • Technical, intellectual focus Great deal of attention devoted to getting results that are timely and accurate Demanding, critical, and exacting with close follow-up and limited delegation Reserved and content when supported by detailed information.
  • Decisions are made based on careful understanding of all available information; detailed technical knowledge; expertise and serious considerations for all sides of the issue/problem.
  • Needs time to make the right decision and cannot be pressured to make quick decisions.
  • Reserved communication; ‘strictly business’ communicates accurate information and provides all sides of the issue.
  • Demanding, critical and exacting.
  • Needs opportunities to use/demonstrate ‘know-how' and expertise in finding creative solutions to problems, with relative freedom from organizational involvements.
  • Delegation is usually given to those who have proven to be highly dependable and precise.
  • Leadership style likely involves high expectations for subordinates and a high degree of review following each task.

If you feel like you would be a great fit for this position, please give us a call at (717) 341-0540.