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GGSPro Technical Specialist

GGSPro Technical Specialist
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is one of horticultures premier distributors, serving greenhouse and nursery growers for more than 65 years with an outstanding reputation for operational excellence, high-quality products and superior customer service. The Griffin family of businesses leverages its combined strengths to deliver an Altogether. Better. experience to our customers. We operate 15 fully stocked service centers, serving all 50 states with a complete mix of hard goods, construction services and more.We seek the industries best and brightest talent to join our Altogether. Better. team.
Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Technical Support Manager, the Technical Support Specialist fields calls from customers regarding disease and pest management. This person makes recommendations and uses their own judgment to solve these issues directly with the customer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-Make treatment & growing recommendations to customers in response to technical inquires by phone, email and fax in a timely & professional manner.
- Answer questions from Customer Service Department & Outside Sales Representatives as it relates to solving customers plant disease and pest management issues. Required to problem solve & making recommendations using own judgment.
- Represent, support & promote Griffin?s products to customers through presentations, tradeshows and telephone contact..
- Identifies and resolves problems and make suggests for appropriate corrective action.
- Uses sound judgment in making accurate recommendations to customers.
- Conduct water tests and facilitate sending results with recommendations to customers.
- Coordinate pesticide recertification credits for Griffin sponsored events with the individual State?s Department of Agriculture.
- Research, & gather information to create quarterly articles for the customer newsletter (Griffin Gazette) & monthly articles for the Technical Bulletin.
- Give presentations on technical topics to customers in small & large venues.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
- Project Management - Develops and coordinates projects.
- Interpersonal Skills ? Interacts effectively at all levels within organization & customer base.
- Verbal Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
- Teamwork - Builds morale and group commitments to goals and objectives by working within the team.
- Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
- Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
- Planning/Organizing - Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks by developing realistic action plans.
- Professionalism -Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
-Adaptability - Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
- Innovation - Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Education and/or Experience: Education in Horticulture or equivalent years experience necessary. 5+ years of Horticultural experience required, with specific knowledge of plant disease & pest management.
Language Skills: Ability to create or generate computerized reports and memos to communicate status to supervisor and/or owners. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, peers, and customers.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to collect data, establish facts, and develop a working solution to obtain missing information. Complete understanding of all accounting functions and the best way to obtain missing information. Must possess the ability to work with various internal and external personalities at every level within an organization; must be able to maintain composure during stressful and often changing environments; must be able to work effectively and calmly with short deadlines and situational conflicts.
Computer Skills: To be effective in this position, the individual must have good Microsoft office product knowledge and experience conducting research on the internet.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To perform this job, the employee must be able to sit for long periods of time, work in front of a computer screen for the majority of the day, use the telephone for the majority of the day, and bend and reach to file records.
Job description:
GGSPro Horticulture Technical Specialist- Expansion has created the need for additional staff. GGSPro is the technical support division of Griffin. We provide a wide range of support and education to greenhouse and nursery growers of ornamental, vegetable, and medicinal crops throughout the United States. The ideal candidate will have a broad background in horticulture and have the ability to effectively communicate with growers. The work is fast paced, supporting many sales reps and grower customers each day. Writing and public presentation skills are required. The GGSPro team works closely together so being a good team player is essential. Occasional travel is required.
Job Requirements
Education, training, experience:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture is required.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the horticultural industry
Griffin is EOE/ADA and E-verify compliant
Locations
Morgantown, PA
All interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to jobs@griffinmail.com.
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All submitted resumes will be reviewed by our Human Resources Department. We will contact you if we determine you to be qualified for the available position. If we find that we do not have a position available that suits your experience and qualifications, we will retain your information for one year and contact you if an appropriate position becomes available. Thank you for your interest in Griffin Greenhouse Supplies.
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other protected classifacation under the law.
Griffin will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, salary, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment and discharge.

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