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Landscaping Operations Manager - Midlothian, VA

Company: James River Grounds Management
Location: Midlothian
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

James River Grounds Management has an opening for an Operations Manager to lead our landscaping maintenance teams. This is a fast-paced role that offers a variety of activities including meeting with clients, walking properties, and managing crews. Our teams are our greatest assets, and we need a manager invested in guiding and mentoring employees, as well as achieving company goals and quality standards. This is a job that will keep you on the go and give you a high degree of control within your team.

At James River Grounds Management, you will find a positive and exciting work environment. We strive to impact those around us in a positive way whether they are clients, communities, or employees. This approach forms the foundation for how we run our business, service our clients, and treat one another. We value diversity and acknowledge that embracing each other's differences is critical to our success. If you share these values, we want to grow with you.

*Principal Responsibilities: *

* Support and communicate company vision, policies, procedures, and safety/training programs to all team employees.
* Be familiar with each job's specifications and ensure compliance with quality and efficiency standards.
* Work with management team to map out seasonal work schedules. Develop, communicate, and maintain schedules for maintenance work on all assigned jobs, coordinate manpower, equipment, and materials in a timely fashion.
* Perform inspections of equipment and vehicles to ensure that they are safe and maintained properly.
* Ensure client requests are responded to in a timely manner. Manage operational issues and quickly implement alternative and creative solutions. Communicate proactively and work in concert with the Client Management team to resolve client concerns when applicable.
* Manage and lead several maintenance teams. Participate in the hiring and successful onboarding of new team members. Encourage growth and development through training programs and succession planning. Provide coaching and timely feedback to optimize performance. Oversee and implement performance improvement processes when needed.

*Education & Experience Qualification: *

* High School degree required. Associates or bachelor's degree desirable.
* 2-4 years of experience as a supervisor/manager with proven ability to train, nurture and develop employees and determine leadership skills in others. General knowledge of irrigation systems and turf management programs.
* Possess applicable operating and/or applicators licenses necessary for geographic area of responsibility.

*Skills & Abilities Qualifications: *

* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to schedule multiple projects, prioritize work, and perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism.
* Exceptional problem-solving skills.
* Ability to work independently with a high level of accountability and responsibility for all activities of self and team.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to all levels of leadership, team members, and clients both verbally and written.
* Must be able to maintain confidentiality and trust when dealing with difficult, sensitive, and confidential issues.
* Strong working knowledge of computers with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with Aspire a plus.
* Travel required between client work sites, as well as other operational sites. Occasional travel to facilitate training may also be required.
* A valid driver's license with a clean record.

*Environmental Considerations: *

* Works around hazardous equipment with moving mechanical parts.
* Works outside in all weather conditions, including cold, heat, temperature swings.
* Works around excessive noise from machines, requiring hearing protection.
* Works in corridors with uneven terrain.
* May be exposed to nature, i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.
* May be exposed to fumes/odors, dust/mites, chemical and/or waste hazards.
* May be exposed to dogs and other animals.
* Work may be performed at varying heights above ground.

*Physical Requirements: *

* Must have the ability and endurance to perform tasks for at least 8-hour periods.
* Must understand and demonstrate proper safety procedures, abiding by all OSHA regulations, with the ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.
* Must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
* Must be able to wear PPE as necessary.
* Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous time a day.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.s

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Application Question(s):
* What is the largest number of people you have supervised at any one time?
* What is the most important thing to maintain a client relationship?

Experience:
* commercial landscape: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: James River Grounds Management, Richmond , Landscaping Operations Manager - Midlothian, VA, Executive , Midlothian, Virginia

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