Bachman's has been in business since 1885, when founder Henry Bachman, Sr., planted potatoes, lettuce, onions, and squash on a plot of land in south Minneapolis. Today, that plot contains the firm's headquarters and acres of floral, gift, garden, and landscaping departments, and Bachman's has grown to be one of the largest traditional floral and nursery operations in the world. At present, Bachman's has six retail Floral, Gift, and Garden Centers in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and a floral presence in metro area Lunds and Byerly's stores. Bachman's also operates indoor and outdoor landscaping divisions, a nursery wholesale division, seven acres of greenhouses, and a 670-acre growing range near Lakeville, Minnesota, which produces many of the plants, flowers, and landscaping products sold through Bachman's locations. Bachman's fleet of purple floral trucks delivers over 5,000 packages during an average week. For a busy Valentine's Day week, Bachman's will use over 180 delivery vehicles, including purple trucks, private cars, and two cab services to deliver over 24,000 purple packages.
Customer Service: Greet and assist customers, vendors, etc. Process customer acknowledgments and invoices. Contact credit department for all charge or check approvals.
Information Systems duties: Develop printing schedules and print a variety of mgmt reports as needed. Develop, maintain, and process P.O’s and receiving, and returns for nursery product. Maintain product description and customer information databases. Work with IS on programming issues and overall Information Systems of the Lakeville Nursery operations.
Clerical support for Lakeville Nursery Departments: Word processing and spreadsheet duties. Develop nursery retail and wholesale catalog and signage. Order and maintain office supplies inventories. Answer phones. Produce direct mail and other marketing pieces. Develop and coordinate record keeping and filing systems. Balance and process, and deposit daily sales up to $100,000+. Develop and coordinate office management and operations systems.
High school diploma plus two-year certificate in office/clerical/accounting OR four years office experience including computerized inventory and purchasing systems, accounts payable, general bookkeeping, etc. Expert skills in MS Office applications, Excellent math and communication skills. Must have excellent organizational skills and have demonstrated ability to prioritize daily work with a minimum of daily supervision. Horticultural background &experience preferred.