Careers at Kobes

Kobes Nurseries Inc is looking for passionate energetic people to join our expanding company. If you like challenges are a problem solver and enjoy learning we want to hear from you. We offer competitive salary based on professional skills and experience. Opportunities for advancement and continuing education are also available. For further information please email sales@kobesnurseries.com.

 

Front Desk Customer Service

Kobes Nurseries located in Durham region east of Oshawa has been a family owned and operated business for more than 50 years. Noted for its quality, service and supplying the landscape industry with ornamental nursery stock. At Kobes Nurseries we offer a challenging, fun, flexible and fast paced environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.

IMPORTANT: This a full time seasonal job starting April 1st, 2024 until the end of November 2024. The hours are 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, and is NOT a part time job. The job is available each season for someone who wants continuous seasonal employment. This specific job is not appropriate for students or people who are not available for full time employment Monday thru Friday.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in preparation for opening and closing the office
  • Responsible for preparing invoices, credit notes, refunds and packing slips
  • Ensure sales transactions are completed in an accurate manner
  • Responsible for reconciling credit/debit card transactions
  • Maintain accounts receivable and accounts payable files
  • Actively greeting customers and assisting in a professional and efficient way
  • Answering all phone calls and transferring to appropriate staff member
  • Directing customers to appropriate staff when unable to assist yourself
  • Maintain safety files and employees records such as signing off on safety policies, employee handbooks
  • Gathers information for new employee files
  • Requests appropriate information for credit checks and wholesale applications
  • Organizing daily batch slips and bringing to appropriate location
  • Data entry when requested by staff members
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications

  • Having plant knowledge is an advantage, but not a must
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking
  • Problem solving

If you would like to be part of a fun, lively and hard working team that strives for excellence please send your resume in confidence to sales@kobesnurseries.com or fax to 905-263-4431

Please note that while we appreciate your interest in Kobes Nurseries Inc., only those candidates who successfully meet our criteria will be contacted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your employment search!

AZ Driver

Kobes Nurseries located in Durham region east of Oshawa has been a family owned and operated business for 55 years. Noted for its quality, service and supplying the landscape industry with ornamental nursery stock. At Kobes Nurseries we offer a challenging, fun, flexible and fast paced environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.

We are currently looking for an AZ driver to deliver nursery stock primarily in the GTA and surrounding areas from our home base in Clarington. Our drivers are home each night, have the opportunity to work outdoors and interact with a group of passionate people who love their industry.

What would your responsibilities be?

  • Deliver the nursery stock to wholesale client sites and assist with the unloading of materials. 
  • As a representative of the company, the driver will ensure all clients are treated in a highly professional manner following customer service policies, procedures and standards
  • Drivers will be required to wear personal protective equipment appropriate for the task, such as safety footwear, hard hats and reflective vests. 
  • As outlined by applicable provincial and federal regulations, the driver is responsible for vehicle inspections, a driver’s logbook, bills of lading and other daily paperwork. 
  • Report any driving infractions (tickets and charges) to the Office Manager immediately, whether personal or on company business
  • Assist when necessary in loading and securing nursery stock
  • Perform other duties as required 

These are the requirements we are looking for.

  • AZ license 
  • Clean Abstract 
  • Knuckle boom crane operator certificate (Experience preferred, but willing to train)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform physical work including, but not limited to, lifting nursery stock (50lbs), materials, tools and/or equipment and working outside in all weather conditions. 
  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude. 
  • Ability to work within time constraints and manage stressful situations with a mature demeanour.
  • Mechanical and/or welding experience an asset

How to apply?


If you would like to be part of a fun, lively and hard-working team that strives for excellence please send your resume in confidence to sales@kobesnurseries.com

Opportunity for full time and part time positions. Willing to hire physically fit, semi-retired individuals. 

Please note that while we appreciate your interest in Kobes Nurseries Inc., only those candidates who successfully meet our criteria will be contacted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your employment search.

Outside Sales and Customer Service Rep.

Kobes Nurseries located in Durham region east of Oshawa has been a family owned and operated business for more than 50 years. Noted for its quality, service and supplying the landscape industry with ornamental nursery stock. At Kobes Nurseries we offer a challenging, fun, flexible and fast paced environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with their plant requirements including pricing, sizing and answering any questions they may have
  • Assist clients in the safe and proper loading of nursery stock into their trucks
  • Provide clients with accurate quotations in a timely manner
  • Assist in the monitoring and maintaining of adequate inventory levels

Key Qualifications

  • Diploma in horticulture or equivalent experience
  • Strong customer service focused
  • Ability to perform some physical work including but not limited to lifting nursery stock
  • Ability to organize multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Maintain a valid ‘G’ driver’s license

If you would like to be part of a fun, lively and hard working team that strives for excellence please send your resume in confidence to sales@kobesnurseries.com or fax to 905-263-4431

Please note that while we appreciate your interest in Kobes Nurseries Inc., only those candidates who successfully meet our criteria will be contacted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your employment search!

Inside Sales and Customer Service Rep.

Kobes Nurseries located in Durham region east of Oshawa has been a family owned and operated business for more than 50 years. Noted for its quality, service and supplying the landscape industry with ornamental nursery stock. At Kobes Nurseries we offer a challenging, fun, flexible and fast paced environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with their plant requirements including pricing, sizing and answering any questions they may have
  • Provide clients with accurate quotations in a timely manner
  • Assist in the monitoring and maintaining of adequate inventory levels
  • Sourcing and purchasing of plant material as needed from other suppliers

Key Qualifications

  • Diploma in horticulture or equivalent experience
  • Strong customer service focused
  • Proficiency in MS Office software(Word, Excel)
  • Ability to organize multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Maintain a valid ‘G’ drivers license

If you would like to be part of a fun, lively and hard working team that strives for excellence please send your resume in confidence to sales@kobesnurseries.com or fax to 905-263-4431

Please note that while we appreciate your interest in Kobes Nurseries Inc., only those candidates who successfully meet our criteria will be contacted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your employment search!