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Wright Outdoor Solutions Nursery Plant Buyer/Receptionist in West Des Moines, Iowa

Title: Nursery Plant Buyer/Receptionist

Type: Full-Time/Non-Exempt

  • Answer telephone, screen and transfer calls to appropriate person or department.

  • Take Lead calls from customers.

  • Greet and welcome visitors with courtesy and professionalism.

  • Treat information in a discrete, confidential and professional manner.

  • Maintain front door security by responsibly granting manual access to visitors.

  • Receive incoming shipments, matches sales receipts and notifies the recipient.

  • Process outgoing mail.

  • Build and develop relationships with external vendors and suppliers.

  • Facilitate the procurement process, both with the internal team and external vendors, of plants and materials needed to complete scheduled appointments.

  • Prepare and process purchase orders/requests in timely manner to meet business needs.

  • Maintain purchasing records, keep vendor information current and reconcile monthly invoices.

  • Coordinate and schedule delivery of the plants and materials.

  • Maintain receptionist fax machine and distribute faxes as necessary.

  • Maintain office extension list, update and distribute.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as required.


  • Horticultural degree or 2 years-experience in related field.

  • Working horticulture knowledge and ability to provide suggestions for plant and material substitutions when necessary.

  • Demonstrate consistent attendance and work a weekly schedule (Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM).

  • Conduct oneself in a friendly and professional manner with all company clients, vendors, co-workers, and visitors to the company.

  • Ability to handle sensitive personnel matters in a confidential fashion.

  • Proficient with MS Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Strong organizational skills and tendencies; the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently; extremely detail oriented.

  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to identify issues, problem-solve and utilize critical thinking skills while working independently with minimal supervision.

Wright Outdoor Solutions Offers:

  • Industry Leading Pay

  • Excellent benefits including: 401K & Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) after 1 year of employment, medical insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance.

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.

  • Career advancement opportunities.

  • Support for continued education and professional certifications.

  • Unique and inviting work environment.

Pre-employment and post-hiring drug screening is a condition of employment.

To apply, please visit our website at and submit an application.