Sales Representative Opportunity

Sales Representative – Outdoor Power Equipment – Retail Sales

Our client is searching for a friendly, service-oriented Sales Representative. This position is a full-time opportunity in a growing, family-oriented organization, where they provide a great environment for their employees to succeed by having stable leadership, top brands, exceptional after-sale support, an experienced team and a terrific 67-year reputation. They are the foremost leader in their industry and need top Sales Representatives to serve their customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communication – Effectively communicating to homeowners and commercial customers the key features and benefits of our products.
  • People Skills – Building a strong customer base.
  • Sales Accountability – Consistent follow-up that creates predictable sales.

Key Attributes

  • Enjoys being part of the team working successfully with all residential and commercial customers.
  • Loves multitasking; able to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously.
  • Friendly, service-oriented, organized and ability to work toward goal achievement.

Key Requirements

  • Previous Sales Experience preferably in the capital equipment industry
  • Relevant educational background – Undergraduate degree, preferred

Work Details

  • Full time position up to 55 hours a week, Monday through Saturday; No work on Sundays
  • First year earning potential of $45,000 to $75,000
  • Medical, dental, life insurance, employer match 401(k) program and paid time off offered

Our client, Weingartz, is a retail dealer of high quality outdoor power equipment, which includes everything from chain saws to lawn tractors to 100-horsepower diesel tractors. Our customers include homeowners, landscapers, golf courses, cemeteries, rental yards and municipalities. Weingartz is a company that values employees and have many that have been with us for 20+ years. We are looking for honest, hard-working employees who can expect to be compensated according to their results. We have five locations in Michigan – Ann Arbor, Clarkston, Farmington Hills, Cedar Springs and Utica. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED applicants may send resumes to

Marketing Team Leader Opportunity

Marketing Team Leader Opportunity – Creative Hands On Role

Our client, a wholesale distributor of quality engine and outdoor power equipment parts is seeking an experienced, creative, service-oriented Marketing Team Leader. Our client strives to provide our customers with what they want, when they want it and how they want it. As the Marketing Team Leader you must have the ability to create fully integrated programs to help grow sales through creative promotions, advertising, informative newsletters, training and custom marketing materials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all marketing, advertising and promotional staff and activities.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining marketing strategies in conjunction with sales department goals to meet agreed company objectives and ROI with a measurable plan.
  • Evaluate customer research, market conditions, competitor data and implement marketing plan alterations as needed.
  • Responsible to manage and deliver marketing activity within agreed budget.
  • Develop and implement a plan to push product, working with all departments for its execution.
  • Attend, participate, facilitate and present at networking events to promote dealer relationships.
  • Provide fanatical customer service working with customers,
  • Create, print and effectively utilize magazine/newspaper, brochure, flier, banner/sign and postcard in promotions.
  • Setup and manage Social Media, Catalogs, Programs, Trade Shows and Webinars.
  • Key Attributes

  • Marketing Skills – Enjoys researching ideas and applying creative techniques to deliver effective marketing campaigns
  • Leadership Accountability – demonstrates high level of professionalism
  • People Skills – Proactively establishes and maintains professional internal and external relationships aligned with company values.
  • Communication – Comfortable engaging and presenting to Customers, Dealers and Management.
  • Planning – Organizes, prioritizes and manages projects with ease to meet deadlines.
  • Written Communication – Keen attention to detail with strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Key Requirements

  • 7-10 years of overall marketing experience.
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics to meet requirements.
  • Proven ability to oversee all development and execution of marketing, advertising and promotional staff activities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop and InDesign
  • Microsoft MapPoint, PosterShop and PrintShop Mail, preferred
  • Relevant educational background – Undergraduate degree, preferred
  • Work Details

  • Full time salaried position 40-45 hours a week, Monday through Friday
  • Medical, dental, life insurance, employer match 401(k) program and paid time off offered
  • Position is located in Richmond, Michigan on 32 Mile Road
  • This is a wonderful leadership development opportunity to take charge of a small marketing department and grow the team as the services provided grows under your expertise.

    Our client, Power Equipment Distributors is a family owned distributor of premium outdoor power equipment and parts to dealers throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Missouri and Wisconsin. “Our mission is to be your best source of outdoor power equipment and parts, always keeping dealer profitability a priority.” We work together with our dealers to provide individualized, fanatical customer service. We strive to provide our customers with what they want, when they want it and how they want it. INTERESTED, CUSTOMER-FOCUSED AND QUALIFIED applicants may send resumes to

    New HR Generalist Opportunity

    Professional Opportunity – HR Associate

    The HR consulting firm I am collaborating with, Management Impact, LLC is seeking experienced candidates to serve as HR Associates in support of onsite assignments and project work for our varied client base. We are growing quickly and have opportunities for HR professionals who are interested in working with us as independent contractors on projects representing one to four days of work per week.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Apply HR knowledge and expertise to support client HR needs.
  • Review and recommend improvements to client HR activities.
  • Define and deliver necessary actions on HR related issues and projects.
  • Advise client regarding HR policies, procedures and compliance to Local, State and Federal employment law.
  • Key Attributes

  • Knowledge and experience in employee relations, conflict resolution, HR Law, and a general understanding of the recruitment process.
  • Orientation towards hands on, yet big picture focus with clients.
  • Building relationships and providing responsive customer service.
  • Highly articulate, personable, and collaborative in nature.
  • Comfortable in an independent, consultative environment.
  • Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related degree.
  • Minimum five-year HR experience.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
  • Advanced user Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven business acumen.
  • For further information or to submit your resume contact Management-Impact, Attn: Rowland Austin, by email: All inquiries are treated in a highly confidential manner.

    It’s All About People…

     by Susan West

    Leading, being a good leader, is all about how you relate to
    people. You must be aware of your attitude toward your
    relationship with people. One of the direct connections to
    leading well is dealing with people well. As a leader, you will
    Professional Woman
    => Hire people
    => Place people in the right positions
    => Move people out of the wrong positions
    => Learn people’s unique individuality – family, hobbies, etc
    => Tell people the expectations of what needs to be done and why
    => Prepare people with training
    => Give people the space to do the job
    => Assist people by listening and removing obstacles
    => Assess people providing feedback
    => Acknowledge people in public and in private

    How the people are doing is a direct reflection of how well the
    leader is relating to people. The organization is a reflection of
    how well the leader is doing. Someone once shared with me a
    statement I have never forgotten:

    “I have taught everyone how to interact with me by how I interact
    with others.”

    How well the leader handles the leadership actions of hiring,
    placing, moving, telling, preparing, giving, assisting, assessing
    and acknowledging people will determine who the people respond
    and deliver.

    And Thomas Jefferson said, “Nothing gives one person so much
    advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all

    Be aware of how you are relating to others. Leaders know
    themselves well. They know what their hot buttons are, the ones
    that can trigger anger, frustration, panic. An angry person loses
    credibility. Reflect on how as a leader you will have to interact
    with people and work hard to ensure that the connection you make
    with someone is a worthwhile and contributes to the relationship.

    4 Factors For Getting The Right Person For The Right Job

    This month’s Conversations With Leaders program was held March 11, 2010 with leadership expert, Robert H. Holland, CEO of Vistage Michigan, also known as part of Vistage International, a chief executive leadership and network organization.
    The interview was full of rich content on how managers and executives in an organization must participate in the selection and hiring process to ensure the right candidate is selected for the right position.

    Bob spoke about the four critical factors any hiring manager and their boss’s manager must consider in the candidates they are reviewing for an open position. The four factors are Experience, Talent, Culture and Time Span. Of these four factors, Time Span is the most critical and Experience the least critical. Bob’s provides a great overview of this concept in the interview. He also made some great recommendations on the preparation the management team must do to avoid the high costs of a poor fitting hire.

    For a short time only, a complimentary replay of this interview is available – Hiring The Right Person