Just as every orchestra needs a conductor to organize a talented team for a quality performance, every landscape project needs an account manager to organize people and processes into a dynamic well functioning business unit. Account managers create work plans and ensure they are followed to meet and exceed customers' expectations. They use incredible organizational and time management skills to coordinate scheduling, budgeting, and staffing. They train and oversee crews and monitor the quality of work provided. With management responsibilities and the work these professionals do in serving as a primary interface with clients, this is an industry specialty for those who enjoy working with people.
Account Manager Essentials
- Medical coverage
- Paid vacation time
An associate's degree or bachelor's degree, particularly in agricultural business or horticulture, is preferred (but not mandatory)
*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.
Matt Touw, Account Manager
Whether it’s making suggestions for improvements to enhance a property, or resolving pre-existing issues at a property, Matt knows he’s done his job if his customers are happy at the end of the day.