Come Work With Us At Annie's!

Garden Bee

We gladly accept resumes at any time. If you are a passionate, hard-working garden lover, please email your in-line resume to [email protected]. Attachments will not be opened. No phone calls please!

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials, located in Richmond, CA, is a nationally recognized, trend-setting plant nursery offering one of the largest selections of rare and unusual annuals and perennials to be found anywhere. Our offerings include exclusive plant introductions, California natives, cottage garden heirlooms, and Mediterranean climate varieties from around the world. The majority of our plants are grown from seed without the use of growth hormones, systemic pesticides or neonicotinoids. Our on-site R&D facility and 3.5-acre nursery are a botanical and pollinator wonderland! Annie’s focus on plant education makes gardening accessible to everyone – from beginning gardeners to lifelong enthusiasts. Our business is comprised of retail, wholesale, mail order and web sales.



Annie’s is looking for an experienced Office Manager

Who you are -- an enthusiastic, a dedicated and reliable, self-starter who takes direction well but also works well independently.

You are a leader with exceptional organizational skills with the ability to wear many hats and multi-task.

You are happy to troubleshoot problems when they arise.

You strive to keep a consistently positive attitude. And you LOVE all things plants!

Gardening knowledge, experience and interest a plus but not necessary.

Office Responsibilities:

    Responsible for developing and implementing office policies by setting up procedures and standards to guide operations.

    Covid Safety/Operations (purchase all PPE, office safety equipment, air purifiers, partitions etc.) while following health guidelines to remain an essential business.

    Maintain relationships/communications with all vendors and service providers.

    Perform work related errands. Snacks, office, lunchroom and cleaning supplies for office and all other departments.

    Monitoring office supplies and ordering new stationery, furniture, appliances and electronics as required

    Office records management-design and implement filing systems, ensure filing systems are maintained and current (shredding, recycling of old files, toner & equipment)

    Assessing, researching, price negotiations, purchasing & contract management of Office equipment.

    Budget planning, ordering and maintaining office supplies inventory. Maintain organization of storage room.

    Special Project Management - Assist in research and planning of new projects in the office, nursery, propagation, production, mail order and transplanting departments.

    Answering telephone calls and emails from customers and clients and directing them to relevant staff

    Provide direct administrative support as needed with ad hoc administrative assignments (filing, organization, photocopying, and scanning). Including scheduling appointments and meetings and assisting with shipping and receiving packages

    Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail

    Ensure office is tidy and organized

    Collaborate with a team (HR Manager etc.) in the planning and execution of company (Holiday and BBQ’s, Birthdays) and community annual events.

    Membership Renewals: California Native Plant Society, American Horticultural Society, California Horticultural Society.

    Magazine Renewals: Golden Gate, Sunset Magazine

    Facilities Responsibilities:

    Communicate with Network Administrator –New installations, configurations of all windows computer workstations (new hires, current & termed employees ). Communicate and troubleshoot network and computer issues.

    Facilitate new employee email accounts (Microsoft office 365)

    Facilitate new equipment ordering and distribution to employees, along with setting up new workstations.

    Assessing, researching, price negotiations, purchasing & contract management of Nursery Equipment.

    Point person for daily maintenance of office, restrooms (men’s & women’s) meeting rooms, lunch rooms. Empty garbage daily/put out garbage on garbage days.

    Troubleshoot issues with Nextiva phone system, lighting, air conditioning, electrical, alarm system, sanitary, plumbers, portable toilets, janitorial services, water coolers, backflow & heating, internet.

    Renew annual vehicle, business and building licenses & permits. (Business License, License to sell nursery stock, Retail trailer, truck registration, Motor Carrier permit)

    Maintain relationships/communications with all vendors and service providers. Knowledge of systems and ability to work closely with IT consultants

    Upgrade system security and migrate to the cloud

    Performing daily safety walks in the nursery, documenting findings and recording job completions.

    Oversee maintenance of company vehicles and large equipment forklift & bobcat.

    Point person with building maintenance contractors/contracts. Maintaining day-to-day operations of facilities, such as delegating or completing maintenance orders

    Member of Safety Team – Meet weekly and assist in coordinating safety meetings for Office, Retail and Prop, MailOrder, Transplanting & Production. Organize and conduct safety trainings on a weekly basis.

    Maintain a safe and secure working environment. Maintain building, nursery, prop, mail order, transplanting safety - first aid, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, alarm system and keys.

    Responsible for implementing policies and procedures for all departments in the event of an emergency.

    Responsible for maintaining all passwords, login and vendor information.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Key Qualities:

    • Knowledge of systems and ability to work closely with IT consultants
    • Office management experience
    • Hands on experience with office machines (e.g. copiers, fax machines, printers)
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions precisely and maintain confidentiality.
    • Strong time-management, organization, and people skills, flexibility, and multitasking ability
    • Humility and a get it done attitude, regardless of the tas
    • Strong interpersonal skills to interact positively with all employees and vendors
    • Computer skills and experience with online platforms
    • A high degree of integrity and professionalism
    • Attention to detail to ensure tasks are completed thoroughly and correctly
    • Extremely organized with a strong attentiveness to detail

    Essential Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, work at heights, work in confined spaces, in hot and cold temperatures.
    • Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, reach, must have manual dexterity in both hands; safety equipment and lift up to (40 lbs.) to chest height.

    Work Environment: Works Alone; Works with Others; Verbal Contact with Others; Face to Face Contact; Outside; Mechanical Equipment; Electrical Equipment; Moving Objects; High Places;

    Documentation of Covid Vaccination/Booster requires or receive an approved exemption

    Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected].

    No phone calls, please.

Annie’s is looking for an experienced customer service team member.

Who you are -- an enthusiastic customer service professional with technical chops, a dedicated and reliable, self-starter who takes direction well but also works well autonomously.

You strive to keep a consistently positive attitude and the ability to keep motivated in high stress situations. And you LOVE all things plants!

Gardening knowledge, experience and interest are necessary.

Candidate - Key Qualities:

  • Reliable
  • Passion for helping people
  • Upbeat, positive, even-tempered and empathetic attitude
  • Strong customer service background
  • Interest in plants and gardening

Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer service by phone and email
  • Order entry and processing
  • Maintain customer records
  • Learn about Annie’s plants

Requirements:

  • Customer service experience
  • Intermediate computer skills – Office 365, VoIP, Ordering Software, Internet searches
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Fast-learner, think on your feet
  • Communicate problems and solutions clearly, effectively, and kindly
  • Work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced and occasionally high-pressure setting
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English. Spanish a plus
  • Some knowledge of Annie’s plants and our website, preferred
  • Desire to learn
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time- this is an office/desk position

Full-time Seasonal/Temp to Perm; Starting salary $16 - 18/hour.

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected].

No phone calls, please.

Annie’s is seeking a personable and hard-working salesperson to add to our retail staff. We are interested in candidates with excellent communication skills who are highly service oriented and love to garden and learn! We strive to provide the highest standard of customer service to our gardening clientele.

Candidates should demonstrate a thirst for plant knowledge and will be expected to learn a great number of plant varieties as quickly as possible, as well as learn the plants in our demonstration gardens and mail order catalog. Candidates must be able to make proper recommendations to customers and answer questions efficiently and personably, in person and by phone.

Requirements:

  • Two years previous retail experience, nursery experience preferred.
  • Physical fitness – ability to lift 50lbs and work out of doors – rain or shine.
  • Experience with POS and cash register procedures, including opening and closing.
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a busy outdoor environment.
  • Must be available to work both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday), and be available for special events.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task, complete assignments and stay focused through interruptions of work flow.
  • All applicants must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be punctual.
  • Knowledge of Annie’s plants is a plus.

Nursery work is strenuous and requires focus, dedication, and grace under fire. It is also fun and an opportunity to learn more about gardening and the fascinating array of plants we grow!

Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available. Compensation DOE. Please email in-line resume to [email protected]. Please include salary requirements. No phone calls, please.