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Join a Winning Team at Four Star Greenhouse

Jessica Schuster

 

Located in Carleton, MI, Four Star Greenhouse has been producing high quality garden products since 1977 and is the largest partner/supplier of the nationally recognized #1 plant brand Proven Winners®. Proven Winners® is known for its unique varieties and high quality products that enable consumers to be successful gardeners. Proven Winners® has grown to be a substantial national brand with distribution in national retail chains as well as thousands of independent garden centers. As a team member of Four Star Greenhouse, you will join a highly successful growth company with a very pleasant and rewarding work environment.

Our commitment as a team is to honor our mission statement which is to: Provide the finest and most innovative products and services that make every Proven Winners experience easy, successful and inspiring.

Melissa O'Dell

Current Positions Available

Research & Development Supervisor

Four Star Greenhouse is a founding member of Proven Winners® - a leading consumer garden brand in North America.  The Research and Development (R&D) division at Four Star supports all aspects of growing, production, and marketing of our products.  The focus of our research is to evaluate new goods and technology, collect data, then utilize this detailed information to determine what fits best into our operation.

The R&D team is seeking a department supervisor to lead daily work activities in all areas including, but not limited to product research, data collection, live-plant marketing and coordination, and personnel scheduling with daily coordination and oversight. The successful candidate will plan for and direct our product development team based on historical, seasonal priorities, as well as the diverse exploratory projects that drive growth and innovation at Four Star.

The job summary is to supervise and coordinate the daily activities of the R&D team. Effectively lead all related processes and employees. Coach the team to provide excellent support in all stages of product development for internal and external stakeholders. Maintain and elevate quality standard of live-plant marketing initiatives. Support Four Star Greenhouse’s Mission Statement in all job-related functions.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Integrated Pest Management Technician

Four Star Greenhouse Inc. is looking for a full-time integrated pest management (IPM) assistant. This position will be part of the IPM Team at Four Star Greenhouse and as such will be working closely with the Shipping and Production departments.

A key aspect of this job will be to provide guidance and support to various Four Star departments regarding plant pest and disease pressure, while pursuing projects and tasks that will ultimately help Four Star deliver clean, healthy plants to our customers. The ideal candidate will be a driven individual who is willing to get their hands dirty (as there are many physical aspects to this job), and after appropriate training, tackle tasks with minimal direction or supervision. A key personality feature that we are looking for in an ideal candidate is that they possess a “teacher” mentality and are constantly looking for opportunities to educate various departments and personnel in best IPM practices.

The IPM Assistant will work directly with the IPM Supervisor to plan and execute projects that aim to reduce plant pest and disease pressure or help educate the Four Star workforce about methods of plant pest and disease detection or mitigation efforts. In addition to the above stated duties, the IPM assistant will also be expected to support pest and disease control methods as needed.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Entry Level Systems Analyst

One of Carleton, Michigan’s best-kept secrets, Four Star Greenhouse Inc. is the co-founder and largest provider of Proven Winners® plants in the U.S. Over the past 6 years, we’ve built an eCommerce department, doing business online as Proven Winners Direct, and business is growing… that’s where you come in.

Proven Winners Direct’s Associate Systems Analyst will play a vital role in assisting our senior systems analyst with reports, tracking of orders from beginning to end, and ensuring information is flowing from our systems to our vendors seamlessly.

This position is part-time and seasonal. We’re looking for someone to help us now through June 15th of next year. We are willing to work around college course studies or other schedules. This position will be around 25 hrs/wk – perfect for someone trying to gain experience in this field.

We want to hear from you if you are…

  • Responsible. You take ownership of your position and strive to improve every day.
  • Optimistic. Your positive and grateful attitude leaves customers better than you found them.
  • Detail Oriented. Working with numbers and data is interesting to you and you enjoy finding patterns in data and finding creative solutions to challenges the inevitably come up.

We want to hear from you if you like…

  • Solving problems. Figuring things out is a challenge you accept with gusto.
  • Learning new things. There is a lot to learn about gardening and eCommerce and we need you to dig in (pun intended) right away.
  • Varying work. You don’t mind rolling with the punches based on the needs of the day.
  • Great coworkers. Work with professional people in a casual office setting.

Please send us a cover letter explaining what makes you a great fit for our team and a resume that highlights your experiences as it relates to this position. If you’d like to include your LinkedIn Profile web address, please do. We look forward to hearing from you!

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: cantonelli@pwfourstar.com

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Sales Coordinator

Four Star is the number one supplier of Proven Winners in the country with a sales team committed to maintaining that premium status.

We are looking for an energetic person who is passionate about developing partnerships and genuinely cares about the success of their customers.   To join our team you need to be a determined, innovative and enthusiastic team player who is very detail-oriented and a strong communicator that displays a willingness to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills with prior experience building and managing customer relationships, both internally and externally. 

If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity in a results-driven, fun, sales environment we invite you to apply to become part of the team that made Proven Winners the #1 plant brand in the country. 

This is a full time ‘year ‘round position with a competitive wage and benefits package.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: cantonelli@pwfourstar.com

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Regional/Over-the-Road Class-A Truck Driver

Four Star Greenhouse – Family Owned & Operated in Carleton, MI!!
Earn $90,000 - $100,000 Year-1 with $8,000 Signing Bonus!!

  • Home Time Minimums:
    • Peak Season: home each week one night or more (January – June)
    • Off Season:  home each week two nights or more (July – December)
  • Equipment:  Brand New 2022 Freightliner Cascadia Sleeper Tractors and Vanguard Trailers.
  • Compensation: 
    • Mileage Rate:  75 CPM for Over-the-Road; 65 CPM for Regional Loads
    • Base Hourly Rate: $27.50/Hr for Less than 200 miles/day
    • Paid Detention at Hourly Rate
  • Signing/Retention Bonus - $8,000 paid out quarterly over first 12 Months.
  • Safety Bonus - $1,200 paid out quarterly over each year.
  • Benefits:
    • Insurance: Full Package Including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & Other Options
    • Paid Time Off: Standard holidays, Vacation and Sick/Personal Time.
    • Retirement: 401K with match of 100% of first 3%, 50% from 3%-5%
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program

How Do I Get More Information?
Contact Chris Antonelli, Four Star Human Resources at: (734) 654-7544 
Please include your name, a call back number and times you may be available for us to contact you.
- Or -
Send email to:  cantonelli@pwfourstar.com

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Purchasing Supervisor

We are seeking a Purchasing Supervisor.  This person will be part of a new team being created as an outcome of our growth to centralize and optimize our procurement function.  This position is a high visibility, “hub-role” that is critical to our operational and organizational success.  In this role, you will interface with leaders and staff from across the company to develop a procurement vision and metric-based strategy, create detailed supporting plans, and oversee one to two direct reports in executing our purchasing function at our headquarter facility in Carleton, MI. This is a full time, on-site, salaried, exempt position.

The Purchasing Supervisor organizes and leads the strategic planning and tactical execution of the purchasing function across the organization. In this role you will develop and maintain a broad understanding of the company’s operational processes and related core materials and services that require sourcing. You develop and maintain positive, open relationships with internal staff as well as counterparts at key suppliers to facilitate strong, lasting, and mutually beneficial partnerships.  Using measurable performance metrics rooted in quality, cost, delivery, and stability, you will create tools to evaluate and optimize our base of vendors.  As a proactive and forward-looking manager, you stay informed about supplier industry trends, risks, opportunities, and developments that serve as early warnings with potential to impact our suppliers’ ability to perform and act accordingly. You also cultivate relationships with members of the Proven Winners brand management team and collaborate to support and coordinate on group-level sourcing decisions.  You are technology-oriented with an aptitude for developing and maintaining a deep understanding of the company ERP (Picas) purchasing module functionality and underlying processes, quickly becoming a subject-matter-expert.  From there you help drive the expanded use of system procurement tools to enhance information availability, decision making and performance.  You welcome the opportunity to mentor, train and develop your direct report(s) to effectively execute the tactical day-to-day procurement function and related planning, sourcing and monitoring activities.  You will work with management leaders to identify procurement function industry best practices, adapt and implement them as formal written policies and procedures across organization.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Shipping & Receiving Supervisor

We are seeking a Shipping & Receiving Supervisor due to the promotion of the individual currently in the role.  This position is a high visibility, “hub-role” that is critical to our operational and organizational success.  In this role, you will interface with leaders and staff from across the company in planning, staffing and executing our shipping and receiving functions at our headquarter facility in Carleton, MI. This position will supervise a team of six direct reports and work through H2A management to lead up to 150 indirect/H2A seasonal contract staff during our peak winter/spring season.  This is an on-site, full time, salaried, exempt position that will work under the leadership and guidance of the now-promoted previous Supervisor.  

The Shipping & Receiving Supervisor works collaboratively to plan and execute the day-to-day operations of the Shipping and Receiving functions and the teams that support them.  You will develop a broad understanding of the company’s products, market channels, core processes, personnel and key drivers of success. You will help develop and improve policies and processes, measuring and monitoring outcomes to ensure they are effective, efficient and safe.  Working with your team of direct reports, you will oversee each activity and ensure that all incoming materials are properly received, verified and recorded and that all products being shipped are pulled, labeled, sorted, packaged and loaded with accuracy, speed and appropriate care of the product.  You will coordinate closely with our logistics team and external freight carriers to orchestrate inbound and outbound activities.  You will actively engage as a hands-on manager with your Receiving and Shipping personnel to help them execute their roles, develop skills and maintain a metric-based continuous improvement mindset.  As an effective and respected leader, you will provide support and resources through coaching and feedback, training to successfully perform their responsibilities and new opportunities for learning and growth.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Housekeeper

You only get one chance to make a good first impression and that’s why Four Star Greenhouse takes great pride in keeping our facilities consistently clean, safe and sanitary. The Housekeeper position plays a key role in giving our employees, customers and visitors this impression whenever they enter our facility. We are looking for a Housekeeper with professional experience that shares this value of pride in their work. 

The job summary is to follow established standards and the “Cleaning Checklist” to efficiently and independently complete all assigned tasks. Success in this position results in a consistently clean, professional and sanitary working environment. 

Are you looking for a friendly work environment where you can use your experience to make a difference?  Please apply to join our Housekeeping team!  

This is a part time position. General hours are 10am to 4pm five days per week.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Account Support

Our Account Support team plays a key role in the success of the Company by maintaining data and building strong relationships both internally & externally.  The relationships they build allow us to maintain a strong and growing customer base. A successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with a proactive approach who thrives in fast -paced environments.  They must be detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills and have the ability to adapt and pivot.  We are looking for an individual who can operate independently and as part of a high-functioning team to meet challenges in exceeding the level of service to our growing customer base. A key aspect of the job is to independently and effectively organize, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy on a consistent basis.

The Account Support team plays a pivotal role representing the company and through communications with our partners and customers over the phone and via email. You will join a small and highly collaborative team. As a team member of Four Star, you will join a small and highly collaborative team and also would be representing the #1 plant brand, Proven Winners.

The job summary is to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with each broker while accomplishing the specific tasks of the job which include keeping customer information updated and accurate, entering all data including incoming orders, changes, claims, CNS’s, etc.  The Account Support team embodies the company mission statement in all functions. Our Mission is to provide the finest and most innovative products and services that make every Proven Winners experience easy, successful and inspiring. 

Currently this position works from home with occasional onsite meetings at the Carleton facility.  We are constantly evaluating our work from home policy and while there are no immediate plans to change the work from home status of this position, it could change in the future.

If you are interested in joining a highly professional team please send us a cover letter explaining what makes you a great fit for our team and a resume that highlights your experiences as it relates to this position.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

For a detailed job description please Download Click Here.

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Purchasing Coordinator

We are seeking a Purchasing Coordinator. This person will be part of a new team being created as an outcome of our growth to centralize and optimize our procurement function. This is a full time, on-site, hourly, non-exempt position that will play an important role working and interfacing with staff across our organization along with key sourcing personnel to support and help drive our operational success.

JOB SUMMARY:
Effectively execute the tactical day-to-day procurement and related planning and monitoring activities under the close guidance and support of the Purchasing Supervisor and company leadership. Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the company’s core materials and services that require sourcing. Assist with research to maintain awareness of industry trends, risks and opportunities impacting key suppliers and their supply, lead times and costs. Cultivate relationships with counterparts at vendors to facilitate day-to-day tactical execution. Develop expertise in using the Picas Purchasing module functionality including the basic look-up tools, data entry screens and reports required. Proactively monitor, analyze and communicate status of material inflows, outflows and inventory levels that support the organization. Obtain quotes and/or pricing information from vendors from multiple sources where possible. Coordinate with Supervisor on evaluation of sourcing alternatives and executing on purchasing decisions. Create and issue purchase orders as directed and follow-up to ensure vendor adherence to Four Star standards for delivery timing, quantity, price and quality.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Sales Supervisor

We are seeking a detail-oriented, thorough, and organized Sales Supervisor to join our growing team. This position plays a key role in growing company revenue by providing excellent customer service and motivating the sales team.  The Sales Supervisor will work with management to implement sales strategy plans with the team to achieve the overall company sales objectives. The Sales Supervisor will recommend changes to current sales techniques or procedures, based on the team’s performance and selling practices.  This position will supervise and coordinate the schedules of the Sales Representatives and act as a liaison between management and the sales team.

Job summary is to supervise and coordinate the daily activities and schedules of the sales team. Coach the team to successfully provide excellent customer service and customer satisfaction, to meet and exceed sales goals. Recommend changes to current sales techniques or procedures based on team performance and new selling techniques. Support Four Star Greenhouse’s Mission Statement in all job-related functions.

This is a full time year-round position with a competitive wage and benefits package.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Section Grower

If you would like to turn your passion for growing into a career, we will train you to grow plants as a Section Grower inside our 25+ acre greenhouse complex. Section Growers are the caretakers for our crops. Once trained, this position is responsible to decide what to water, when to water and how much to water. Applying fertilizers and making other applications are additional functions you would learn. Growing quality crops in time to ship to our nationwide customer base is the end goal.

We offer a competitive wage for seasonal positions along with paid time off. Non-seasonal employees will also be offered a competitive benefits package. Full time, part time and seasonal (Summer and Fall off) positions are available.

Job summary is to correctly perform the cultural requirements needed for each crop in such a way to produce quality plants, on a consistent basis, with minimal losses, and as efficiently as possible. Maintain the growing area to meet the sanitary and organizational standards of the company.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com.

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Section Grower II

Four Star Greenhouse is growing. We are adding nearly 5 acres of greenhouses. Therefore, we need to expand our growing team. In addition to entry level Section Growers, we are also looking for experienced growers to join our team as "Section Grower II". This higher level position grows quality crops in time to ship to our nationwide customer base. Additionally, this position leads the team by example and also acts as a mentor in order to motivate all growers to function in a manner that meets the high quality crop expectations of our customers.

Our commitment as a team is to honor our mission statement which is to: Provide the finest and most innovative products and services that make every Proven Winners experience easy, successful and inspiring.

The ideal team member will have the education, skills and or experience to grow quality crops. This includes properly caring for a large area in our state of the art greenhouses and includes:

  • making independent fertilizer decisions based on soil tests (pH & EC),
  • adopting a specialized role or area of expertise,
  • monitoring and adjusting environmental conditions as needed,
  • forming successful partnerships with all co-workers
  • identifying crop challenges as part of our Integrated Pest Management team

We offer a competitive wage and benefits package.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com.

For a detailed job description please Download Click Here.

Section Grower - Internship

Four Star Greenhouse recognizes the importance of internships when starting a career. We provide exciting and diverse opportunities within our Growing department for enthusiastic horticulture students. Paid positions are available in the fall, winter and spring/summer with specific dates flexible enough to fit your schedule.

Internship focus is on gaining practical experience growing pre-finished and finished ornamental crops.

Other valuable experience includes:

  • Special project/experiment developed with your area of interest in mind.
  • Automated and manual irrigation techniques.
  • Test and manage pH & EC levels in a variety of crops.
  • Propagate vegetative as well as seed crops.
  • Pesticide applications.
  • Interview with all Managers to gain a big picture understanding of our operation.
  • Summer interns have an opportunity to be the Project Manager for a large
    shipping project.
  • Summer interns will attend "Cultivate" the largest all-industry trade show and conference for the horticulture industry.

Email Resume with subject listed as: Section Grower- Internship
To: Mike Heulitt   mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

or Mail to:

Mike Heulitt
c/o Section Grower - Internship
Four Star Greenhouse, Inc.
1015 Indian Trail Road
Carleton, MI 48117-9316

For other general employment inquiries, submit your resume today via mail or email.

 

Mail to:
Four Star Greenhouse
Attn: Human Resources
1015 Indian Trail Road
Carleton, Michigan 48117-9316

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