Garden ornament suppliers need to hire several types of employees to make sure their clients receive the services and products that they need. The specific types of employees that the companies hire, however, depends on the level of service that they provide. For instance, a company that sells custom designed states, outdoor light sculptures and fountains, will need to hire designers with backgrounds in these areas. In many cases, the designers have completed degrees in art and related fields. They might also have several years of experience creating statuary, fountains, flower pots and landscaping.
Companies that do not sell original garden ornaments do not need designers to make their metal statues, chimes and decorative glass thermometers. Instead, they need managers who can find wholesale distributors that sell lawn and garden supplies at discounted prices. These managers should have strong negotiation skills that will allow them to get bigger discounts on bulk orders of pond accessories, Japanese plants, rocks and stones. By purchasing these decorations at lower prices, they can pass the savings on to customers and grow their businesses.
Regardless of whether the company sells original artwork or mass produced statues, they need customer service representatives with good communication skills. These representatives often serve as the company’s point of contact when customers want to order yard gnomes, bird feeders or fencing. Customers can place their orders through the customer service representatives. Customer service representatives with strong communication skills can help customers choose the gates, sculptures and lights that will fit their tastes best.