W. Atlee Burpee & Co. is the leading retail/mail order distributor of seed and gardening supplies to the American home gardener.  We have an immediate opening for a full time Receptionist.  This position manages the front desk operations and switchboard area. 




Key Skills: 

  • Provides professional and efficient support to all incoming switchboard phone calls.
  • Greets all front desk visitors and provides direction and support as needed.
  • Manages front desk operations to ensure all phone calls are answered & visitors are greeted.
  • Takes messages for Executive Team members as needed.
  • Reviews and distributes incoming company mail to various departments.
  • Basic understanding of all Customer Service department processes and procedures.
  • Backup to Customer Service department as needed.
  • Handles order entry during busy season
  • Manages customer deletion program
  • Special projects as assigned by the Customer Service Management Team & Executive Team



  • 2+ years of Switchboard and Front Desk Experience
  • Professional  and upbeat phone manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Data Entry and Web Browsing
  • Gardening experience a plus (not a requirement)



If you meet the requirements and qualifications, please email your cover letter with salary requirements, and resume to - Subject line “Receptionist – Job Code 2014-12” or log onto our website at and click on “employment link”.  COVER LETTERS/RESUMES WITHOUT REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL BE CONSIDERED LAST.   NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Un-qualified candidates need not apply. 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

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