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Name: Jed
Position: Marketing Manager
Years of Rain Bird Service: 12
Rain Bird Location: Turf Sales – Great Lakes Region
Education: Finance, Colorado State University               

Why work at Rain Bird?
Rain Bird has allowed me to grow professionally and personally through constant challenge and more importantly the ability to learn from top performing peers throughout the organization. We focus on hiring very strong people and ask them to work as a team to produce extraordinary results. Thus all parties involved are able to grow to levels that were beyond their own expectations.

How has working for Rain Bird benefited your career growth?
My professional development has been escalated by the responsibilities afforded to me as an employee at Rain Bird and the goals that we set for ourselves within the organization. This combination has allowed me to work in areas that may have traditionally been outside of my area of responsibility, in turn allowing me to gain valuable experience that continues my personal development.

What are the most important traits to be successful at Rain Bird?

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with willingness to take ownership
  • Strategic minded with the leadership ability to drive toward set goals
  • Honest team player with a get it done attitude

What are your future goals at Rain Bird?
Rain Bird’s career management philosophy provides me flexibility in my next career choice, allowing me to focus on continued professional development regardless of whether next steps in my career focus toward sales, marketing or other responsibilities.

Career Path at Rain Bird:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • District Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Public Agency Account Manager

What are your top areas of responsibilities or key activities for your current role?

  • Personnel management/development
  • Strategic planning/leadership
  • Market development
  • Major Account Development
  • Achievement of sales objectives

Past work experience:

  • Newell Rubbermaid – Marketing
  • Personal business - owner