Careers

Diaz Group LLC, a growing professional grounds management company with locations in Chicago and Elmhurst, Illinois is a unique place where people can better themselves while becoming a part of something more. We grow people, family, and community everywhere and we are always looking for people whose vision, values, and core beliefs align with ours.

Available Positions (click each to expand/collapse)

As a member of the Diaz Group sales team, the Business Developer actively works with the internal team to increase sales opportunities and thereby maximize revenue for the organization. To achieve this, they must find potential new customers, present to them, ultimately convert them into clients, and continue to grow their business going forward. This role may involve regional travel and potentially long or unusual hours at times. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prospect for potential new local and regional clients by networking, cold calling, and other means of generating interest for the purpose of increasing our client portfolio.
  • Contact, visit, and meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your people network to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities.
  • Arrange visits and tours of Diaz Group facilities as appropriate.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Plan approaches and pitches. Work with team to develop proposals that speak to the prospect’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solutions, programs, and services.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion. Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately.
  • Present an image that supports the mission, vision, values, and culture that of Diaz Group LLC.
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and competitive trends.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new solutions, programs, and services.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Submit ongoing progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management systems.

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Proven prospecting, sales, communications, and development skills — able to promote concepts, negotiate pricing, and close deals with current and prospective customers
  • Industry-specific sales experience (preferred) or exposure and knowledge of best practices in
    • snow & ice management
    • landscape design, construction and maintenance
  • Basic understanding of contractual service agreements
  • Professional and presentable at all times
  • Able to meet regional travel and irregular scheduling requirements

Job Type

Full-time

As members of the Diaz Group production team, our snow fighters provide safety for the customers, employees, and public who frequent our customers’ locations, delivering timely and professional services according to each customer’s respective tolerances and expectations. To achieve this, they must be willing to respond to winter weather events whenever they occur, oftentimes during extreme weather conditions.

Laborers are responsible for removing snow using a shovel or snow blower on walkways, building entrances, and other places where plowing equipment cannot be used. They may also be required to apply de-icing agents as needed. All laborers are assigned to crews that work under the direction of a supervisor.

Operators/Drivers are responsible for removing snow and treating or preventing ice on parking lots and garages, lanes, drive-through areas, etc using plow trucks, salt trucks, skid steers and related equipment. Operators/drivers are assigned to specific routes under the direction of a supervisor.

Snow Fighters for Diaz Group must meet the following requirements:

  • Flexible availability to work whenever it snows, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Physically able to perform the job to which they are assigned
  • Willing and able to work in harsh winter conditions
  • Able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Positive attitude and team player, able to work with others
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Operators/Drivers must have a valid license and good driving record

Job Type

Seasonal

As a member of the Diaz Group management team, the Vendor Partner Relations Manager actively sources, develops, and manages landscape and snow removal service providers, developing each as a strategic vendor partner to provide services to our clients in a manner consistent with the Diaz Group brand. This role involves substantial regional travel and potentially long or unusual hours at times. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Seeking and evaluating potential Vendor Partners based on current and future needs
  • Presenting the Vendor Partner opportunity to prospects, selling them on the concept while setting the expectations regarding quality and brand standards
  • Negotiating mutually beneficial Service Agreement terms and pricing and closing deals in a timely manner
  • Onboarding and training new Vendor Partners
  • Coaching and mentoring new and existing Vendor Partners throughout the relationship lifecycle
  • Engage vendors in production planning and dispatch vendors as needed.
  • Track, analyze, and review vendors’ respective key performance indicators (KPI) and financial data
  • Conduct formal performance evaluations discuss the outcomes with individual vendors as well as with Diaz Group management
  • Upholding quality standards, verifying that all work done is up to brand, and holding Vendor Partners accountable for same

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Professional and presentable at all times
  • Industry experience (preferred) or exposure and knowledge of best practices in
    • snow & ice management
    • landscape design, construction and maintenance
  • Basic understanding of contractual service agreements
  • Communications and development skills sufficient to
    • support our Vendor Partners
    • hold them accountable to our brand standards and quality expectations
    • maintain consistent quality control/assurance
    • provide ongoing mentoring & coaching as needed
  • Computer proficiency
    • demonstrated ability to construct and work with Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets
    • working knowledge of Microsoft Word
    • able to learn new software and mobile device apps and help others do likewise
  • Able to meet regional travel and irregular scheduling requirements
  • Selling skills — able to promote concepts, negotiate pricing, and close deals with Vendor Partners

Job Type

Full-time

As a member of the Diaz Group management team, the Vendor Partner Relations Manager actively sources, develops, and manages landscape and snow removal service providers, developing each as a strategic vendor partner to provide services to our clients in a manner consistent with the Diaz Group brand. This role involves substantial regional travel and potentially long or unusual hours at times. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Seeking and evaluating potential Vendor Partners based on current and future needs
  • Presenting the Vendor Partner opportunity to prospects, selling them on the concept while setting the expectations regarding quality and brand standards
  • Negotiating mutually beneficial Service Agreement terms and pricing and closing deals in a timely manner
  • Onboarding and training new Vendor Partners
  • Coaching and mentoring new and existing Vendor Partners throughout the relationship lifecycle
  • Engage vendors in production planning and dispatch vendors as needed.
  • Track, analyze, and review vendors’ respective key performance indicators (KPI) and financial data
  • Conduct formal performance evaluations discuss the outcomes with individual vendors as well as with Diaz Group management
  • Upholding quality standards, verifying that all work done is up to brand, and holding Vendor Partners accountable for same

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Professional and presentable at all times
  • Industry experience (preferred) or exposure and knowledge of best practices in
    • snow & ice management
    • landscape design, construction and maintenance
  • Basic understanding of contractual service agreements
  • Communications and development skills sufficient to
    • support our Vendor Partners
    • hold them accountable to our brand standards and quality expectations
    • maintain consistent quality control/assurance
    • provide ongoing mentoring & coaching as needed
  • Computer proficiency
    • demonstrated ability to construct and work with Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets
    • working knowledge of Microsoft Word
    • able to learn new software and mobile device apps and help others do likewise
  • Able to meet regional travel and irregular scheduling requirements

Selling skills — able to promote concepts, negotiate pricing, and close deals with Vendor Partners

Job Type

Full-time