nelson and pade

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Two Current Opportunities: Sales and Purchasing!

Nelson and Pade, Inc. is a vibrant, growing company located in Montello, Wisconsin. We have a positive, high energy work environment in which dedication, hard work, inventiveness and initiative are rewarded.  Meet the Nelson and Pade Team

Nelson and Pade, Inc., Montello, WI offers aquaponic systems, training and consulting. In aquaponics, we raise fish and vegetables in a soilless, recirculating system without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. We demonstrate this in new 14,000 sq. ft. aquaponic greenhouse, which provides fresh vegetables and fish to our staff and community. We have 14,000 sq. ft. of shop space where we assemble systems that we sell and we have a comfortable and casual office in which the sales and daily business takes place.

Our Team-oriented approach to business includes weekly staff meetings to promote cohesiveness in sales, systems, processes and client interactions. Our client base is global and in the past few years we have hosted people from 60 countries and 49 US states in our aquaponics training classes in Montello, WI.

Benefits we Offer: 401k with matching, Paid Time Off and Paid holidays (full-time employees), Fresh naturally-grown produce from our greenhouse, Team events, lunches and outings

Position: Sales

Job Description:
The person filling this position will be the first contact with our potential clients via phone, email and, occasionally, in person. This includes answering questions on products, training opportunities and services by phone and in email, resulting in sales; following up with inquiries after the initial contact; entering and maintaining data in our Customer database and sending customized email responses and email newsletters; update and maintain current customer databases, customer orders and project files. This position involves replying to inquiries, providing information, guiding the customers to products, services and training and then closing the sale. Additionally, the individual will assist with organizing and preparing for our workshops.

The Nelson and Pade, Inc. management will provide guidance and training on inquiries and responses. Initially, there will be a great deal training and then, as the individual in this position becomes knowledgeable about our products, services and technology, they will take over the inquiries and related sales.

Requirements and Skills:

  • A friendly demeanor and a joy of learning and sharing information

  • Good verbal and writing skills are a must.

  • Previous experience and success in sales is a prerequisite to the position.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, CRM software

  • Hardworking, dedicated, self-motivated, positive attitude

  • Willingness to travel

Other Details:

  • Hours: This is a full time position, M-F, 8-5

  • Pay: based on experience

  • Starting Date: Immediately

  • Location: Montello, WI

How To Apply:
Send a resume to Rebecca Nelson, or fax to 866-815-9734.
Nelson and Pade, Inc., PO Box 761, Montello, WI 53949, 608-297-8708

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Postition: Purchasing Agent

This position is extremely important to the everyday operations of our organization and requires great communication and organization skills, with high attention to detail.


  • Acquire supplies, equipment and services to fulfill the orders for our Aquaponic systems and accessories; seeking competitive pricing while maintaining high quality.
  • Analyze sales records, check inventory levels, look for changes in the market that may affect the availability or price of supplies, and identify new and competitive suppliers.
  • Reduce purchasing costs through innovative and thorough analysis and sourcing.


  • Supply-chain, business purchasing experience a must

  • A degree in business, supply-chain management, economics or a related field beneficial

  • Prefer experience in purchasing for plumbing, PVC, pumps and light manufacturing

  • Experience with FishBowl inventory management and QuickBooks a plus

  • Ability to work independently, initiating and executing your own projects without direct supervision

Other Details:

  • Hours: 15-20 hours/week

  • Pay: based on experience

  • Starting Date: Immediately

  • Location: Montello, WI

How To Apply:
Send a resume to or fax to 866-815-9734.
Nelson and Pade, Inc., PO Box 761, Montello, WI 53949, 608-297-8708