Sports Field Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Minnesota
  • $ Base pay: $80,000-$90,000 DOE

Position Summary:
The Sports Field Specialist is a proactive and experienced individual that will spearhead project sales and project management encompassing the installation and maintenance of sports field surfaces. The Specialist also ensures that projects are estimated and completed on time, on budget, and within the MSC standards. This requires accurate estimating when the project is bid. The ideal candidate will exhibit proficiency in both new system installations and the enhancement or reconstruction of existing setups.

Goals and Metrics

  • Build and cultivate sales leads and cultivate clients’ relationships
  • Increase sales through expertise and excellent performance
  • Accurately estimate projects

Success Factors

  • Increase in sales by generating leads, cultivating relationships, and closing sales, specifically new and recurring sports field projects.
  • Be knowledgeable about the products or services offered by the company and possess excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ensure that projects are estimated so the team is able to deliver on time and within budget.

Primary Responsibilities

Daily Expectations

  • Generates leads, cultivating relationships with customers, negotiating projects, and closing sales transactions.
  • Plans and oversees projects from initiation to completion. Ensures projects are delivered within scope, schedule, and budget while meeting quality standards.
  • Accurately estimates the costs and resources required for construction projects, design-build renovation projects, and/or service contracts.
  • Representing the company at various trade shows, field days, open houses, and other industry-related events, furthers MSC’s status as a leader in the industry.
  • Communicate crews in the field regarding projects, as necessary.

Strategic Operations

  • Proactively identifies ways to improve estimates, budgets, and more effective and efficient work.
  • Continuously improves knowledge, skills, and expertise in sports field management.

Leadership Expectations

  • Works collaboratively and positively with all MSC team members.
  • Embodies the core values of MSC: Fun, Respect, Positive Attitude, Work Safely, Teamwork, Professionalism.
  • Provides constructive feedback to Senior Management, Superintendents, and Field Team Members of MSC.
  • Hold yourself accountable for your decisions and work.
  • Anticipates and identifies opportunities to improve, change, and grow and shares information appropriately.

MSC prides itself on working as a team. This job description highlights the essential responsibilities of this position. It is not intended as a list of all tasks performed in this role. All employees are expected to do what needs to be done to provide our customers with unbelievable experiences and to be excellent teammates with their coworkers. Employees may have other duties and essential responsibilities assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; additional vocational or technical training preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail to complete projects on time, on budget, and to MSC standards.
  • Strong communication skills for the fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Sports Field Layouts
  • Experience with Soil Science Fertility and Turf Diseases
  • Experience with Sports Field Irrigation
  • Experience installing or maintaining drainage systems preferred
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions, effectively and creatively solve problems.
  • Strong time management and self-management skills.
  • Understand and maintain the confidential nature of the company.
  • Current driver’s license.

Preferred Licenses and Degrees:

  • CSFM – Certified Sports Field Manager
  • MN Commercial Chemical Applicator License
  • FAA Part 107 Drone License
  • MN Commercial Driver’s License
  • Turf Degree

Overview of MSC:
Established in 1993. Tom and Dana Groh started the Minnesota Sodding Company (MSC) so they could follow their passion for the world of turfgrass. From installation and renovation to maintenance, MSC is constantly improving our processes, equipment, and capabilities of our team members.

We have strong core values that guide us to the people we work with, the projects we work on, the vendors we use, and the people we employ.

The business continues to expand every year. Whether we’re starting up a new relationship with a small school field, a major commercial contract, or simply maintaining a great relationship with our existing clients – we value each and every client we work with.

The base compensation range for this role is $80,000-$90,000. Base pay is positioned within the range based on several factors, including an individual’s knowledge, skill, and experience.

  • Health Insurance options
  • Simple IRA
  • Paid time off
  • Company bonus program
  • Hybrid work environment (home and field)
  • Company vehicle

To apply:
Please send a resume to Kent at kharris@mnsodco.com or submit a resume on our website www.mnsodco.com/careers.

To apply for this job please visit www.mnsodco.com.