State Sales Manager Garden, WA
I began my career with Toro in 1996 as a Casual Merchandiser. My son was about to start primary school and the role provided me with the flexibility I needed to work during school hours and attend special events such as sports days.
As my son became older, I was encouraged to take on more responsibility and spent four and half years as Territory Manager WA, managing a team of nine merchandisers from Broome to Esperance. I found this position to be very rewarding, and was supported by my manager to constantly learn, develop new skills and achieve personal and organisational goals.
My recent appointment as State Sales Manager WA means my role is expanding once again, and I am looking forward to many more years with the company as well as the challenges and opportunities it will present.
Toro has a very long and successful history, and I have personally found it to be an excellent employer with great people and a strong culture that supports family life.
Casual Merchandiser, Garden - SA
Since my husband convinced me to apply for a role at Toro as a casual merchandiser for POPE in 2010, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such a reputable brand and helping customers with their requirements.
While I have the freedom to work independently in the field at my own pace, I also have a great balance of team work and really feel part of the inclusive and supportive culture at Toro.
My team and supporting office staff, some of whom have been with Toro for many years, are always there to help me out and we have a great working relationship.
The environment at Toro is also very positive. The company’s dedication to looking after their staff is reflected by providing flexible working arrangements and ongoing training opportunities.
Service Centre Technician- Equipment, SA
I began my Service Centre Apprenticeship with another company, however, I felt the work I was doing wasn’t challenging enough.
This certainly changed when I joined Toro in 2011 as a second year apprentice.
Toro has gone above and beyond to make me feel like an important member of the team and to ensure I am involved in as many different aspects of mechanics as possible, including hydraulics and engine work.
Besides helping increase my knowledge in the mechanical field, Toro has also helped me learn a lot about the turf industry. Toro offers paid in-house training to assist with this, and I feel it has given me a professional advantage over apprentices at other companies. I have now finished my apprenticeship and am employed as a Service Centre Technician.
I really enjoy working with the great team of people at Toro and the regular social activities that we have the opportunity to participate in.
I joined Toro in 1990 as an Apprentice Toolmaker, which was my first job after leaving school.
I have since spent two decades working at Toro, and have been lucky enough to hold many positions within the company during this time.
After completing my apprenticeship, I worked as a Toolmaker, Research and Development Toolmaker, Tool Room Supervisor and Process Engineer, and then progressed to Production Supervisor and now Production Manager.
I believe my employment at Toro is an example of the huge emphasis they place on career progression and the support they provide to help employees reach their professional goals.
Like me, many of my colleagues have been with the company for many years because of the great people, positive internal culture and industry-renowned working environment.
I also really enjoy contributing to developing, improving and manufacturing products to best meet our customer’s needs, leading my team, supporting other departments and being part of a company that looks to the future and not just the present.
Irrigation Territory Manager, Qld
I began using, and working with, Toro Irrigation products in 1982 as the NSW State Distributor. In 1988 I moved up North and took up the role of Queensland Distributor.
I knew the products inside-out and had extensive installation, sales and design experience in the Turf, Landscape and Golf markets, so when the role of Queensland Area Manager for the Irrigation Division became available at Toro in 1996, it felt like a natural progression to apply for the job.
I have found that the culture at Toro is positive, the people I work with are great, and the products continue to get better and better.
Personal development is also a priority at Toro. I have completed a number of personal and product training courses over the years and will continue to develop my skills.
I hope to work at Toro for many more years to come.