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Sales professional, New York – George Smith

Posted date: 10/15/19

Overview

George Smith is seeking a proactive, social media savvy, design driven sales professional to work in our New York offices and create a step change in market penetration. Our breadth of work includes the most prestigious residences, hotels, private clubs, restaurants, yachts and retail stores throughout the World.

The Company

We are a peerless furniture manufacturer and our Company has become synonymous with beautiful handcrafted furniture. Every item, whether from our extensive collection or a custom piece is designed, engineered and made in house in our UK production arm.

We also represent equally prestigious lighting, fabric and other interiors brands.

Position

We are seeking an entrepreneurial Sales professional who will be able to make a significant impact on the New York Tri-State area while working in tandem with the UK and US branches of the Company.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and work proactively with their showroom and marketing colleagues.

Core Functions

  • Promote/sell/secure orders from interior designers, new and existing, through a relationship-based approach.
  • Present our products, capabilities and services to existing and prospective customers.
  • Main Responsibilities
  • Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with existing and prospective customers.
  • Coordinate sales efforts with the showroom sales team, marketing, production and accounts. Ensuring the company’s high standards of customer service are met whilst protecting gross margins.
  • Plan and organize your own personal sales strategy in consultation with the CEO and your New York colleagues to maximize the return on time invested in customer meetings within your sales territory.
  • Supply management with verbal and written updates/reports on sales activity, the sales pipeline, customer needs, feedback, problems and competitor activity as well as the potential for new products and services.
  • Identify and contact potential trade clients. These clients include, but are not limited to, interior designers, architects, purchasing companies, hotels and hotel groups, restaurants, clubs and bars.
  • Generate your own sales leads. Follow up of any leads passed on by other members of the George Smith team.

The Candidate

  • Prior sales experience in the Design industry with a network of contacts will be a significant advantage.
  • To fulfil the position, it is expected that a degree of travel and outside sales is required, and applicants must be in a position to be flexible about their travel and daily schedule. We anticipate that the role would require two days per week out of the showroom.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with customers at all levels are a prerequisite. This includes being comfortable making formal presentations to groups of clients.
  • The ability to a be a true team player and work collaboratively on a shared objective is essential.
  • Attention to detail is important, as well as the personal drive to ensure that trade customers consider us their first choice when specifying furniture for their clients.
  • All candidates must be IT literate, especially in Excel, as well as comfortable using the Internet for research and utilizing Social Media.

Details

  • Hours: Basic hours will be 9.00am to 5.00pm however it is expected that working outside of these on occasion will be required. Especially when visiting clients outside of the city.
  • Location: New York – Design and Decoration Building and surrounding territories.
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience through a base salary with commission package.

To apply, send your resume to Gaby Gunthardt at gaby@georgesmith.co.uk


Outside Sales Representative – Donghia

Posted date: 9/27/19

Outside Sales Associate based in the New York City area representing Donghia and our multi-line partners.

The Outside Sales Associate’s main responsibility is to visit and service residential and commercial clients within the territory to “bring the showroom to them”.  The ideal candidate will be energetic and proactive, possess excellent sales and communication skills and have a passion for interior design.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for hosting managers from our house brand and multi-line partners in regards to appointments for face to face interaction with our clients.
  • Possessing full knowledge of all products sold within the showroom.  This includes educating clients on the lines represented and guiding them to the proper products for their projects.
  • Scheduling sales presentations to strategically target accounts that are actively working on projects.
  • Structuring travel and appointment schedules efficiently to maximize client exposure to our products and grow sales.
  • Building long term relationships with clients by providing excellent service.
  • Researching the territory for new accounts to grow business and develop new clientele.
  • Maintaining and updating client sample libraries.
  • Following up on all quotes, sample requests and projects.
  • Organizing and maintaining road kits from multiple manufacturers.

 

This position requires daily client visits in all five boroughs of New York City, approximately 60% travel.  Physical requirements of the position include the ability to carry samples and road-kits to client meetings on public transportation.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Sales and/or design experience in the interior design industry is required.
  • Must possess a strong interest in the interior design trade.
  • Hospitality sales experience is required.
  • Organizational and time management skills.  You are able to prioritize daily activities of phone calls, emails and appointments to maximize your time.
  • Verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.  You are organized in your thought processes and able to communicate clearly with clients, manufacturers and corporate employees.
  • High quality service. The service you provide is equal in quality to the product you represent and you are able to differentiate your product and service from your competitors.
  • Self-motivation.  You have the entrepreneurial drive to manage your territory effectively in order to achieve and exceed sales goals.

 

About the company:

Donghia, Inc. has consistently reflected the dynamic and innovative approach to design that its founder, Angelo Donghia, was renowned for.

Donghias’ collections of furniture, textiles, wallcovering, lighting and accessories are sold exclusively to interior designers and architects through Donghia’s eight showrooms across the United States and in over fifty representative showrooms throughout the world.

With a forty year history at the forefront of the luxury home furnishings industry, Donghia represents American design at its best.

To apply, send your resume to kmccathron@donghia.com


Senior Client Service Representative – Donghia

Posted date: 9/16/19

Designer/Distributor of luxury textiles, lighting and furniture, seeks an experienced Client Service Representative professional to join our Showroom in New York City.

 

Job Summary:

A Client Service Representative’s (C.S.R.’s) job responsibility includes working together with the rest of the NY Showroom team, as well as the corporate client services and operations departments as part of the team to help turn any inquiry into an order, then managing these orders until final shipment. This is provided by maintaining a seamless flow of communication to the clients and sales force on orders and communication of client requests.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process and update all orders and reserves. Then pro-actively run reports and utilize these reports to maintain updates on orders and reserves in real time.
  • Provide timely follow up. This includes follow up to Sales Associates, Clients, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Have full knowledge of showroom systems along with understanding the administrative functionalities of all lines carried in the showroom.
  • Possess clear and informative communication to showroom staff and clientele through phone calls, emails and face to face contact.
  • Return phone calls and emails in real time whenever possible and no later than a few hours.
  • Provide necessary sales leads to the showroom sales staff in a timely manner.
  • Communicate to the client and showroom sales staff when necessary all details needed to ship an order in a timely fashion.
  • Take responsibility and proactively manage any client needs on their reserves or orders. When speaking or emailing a client, they should know that you have full knowledge of their order / reserve and be confident that you will manage the resolution of any issues.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • At minimum an Associate’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in a design center or showroom required
  • Experience with industry specific operating systems, or database mainframe systems is preferred

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is imperative
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and a team-player
  • Ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills for approaching problems and making decisions
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking environment with flexibility and resilience

To apply, send your resume to kmccathron@donghia.com and asewell@donghia.com. 


Hospitality Specialist – LA MAISON PIERRE FREY (New York City)

Posted date: 9/9/19

Pierre Frey, a leader in luxury textiles, wallcoverings, carpets, and furniture is seeking an Hospitality Specialist to join our team in our New York D&D showroom.

 

OVERALL JOB OBJECTIVE

A Pierre Frey Hospitality Specialist is to ensure our US showrooms /Agents exceed sales goals by functioning as an expediter to our teams. Providing knowledge and appropriate selections of fabric, wallcovering, carpet and furniture for our sales representatives contract requests. This representative will provide support at the front-end of a contract project/request. Being a team player and remaining transparent is important to developing our North America Hospitality business.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond and organize all incoming hospitality requests
  • Consistently communicate with: reps, purchasers, customer service representatives, and French teams
  • Service and develop hospitality clients visiting the showroom
  • Scheme fabrics and wallcoverings for Hospitality projects
  • Identify patterns, weaves, color trends, and preference from designer schemes
  • Organize and maintain a custom sample library
  • Create and maintain a Master Project list to track and follow-up on all potential orders
  • Schedule monthly Hospitality meeting with team

 

SALES AND MARKETING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand all Hospitality certificate requests
  • Create and utilize custom lists to explain product offerings
  • Utilize all sales tools to comprehend new collections as launched twice a year
  • Provide feedback during weekly sales meeting

SKILLS REQUIRED

  •   A positive and eager attitude
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
    •     Attention to detail
    •     Team player: responsible, flexible, cooperative and communicative
    •     Ability to multi-task effectively with a sense of urgency
    •     Basic computer skills like Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
    •     Experience in high-end sales, particularly in textiles, wallcoverings, furniture and carpets
    •     Ability to handle change effectively, problem solving skills
    •     Professional demeanor

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Salary and commission based upon experience
  • Medical benefits with small contribution
  • Paid Vacation
  • Retirement Savings Plan (eligible after 1 year of service)

 

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Pierre Frey, founded in Paris in 1935, designs, creates and manufactures fabrics, wallcoverings carpets and furniture in the purest French tradition, with extensive distribution worldwide. The company’s rich collection of over 7,000 items includes Pierre Frey designs as well as collections from the company’s other prestigious brands: Braquenie, Fadini Borghi, Boussac and Le Manach. For more information about Pierre Frey visit www.pierrefrey.com.

To apply, send your resume to scott.hans@pierrefrey.com


Sample Room Intern – Holland & Sherry

Posted date: 8/29/19

Who we are:

From our inception in 1836, Holland & Sherry has specialized in the finest textiles for the apparel industry. In 1998, Holland & Sherry Interiors was born out of this legacy. Taking inspiration from these traditional apparel fabrics, our interiors textiles have a transitional quality suited for all aspects of the decorated room. In addition to fabrics, Holland & Sherry has developed collections which range across product categories from custom embroidery, rugs, wallcovering, and trim, to leather, hardware and lighting.

During the internship, you will have the opportunity to learn many aspects of our company including display and sample merchandising, product development, inventory management, and sales. The position is a great opportunity to meet and work with many industry professionals. We are looking for someone to work 3-4 days a week; a maximum of 20 hours a week. This is a paid internship.

Job Description:

  • Processing sample requests and mailings
  • Answering phones
  • Shipping samples
  • Organizing the sample library and maintaining products on the showroom floor

 

Requirements:

  • Must be self-motivated, professional, organized and an excellent communicator who can articulate ideas clearly and efficiently
  • Detail oriented and strong time management skills are vital
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

 

Compensation:

$15.00/hr (29 hours max)

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to: careers@hollandandsherry.com. No phone calls please.


Showroom Manager – Baumann Dekor

Posted date: 8/27/19

About the company

Baumann Dekor USA distributes premium furnishing textiles throughout the United States. The multi-line showroom in the D&D building, in the heart of Manhattan, NY, showcases high-end international brands. With each brand boasting a distinct identity of its own, we are a one stop shop for high quality textiles for residential, hospitality & contract use.

Role Overview:

We are seeking an experienced textile sales professional in a full time position primarily office based as the ‘Showroom Manager’ for our New York Showroom, to promote and sell our high-end furnishing brands through the showroom in the D&D building. With long serving international offices in Europe & Middle East, we are still a young organization in the USA. Each member of our small but growing team plays a vital role towards providing an exceptional service to the customers in a friendly, relaxed, and creatively inviting environment. This is an exciting time for Baumann Dekor & presents an opportunity for the right candidate to contribute independently while growing as an integral part of a successful international team. The ideal candidate will be proactive and polished with a proven track record of cultivating sales channels and building lasting business relationships.
What we seek- Self-motivated candidates from textile industry background, with multi-tasking abilities, strong interpersonal skills, and a genuine thirst for driving sales.
What we offer- A package commensurate with experience & compatible with industry standards, a vibrant office culture, welcoming & inclusive executive team, and fantastic work-life balance.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work in collaboration with customer service departments of associates & sister organizations of the Company worldwide, coordinating with suppliers & principles at the back end, and customers at the front end, to ensure a professional service.
  • Manage, drive and lead Inside/Showroom sales at the Showroom through updated product knowledge and application. Engage showroom customers with personal interaction and promptly assist clients over the phone/e-mail.
  • Proactive in regular showroom tasks such as organization, sample library inventory, receiving & logging incoming shipments of new products & lines, installing new launches, Organizing & assisting with event preparation/participation, products/showroom focused events and marketing efforts. Attend relevant business/industry events & exhibitions outside the showroom if delegated.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the sales process including qualifying the potential client, assisting with product selection, providing accurate and relevant information to any stock/pricing queries, processing sample requests, pulling out & mailing samples, follow through on client requests, quote preparation, order & payment processing, tracking, and follow through of delivery/set-up. Retrieve shipping quotes, update shipping on all orders, and tracking costs.
  • Maintain, enter & update quotes/estimates, invoices/sales orders & packing lists on Company office system, and any documentation related to showroom and/or outside sales, working closely with other sales reps and outside sales staff. Provide administrative support to outside and multi-level sales team including enter handling quote requests, any claims or issues when needed.
  • Maintain all Sales & marketing tools; manage promotional materials, email campaigns, organize sample library & inventory, and timely replenishment of sample/memo stock. Work with the social media account management team, for Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram, and monthly newsletters.
  • Responsible for general overall showroom maintenance & visual appearance, maintaining aesthetic product displays, ensuring proper labeling & color trends. Must be able & ready to lift 20-25 lbs to assist in movement of samples/display pieces if required.
  • General administrative & basic accounting tasks, facility upkeep, telephones, mailings, maintaining adequate levels of office supplies & ordering as needed, and handling daily cash/credit transactions.
  • Manage/maintain active client list & Track clients by geography: NYC, NJ, CT, Out of State, International, etc. Record & maintain client visit reports, sales reports, outreach efforts & their results. Produce & routinely update target account lists of clients & sales strategies for each account
  • Execute Company sales policies and practices as a brand ambassador and a trusted resource to clients. Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements / Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience as Showroom Sales Manager. Work experience in the D&D building a plus
  • Sales background with proven customer service skills and ability to work as part of a small team
  • Proficient in computer applications (Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and QBO required)
  • Accounting experience with processing payments and deposits
  • Knowledge of trimming, drapery hardware, and/or fabric a plus
  • Active interest in, or exposure to the Interior Design field
  • Good client relationships with interior designers and architects in the area
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with excellent written and verbal communication to interface effectively at all levels
  • Possesses a strong work ethic demonstrated by commitment to excellence, attention to detail and handling responsibility.
  • Ability to problem-solve, to work in a fast-paced environment, to handle difficult situations and to provide superior client service to external/internal clients and staff.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to an international environment
  • Follow-up, organization, planning, and documentation skills
  • Responsive, Flexible & Co-operative, with ambition, and drive

Benefits:

  • Base Salary + Commission
  • Health Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Vacation & Sick time

For consideration please e-mail your cover letter & resume to nkhanna@baumanndekorusa.com


GO DESIGN GO & DDB | DIGITAL EDITOR (New York, NY)

posted date: 7/25/19

THE POSITION

Go Design Go (GDG), the dedicated digital outlet for the Cohen Design Centers (CDC) is seeking a Digital Editor. This position is responsible for content development and strategy; executing blog features and social media posts that inform the interior design trade on the happenings within the Cohen Design Centers and their showrooms, as well as high-level topics of interest in the design industry, with support and direction from the CDC Marketing Teams.

The ideal candidate will be eager to take ownership of the digital presence and be the face of Go Design Go and the iconic D & D Building (DDB)’s social presence. This person will come with fresh ideas and perspectives, with the goal of making GDG the industry’s morning must-read on all platforms. The Cohen Design Centers are positioned in key markets throughout the country and GDG’s coverage should reflect that. This is a fully collaborative position; the digital editor should offer suggestions on how to engage the audience, position the blog as an extension of the CDC brand, and ultimately take GDG to the next level and beyond. Professional experience and strong personal interest in the Interior Design Trade preferred. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, own, and report on strategic editorial calendar, including features, social content and e-Newsletters.
  • Social Media strategy development, implementation, and reporting.
  • Maintain consistency with recent brand redesign, making sure the content is as fresh as the new look.
  • Conduct interviews/research with key Industry brands and individuals to develop content that is relevant to the Design Industry through the CDC brands.
  • Attend and cover Industry events. Evening events as necessary.
  • Research, write, and edit engaging blog feature content, compelling headlines and social micro-blog captions, adopting an expert, professional, yet approachable voice.
  • Offer national design world coverage; collaborate with each CDC property to develop stories and/or post content unique and specific to that individual design center; maintain awareness of regional, national and international design events, covering participating brands and lines where relevant
  • Participate in internal editorial/strategic brainstorms and regular planning meetings
  • Keep up with best practices from other branded and corporate blogs, modeling and contributing new ideas that generate innovative, relevant content
  • Support DDB Marketing team with implementation of regular digital content and event production as needed.
  • Reports to Senior Marketing Manager.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eagerness to gain a deeper knowledge of the interior design world.
  • Professional experience or strong personal interest in the Interior Design Trade preferred.
  • Experience managing Social Media platforms and implementing best practices, garnering successful results.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Suite.
  • 1 year Editorial/Journalism/Social Media Writing experience. Internship experience accepted.

ABOUT THE BLOG

Go Design Go, our design center blog, invites you to enter the design world found within the four Cohen Design Centers across the country – the Pacific Design Center (PDC) in West Hollywood, California, Decorative Center Houston (DCH), Houston, Texas, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, Florida, and the Decoration & Design Building (DDB). Go Design Go is an easy-to-navigate virtual design center, covering the best in luxury home furnishings and the latest trends in the world of design, art, architecture, landscaping, and lifestyle, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at our high-profile market events and seminars that are presented by some of the biggest names in the industry.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to aabrams@ddbuilding.com.


Inside Sales Associate – Houlès

Posted date: 7/23/19

About the Company:

Houlès began its story in 1928 in the heart of Paris as a wholesaler of upholstery suppliers. Félix and his son André Houlès established the parent company situated in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine which was traditionally known as the district for upholsterers, interior designers and architects. In the Thirties, Suzanne and Pierre Houlès turn this French family business into a company with international allure and would eventually transfer the company to their children.  Today, the company is managed with great passion and enthusiasm by its president Philippe Houlès, who became enveloped in the world of decoration at an early age.

Today Houlès is an internationally recognized brand in the design and decoration industry. We are most commonly known for our trimmings and drapery hardware and have a growing following for our boutique line of fabrics. To learn more about our product lines please visit us on the web at www.houles.com

 

Role Overview:

At Houlès our goal is for our showroom to be a friendly, relaxed, and creatively inviting environment for our clients. We seek to provide exceptional service and strive to create and maintain lasting business relationships with our clients and industry partners. In the USA we have a small team in which each member plays a vital role and contributes greatly to all aspects of our business. This is an exciting time for Houlès and presents an opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as an entry level sales associate. The candidate that would be most successful in this role would have the skills to participate in our collective team effort while also contributing independently. They would be self-motivated, focused, possess problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities, strong interpersonal skills, and a genuine thirst for driving sales.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Inside sales at the D&D Showroom; assist all clients visiting the showroom or over the phone/e-mail with trimming, drapery hardware, and fabric selections.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the sales process; selling, pulling memos, order entry/follow up, order processing, tracking
  • Manage/maintain active provided client list
  • Proactive business development; seek to develop new and inactive clients
  • Be a brand ambassador and a trusted resource to clients on all Houlès product categories
  • Assist in support for our outside sales team
  • Support showroom manager with all daily/periodic showroom tasks; organization, sample library inventory, installing new launches, event preparation/participation, and support to senior management as needed/delegated.

 

Requirements / Skills:

  • 0 to 2 years of experience in a showroom sales position, experience working in the D&D building a plus
  • Sales background
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Strong work ethic, ambition, and drive
  • Proficient in computer applications (Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook), required
  • Knowledge of trimming, drapery hardware, and/or fabric a plus
  • Follow-up, organization, planning, and documentation skills
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to an international environment

 

Benefits:

  • Base Salary + Commission
  • Health Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision
  • 401k + Matching
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time

 

For consideration please e-mail your cover letter and resume to houlesnyc@houlesusa.com.


OUTSIDE ACCOUNT MANAGER/OUTSIDE SALES – NYC – Zimmer + Rohde

Posted date: 3/1/19

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for visiting NYC based residential A&D firms and promoting the Zimmer-Rohde brands though targeted outside sales efforts. This position is based out of the ZR showroom in the NYC/ D&D Building. The Outside Account Manager will offer personalized service to the A&D community as a brand ambassador for ZR, developing new business while cultivating and increasing business from existing clients. This person must be experienced in performing presentations have excellent sales, communication and customer service skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage relationships with clients by phone, email and in the showroom with an emphasis on outside sales. 
  • Identify business opportunities 
  • Pursue daily outreach 
  • Achieve pre-determined sales goals 
  • Develop and maintain extensive product knowledge 
  • Introduce new product 
  • Excel at client service 
  • Attend business/industry events and activities 
  • Maintain client visit report

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive experience (3-5 yrs) in high-end/luxury, outside sales, to the trade, of home furnishings preferably textiles 
  • Proven sales history of achieving sales goals/growth 
  • Proactive approach to developing sales and creative with client outreach 
  • Collaborative/ Team Player 
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Professional demeanor and well presented 
  • Excellent textile knowledge 
  • Have existing relationships in the NYC design community 
  • Strong design sense 
  • Ability to manage time, work independently and prioritize work

Experience/Education:

  • 3-5 years experience in luxury sales, to the design trade 
  • Bachelors degree preferred

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Family-run for four generations, Zimmer+Rohde is one of the leading textile manufacturers in Europe. Under Zimmer+Rohde there are five distinct luxury brands that are marketed to the interior design trade worldwide. 

These brands include Ardecora, Etamine, Hodsoll McKenzie, Travers and Zimmer+Rohde.

To apply, send your resume to a.pereira@zimmer-rohde.com.


Part-Time Showroom Assistant Position – Walters

Posted date: 2/19/19

  • Assist our sales team to enter overfill quote requests when needed
  • Responsible for maintaining all the showroom sales tools, i.e catalogs, sample supplies, etc
  • Conduct general administrative work such as telephones, office supplies and all mailings within the showroom
  • Provide administrative support to multi levels of the sales team including working together with customer service support for any claims or issues
  • Responsible for all social media account managements, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for NY Showroom
  • Responsible for maintaining product displays, ensuring all have the proper labels, color trends, etc
  • Assisting and work together with CS support to retrieve shipping quotes with our internal logistic and/or 3rd party companies, updating shipping on all orders and tracking costs.

Compensation: $13.50pr hour 

Contact: David@walterswicker.com


Outside Sales Rug Specialist – Holland & Sherry New York, NY

Posted date: 2/12/19

Who we are:

From our inception in 1836, Holland & Sherry has specialized in the finest textiles for the apparel industry. In 1998, Holland & Sherry Interiors was born out of this legacy. Taking inspiration from these traditional apparel fabrics, our interiors textiles have a transitional quality suited for all aspects of the decorated room. In addition to fabrics, Holland & Sherry has developed collections which range across product categories from custom embroidery, rugs, wallcovering and trim, to leather, hardware and lighting.

We are in search of an experienced Outside Sales Representative to join our New York sales team. Our new team member must be extremely personable, highly motivated, and capable of working efficiently on an individual and group level. Our company is rapidly expanding, creating exciting new opportunities for career growth.

 

What the job will be:

  • Specifically selling Holland & Sherry custom rugs, carpet and services to design professionals and other trade members
  • Customarily and regularly making sales presentations outside the showroom daily
  • Cultivating existing client relationships as well as identifying, contacting and building new relationships within the design industry
  • Producing and routinely updating target account lists of clients and sales strategies for each account
  • Promptly following up on all client queries
  • Reporting regular client activity
  • Corresponding with our rug department team regularly as needed

 

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of carpet and rug sales experience including customization
  • 1-2 years’ experience in custom sales or experience in the interior design industry will be considered
  • Someone who is organized, punctual and personable
  • Willingness to travel within the NY Metropolitan area
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Self-starter/Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Possesses excellent attention to detail
  • High proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with an inclination to learn CRM systems specific to Holland & Sherry

Why this is a great opportunity:

Holland & Sherry is an industry leader and we’ve grown steadily every year we’ve been in business. Our worldwide team (Scotland, London, Dubai, Munich, Paris, East Asia, Mexico City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, and New York) is made up of intelligent, dedication, and motivating people who make terrific coworkers and a strong support system. We offer competitive benefits including health insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k, stock, and so much more.

 

Compensation:

Pay Plan driven with a high percentage of commission. Receives assistance pay for a certain amount of time then only high rate commission. Commission paid monthly.

If you would like to be considered for the position, please email your cover letter and resume to: careers@hollandandsherry.com

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Company URL: http://interiors.hollandandsherry.com/en


Sales & Relationship Manager – David Harber

Posted date: 2/4/19

 

David Harber Ltd are award-winning, internationally renowned designers of sculptures and art pieces that are sold to private clients and commercial entities. The creative force behind the business is David Harber, who with his skilled team of designers, engineers and craftsmen create each commission in our workshop in Oxfordshire.

 

PURPOSE

A Sales Manager who will represent the commercial interests of David Harber in the United States of America and whose role is to convert opportunities into orders and to raise the company’s profile by building relationships with key customers, prospects or stakeholders including the design and art community.

You will be based in or around New York City and be responsible for much of the company’s sales function and performance in the North East area of USA as well as for building relationships within the design community.  The role will be supported from the UK in terms of providing more complex costings, design input and preparation of visuals in the form or photoshopping or renders and of course all of work is made here in the UK.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Managing Director
  • Sales Director – support and manage performance and develop capability
  • Sales Assistant
  • Sales Managers
  • Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Marketing & Events Co-ordinator
  • Design Team
  • Colleagues

External

  • Enquirers, clients and potential clients
  • Intermediaries (Designers, Art Consultants Property Developers in designated territory)
  • Providers of external support
  • US based PR company
  • Christopher Peacock
  • D&D Building

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Diagnose Needs and Support Prospects through the Selling Process

  • Follow up all sales enquiries from the North East of America (see below) and brochure requests with a telephone call (3 attempts before an email is sent)
  • Diligently work opportunities either to successful completion, or where appropriate continue to build on the relationship until such a point
  • Undertake with prospective clients a detailed analysis of their needs and where necessary undertake site visit
  • Where appropriate and agreed, provide prospects with the choice of a range of David Harber products and prices
  • Encourage prospects to take action, and confirm their purchasing decisions

Manage Your Interactions with Clients Effectively

  • Honour commitments, obligations and agreements made on behalf of David Harber Ltd, and ensure follow-up actions are taken within agreed timescales.   Enquires to be followed up within 1 week. Proposals to be followed up within 2 weeks.
  • Coordinate with your colleagues to ensure that clients access a high quality, responsive and proactive service from David Harber Ltd.

Building Relationships

  • Build relationships with key customers or stakeholders notably landscape architects, interior designers, art consultants and property developers
  • Build that network through careful analysis of the market and then using CPD presentations as a means for access
  • Continue to broaden your relationship circle and staying in touch.
  • Keep in touch with that circle using different means including social media, offering samples and presenting new designs that have been launched and events hosted by DH Ltd

PR/Influencer

  • Regularly engaging with the US PR Agency and taking up any opportunities that arise through them for networking
  • Seeking opportunities for David Harber to speak at events and Openings

Salesforce CRM

  • Ensure that every activity is recorded on Salesforce and that all activity tasks and Hot lists are generated through Salesforce
  • Ensure that any relationship building activities are also recorded on Salesforce

Be an Ambassador for David Harber Ltd

  • Promote a positive image of David Harber Ltd. and its services to clients, potential clients, and intermediaries

Social Media

  • You will be required to post US centric content onto the David Harber social media channels one or two days per week

Support your Colleagues

  • Share knowledge and successful practices with others to promote the success of David Harber Ltd.
  • Through Salesforce maintain your own client engagement records, and provide reporting information in the agreed manner and to agreed timescales
  • Consult and liaise internally to ensure smooth realization of sale

Develop your Abilities

  • Evaluate and improve your selling skills and knowledge regularly, to make sure that you can deliver an effective, high valued support to clients
  • Undertake on-going Professional Development as required

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 2 years sales experience, ideally with HNWI and B2B
  • Exceptional IT skills and experience of working with CRM
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and highly self-motivated
  • Strong time management skill and Initiative to take on tasks and set own priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent command of the English language and an ability to create engaging presentations and proposals
  • Outgoing, friendly and a personable ‘can do’ attitude and with an empathy for the creative world
  • Proven experience of using networking to promote a brand and build relationships
  • Experience in using Social Media for networking and brand profile

 

BONUS & BENEFITS

David Harber Ltd is a family owned business, based in a rural location a short distance from Didcot, UK and its rail links.  Benefits include: 22 days holiday rising to 28 days, a matched pension scheme from April 2019 and a discretionary annual bonus

To apply, send your resume to recruitment@davidharber.com.


Showroom Assistant/Inter – Rose Tarlow Melrose House

Posted date: 11/1/18

JOB DESCRIPTION

Rose Tarlow Melrose House’s NY flagship seeks an organized, collaborative individual to join our showroom team for a full-time position. This role involves a mix of clerical, sales and administrative duties.

  • Responsible for pulling client sample requests
  • Ship all necessary items out of our showroom to clients
  • Responsible for the presentation and quality of all items that leave the office, i.e., ensuring labels are correct, products are packaged properly, personal notes are included when necessary, etc.
  • Manage sample library & replenish memo’s on a running weekly basis
  • Provide back up for answering phones. Check general voicemail/email regularly
  • Maintains adequate levels of office supplies/order new supplies as needed
  • Ensure that the showroom and office space is neat and organized at all times
  • Additional duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong organization skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Professional demeanor and a positive, self-starter attitude is a must
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with Excel
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks and juggle multiple projects
  • Must be proactive and diligent about follow up on all tasks, completing them with efficiency and precision.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

For over thirty years, Rose Tarlow Melrose House has stayed true to a vision to create timeless designs that possess a twist and character to make each chair, each table, each textile, each accessory – extraordinary. We embrace the integrity of generations of craftsmen and artisans, and recognize the character that age and natural imperfections can bring. We take an idea and play with it, change the proportion, make it comfortable, add a feature that only those who truly know can see. We celebrate the enigmatic beauty of the unexpected – for us the magic is in the details that give each piece its own personality and taken as a whole, forms the heart of everything we create.

If you feel this could be a good fit, kindly send your resume to below email address – no phone calls please. We look forward to hearing from you!

EXACT SALARY: Dependent on experience, hourly

URL

https://www.rosetarlow.com/

CONTACT

samantha@rosetarlow.com


Intern – Lutron

Posted date: 9/27/18

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has an immediate opening for an Experience Center Intern at our newest Experience Center in the New York City D&D Building. In this position, you would be a key part of the customer experience team and local New York City sales team. A successful Experience Center Intern will:

  • Work closely with local center manager to support the day-to-day operations for Experience Centers & Training Facilities in New York City
  • Support communications and logistics for customer visits and trainings including:
  • Scheduling
  • Travel & transportation
  • Coordinate meals and catering
  • Assist with course registration support
  • Prep course materials, agendas & training room
  • Answer phones and respond to customer inquiries
  • Respond to general email in-box for center
  • Help plan and coordinate customer visits, training and special events
  • Help coordinate Experience Center and Training calendars and new project leads in SFDC
  • Work closely with the Experience Center manager and the local sales force to follow up on new project opportunities that have been generated by the center
  • Work closely with center manager to support activities that will drive new customers into our center
  • Provide backup support for center manager to show, tell and sell Lutron solutions and how our solutions help the lives of our customers when he is not available
  • Stay aligned to Lutron’s culture and values
  • Be passionate
  • Be flexible and adaptable to changing markets
  • Be an innovative thinker
  • Be customer focused
  • Be ethical

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, design or a related field
  • 0-2 years’ work experience
  • Must have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong customer-facing skills, ability to present in front of groups, engage in dialogue and customize approach to meet a customer’s unique communications and experience needs
  • Leadership skills – someone who regularly goes above and beyond to make thins better
  • Highly organized; must be detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to successfully juggle multiple projects
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills – MS office suite; Salesforce.com experience is a plus
  • Ability to take a leadership role in day-to-day projects
  • Experience with hospitality or retail industry desired
  • Additional language skills (Spanish or Portuguese) a plus

Lutron Electronics position as the leading manufacturer of lighting controls worldwide, our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings, and our commitment to servicing our worldwide customers have resulted in double digit growth annually. This growth has in turn allowed the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to service our customers. Continuous growth has also fueled our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that in turn drive the creation of new or better products and services

Lutron offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic and professional work environment. We also offer continued growth through increased job responsibilities, courses offered through Lutron University and advancement opportunities.  For more information, view our website at www.lutron.com. EOE/AA. 

To apply, send your resume to Johnna Lombard at jlombard@lutron.com.  


Interns – Wired Custom Lighting

Posted date: 8/15/18

Wired Custom Lighting, New York is seeking two part-time interns for the upcoming Fall 2018 Semester, interested in gaining hands-on experience in Design Administration and writing promotional and product-specific content.

Wired Custom Lighting is a custom design house and has been a leading lighting manufacturer for over 35 years. Located in the Decoration & Design Building on the Upper East Side, the New York showroom works with many of the top interior designers and architects in the trade.

 

The internship includes the following responsibilities:

– Update and organize Project Files, client contact records, and reference images

– Assist with client custom quote requests

– Assist with product sample labeling management

– Assist with promotional outreach correspondence/mailings

– Assist with writing social media posts and descriptions

– General administrative assistant duties

 

This internship is a great opportunity for a student with a background and interest in creative arts administration and/or interior design, who is enthusiastic about being hands on and wants to learn all the intricacies in what it takes to run a business.   There will be opportunities to attend New York Interior Design events exclusive to the Trade.

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a college arts administrative program, is highly motivated, organized, has strong writing skills, efficient and pro-active in taking on new tasks. The candidate possesses a working knowledge of MS Office programs and is able to pick up on using web database platforms easily.

The position requires working 2-3 days Monday through Friday (9am-5pm) in the Showroom on the Upper East Side. A $25.00/day travel stipend and lunch are provided; college credit can be applied for those enrolled in an accredited program.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: lisa-thi@wired-designs.com No phone calls please.


CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPPORT – Walters

Posted date: 7/9/18

JOB DESCRIPTION

• Assist our sales team to enter overfill Sales Orders when needed 

• Providing excellent customer service to clients via email and/or telephone 

• Prioritizing daily tasks using company policies and procedures to ensure efficient and customer service satisfactory 

• Process orders for our sales team, review/approve and submit Purchase orders to various vendors 

• Manager order follow ups and updates with vendors to sales team, and support communications with clients when 

necessary 

• Order release management when ready to ship orders are paid in full 

• Learning product knowledge on all vendors 

• To manage customer claims within the budget guidelines and escalate as needed

Tasks: 

• Determine ship to address for order 

• Submit PO to Vendor 

• Receive vendor confirmation, check against SO 

• Log in estimated ship date 

• Check PO status when ship date nears 

• Depending on ship to, notify Sales to submit for final payment 

• Receive confirmation of shipment 

• Consolidate orders at warehouse 

• Contact vendor if there are any shipping discrepancies or issues

• Coordinate white glove delivery to client 

• Coordinate multiple deliveries to client 

• Contact vendor if there are any shipping discrepancies or issues

• Ensure order closed out

JOB REQUIREMENTS

• Must be detail oriented and know how to prioritize workload 

• Must be analytical and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills 

• 2+ years sales experience in Furniture industry preferred but not a must 

• Excellent computer skills, specifically in NetSuite and Microsoft office 

• Excellent communication skills in written and oral 

• Must have a pleasant personality, ability to communicate easily and possess excellent telephone etiquette

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

W A L T E R S is a manufacturing company and a distributor for High-end Outdoor and Indoor furniture, specializing in the Outdoor sector. 

As we have expanded our showroom and business, we are looking for a team player that is committed in servicing our sales team and customers. This position will be based in our New York showroom, and report to Showroom Manager of WALTERS.

Contact: mia@walterswicker.com


Hospitality Sales Director – Taffard Fabrics

Posted date: 5/8/18

We are seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented associate to grow our hospitality and contract division.   A successful candidate will provide overall sales coordination for global sales and strategic planning to achieve company goals.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to expanding hospitality account base, building and maintaining strong customer relationships, and developing new sales strategies. Candidates must have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in hospitality sales with a proven track record, knowledge of textiles and color and excellent communication skills.

taffeta + jacquard = taffard

Established in 2003, Taffard Fabrics is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in New York City. We design, manufacture and distribute fine fabrics for residential and hospitality use. Although our roots are in taffetas and jacquards, we have since expanded our collection to include embroideries, linens, velvets, sheers, and contract fabrics. Our team is constantly driving innovation with new products and inspirational designs from our family owned factory in India.

Salary includes base plus commission.

To apply, please send resume to sidd@taffard.com


Sample Department Librarian – Dedar

Posted date: 5/7/18

Job Description:

Dedar Inc, the Us subsidiary of the leading European textile editor Dedar, is looking for a full time Sample Department Librarian for their New York Flagship location, representing exclusively the Dedar and Hermes fabrics and wallcovering collections. The ideal candidate has a minimum 3- 5 years previous experience in a same position, plus a good sense of color and overall design. He or she is highly organized and detail oriented.

 

About our company:

Founded in 1976, Dedar is a family-run fabric house that expresses a personal style with its cutting-edge contemporary collections. Located close to Como, in the heart of a manufacturing district, Dedar experiments and innovates to attain product perfection through an ongoing dialogue with those craftsmen and textile specialists who are most familiar with the techniques employed in the production of excellent fabrics. Since 2011 Dedar is partner of Hermès for the production and distribution of the home fabrics and wallpapers collection, displayed in all Dedar showrooms

 

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain sample department and inventory
  • Interact with customers and associates for sample requests and fabric assistance
  • Assist outside sales agents with sample requests
  • Be endowed with good time management and organizational skills
  • Maintain and fulfill request of marketing materials
  • Maintain and fulfill request of sample books
  • Order sample replacement to our main office or Italian headquarter as need
  • Have computer knowledge
  • Organize shipping, receiving and messenger requests
  • Assist with answering phones
  • Assisting colleagues when the show room is crowded, and all colleagues are busy assisting clients
  • Light showroom maintenance, keeping the library ordered and cleaned

 

Must have:

  • Well organized and great attention to detail
  • Multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Positive attitude
  • Well developed communication skills, written and oral
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Computer and MS Office good knowledge

 

Package:

  • Experience Based Salary
  • Medical and 401K

To apply, send your resume to recruitmentusa@dedar.com.


Sales Associate – Dedar

Posted date: 5/7/18

Dedar Inc, the Us subsidiary of the leading European textile editor, is looking for a full time Sales Associate for their New York Flagship location, where will be presented exclusively the Dedar and Hermes fabrics and wallcovering collections. The ideal candidate has a minimum 4-5 years sales experience in high end interior design industry, plus a designer’s “eye” and good sense of color and overall design. He or she is highly organized and detail oriented, with excellent presentation skills. An outgoing and poised personality is a must. Knowledge of the luxury market and architectural & arts world, very helpful.

This position will report to our General Manager while working closely with the customer service team. This is a great chance for someone who enjoys being part of a dynamic and fast-growing company and has a passion for design and interiors.

 

About our company

Founded in 1976, Dedar is a family-run fabric house that expresses a personal style with its cutting-edge contemporary collections. Located close to Como, in the heart of a manufacturing district, Dedar experiments and innovates to attain product perfection through an ongoing dialogue with those craftsmen and textile specialists who are most familiar with the techniques employed in the production of excellent fabrics. Since 2011 Dedar is partner of Hermès for the production and distribution of the home fabrics and wallpapers collection, displayed in all Dedar showrooms

 

Job Requirements

  • Assist interior designer and professional trade clients while in our showroom
  • Presenting and selling company products and providing excellent service
  • Ensure a smooth and productive experience from the beginning of the sale to the delivery as well being involved in evaluating new business opportunities and new services to the company;
  • Handle general office duties and administrative/commercial aspects associated with the running of the sales activities;
  • Lend support to customer service at the company headquarters, in the administrative/commercial aspects regarding the clientele, including telephone, fax and e-mail contacts with customers;
  • Lend support to the sales team (NY/tristate sales agents) in their sales/promotion actions, to drive sales and meet target goals
  • Contribute to create a positive collaborative atmosphere
  • Keep showroom accounts up to date on new product through emails, telephone calls and/or in-home product presentations
  • Support in keeping the show room tidy, to meet or exceed the standards as set by the Dedar Creative Team.

 

Must have:

  • Sales experience with at least 4/5 years developed in similar position in design, architecture, arts and interiors environments
  • Knowledge of the luxury market and architectural & arts world. Good knowledge of textiles for interiors
  • Optimistic, positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Provide strong team support
  • Proactive problem-solving thinker
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Avant-garde thinker
  • Great attention to details
  • Work dress code is required

 

Package

  • Experience Based Salary
  • Medical and 401K

To apply, send your resume to recruitmentusa@dedar.com.


Part-Time Intern – Wired Lighting

Posted date: 5/3/18

Wired Custom Lighting, New York is seeking a part-time intern for the upcoming Summer Semester, interested in gaining hands-on experience in Design Administration and writing promotional and product specific content.

 

Wired Custom Lighting is a custom design house and has been a leading lighting manufacturer for over 35 years.  Located in the Decoration & Design Building on the Upper East Side, the New York showroom works with many of the top interior designers and architects in the trade.

 

The internship includes the following responsibilities:

  • Update and organize Project Files, client contact records, and reference images
  • Assist with client custom quote requests
  • Assist with product sample labeling management
  • Assist with promotional outreach correspondence/mailings
  • Assist with writing social media posts and descriptions
  • General administrative assistant duties

 

This internship is a great opportunity for a student with a background and interest in creative arts administration and/or interior design, who is enthusiastic about being hands on and wants to learn all the intricacies in what it takes to run a business.   There will be opportunities to attend New York Interior Design events exclusive to the Trade.

 

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a college arts program, is highly motivated, organized, has strong writing skills, efficient and pro-active in taking on new tasks and possesses a working knowledge of MS Office programs and is able to pick up on using web database platforms easily.

 

The position requires working Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (9am-5pm) in the Showroom on the Upper East Side. A $25.00/day travel stipend and lunch are provided; college credit can be applied for those enrolled in an accredited program.

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: lisa-thi@wired-designs.com No phone calls please.


SHOWROOM SALES – COWTAN & TOUT

Posted date: 4/18/18

We are seeking an industry experienced sales professional to join our New York Showroom team. The Cowtan & Tout Showroom Sales position is responsible for to promoting our five brands of luxury, high-end fabrics to the Trade on a wholesale basis.   The ideal candidate will be energetic, driven and polished with a proven track record of developing customer relationships and cultivating sales channels.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3 plus years sales experience in a showroom or design firm experience that is relevant to this position
  • 2 year college degree and/or equivalent career training in Sales, Marketing, Interior Design
  • Active interest in, or exposure to the Interior Design field
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Responsive, Flexible and Co-operative

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email your resume to Susan_deangelis@cowtan.com, Vesna_Babic@cowtan.com

Our formal application for candidates may be processed using the link below.

http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=COWTTOUT&cws=1&rid=362


Sales Specialist – David Sutherland

Posted date: 3/9/18

Perennials and Sutherland, LLC is one of the most respected and iconic names in the exclusively to-the-trade, luxury home furnishings, textiles and accessories market. Our company has dedicated over three decades to working with the very best in the design world to create and market truly unique and exquisite products. Everything we do and the elite clientele we serve is dedicated to making life more beautiful. Environments for life, architectural, landscape and beyond are what we live and breathe each and every day. Ours is more than a life of producing and selling products. Our people share a passion for creativity, design and art that is central to our daily lives. It’s not just what we do but what we love.

Currently, we are seeking a Perennials Sales Specialist in our New York Showroom.

Key responsibilities:

  • Help drive Sales in the showroom by presenting and becoming the Perennials fabric & Rugs expert. 
  • Enter and keep up with sales quotes including contract quotes
  • Assist with any events that will be focused on Perennials and the studio
  • Exceed sales goals given by showroom

Qualifications:

  • Professional image
  • 3+ years inside sales experience with furniture and fabric preferred
  • Computer Skills (Salesforce, Outlook, Excel)
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Accounting experience with processing payments and deposits
  • Good client relationships with area interior designers and architects

Whether it’s the executive who offers visionary leadership, or the sales professional who won’t settle for less than perfection, a business needs great people and a collaborative environment to thrive. We maintain, develop, and inspire talented professionals and craftsmen. Our investment in people, equipment, and facilities results in a positive engaging workplace and gives our company a competitive edge in the marketplace. We believe deeply that the “right” people are our greatest asset. We offer careers for smart, creative, high energy people driven to contribute in a team environment where everyone can win. We foster potential, celebrate success, and support every colleague.

Perennials and Sutherland, LLC employees enjoy a vibrant office culture, welcoming and inclusive executive team, and fantastic work-life balance.

To apply, send your resume to epool@davidsutherlandshowroom.com.

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