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Interior Design Sales Associate

Company: John V. Schultz Furniture
Location: Erie
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Job Description:

Interior Design Sales Associate Erie, Pennsylvania, United States -- Sales DESCRIPTION John V Schultz Furniture, the #1 furniture retailer in the area, is looking for full-time and part-time Interior Designers to join our growing Company. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated, energized, positive, and love to help. If you're fashion forward, passionate, relentless, professional, and a "people-person" we want to talk with you. Our sales associates (the Interior Design position is a sales-based position) earn $24 per hour on average, with some making up to $45 an hour. Exciting changes are happening! In this customer-interactive retail designer & sales position, you will be selling furniture and home decor products to our customers in a high traffic environment. Our professional associates are devoted to helping individuals and families create something fresh and new in their homes; not just selecting furniture but helping them design their living space. Successful candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. What does a typical day look like? The Interior Design Sales Associates at John V. Schultz and Ashley Home Store are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and courtesy to our customers as well as coworkers. A candidate pursuing a career in interior design and sales requires excellent people and communication skills, attention to detail, and is self-motivated with a strong work ethic. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: -- Greeting customers and assessing the needs for their visit - Interior designers improve interior spaces to meet the needs and preferences of those spaces. -- Presenting and discussing various home furnishing options to meet the prospective customers lifestyle, needs, preferences, and goals using John V. Schultz dialog throughout the sales process while maintaining the customers timeline & budget. -- Informing and assisting customers with their payment options including financing and promotions. -- Creating design plans, often using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The plans are usually developed by collaborating with the clients, who are shown drawings and product samples for approval. After a rough design is agreed upon, the designer estimates the costs and specifications are drawn for the required furniture, artwork, and lighting. -- Capturing customer contact information by proposing an offer or completing prize registrations for each person greeted. -- Keeping clients informed on the status of their order and scheduling delivery as soon as possible. -- Overseeing the implementation of the design and after the project is finished, the designer meets with the clients to make sure that they are happy with the home improvement project. -- Following up with customers after delivery with a thank you note and/or a personal phone call. -- Reaching out to perspective clients by phone, mail, or email notifying them of upcoming sales and promotions. -- Maintaining a client development file with information on the customers current and future needs, wants, dislikes, and issues to resolve. This is a critical step in ensuring a customer for life. -- Creating marketing materials, prospecting and building a client base. -- Maintaining a minimum of 30% customer sketchings and room layout requirements while working on the sales floor. -- Maintaining designated sales floor area, ensuring merchandise is tagged and displayed properly. -- Striving to increase personal knowledge of products, industry trends, sales techniques, and promotions throughout training and development. REQUIREMENTS You do not need sales, customer service, or retail furniture experience to be successful in this role. Our World-Class Training Program will get you ramped up and ready to win! We do, however, look at the following:-- On-staff designers must have a degree or extensive design experience. -- Clean, neat, and professional appearance at all times. -- Ability to read, write, understand, and follow English written instructions. -- Math proficiency. -- Ability to physically negotiate the sales floor for long periods of time throughout the workday. BENEFITS Enjoy the Perks! We offer a Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program! -- Generous, competitive commission. Our top performers enjoy six figure incomes! (Hourly rate guaranteed at $10.88 per hour or commissions, whichever is greater). -- Paid training program where we will train you on our selling system, product knowledge, computer system, and more. -- Comprehensive Health Package (i.e., medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability benefits, etc.). -- Paid Vacation. -- Fun Time - We understand at the importance of the work/life balance, and allow you earn time off that can be taken when needed (weekends, birthday, etc.). -- Promotions from within. -- Family run spirit and culture. -- Generous furniture purchase discount program. -- 401(k) retirement savings plan with up to 4% company matching.

Keywords: John V. Schultz Furniture, Erie , Interior Design Sales Associate, Sales , Erie, Pennsylvania

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