Jonathan Adler is a home furnishings and design company dedicated to bringing Modern American Glamour to our Clients’ lives. Our showroom culture is built upon excellence on all levels: excellence in selling, excellence in Client Service, excellence in showroom presentation- these are just a few of the characteristics of a successful showroom. We foster an energetic, creative and fun working environment, as these descriptors reflect the product we sell and the personality of Jonathan Adler himself. We are passionate about the craft and story behind each item we design and sell and are committed to sharing the story with our Clients.
To apply, please send resumé and cover letter to the email address listed below and indicate the position for which you are applying.
New York, NY
A Design Associate is responsible for driving business through excellence in networking with and selling to interior design and retail Clients alike. A Design Associate is tasked with developing new relationships, repeat sales and future business with designers, B2B, B2C and end users, with a primary focus on the residential, commercial, and small business markets while upholding excellent Client service and assisting in general showroom functioning.
Grow designer and retail Client base.
Establish lasting design and retail Client relationships through outreach and follow up, including in-home design consultations.
Partner with the showroom team to achieve and exceed the goals of the showroom.
Master product knowledge and brand design inspiration – tell our story.
Uphold best-in-class service and selling standards.
Attend relevant industry events to network and develop Client base.
Perform store opening and closing duties, including making bank deposits.
Accurately execute operational tasks such as ringing sales, receiving stock, shipping merchandise and maintaining the standards of the showroom.
Participate in special showroom functions as directed by the showroom manager.
This includes showroom upkeep and maintenance, floor sets, Client events, team meetings and physical inventory.
Work on any other responsibilities as assigned by management.
Work on special projects as needed.
Essential Skill Requirements:
Proven ability to deliver excellent Client Service while delivering sales goals
Proven ability to “close the sale”
Ability to articulately tell the story of the brand through product knowledge and brand design inspiration
Polished verbal and written communication skills
Ability to follow direction and work as part of a team
Outstanding problem solving, interpersonal, and time management skills
Excellent at building relationships both internally and externally
Ability to problem solve - anticipate challenges, ask questions and react accordingly
Proficiency at multi-tasking, prioritizing and organizing
Microsoft Windows proficiency, especially Word and Excel
AutoCAD proficiency a plus
3+ years of retail Client service and sales experience, 2+ years in interiors/home furnishings industry
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Interior Design/Architecture a plus
Contemporary sense of style and culture
Strong contacts in and knowledge of the local interior design community
Proven track record of accomplishing goals
Ability to work varied hours/days to oversee showroom operations.
Team player, who can grasp and deliver the total goals for the division and company
A positive attitude
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V
Submit your resume & salary requirement to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position title in the subject line of your email message.