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Sales Specialist

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Sales Specialist Opportunities available!

Known for our “You dream it. We build it approach, our clients rely on us to provide unlimited possibilities. Our unparalleled selection in 11 showrooms throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

allow clients to customize hand crafted furniture from over 200 vendors – all under one roof. Help build someone’s dream! Apply today!

We are looking to fill both Full and

Part time

openings!

Are you passionate about interior design? This is an outstanding opportunity for a rewarding career in sales and interior design while learning from a market leader. As an interior designer you will assist and guide clients with the selection of furniture and decorative accessories needed to complete a room or furnish a home. This is an opportunity to run your own business while leveraging the resources of a solid, reputable leader.

Job Responsibilities of the Sales Specialist

Greet clients in a retail showroom setting and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of products and services to customers while guiding them through the selection of furniture and decorative accessories Work with clients in one of our retail design centers or through in-home consultations to create interior design solutions Prepare and present design projects and pricing to clients Utilize company technology to communicate with clients, vendors and ensure accurate ordering and pricing

Job Requirements

Our Sales Specialist

come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from those with retail sales backgrounds to those with a passion for design but no previous interior design experience, from experienced designers to interior design school graduates. Success does not hinge on precise work experience, although knowledge of interior design is a huge plus. Additionally you will need:

Computer literacy and willingness to learn new systems.

Previous experience interfacing with clients, customers and/or sales experience or sales acumen. However, non-sales experience is okay too!

Strong communicator with excellent listening skills

Highly self-motivated and passionate about design and furniture

Confident and outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships (i.e., a “people person)

Strong salesmanship and presentation skills

Entrepreneurial, confident self-starter

Coachable, dependable, with a strong work ethic

Benefits

Some of the benefits a full time designer is eligible to receive include:

Bonuses and Incentive Pay Health, Dental, Life, Long Term Disability Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Vacation bonus and Paid Holidays Furniture Discount Plan …And More!!!

PAY

$10/hour plus commission

Designer, Senior Designer, Assistant Manager, General Manager Advancement Opportunities Available

Why Walter E. Smithe?

Founded in 1945, with beginnings on the Northwest side of Chicago, Walter E. Smithe is a 4

th

generation, family-owned furniture retailer. We take pride in being a family owned and operated company with roots in the community and passion for furniture. The commitment to Walter E Smithe’s family of employees comes from top down, as evidenced by the tenure of many of our employees.

Opportunity

– This is not just a job – It’s a career!

Uncapped commission structure

AND independence to run your own design business with in a retail center.

Designer, Senior Designer, Assistant Manager, General Manager Advancement Opportunities Available

Training

– We invest in you! The Smithe Training Program consists of classroom instruction, hands on learning and time on the sales floor designed to give you an overview of life as a Smithe Designer. You’ll receive training on design, products, sales, business practices and computer technology. In the last weeks of the program, you will be working fully with clients, applying the skills you’ve learned while being mentored.

Culture

– As an interior designer, you will work in a family-oriented, fun environment that allows you to enjoy daily variety and the opportunity to meet new people!

Help build someone’s dream! Apply today for the Chicagoland and Merrillville, IN locations!

Company info

Walter E. Smithe Furniture, Inc.

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