Part-time Sales Associate Positions

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CHICAGO PREMIUM OUTLETS – AURORA LOCATION

  • Compensation: Approx $12/hr
  • 10-25 hrs per week – and they will work around your class schedule
  • Apply at RH.com (I hope this link works – I tried to take you to the page of the position posting) If not, go to the RH website–>Careers. Make sure you select the Aurora location.

Restoration Hardware Store

Here is the official posting from Restoration Hardware:

At RH, we believe deeply that the “right” people are our greatest asset. RH is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. We offer our collections through our retail galleries, source books and online at RH.com. The RH brand platform includes RH, Modern, RH Baby & Child, RH TEEN and RH Contemporary Art. We value innovation, taking risks and boldly going where no company has gone before. We believe you’re either striving to get better or allowing yourself to get worse-there is no such thing as staying the same. The power of innovation comes from leveraging the creative minds and spirit of all our people, at all levels of the organization. We embrace those people who have the courage to put forth new ideas and breathe new life into our company. Innovation is at the core of what we do.

SALES ASSOCIATE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Live Our Values: People, Quality, Service and Innovation
  • Commit to a higher level of customer service for our clients
  • Be willing to engage and create an excellent customer experience
  • Use skills and knowledge to assist in customer purchases and decisions
  • Possess the ability to work well with a team of people to achieve goals
  • Be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends

STOCK ASSOCIATE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Live Our Values: People, Quality, Service and Innovation
  • Commit to a higher level of customer service for our clients
  • Possess the ability to work in a warehouse setting, with some heavy lifting required
  • Possess the ability to work with safety protocols as a top priority
  • Possess the ability to work with a team of people to achieve goals
  • Be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends

We believe that service starts inside the organization and embrace a concept called “People First.” At RH, you will receive generous benefits, an incredible product discount and plenty of opportunity for career advancement. Simply put, it means “if we expect our people to deliver first-class service to our customers, we must first deliver first-class service to our people.” Restoration Hardware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.

 

Kitchen Designers Needed – Zip Cabinets

They are located in Villa Park, near North Avenue & Rt 83, with a satellite location in Lisle.

 

FULL-TIME DESIGNER POSITION – Salary + commission depending on experience & qualifications.

PART-TIME DESIGNER POSITION – could be used as an Internship to meet NKBA requirement – $12-$16/hr, depending on experience & qualifications.

If interested in applying, provide resume and cover letter to Joe Zhang via email at: jzhang@zipcabinet.com

KITCHEN DESIGNER JOB DESCRIPTION

Kitchen designers are responsible for creating and renovating kitchens to ensure that the design meets the requirements of their clients. The designs must be convenient and comfortable for the people who will use and live in them. They can design kitchens for homes and commercial establishments such as restaurants, hospitals, hotels and cafeterias.

DUTIES

  • Plan the functional aspects and the visual look of the kitchen spaces for their clients.

  • Deal with clients first: discuss the details of the project, draw the plan according to the client’s needs, prepare an estimated cost for the project, talk with architects, work with subcontractors, order the appliances and materials to be used and spearheaded the overall kitchen installation.

  • Plan for the whole aspect of the kitchen including layout, color, lighting, cabinets, floor coverings, appliances, work spaces.

  • Illustrate detailed plans either through hand drawings or computer software.

  • Understand how to read blueprints, building and fire codes, and stay current on the latest design trends.

  • Be able to do both bathroom and kitchen designs in residential and commercial areas.

  • Develop and sell design solutions for clients, which includes strategic pricing and project management skills.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Sharp, creative eye, good listening, drafting, and layout skills. Ability to use computer software, laser scanners, and architect scale. Knowledge of building construction and industry trends, communication skills, administrative skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Offices, design sites, flexible work schedules are required to meet with clients

EDUCATION

Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in interior design/kitchen & bath design. An art or design background could also be useful.

 

Job Posting TOMS-PRICE

 

 

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER / SALES ASSOCIATE OPENINGS

AT TOMS-PRICE HOME FURNISHINGS

 

Are you an Interior Designer looking for the freedom to manage your career like your own business? Are you looking for the freedom of design that our 100+ vendors can offer you?   Are you looking to have a balance in your work – life?  Are you interested in working full-time or part-time with only one weekend day a week?  Toms-Price offers this and more to our employees.  Toms-Price Home Furnishings is a highly-respected home furnishings retailer which provides quality furnishings and superior design services to our customers.  We are currently recruiting for Interior Designers for both part-time and full-time positions.  Our stores are in Bloomingdale, Lincolnshire, Skokie, South Barrington, and Wheaton, Illinois.   Candidates must be willing and able to work at least one weekend day and one evening per week. We offer new employees an hourly rate plus commission. We also offer experienced hires a higher straight commission plan if they prefer.

We offer employees the freedom:

  • of design with 100+ vendors to choose from

  • to manage their career like it is their own business

  • to manage your work-life balance by offering both full-time and part-time positions.

Candidates must be willing and able to work at least one weekend day and one evening per week. We offer new employees an hourly rate plus commission. We also offer experienced hires a straight commission plan, at a higher commission rate, if they prefer.

Job duties:

  • Work directly with customers to facilitate sales.

  • Meet minimum sales accountability levels as determined by management.

  • Issue price quotes and product information as needed.

  • Follow up on all written price quotes as appropriate on a regular basis.

  • Maintain awareness of all current store and special vendor promotions.

  • Provide follow up on customers’ purchase orders for changes, status checks, cancellations, etc.

  • Enlarge pool of potential customers by word of mouth, emails, direct mail, social media, or any other method approved by management.

  • Provide superior customer service by following up with customers to ensure design specifications have been met, providing necessary communication and support in assisting the Customer Service Department with customer issues as appropriate.

  • Maintain customer files, floor plans, etc.

  • Attend store and vendor sales meetings as requested.

  • Attend periodic trips to manufacturers as requested.

  • Stay abreast of design trends within the home furnishing industry.

 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please e-mail your resume, with subject line “Resume for Interior Designer / Sales Associate Position”, to: Barbara Erickson at berickson@tomprice.com.

 

 

And the winner is…. Allison Schutz

Allison Schutz

Congratulations to COD Interior Design student extraordinaire Allison Schutz for taking home the top student award – and $2000 honorarium – at the 5th Annual IIDA Illinois Chapter RED Awards. There are numerous categories for professionals, but only one student award.

The competition is open to all Illinois Architecture and Interior Design firms and any student from an interior design program in the state of Illinois.

Allison’s project was a restaurant, Ganache, and was completed for the Contract Design Studio last spring. Be sure to check out her submission which has been posted in the main 3rd floor lobby.

Three other COD students also submitted fine projects in the competition. We hope to get them printed and posted in the Interior Design hallway so everyone can see the excellent work done by our students.

RED Program

 

JOB POSTING!

An NKBA member Kitchen & Bath Studio in St. Charles is looking to hire someone in a full-time designer/sales position. Must be proficient in AutoCAD. A perfect opportunity for kitchen and bath grads, or soon to be grads!

Full-time position

Salary & Commission

Please contact Terry Dowling

terry@dowlingdesigns.com

630-443-1599

 

 

NEW JOB POSTING – Drapery Connection, 2 Opportunities!

JOB #1 – SALES CONSULTANTS NEEDED

We are looking for an in-home sales professional for the window treatment industry. Our sales consultants assists clients with the design, selection, measuring and purchase of window treatments for their home. With a growing team we seek to add dynamic, bold, artistic entrepreneurs that will strive for success in building their business.

DETAILS OF POSITION

  • Base plus commission or commissions sales

  • 2-3 appointments daily Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Friday

  • Expectant closing rate +50% (Avg. 60%)

  • Expectant avg. Sale +$1500 (Avg. $2500)

  • Build relationships with residential customers for repeat and referral business

  • In-home Sales Consultations, selling Window Treatments to residential customers

MUST HAVES OF CANDIDATES:

  • Willing to travel within 30 miles of home

  • Technology proficient – willing to be tested on use of iPad, Word, Excel, CRM

  • In-Home Sales or Showroom Sales Experience

  • Goal Orientated positive and energetic state of mind

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Relentless Follow up

  • Punctual

IDEAL CANDIDATES TO ALSO HAVE:

  • Polished with fashion sense

  • Window Treatment or related field Experience

  • Commission Experience

TERRITORIES LOOKING IN

  • Chicago

  • Lake Zurich

  • Kenosha

  • Melrose Park

  • Mt. Prospect

  • Highland Park

  • Downers Grove

WHY WORK FOR DC

  • Driven Sales Environment

  • High end clientele

  • Leads provided daily

  • Support from a Business Development and Customer Service teams to provide sales tools, customer updates, and scheduling details

  • Stability in career and industry – been servicing Chicagoland for 78 years

Please send your cover letter and resumes to JessicaH@DraperyConnection.com, we are looking to hire immediately!

Drapery

JOB #2 – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TERRITORY REPS NEEDED

We are looking for Business Development professional to service a territory of events for the window treatment industry. Our BD associates work at various locations in Chicagoland on lead generation and development strategy for the sales team. With a growing team we seek to add dynamic, bold, artistic entrepreneurs that will strive for success in building their business.

DETAILS OF POSITION

  • $14/hr plus $4 for every booked appointment

  • Must be able to work Tuesday through Saturday or Wednesday through Monday

  • Expectant lead goals +60 monthly (avg. 100 monthly)

  • Expectant closing rate +50% monthly (avg. 60%)

  • Build relationships with potential new clients and accounts to bring in new business

  • On your feet 6-8 hours a day

MUST HAVES OF CANDIDATES:

  • Willing to travel within 30 miles of home

  • Technology proficient – willing to be tested on use of iPad, Word, Excel, CRM

  • Sales Experience

  • Goal Orientated positive and energetic state of mind

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Relentless Follow up

  • Punctual

IDEAL CANDIDATES TO ALSO HAVE:

  • Polished with fashion sense

  • Window Treatment or related field Experience

  • Marketing background

  • Proven track record of business development

TERRITORIES LOOKING IN

  • Chicago

  • Lake Zurich

  • Kenosha

  • Melrose Park

  • Mt. Prospect

  • Highland Park

  • Downers Grove

WHY WORK FOR DC

  • Driven Sales Environment

  • Leadership development

  • Growth opportunities

  • Stability in career and industry – been servicing Chicagoland for 78 years

Please send your cover letter and resumes to JessicaH@DraperyConnection.com, we are looking to hire immediately!

 

 

If you are waiting for an email replay from Jane… send it again ;)

Remind me

This is me.

I had bronchitis before spring break and may have missed seeing a message or two. Or Ten. Or more. Then I was gone over break, with no access to my email. I feel fine again, but haven’t been able to go back and see everything that came in while I was sick or on break. That’s why I thought I’d better write this post.

And from now on, if you are still waiting for a reply after a few days, please resend your email. I receive over a hundred emails a day and have classes, meetings, and other responsibilities to juggle. Even when I’m not sick or gone, it can be hard to keep up with them. Don’t  hesitate to check by emailing again. Never think that I am intentionally ignoring your message. I sincerely try to do as much as I can and care about all of our students. I just have a lot of balls to keep in the air.

Just wanted you to know.

Kitchen & Bath Designer – Home Depot in Carol Stream

The Home Depot in Carol Stream is looking for a Kitchen & Bath Designer. One of our grads is currently a K&B designer there and tells me that they would like to hire another designer ASAP.

If you have completed the K&B courses and are interested in applying, you should submit an application on-line at www.homedepot.com.

Then I suggest that you email the department supervisor, Dianna Zychowski, to introduce yourself and let her know that you have applied. You could also ask her any additional questions related to the job. Her email address is:

dianna_j_zychowski@homedepot.com

Kitchen & Bath Internship at LaMantia Design & Remodeling in Hinsdale

LaMantia

LaMantia Design & Remodeling has just moved into their new showroom in Hinsdale – on Ogden just west of the Tollway – and it is beautiful. I took a tour yesterday, when I met with one of their lead designers about the internship opportunity, and it would be a fabulous place to work.

They are looking for someone who has completed at least one of the Kitchen & Bath courses since the intern should able to work with K&B drawings, equipment, and materials. Knowing the Chief Architect computer program is also a plus. They need someone ASAP, but hours can change after the spring semester is finished and you may have more time.

Duties: Assist lead designer in all phases of the project. Each project will have a Lead Designer and a Selections Specialist/Designer. LaMantia understands that this will be a learning opportunity for the intern, but also a chance for the intern to contribute to their business. The intern could be called upon to assist with:

  1. Retrieving appliance specifications and updating project files
  2. Updating client selections on spreadsheet files
  3. Compiling the “Warranty Packet” given to each client upon the completion of a project (this covers warranties and care information, which is very important for K&B designers to understand –> a great learning opportunity).
  4. Sitting in on client meetings
  5. Shadow designer on project leads & home visits
  6. Answering Phones
  7. Greeting clients in the showroom
  8. Filing

You would need to be available to work some (not all) Saturdays. This is a busy day in the residential remodeling industry.

This is a paid position, at least at minimum wage, but with consideration given if previous experience (sales, customer service) would be a factor.

There is potential to grow with the LaMantia organization.

If you are interested, please contact Gina Mazzone. Include your email cover letter and a resume. She is a COD grad and has been with LaMantia for 15 years. You will not need to have a final/finished portfolio, but you will need to show examples of your work.

gmazzone@lamantia.com