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.

 

 

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!

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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!

 

 

Kitchen & Bath Internship at LaMantia Design & Remodeling in Hinsdale

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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

Fermilab Summer Intership in the Facilities Department

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This could be a great opportunity for you! The intern would work with an NCIDQ certified interior designer, Lisa Carrigan. That means that the hours could count toward NCIDQ qualification. She designs, specifies and installs projects on the Fermilab campus.

She uses AutoCAD, so you would help with the drafting/space planning, placing the furniture orders, and managing the installation. She works with a variety of employees of all levels of management and a variety of contractors (general construction, carpenters, furniture installers, painters, electricians, network wiring and phone technicians as well as furniture dealers/sales reps from several companies and the in house procurement  officer).

I asked her a few follow-up questions, and this was her reply…

Timeframe: A Seasonal Employee can work from May 1st to Sept. 30th. I mentioned that the semester is over on May 19, so students may not be available until then. But if you want to start earlier – YOU CAN!

What are the workday hours?  They would be working with me, and I work 6:30am to 5pm, Mon-Thurs.  (FRIDAYS OFF IN THE SUMMER) They can work 4 @ 8 hr. days, or whatever schedule works best for them.  I am flexible.  It doesn’t have to be full time.

Salary?  The pay rates are based on a couple of things.  Since your students have not worked here before, they would be working their first year at Fermilab.  And, they would fall into the “Technical category”.  The Technical Seasonal Employee starts at $10.25 an hr. for the first year.  If technical and enrolled in a degree program (which I think your students fall into this category) the pay is $11.73 an hr.

Who should they contact if they are interested? Fermilab has posted the summer 2017:  Drafter-Interior Design position, please have your students apply!  It closes April 4th.

https://jobs-us.technomedia.com/fermilab/?_3x1888416Z1U45K3ce8566e-d1d4-4132-9c3f-f746574b29bd&offerid=195

FINAL NOTE FROM JANE: IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE FF&E CLASS, YOU WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR THIS JOB. LISA WAS EXCITED TO HEAR THAT WE OFFER A CLASS IN FF&E. YOU WOULD GET TO BE PART OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS – DESIGNING, ORDERING, AND INSTALLING. IT IS VERY COOL TO SEE A PROJECT THAT YOU WORKED ON COME TO LIFE.

GO… APPLY… DO IT!

Art Van Summer Internships

What are you doing this summer? How about a 10-week internship that is FULL-TIME and PAID!!! See more of the details about the internship and Art Van in the information below.

This is an EXCELLENT opportunity for you to earn a salary while learning about the furniture industry and gaining experience with actual clients. Take a look at the schedule at the bottom of this article to see the extent of the content – it’s very impressive. After the initial orientation, you will be able to work at the store that is closest to your home. Multiple internship positions are available.

If you are interested, you should email Sharon Davis – sdavis@artvan.com and include your resume. DO IT NOW. She will be coming to the COD area the week of February 20th and would like to interview candidates on Monday Feb 20 or Friday Feb 24.

If you have any questions, Sharon’s phone number is listed in the flyer. I met with her last semester, so I’d be happy to talk to you about this as well.

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YET ANOTHER NEW ID JOB

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We are a 3rd generation, family-owned business in Naperville with an excellent reputation for custom picture framing, custom art printing, and related services. Our design and production teams complete all orders in-house. In addition to walk-in business, we offer in-home and in-office consultations, on-site installation, and have been building our outside sales activity (residential and corporate). Sales professional will be responsible for custom picture framing and custom art printing sales and related services to existing and new clients.

Qualifications:

Professional demeanor, selling style, and appearance. Sales experience in a fashion, art, or decor field a plus. Verbal, written, and listening communication skills, organized, efficient. Ability to work individually and as part of a team. Must be computer literate to learn the order process software.

Experience with customer relationship management software helpful. Passion for design, attention to detail, drive for sales, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Position is full-time, competitive hourly rate, with benefits (vacation/holiday, 401K, health insurance)

NOTE FROM JANE: This position will start in mid-January. If you are interested, contact Stephanie at the number or email below. They do a lot of custom work, using photoshop, so there is the potential to become involved in that as well. 🙂

Stephanie Colbert, Operations Manager

Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing

1283 S. Naper Blvd. Naperville, IL 60540

630-717-1448

Direct email: stephanie@colbertcf.com

Website: www.ColbertCustomFraming.com

 

 

ANOTHER NEW ID JOB

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Commercial Interior Designer

Design Firm Seeks Interior Design Project Coordinator:  Must be proficient in AutoCAD Drafting and construction details and documents.  Must possess strong design skills including the ability to effectively create 3D illustrations.  Proficient in Photoshop, excel, word, office with strong computer skills.  Able to create technical design and details to support the creative conceptual design tasks.  As an integral part of the design team you will be responsible for coordinating efforts between sales, design, and our operations team to ensure timely completion of orders and tasks.  Strong ability to problem solve, be organized, and work collaboratively with the Director of Design and Relationship Managers.  Millwork/Construction Knowledge a Plus.

If you know if anyone that has these qualifications and would be interested  in the position,  please feel free to have them send me their resume for review.

Amy Jedlicka,

Executive Assistant

Michele Pelafas, Inc.

910 S. Riverside Drive  Suite 3

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Amy@spainteriors.com | www.michelepelafas.com