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!

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!

 

 

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

 

NEW ID JOBS

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Your Future begins with…

Art Van Furniture

  • Grow with us!
    • Art Van Furniture opened it’s first store in 1959 in Detroit Michigan. Since that time we now have over 100 stores and counting. Chicagoland now has over 11 stores in just 4 years! Because of our growing success we have a strong promote from within philosophy.
    • Not only grow with the company grow as a person. Art Van takes all sales associates through 3 weeks of paid training to become furniture’s Finest Sales team. We give you the tools you need to become successful.
    • Embrace the CANI culture (Constant And Never-ending Improvement)
      • Art Van invests in their people. Not only do we continue training throughout your employment, you will also be assigned a coach to help you set and achieve your goals for unlimited success.
      • Art Van believes in doing social good. In our annual Charity Challenge we raised over $24 million and donated another 8 million.
      • We are embrace personal improvement. Once a year we have a companywide 68 day challenge where we all support each other to set and be held accountable for goals to make personal or professional improvement.
  • We set the bar the highest for you
    • Excellent pay – We offer the leading commission structure for the industry, offering unlimited earnings potential.
    • Outstanding benefits – Flexible schedule, 401K match, Employee discount, Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.
    • Fashion and product obsessedFurniture Today honored Art Van in the “Top 3 most Influential Companies”.
    • Strong Advertising Presence – We bring in over 30,000 customers each month to our stores.
    • Midwest’s #1 furniture retailer – Nearly $1billion in sales this past year!

 

Join the Team! There’s never been a more exciting time to join Art Van Furniture… 

Open positions throughout the Chicagoland area:

  • Sales
  • Management
  • Financing
  • Interior Design
  • Office
  • Internships

Apply today at http://jobs.artvan.com or contact Jennifer Studer at jstuder@artvan.com.

More Job Postings for Fall

HovnanianPart Time Design Consultant Position in Manhattan Illinois

K. Hovnanian Homes is looking for a PT Design Consultant for their Sales Office in Manhattan, IL.

The Design Consultant will assist buyers through the decorator selection process. This includes: maintain and maximize decorator selection sales, maintain customer satisfaction, completely and accurately finalize all buyer selections and research and answer customer questions. Submit custom requests and follow up with estimates to the customer. Process selections complete with custom change orders and sketches. Finalize decorator selection with purchasers to enable construction to apply for building permit and finish home per customer requests. Prepare final home release package.

Self-motivated, good computer skills and able to read blue prints. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings. Prior experience in new home sales and marketing preferred.

Candidate must be committed to maintaining a high level of ethics and integrity in all dealings. A proven track record of success in building effective relationships, establishing rapport and practicing attentive listening is a must. This individual must proactively face challenges and handle all situations with perseverance and patience. Being committed to providing customers with excellent services and products is required. The capacity for creating focus and exceeding goals successfully are necessities for this position.

Letty Gonzales
Office Services Manager & Executive Asst. to Andrew Konovodoff, Division President
K. Hovnanian Homes
1804 N. Naper Blvd., Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
T 630-210-8884  •  F 630-946-6629
lgonzales@khov.com  •  khov.com/Chicago