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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 only one weekend day?

Toms-Price
offers employees this and more. 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. Experienced hires may select a straight commission plan, at a higher commission rate rather than the hourly rate plus 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.

Job duties:
Superior customer service skills with a focus on going above and beyond in order to exceed customers’ expectationsProfessional and approachable demeanor.
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.

Job Qualifications and Traits
Proven track record in sales.
Professional and approachable demeanor.
Superior customer service skills with a focus on going above and beyond in order to exceed customers’ expectations.
Communication and Organization: Excellent written capabilities. Outstanding ability to verbally present ideas to individuals.
Ability to Close Business: A master at closing the deal with high customer satisfaction.
Planning and Organization: Uses processes and procedures to produce desired outcomes. Able to adjust as needed. Pursues business objectives in an efficient and effective manner with a focus on customer service.
Competitive with a drive to win and tenacious: Possesses passion, perseverance, and a positive attitude, while being persistent and resilient.
Goal Achievement: Identifies and implements steps to ensure the achievement of goal. Regularly follows up on progress towards goals. Displays the drive to achieve difficult objectives regardless of the obstacles presented.
Desire to Learn: A desire to learn about individuals in order to understand individuals’ wants and needs. Openness and ability to learn and apply new skills and knowledge (i.e. technology and social media). Able to organize and integrate information so that it can be applied to either create or advance a sales opportunity.
Relationship Adeptness and Team Work: The ability to develop and maintain relationships with prospective and current customers, internal co-workers, and vendors to drive sales. Demonstrates respect for others, and maintains positive relationships.
Energy/ Enthusiasm: Displays a passion, desire, and genuine interest in design and sales.
Ethics and Integrity: Possesses a high standard of integrity and ethics in all business dealings even in the face of adversity or ambiguity.
Trust and Collaboration: Builds and maintains trust. Fosters collaboration and teamwork while working in a competitive environment. Trusts, respects and supports others.
Relationship and Networking Skills: The desire and ability to develop and expand networks by developing new relationships with people.
Basic computer and social media skills
An interior design degree, significant interior design experience, or interior design accreditation is preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Email Address:
berickson@tomsprice.com

• Location: Chicago, Chicagoland Suburbs

• Post ID: 54567012 chicago
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