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Kravet | Showroom Manager

Kravet Inc. is seeking a highly motivated, creative, sales oriented professional to lead a strong sales team and manage daily operations of our Arlington Heights Showroom. This is a full time position reporting to the Regional Vice President, requiring strong sales, customer service, communication, organization, technology, social media, design and leadership skills. Positive attitude, professional demeanor, a passion for design and serving the interior design community a must. Duties encompass sales across all product categories, customer account and business development, customer outreach, recruiting, hiring, coaching, motivating and leading a dynamic sales team.

As the global leader in home furnishings, we are committed to continuous growth and to being the primary resource for fabrics and furnishings to the interior design trade, by providing exceptional products and an exceptional showroom experience to our customers and their clients. We welcome applicants who share our goal to do just that and who want to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic partnering with outside sales teams to maximize sales potential.

  • Support the monthly rollout of new merchandise and maintain back room operational standards.

  • Create a work culture that rewards teamwork and positive results.

  • High level of ownership, accountability, and initiative.

  • Ability to provide direction to the team, while encouraging collaboration and independent thinking. Aligns people with organizational strategy, and influences the success of the showroom.

  • Ability to identify opportunities with high potential designers and new accounts and convert to business.

Job requirements:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of sales management experience with a record of proven results. Assistant manager experience considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the interior design industry (Interiors design, Designer Assistant, Showroom Sales, Assistant Manager or Manager experience)

  • College degree, preferably in Interior design, business, marketing or related fields a plus.

  • Established client relationships/following with the Chicago Suburban Interior Design Community.

  • Strong and inherent leadership qualities with ability to build, motivate and retain a high-performing, results driven team, develop sales opportunities and build client relationships.

  • The position requires excellent communication and computer skills. You will need to be passionate about growing a successful business and have the desire to be a part of a dynamic team.

  • Good color and design sensibility.

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, video conferencing, social media platforms.

  • Professional, outgoing, organized, energetic, self-motivated and positive personality.