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San Francisco Design Center (SFDC) is the leading interior design and fine home furnishings destination in the West located in SOMA district. An acknowledged industry leader, SFDC is home to 100 showrooms featuring more than 2,000 manufacturers of interior design resources.  Work around beauty and inspiring settings every day.

 

Showroom Sales Representative 

Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that focuses on the design, production and distribution of architectural and decorative solutions made from natural stone. As a leading company, it innovates and anticipates, together with its clients and partners, solutions that offer design and value, and inspire the life of many people. It creates and defines leading products that are designed to provide innovative and functional solutions for the home and public spaces under the criteria of careful design, innovation and environmental respect.

Mission: The Showroom Sales Representative will assist with guest relations and customer experience as well as event coordination, generating sales leads, collaboration with the local sales team and help create visibility of the Cosentino Center within the community. The Showroom Sales Representative will strive to discover client’s needs while guiding them across the brand. This role will proactively reach out to clients in order to achieve individual and team goals. The ability to network and find business opportunities through events hosted are an integral part of this role.

Responsibilities:

• Welcome and engage every Customer and provide the best Customer Experience, with aims of developing long-term relationships and foster Brand loyalty.

• Provide support face-to-face, over the phone and via email to better help customers understand the benefits of Cosentino Products

• Ensure the showroom is always in perfect condition: this includes, but not limited to the cleanliness of all furniture and equipment, supplies, placing marketing materials and all other needs for the correct functioning of the space.

• Manage and maintain showroom; this includes ordering and stocking supplies needed, maintaining equipment, placing marketing materials, logging and attending visitors daily and during events in SalesForce, etc.

• Support the sales team by, preparing sample shipments for customers and end users, checking stock of materials when requested, as well as highlighting any possible stock issues that may arise to help them achieve and exceed sales targets Work with the General Manager to increase traffic within the Center and manage lead process

• Assist General Managers in planning, organizing and executing all center events

• Collaboration with Sales Team, Operations Team and Corporate for various execution elements of events & projects, including, but not limited to A&D, Builders, Fabricators, Kitchen and Bath Studios and Home Center.

• Perform and keep record of documents in the center according to its needs; this includes, but is not limited to, accounts receivable, accounts payables, invoices, credits, tax certificates and customer payments records.

• Contribute to create an inspiring and constructive team environment, participate in all activities contributing to the overall objectives of the Center

• Other duties as assigned

Experience:

• Highly detail-oriented with a passion for perfection; self-motivated; exceptionally organized; thrives in a team environment that is fast-paced with multiple projects

• Demonstrated experience and success in a retail or showroom environment providing excellent Customer Experience • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, interior design, or similar field preferred

• Experience in the interior design industry, both commercial and residential, is a plus; must have an affinity for interior design and be up on current trends

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

• Superior presentation skills

• Professional and tailored in appearance to reflect our premium brand

• Ability to maintain a clean center and always make sure the space is presentable and in perfect condition

• Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external parties

• Superior organizational skills, as well as the ability to maintain focus under pressure

Skills:

• Microsoft Office – intermediate proficiency

• Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)

• Basic product knowledge as well as architectural and design language

• Ability to teach product knowledge

• Demonstrated ability to interact and build value-based relationships with customers

• Demonstrates time management skills (i.e., prioritization, timely follow-up with customer)

• Must be a highly motivated self-starter


 

Client Service Representative

Designer/Distributor of luxury textiles, lighting and furniture, seeks an experienced Client Service Representative professional to join our Showroom in San Francisco, California.

 Job Summary:

A Client Service Representative’s (C.S.R.’s) job responsibility includes working together with the rest of the San Francisco Showroom team, as well as the corporate client services and operations departments as part of the team to help turn any inquiry into an order, then managing these orders until final shipment.  This is provided by maintaining a seamless flow of communication to the clients and sales force on orders and communication of client requests.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process and update all orders and reserves. Then pro-actively run reports and utilize these reports to maintain updates on orders and reserves in real time.
  • Provide timely follow up. This includes follow up to Sales Associates, Clients, co-workers, and vendors.
  • Have full knowledge of the showroom systems (SOS / AS400) along with understanding the administrative functionalities of all lines carried in the showroom.
  • Possess clear and informative communication to showroom staff and clientele through phone calls, emails and face to face contact.
  • Return phone calls and emails in real time whenever possible and no later than a few hours.
  • Provide necessary sales leads to the showroom sales staff in a timely manner.
  • Communicate to the client and showroom sales staff when necessary all details needed to ship an order in a timely fashion.
  • Take responsibility and proactively manage any client needs on their reserves or orders. When speaking or emailing a client, they should know that you have full knowledge of their order / reserve and be confident that you will manage the resolution of any issues.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • At minimum an Associate’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in a design center or showroom is preferred
  • Experience with AS400 or database mainframe systems is preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is imperative
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and a team-player
  • Ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills for approaching problems and making decisions
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking environment with flexibility and resilience

Please send your resume to Teresa Ferrusquia at  tferrusquia@donghia.com


 

We believe every client’s business needs are unique. COUPAR’s focus since our founding over 10 years ago is to innovate the business of design with simple, innovative and scalable solutions that free your creativity. Our team of design and marketing consultants provide brand marketing, and operations and project management to the design industry.

COUPAR currently has openings for a Design Assistants and Operations Assistant.

DESIGN ASSISTANT

The Design Assistant role at COUPAR is a key role within our organization. You will be working closely with the team to implement the project design in collaboration with the Principal and Lead/Managing designers. This role assists in all aspects of the design process from sourcing FF&E, developing schedules, processing work orders, developing client presentations, working in AutoCAD and some administrative responsibilities.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience within an Interior Design internship or assistant level role
  • Resourceful
  • Self-starting
  • Detail oriented
  • Positive attitude with eagerness to grow both professionally and personally
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the overall design process
  • Highly productive and organized with thorough attention to detail
  • Multitasking extraordinaire
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Effectively communicates with the team and vendors
  • Ability to work efficiently, both as a team and independently
  • Ability to troubleshoot when faced with roadblocks
  • Professional demeanor and sound judgment
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Strong understanding of visual layouts utilizing Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite
  • Knowledge of Studio Webware is a plus
  • Having access to a vehicle is a plus

  Responsibilities

  • Maintain all project information in Basecamp with daily updates
  • Assist with product sourcing and presentation preparation
  • Gather detailed information and quotes for preparation of accurate design proposals
  • Create and prepare proposals for client submission
  • Assist Associate and Lead Designers with various design and administrative tasks related to all  phases of high end interior design from initial planning through to project completion
  • Develop and prepare client presentations through the use of Powerpoint
  • Develop AutoCAD plans, including but not limited to, floor plans, furniture plans, ​elevations,  sections and reflected ceiling plans
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of products and materials available on the market
  • Maintain and develop vendor database and accounts
  • Assist with sample return and materials library organization
  • Assist Design Team with Studio WebWARE/Studio Designer input and tracking
  • Organize and maintain client FF&E binders
  • Communicate professionally and clearly with clients, reps, vendors and installers
  • Maintain excellent organization of project files, samples, and orders
  • Track assigned tasks, appointments, and correspondence with detailed follow-through to reach  completion
  • Coordinate and assist with onsite project installations, which may include picking up and returning  supplies, managing supply inventory lists, and creating and managing deinstallation punch list
  • Proactively engage in the design process by managing up to Design Associate and Lead Designers

     

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@couparconsulting.com
(Resumes without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.)
The subject line should read: Coupar Design Assistant or Operations Assistant – [Your Name]
No phone calls, please.

 

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

We are currently seeking a full-time Operations Assistant that supports the COO & CEO to help oversee both teams and ensure that the inner workings of the company is running efficiently and seamlessly. The ideal candidate is inspired by the company’s evolution and passionate about maintaining a creative and productive atmosphere.

      Responsibilities

      Operations:

  • Elevate the company through business development initiatives, performance management and operational efficiency
  • Work with the team to analyze opportunities and develop strategies in order to produce effective results
  • Managing employee time billing, client invoices and record company and employee transactions using Quickbooks Online
  • Field inquiries from potential clients, ensure the CEO, COO and Directors timely and consistent attention to job leads. Use judgment to escalate and prioritize potential clients, current clients above the clutter
  • Maintain file and supply organization both in office and online
  • Event coordination for client presentations and employee outings
  • Provide support to our Studio & Communications teams, as needed

      Human Resources:

  • Draft job descriptions and helping to on-board & off-board employees
  • Update employee handbook and office manual
  • Research and implement employee benefits, such as healthcare and 401K
  • Administrative support for employee reviews, performance and record-keeping

Administrative:

  • Work closely with CEOs nanny and family to ensure seamless business / personal schedules are balanced
  • Schedule and manage CEO’s business and personal calendar, including staff, client projects, networking meetings and personal appointments
  • Maintain consistent communication with internal staff related to CEO’s and COO’s schedules and project expectations. Review tasks on an ongoing basis and proactively provide input regarding scope and feasibility
  • Sense of discretion regarding personal information of not only the CEO and COO, but the handling of clientele who are sensitive to their privacy and confidentiality. Working knowledge of standard Non-Disclosure Agreements encouraged
  • Prioritize CEO’s workload by use of communication methods, and prepare necessary information for meetings (i.e., emails, portfolios, contracts, time billing information, etc.).

      Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience working in an operations/administrative type role
  • Undergraduate degree in relatable field is required
  • CA Drivers License with reliable vehicle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Shows strong initiative with creative problem solving and analytical thinking
  • Highly productive, multi-tasking extraordinaire who is organized with thorough attention to detail
  • Positive attitude, dependable, punctual, with professional demeanor and sound judgment
  • Ability to work efficiently, both as a team and independently, take direction and work with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency of Quickbooks Online and Mac systems, and knowledge of Basecamp is a plus

How to Apply
We offer the chance to be an integral part of a growing firm, to implement programs for some of the industry’s most exciting firms, and to work alongside a team of experienced design professionals and marketing strategists. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, we would love to hear from you!

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@couparconsulting.com
(Resumes without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.)
The subject line should read: Coupar Design Assistant or Operations Assistant – [Your Name]
No phone calls, please.

101 Henry Adams Street, Suite 416, San Francisco, CA 94103 | 415.589.7108 | www.couparconsulting.com

 


 

 

 

Position: Luxury Showroom Design Consultant
Position Reports to: VP of Showrooms

ABOUT THE SHADE STORE®

With over 70 years as a family owned business, we pride ourselves on delivering a world class customer experience and product. We have revolutionized the custom window treatment industry by simplifying and stylizing a traditionally complicated and expensive purchase.  We are growing quickly and expanding aggressively: 55+ showrooms and growing across the country, a state of the art e-commerce website and a beautiful yearly design inspiration book. But with all this exciting growth, our core values and principles have not changed.  We still handcraft every product right here in the USA and we still treat each and every customer with the greatest appreciation and professionalism.  These are our guiding principles and the backbone of our company – they will always remain true.

 

WHY WORK AT THE SHADE STORE®

We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity.  If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit.  In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

Full time highly competitive salary

Monthly monetary incentive programs based on performance

Medical Benefits

401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions

$100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge

Partake in many charities and local events

And many more…..

 

THE POSITION: Luxury Showroom Design Consultant

Help us carry on a third generation family run company, built on customer service

Bring your 3 to 5 year professional experience to a brand that’s expanding nationally

Combine your love of home décor and selling skills to an inclusive team environment

Be proud to work for a company that manufactures it’s products right here in the USA

Communicate differentiating qualities for custom products

Enjoy the autonomy and accountability of being an entrepreneur

Embrace change as well as facilitate it

Go the extra mile every time to surprise and delight customers

Flexible and can work a schedule that includes weekend hours

Appreciate the investment you are making in this company and in return, our investment in you

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Offer design wisdom and inspiration while helping customers select the perfect window treatments for their home

Speak comfortably on the functional and stylistic benefits of each of our custom products

Run the day-to-day operations of their showroom

Identify outreach opportunities, including marketing to local interior designers

Host and attend local design events with support from The Shade Store HQ

Cultivate and promote The Shade Store tradition of a positive family atmosphere

Participate in ongoing product/technology training, as well as monthly business meetings

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Positive and friendly demeanor toward every customer and colleague

Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

Awareness and interest of the design industry

Excellent computer skills

Self-starter, quick learner, team player

3 to 5 years of experience in either retail, design, sales or customer service

 If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!

 ABOUT US: We invite you to visit our website and apply at http://www.theshadestore.com/careers


 

Sales Associate – McGuire

 

San Francisco, CA
Full-time

Opportunity

 

In 1948, John and Elinor McGuire founded McGuire Furniture, a company rich with designs that have found their way into many of the world’s finest residences, including the White House. Our mission at McGuire is to elevate craft to an art form that reflects today’s new definition of luxury, comfort and design.

As a luxury furniture Sales Associate in our flagship San Francisco McGuire Showroom, this would be your unique opportunity to set your mark within our industry and live on the leading edge. The luxury furniture Sales Associate has the primary responsibility of maximizing sales volume by growing existing business, developing new business, and offering the highest quality and service standards in the industry.

Responsibilities

 

Assist all customers as called in rotation.

Create and maintain quotations for customers who come into the showroom or who call for information.

Follow up on all quotations within one week and on a weekly basis.

Provide customers with product information.

Assist the designer’s client when the designer is unavailable.

Assist end users when available or when requested by the manager.

Maintain professional courtesy with associates and customers at all times.

Monitor all open orders from placement to delivery.

Once the product is shipped contact customers to ensure the product and the service are acceptable.

Maintain updated customer information including contact data special interests etc.

Maintain knowledge of all vendor products pricing options finishes details, etc.

Maintain thorough up-to-date knowledge of all products pricing and local competition.

Education & Experience

 

3-5 years’ experience with luxury retail or furniture sales.

Proven success with driving sales goals and growing your business is required.

Degree in Interior Design or Sales/Business Management is a plus.

Inquiries?
Jamie Martin , Showroom Manager
jmartin@bakerinteriorsgroup.com

 

 

 

 


 

 

Art Consulting Internship at Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates

Kevin Barry Fine Art Associates is a full-service art consulting company that offers a wide range of services. Our projects vary from large quantity hospitality packages to custom residential artwork. Outside of these ongoing projects, we are also a fully functioning fine art gallery.

Job Description: Our internship opportunity offers the right candidate experience in art consulting and gallery management. Due to our collaborative environment, you would be working with both our creative and administrative team and would report to the VP of Sales and the Director of Sales.

Duties would include:

Assisting art consultants with building art packages such as pulling concept imagery and
coordinating with vendors

Aiding the administrative team with maintaining our art and office inventory

Excelling at customer service from attending to phone calls to greeting and assisting walk-in
clients

Helping maintain the appearance and organization of the gallery

Organizing in-house shipments via FedEx and UPS

Assisting the KBFAA team on an as-needed basis

Desired Skills:

Experience in Microsoft Office is a must; any additional Photoshop or QuickBooks experience is a
plus but not required

Strong organizational skills and the ability to remain collected in a fast-paced environment;
attention to detail and thoroughness is a must

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and comfortable handling fine art delicately

Self-direction and motivation so that you can work efficiently on your own with moderate
guidance

Location and Schedule: We are located in San Francisco’s SOMA district and we are willing to negotiate
your schedule based upon your availability.

How to Apply: Please e-mail a copy of your resume and any additional information you would like to nathaniel@kevinbarryfineart.com. Please no phone calls about the position.