At Ethan Allen, our Interior Design Sales Consultants provide clients with comprehensive design expertise and service using the full range of Ethan Allen home furnishings .
The successful Interior Design Sales Consultant will be a self-motivated entrepreneur who is tech savvy, has an eye for color, design and home furnishings, as well as the ability to sell design and build rapport with clients to keep them coming back. The designs include space planning, fabric coordination, product selection and overall project design. Successful execution is evidenced by developing individualized designs and achieving sales goals in a commission-based selling environment representing Ethan Allen home furnishing products and services.
As an Ethan Allen Interior Design Sales Consultant, your compensation will be incentive based with total compensation determined by commissions earned. With our competitive compensation plan, you will have the potential to realize up to 9% commission on all written sales with a 3 month non-recoverable draw during your introductory training period.
Demonstrated ability to practice residential interior design including the ability to design and create projects using technical and creative skills in color and space planning.
Entrepreneurial attitude and approach with demonstrated strong design and furniture sales experience, customer service, communication and organizational skills .
Proven experience with in-home consultative design service or related home furnishings and decor industry.
Must be able to work holidays, evenings and weekends.
Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and provide own transportation to and from customer’s homes.
A minimum of four (4) years, combined, practical interior design experience and interior design education; two (2) or four (4) year degree from an accredited institution
Broad knowledge as an interior designer and effective sales techniques
CQRID or NCIDQ certifications are a plus!
Design and create projects using technical and creative skills in color and space planning.
Create home furnishing design solutions by selling Ethan Allen products that are consistent with the customer’s preference and budget.
Customarily and regularly (typically on a weekly basis) make home calls to evaluate the customer’s needs and provide a total individualized design solution that closes the interior design project and furniture sale.
Professionally greet customers to establish rapport and obtain appointments and in-home consultations.
Utilize corporate systems and technology to maximize efficiency in designing furniture projects, creating presentations and providing professional service for the design team’s customers.
Enter and monitor orders utilizing the retail point of sale system.
Educate customers about the complimentary design service Ethan Allen provides, offering as little or as much design service as a customer desires.
Remain current on design and color trends to create fashionable design solutions.
Coordinate with the team to provide exceptional service to customers, before and after the sale , by promptly keeping customers informed of their order status including any delays.
Participate as required in all corporate sponsored marketing and training programs.
Educate customers on all the Ethan Allen sponsored finance options available to them.
Contribute towards the development and on-going upkeep of the team’s design portfolio.
Competitive commission based compensation plan with the potential to realize up to 9% commission on all written sales
3 month non-recoverable draw during the 3 month introductory training period
401(k) / profit sharing plan
Medical and Dental plans
Flexible spending accounts
Paid Sick Time
Life, AD&D insurance, and disability plans
Training and Development
Ethan Allen Company Overview
Ethan Allen is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings, offering a full complement of home decorating and design solutions through one of the country’s largest home furnishing retail networks. We refer to our Ethan Allen retail outlets as "design centers" instead of "stores" to better reflect these expanded capabilities. The Company was founded in 1932 and has sold products under the Ethan Allen brand name since 1937.
Ethan Allen offers free interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of home furnishings products including furniture and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 281 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates seven manufacturing facilities in North America, including five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States and one manufacturing plant in Mexico. Approximately seventy-five percent of its products are made in its United States plants.
As of December 31, 2010, the Company operated 143 design centers (our retail segment) and our independent retailers (licensees) operated 138 design centers, including 61 international locations.
At Ethan Allen, the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level is moderate and there may be some exposure to dust. Significant portions of this assignment involve prolonged sitting with occasional standing, bending, or walking and application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
A Place to Grow.
Ethan Allen offers a dynamic environment, where we regularly collaborate, share our diverse knowledge, and learn new skills from each other. We’re dedicated to helping our people reach their professional goals through internal promotion, transfers and job-related training.
Design Consultant Training
Our Interior Design team is a diverse group of talented people who enjoy working together to identify the perfect design solutions for our clients. We empower each member of the team to focus on what he or she does best, while learning new skills to increase opportunities for growth in our business. We foster your entrepreneurial spirit.