Ethan Allen has been a leader in the home furnishings and interior design business for more than eighty years. We are a global style authority, spanning twelve countries on three continents. We built our company on a vertically integrated business model that has stood the test of time. We believe our associates are our greatest assets, and that talent, drive, and customer focus should be rewarded. We employ the best in the industry and offer exceptional training and support by utilizing the latest technology and proven business practices. We provide a clear career path for interior design professionals and design-minded business people as well as superb earnings opportunities and outstanding benefits. If youre interested in working for the industry leader and you have the talent, style and passion to thrive in our fast-paced creative environment.
Imagine an opportunity to create beautiful rooms with thousands of the latest fabrics, dozens of fashion-forward finishes, and high-quality furnishings in almost every imaginable style. Add our vast, exclusive accent and custom drapery programs and best-in-business training and support, and you can see why Ethan Allen is the place' to ignite your interior design career. Our Design Consultants enjoy outstanding earning potential with commissions of up to 9.5%. Youll receive excellent training. We hire the best, and we set our people up for success with the latest technology. We expect you to bring talent, energy, technical skills, sales ability, and customer focus to the table as well as a passion for design and flexibility with your work schedule which includes weekends and some holidays. If you love working with people and are motivated by the thought of limitless earning potential, this is the position for you!
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 drivers license with a good driving record and provide own transportation to and from customers 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 customers preference and budget.
Customarily and regularly (typically on a weekly basis) make home calls to evaluate the customers 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 teams 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 teams design portfolio.
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