Showroom Manager job in Chicago
|Company Type:||Certified B Corporation|
|Industry:||Clothing & Textile Manufacturing|
|Impact Area:||Quality of Life|
|Company Name:|| Carnegie Fabrics LLC|
|State / Province:||Illinois (IL)|
|Zip / Postal Code:||60654|
Carnegie Fabrics designs and manufactures a broad range of innovative textile and wallcovering solutions for the global Architectural / Design marketplace. Maintaining a strong sustainable responsibility, all our products are PVC free and many are third party environmentally certified contributing to LEED points. With a diverse product line ranging from luxury to performance, Carnegie has a textile solution for any interior.
Now we’re looking for a new team member who can bring energy and purpose to our growing company.
As our new Showroom Manager, you’ll become an important member of our team that’s dedicated to supporting our outside sales staff in the A/D community within the Illinois market. Working closely with our Sales Assistant, you’ll make sure that they have everything they need to close sales and create positive experiences in our showroom.
Most of the time this will involve pulling sample requests and preparing and customizing presentation and marketing materials. In addition, you’ll also be charged with managing our sample and marketing collateral inventory in the showroom, handling and interpreting client and purchaser questions pertaining to product, stock, lead-times, order status, etc.
When you’re not assisting our sales team, you’ll be doing some sales yourself in our showroom. While we usually only have a few visitors in house every day, you’ll be responsible for making them feel welcome, letting them know about all the amazing solutions and services we have to offer and bridging the relationship to one of the two outside sales representatives.
We hold several events per year in the Chicago Showroom, including Neocon which entails several months of planning and coordination between various departments including Marketing, Sales and Design. You will be responsible for handling the logistics, opening and closing of the showroom, coordination of events during the show, catering, etc. You will also lead the planning and hosting of various other smaller events throughout the year which are initiated by the Chicago team.
While stellar email communication skills are vital, you’ll also be working on the phone, updating information in Salesforce, coordinating with our sales service team at Carnegie HQ in New York, checking up on incoming and placed orders, and answering customer inquiries. You will also be in charge of hiring interns as needed. This is a fast-paced job so a sense of urgency, and organization is critical at all times.
What We’re Looking For
You’ll thrive in this role if you’re:
Working With Us
Hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 5:00, working out of our office in Chicago, with an occasional extra day or evening when needed. In addition to your salary, we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, optical and 401K. After your first year, we also offer $500 annually for you to enroll in any class you like.
At Carnegie Fabrics, we’re serious about providing a great place to work, being responsible about our environmental impact and providing innovative and artistic products – that’s why we became a B Corporation. We know people love working here because they tell us and because they don’t leave. They love how we celebrate everyone’s birthday, give employees money to donate to charities and give everyone work they can be proud to put their name on.
We know you’re going to love it too!
How to Apply
Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.
We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us with the “Help” button in the application.
We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.