The Armani Group is one of the leading fashion and luxury goods groups in the world today with 10,500 direct employees, 12 production plants and more than 2,704 boutiques in 60 countries around the world.
It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry, home interiors, fragrances and cosmetics under brand names: Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and A|X Armani Exchange.
Description of Responsibilities: The Showroom Sales Associate is responsible for producing sales and building business relationships with the Armani Casa brand.
The Showroom Sales Associate is expected to interact with clients within the showroom, along with developing new relationships through outside presentations, cold calling, and client meetings and networking.
The Showroom Sales Associate will report directly to Vice President, Armani Casa.
Meet and/or exceed personal sales goals as prescribed.
Develop new business relationships through meetings and networking outside the showroom.
Coordinate outside sales presentations with trade partners and industry leaders.
Seek new trade clients through industry research and ‘cold-call’ outreach.
Maintain repeat clientele with consistent communication, while providing the highest level of service.
Carefully monitor client purchase histories, insuring correct bookkeeping and maximizing suggestive selling.
Network with key trade industry partners and competitors to maximize client database.
Schedule and maintain showroom presence and organization to maximize the showroom as a selling tool.
Monitor all details and developments of special orders, along with shipping and delivery of product, to insure the close of a sale and complete client satisfaction.
Sustain a constant knowledge of the home furnishings and interior design industries, and be able to speak clearly and intelligently to new trends and products.
Collaborate with other Giorgio Armani sales associates to insure cross-branding sales opportunities.
Resolve all client problems and complaints quickly and effectively, insuring management Physical Requirements: Lift/Carry 11-20 lbs.
Frequent 21-50 lbs.
Frequent 51-100 lbs.
Occasional Push/Pull 13-25 lbs.
Frequent 26-40 lbs.
Frequent 41-100 lbs.
Occasional BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) College degree preferred 5 years of experience in luxury home furnishings sales (2 years in Trade Showroom sales) Excellent communications skills both written and verbal Employment Status: Full time (40 hours per week) Showroom hours: Monday – Friday; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Non-Exempt Compensation Structure: Hourly plus commission Monthly bonus potential based on surpassing personal goals Other bonus programs based on showroom forecasts and other goals Chain offering the designer's casual apparel for men & women, plus jewelry, watches, bags & more.