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Pella Crafted Luxury Product Specialist

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SUMMARY

This position will represent the Pella Crafted Luxury portfolio of products in a luxury design center by developing relationships and providing high quality customer service to homeowners and representatives from the architectural and design communities.  This position will be a brand ambassador and provide event leadership for company sponsored events and showcases at the design center promoting Pella Crafted Luxury products.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Relationship-Building & Networking

  • Trade groups/Associations - attend meetings and cultivate relationships in and outside of showroom

  • Design professionals - develop and maintain relationships with designers and architects

 Product & Technical Knowledge

  • Consult with showroom guests and educate them about Pella Crafted Luxury products and capabilities

  • Answer and research technical product questions

 Sales & Marketing

  • Manage sales and marketing programs and activities executing the showroom strategy

  • Manage database of customer contacts utilizing CRM system

  • Own and nurture relationships with walk in showroom visitors               

  • Assist showroom manager with marketing projects and customer communications

 Operations and Event Management Assistance

  • Manage showroom to exacting standards; regularly clean showroom products & finishes

  • Manage and attend showroom events

  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours

Administrative Duties

  • Answer phones, handle mail/shipping services

  • Interface with Merchandise Mart staff and vendors

  • Ensure showroom is stocked with office, sales/marketing and beverage service supplies

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university, preferred; Architectural or Interior Design industry background desirable; 3-5 years of luxury showroom or retail experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
 
COMPETENCIES
  • Energetic personality
  • Customer service oriented
  • Possess a “can do” attitude
  • Strategic thinking
  • Contributes individually as well as working within a small team environment
  • An eye for detail and appreciation for fine design
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, at all levels of the organization
  • Be able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Seasoned judgement
  • Emotional intelligence
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers and the general public.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations and to interpret spatial relationships from architectural drawings.
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 
COMPUTER SKILLS
Word, Excel and Power Point and Pella systems (PQM, CRM, PSI)
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None required.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
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 in the work environment is usually moderate.

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