First Supply

Sr. Sales Design Consultant

US-IA-Dubuque
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-2311
Type
Regular Full-Time
# Positions
1
Category
Showroom

Overview

Gerhard’s® is the largest and most versatile kitchen and bath store in the upper Midwest. We offer a huge variety of kitchen and bath choices from contemporary to traditional styles, along with service you won't find anywhere else. Visitors to Gerhard’s will view complete kitchen and bath suites, many of them working models. In addition to kitchen and bath accessories many specially featured products are available such as cabinetry, countertops, tankless water heaters and central vacuum systems to name a few. All product offerings include a vast selection of eco-friendly options.


Gerhard’s is a division of First Supply®, a leading main channel wholesale distributor providing products for the plumbing, HVAC-R, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic, industrial and municipal markets. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, First Supply has more than 600 employees in 29 operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan UP. The company has over $50 million in inventory and over $250 million in annual sales.

 

The Sr. Sales Design Consultant will be a design professional with a strong skill set in cabinetry design and sales. This position will have both contractor and consumer facing showroom sales responsibilities. Proficient use of 20/20 is a must. Positive attitude and ability to work in a team environment where exceeding our customer’s expectations is our number one goal. We focus on treating both our customers and our employees with respect and professionalism.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Drive sales to meet and exceed sales targets set by Store Manager
  • Conduct daily follow-up on outstanding quotes
  • Develop repeat sales, new relationships and future business
  • Ensure that each Customer receives outstanding Customer Service by providing a customer friendly and a professional environment which includes greeting and acknowledging every customer, and maintaining professional standard
  • Assume Leadership Role with Companies Key Initiatives
  • Working with trade professionals and their clients, to design and quote Kitchen and Bath projects
  • Designing kitchens, bathrooms, bars, entertainment systems etc. using 20/20 software
  • Quoting and managing the full cycle ordering process for all kitchen and bath projects from inception to completion in a timely and accurate manner using the business computer system
  • Perform plan takeoffs, generating detailed designs using 20-20 Design software and pricing
  • Work with clients to create their dream kitchen and or bathroom
  • Ensure familiarity with and continue to learn new kitchen and bath home fashion trends; utilize both cabinetry and plumbing knowledge to maximize sales and meet or exceed goals and objectives
  • Take and complete ongoing product and manufacturing training as required by Manager
  • Conduct daily follow-up on outstanding quotes and orders to ensure customer satisfaction and service
  • Participate in planning and execution of in-store events
  • Develop repeat sales, new relationships and future business
  • Network with the professional trade through involvement in associations, meetings and events
  • Deliver exceptional customer service
  • Maintain a well-organized, aesthetically pleasing environment
  • Develop detailed knowledge of all product lines and features
  • Participate in online learning to supplement product knowledge
  • Complete training courses to continually develop and hone presentation, negotiation and sales skills
  • Assist with normal store maintenance tasks (inventory, display maintenance, literature library, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Store Manager

Qualifications

  • Associate or College Degree in interior design or related field preferred
  • Experience in sales/service, preferably in kitchen & bath industry
  • Certification(s) required (CKD, CKB, etc.)
  • Proficient with 20-20 Design and AutoCAD Design Software
  • Experience in pricing and ordering of cabinetry
  • Strong design skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word and general internet familiarity
  • Experience reading project blueprints and performing plan takeoffs
  • Ability to be detailed oriented
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including retail hours, and occasional evening hours for events
  • Highly personable, skilled at interacting with clients and prospects at a variety of knowledge and comfort levels
  • Open-minded and willing to learn new concepts, products and ideas

 

First Supply LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. In order to be selected for the position, candidates must submit to a drug test with negative results on employment offer, the ability to be bonded as defined by First Supply LLC's fidelity bond insurance carrier, and have a valid driver’s license and a driving record which meets underwriting standards.

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