Assistant Design Manager

Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated Fayetteville, AR
Design Manager

As a furniture store committed to helping people achieve the home of their dreams, our design managers have two highly defined skills: interior design and training. They must be able to help people reflect their personal style and be able to pass this skill on to the sales team.

At Bassett, our free in-home design service not only sets us apart from other furniture stores but is a key ingredient for developing customer relationships and providing opportunity for increased sales. We refer to this technique as “makeovers”. The design manager not only trains design consultants on effective housecall selling, but works side by side with them on preparing customer presentations, product choices and other customer design needs. The design manager is also responsible for maintaining the design center and providing back up for the store manager.

Bassett design managers are compensated on an annual salary plus commission.

Position requirements include:

Minimum 3 years professional experience in interior design, visual merchandising or other design-related field

Ability to train and coach a sales team with varying levels of design skills

Ability to break the ice and develop rapport with customers

Ability to develop complete room plans using creative space and color planning

Ability to develop and present design recommendations to fit various budgets and customer needs

Ability to "close the deal" and sell to customers off the door as well as to housecalls clients

Working knowledge of effective merchandising

Retail sales experience preferred

Strong computer skills

Willingness to work most weekends and holidays

Bassett Furniture Industries is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veterans status or other protected category. Bassett is dedicated to ensuring that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated consistently during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veterans status or other protected category.

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