EMPLOYMENT

FULL-TIME

Position: Showroom and Outside Sales 

The Tile Gallery, a luxury tile and stone business is seeking an experienced sales person for our River North showroom.  This person must have a sales focus and some outside sales experience.  Although we do service the retail customer, the majority of our business comes through our relationships with our architecture and design clients.   Initiating outside sales meetings, with the support of the sales manager, and consistent follow-up with architecture and design firms is a requirement of this position.   A base of business to start is available to the right candidate with strong experience in the tile and stone, furnishings or a design related industry.

If you have experience in the tile and stone industry you will know that our business demands a person with strong organizational skills, superior attention to detail and the ability to move quickly to meet the demands of client needs in a sales environment.

In addition to the design issues, there are also various technical factors that must be taken into account and communicated to the client.   The ideal candidate will have some outside sales experience in the design field and be a quick-thinker who can assimilate a lot of technical details and product information.  Strong computer and math skills are important.  Organization, follow thru and the ability to juggle many projects at one time are critical for this position!

The Tile Gallery is known for its customer service.  We are a well-run business that prides itself on our organization and attention to detail. Our customers know that they can rely on us to manage their projects and that we will be there to support them when they need problems resolved.  The ability to move with grace and calm while in a chaotic moment is important.   You must be able to multi-task and to accommodate several projects or customers simultaneously.  A good attitude and good humor are critical to all of us enjoying our work.

The Tile Gallery has a friendly, upbeat work environment and is a team-oriented organization.  We work together to develop the business and to support each other’s efforts.   As a group we are dedicated to doing our jobs well.   We like collaboration and teamwork.

My goal as the owner is to expand and develop the business along with growing and developing each individual employee.  A growing business requires employees that are also willing to learn and grow.  We have a supportive work environment where ideas and suggestions from employees are welcomed and encouraged.  In turn, employees are expected to participate in finding and implementing solutions to situations that arise in the course of doing business.  My intention is that The Tile Gallery be staffed by employees willing to take 100% responsibility for the requirements of their position and to offer them commensurate reward and benefits.

Compensation is base salary plus commission.

If you are interested, please e-mail resume to resume@tilegallerychicago.com with Sales in the subject line or you may fax it to 312-467-9593.

 

PART-TIME

Position: “Jack of All Trades” 

Hours:  Ideal schedule is M-F from 1-4 pm; some flexibility, 4 days also possible

Pay Rate: $13-15/hour

The Tile Gallery, a luxury tile and stone business, is seeking an experienced “Jack-of-all-trades” person for our River North showroom.   This position has a wide variety of tasks both administrative and “hands-on”.   The one thing in common is that they all require a high level of organization and self-direction.  This position is responsible for maintaining organization in the showroom.  “Getting hands dirty” is a part of the job as we are in the tile and stone business, which by nature is dusty!  Occasional heavy lifting (50 lbs.) is required.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

Sample Room Organization:  Types and creates labels for samples.  (This task is 50% of the work and demands attention to detail.)  Re-shelves samples when returned by customers.    Maintains organization of the sample room.

Showroom Appearance:  Maintains orderly showroom appearance, changes light bulbs and waters plants. Spot-cleans floor vignettes when necessary and showroom floor on rainy/snowy days.  Occasional vacuuming.

UPS/Shipping:  Manages, packs and unpacks incoming and outgoing UPS deliveries.  On occasion re-packs pallets for vendor material returns (RMA’s).

Display:  Assists with making, setting, grouting and hanging display boards as needed.  This will involve the use of a table saw, wet saw, level and power drill.

Please e-mail resumes to resume@tilegallerychicago.com with Part-Time in the subject line.