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Company: Ethan Allen Global Inc
Location: San Antonio, TX 78249 (map it!Map it!)
Base Pay: N/A
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Retail
Sales - Marketing
Furniture
Req'd Education: 4 Year Degree

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Ethan Allen Company Overview
Ethan Allen, a world leader in the design, manufacture and retailing of fine home furnishings, is seeking dedicated professionals to join our retail Design Centers, Manufacturing and Distribution Operations.

More than a world-class organization. We're colleagues with a shared mission, a passion for excellence, a reverence for quality, an enterprising spirit, and an energetic drive toward the next big thing. Above all, we're a strong group of people who respect each other and enjoy working together.

Job Description

Ethan Allen is seeking a Design Consultant to join our Design Center located at 12862 IH-10 West (between UTSA and De Zavala Blvd.)

Applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered.


GENERAL OBJECTIVES


The design consultant works closely with the customer in the design center/studio and at the customer’s home to create individualized design solutions and to sell Ethan Allen furniture, accents, softgoods and other products and services exclusively. The designs include space planning, fabric coordination, product selection and overall project design. Successful execution is evidenced by developing individualized designs and achieving sales goals in a commission-based selling environment representing Ethan Allen products and services.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in commissioned furniture sales and interior design with an assertive selling style.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create design solutions by selling Ethan Allen products and services that are consistent with the customer’s preference and budget.
  • Customarily and regularly (typically on a weekly basis) make home calls to evaluate the customer’s needs and provide a total individualized design solution that closes the sale.
  • Professional greet customers to establish rapport and obtain appointments and in-home consultations.
  • Educate customers about the complimentary design service Ethan Allen provides, offering as little or as much design service as a customer desires.
  • Remain current on design and color trends to create fashionable design solutions.
  • Coordinate with the team to provide exceptional service to customers, before and after the sale, by promptly keeping customers informed of their order status including any delays.
  • Participate as required in all corporate sponsored marketing and training programs.
  • Educate customers on all the Ethan Allen sponsored finance options available to them.
  • Contribute towards the development and on-going upkeep of the team’s design portfolio.
  • Utilize corporate systems and technology to maximize efficiency in designing projects, creating presentations and providing professional service for the design team’s customers.
  • Enter and monitor orders utilizing the retail point of sale system.
  • Work cooperatively in maintaining a neat and orderly Design Center projection.
  • Perform any other duties as required

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in an office environment, or travel via automobile to various customer homes. The noise level is moderate and there may be some exposure to dust.



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: A minimum of five years, combined, practical interior design experience and interior design education, two or four year degree, from an accredited institution and eligible for CQRID or NCIDQ certification within one year; or a minimum of eight years practical interior design experience and eligible for CQRID or NCIDQ certification within six months. Broad knowledge of interior design and effective sales techniques.

Required to work some holidays and weekends.

Other Requirements:

An entrepreneurial attitude and approach with strong communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to practice residential interior design including the ability to design and create projects using technical and creative skills in color and space planning. Proven experience with in-home consultative design service or related home furnishings and decor industry. Must be able to work holidays, evenings and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and provide own transportation to and from customer’s homes.

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 the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Significant portions of this assignment involve prolonged sitting with occasional standing, bending or walking and application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity. May be required lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.



This position is being offered by Ethan Allen licensee. This Ethan Allen licensee is a separately owned and independently operated business from Ethan Allen Retail, Inc. This Ethan Allen licensee, and not Ethan Allen Retail Inc., is solely responsible for all employment decisions, including, without limitation, those relating to hiring, termination, remuneration, personnel policies, benefits, record keeping, supervisions, and discipline.

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A strong American brand with global reach. A design authority with a modern attitude. A high-quality manufacturer. An innovative retailer. A destination for the one-stop shopper. A full-service Design Center staffed by design professionals who make house calls.

We are all of these things, but, most important, at Ethan Allen we are people who love our homes. And we believe passionately that everyone should love theirs. Homes are powerful. Home is the blueprint for your life. Our work is that simple. And that complex. The well-designed home never goes out of fashion, but its definition is always changing. Every day, we challenge ourselves to create exceptional, relevant, and stylish furniture and accessories. We customize. We travel the world for design inspiration. In my job I'm constantly on the road. I know just how hard it is to find time to create a home. That's why I'm so proud of our complimentary professional design service. With all the demands of modern life, busy people really need the help of a trusted design pro in making a comfortable home.

I also insist that Ethan Allen provides value, not just with our unique service, but also with creative financing; and a business structure that gives us remarkable control over costs. We do it all: design, manufacture, market, distribute, deliver, and install. We set the standard for the attainable and well-designed home. And that's all we want. It's that simple and that complex.

M. Farooq Kathwari
Chairman, President and CEO





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Our Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. It is an important part of your total compensation, and we know that it makes a major contribution to your financial and personal well-being. We are committed to offering a high-quality benefits program that allows choice and flexibility. Some benefits may extend to eligible dependents, including spouses, children, and same-sex domestic partners. We offer:
  • medical, dental, and vision plans
  • employee assistance program
  • 401(k) / profit sharing plan
  • flexible spending accounts
  • life, AD&D insurance, and disability plans
  • employee discounts
  • paid holidays and vacation
  • educational assistance
  • training and development



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Culture

The best thing about working here is the pride we all take in our work. We attract that kind of person. Talented. Dedicated. Passionate. And we're proud of each other. We collaborate. We think fast. We think together. We are...

Client-Focused
We treat clients like guests in our home. We're always asking, how do they live? How do they want to live? How can we help? That's the thinking behind our product development as well as our overall commitment to outstanding service. Staying focused on our clients' needs keeps us focused on what's important: inspiring people to live better and making it happen while saving them that elusive and precious commodity - time.

Design-Oriented
For us, design is more than just creating exceptional furniture and accessories - although we do that with pride. We create exceptional rooms. And exceptional style. We are an interior design business. Putting together the well-designed home is our job. We believe that style and design are profound; that beauty is queen and function is king; that well-designed spaces make life better; that providing comfort, order, and pleasure is a privilege.That's why we created our seven Lifestyles. They're the looks we love. Attainable. Smart. Functional.

Entrepreneurial
We take full responsibility. We grow the business. We meet the challenges. We provide exceptional service. We do not pass the buck. We are forward-thinking. We make it work.

High Tech
We are committed to running a technology-forward business. We are a global business. A design authority with a modern attitude. A high-quality manufacturer. An innovative retailer. Today, technology is important. It's relevant.

Innovative
Change is natural and good. We always search for the best solutions. We stay flexible. We adapt. We move. We shake. It's the secret of our brand's stamina. Innovative thinking is key.

Quality-Conscious
Quality is the cornerstone of our brand. We value and protect our reputation for quality by constantly seeking to improve and enhance everything we do.





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Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic partner status, gender identity, genetic characteristics, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all phases of the employment process such as recruitment, selection, advancement opportunities, training, layoffs, recalls, and terminations.

Any Associate with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of his or her immediate supervisor or the Human Resources department. Associates can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.





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Corporate Headquarters
Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
Ethan Allen Drive
PO Box 1966
Danbury, CT 06813-1966
Phone: (203) 743-8000





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