Designer II - Training
Hartsdale, NY 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Comfort starts with our 13,000+ team members across the globe, who are transforming the power of comfort every day. Our employees have the power to change lives, in our homes, work and communities. We foster an inclusive environment while honoring a legacy built on family, where everyone can be themselves.

If you are ready to join an industry leading organization where our people are the most important asset, and innovation propels us into the future, you're ready to take your seat at La-Z-Boy Incorporated.


Job Description Summary

Designing and creating comfortable and functional environments that represent client's lifestyle, taste and budget. Be a professional Design Consultant through the use of the La-Z-Boy In-Home Design program and drive top line sales through the use of selling principles including approach, rapport building, needs discovery, customized portfolio presentations, answering objections, closing, follow-up, after sale service, and continuing contact with all previous and potential customers. Strive to create long-term relationships that will lead to increased sales and profitability.

Job Description:

In-Home Design:
* Schedule professional home consultations to present customized room designs, including sample fabrics, furniture, tables and accessory recommendations as well as the benefits of a professional installation service
* Execute and champion the In-Home Design process per company guidelines
* Responsible for creating grassroots opportunities to increase the overall performance of the In-Home Design Program
* Accurately complete order information, collect deposits and fees, keep orderly customer records, and research customer payments and deliveries
* Responsible to support design related functions in the store and maintain an up to date customized portfolio including before and after pictures of previous In-Home design projects.
* Considerable independence is required for the In-Home Design process

Sales Culture and Promotions:
* Drive sales to consistently achieve established In-Home program sales goals.
* Team with Store Manager, Sales Manager, and selling team to promote the In-Home Design program and drive overall store sales
* Maximize store promotions, marketing initiatives, and grassroots programs
* Maintain strong knowledge of features and benefits of existing and new product line
* Meet established goals as set by management

Customer Experience Excellence:
* Sets the highest standard for customer care
* Meet and greet customers that come into the store
* Ensure that each La-Z-Boy customer has an informative and positive experience by using good customer service skills and knowledge of products
* Make sound business decisions to deliver customer satisfaction and promote team environment

People Development
* Train, coach and develop Design Associates on product knowledge and selling skills to achieve store sales goals
* Assist with training, coaching and developing the selling team
* Create a positive and exciting working environment for all store associates
* Hiring and developing talent, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent
* Utilizes Company resources to keep associates up to date on product knowledge, selling skills and operational efficiencies
* Leads with the highest ethical standards and demands the same from their teams
* Ensures associates are provided the necessary tools to perform job responsibilities
* Coach and counsel team based on results
* Maintain a positive working relationship with all store associates

Store Standards / Operations:
Effective manager on Duty (MOD)
* Assist with maintenance of the overall visual appearance of store, this includes but is not limited to assist to maintain floor and/or showroom displays, tagging of products and accessories, maintaining accessory catalogs and design center fabrics, and maintaining general store cleanliness.
* Adhere to general store operational procedures and guidelines
* May be responsible for opening and closing of the store
* Champion and role model the La-Z-Boy selling process (Comfort Process) by overseeing the interaction with each and every client within the furniture gallery
* Know what is happening on the floor at all times. Be willing and able to jump into every sale and close it.
* Show a sense of urgency, enthusiasm and excitement with the staff and customers
* Other duties as assigned

* Bachelors degree in Interior Design with one (1) to two (2) years experience strongly preferred or a minimum of five (5) years design experience in a comparable home furnishings role
* CIDA accreditation and/or ASID membership preferred
* Experience in using floor and space planning applications
* Previous selling experience strongly preferred
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
* Experience in using floor and space planning applications
* Knowledgeable of general principles of home decor and design (i.e., furniture, carpet, draperies, and color schemes.)
* Excellent communication skills, customer service skills, and organizational skills
* Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and build rapport
* Ability to effectively manage time and conflicting priorities
* Ability to work effectively and productively with others as a team
* Ability to work the schedule and hours dictated by business needs, to include evenings, weekends and holidays
* Initiative to meet assigned goals, missions and objectives
* Strong attention to detail
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for directly leading a team of Design Associates and indirectly the selling team.

Weekly Hours:



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 year
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