Designer In Training

in Lakeville, MN

(Regular Full Time)

Please fill out this quick questionnaire: (minimum requirements for this position)
Are you a current or previous employee of HOM Furniture, Inc?
Are you authorized to work in the United States?
Are you available to work weekends?

List of available schedules for the above position:
Work Days Shift Schedule Details Pay Range Pay Type
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 1st (Days), 2nd (Evenings) 2 nights 1 day and weekends $13 to $15 Hourly
HOM Furniture is a growing company that is looking for motivated and talented individuals to grow with us. We offer many employee incentives and outstanding benefits. If you are passionate about design and have an interest in working in a highly productive and fun environment, we want to hear from you today. Our Designer in Training position is geared towards recent Interior Design graduates who are looking for a company to grow with. This program is designed to be an entry level designer position that transitions employees into a fully functional Design Consultant role where they will be responsible for doing in home house calls and meeting sales volume standards. The Designer in Training will be paid an hourly rate of $15/hour for the first 6 months. This is based on a 40 hour work week. This ramp up time may be adjusted by the Showroom Manager working in conjunction with the District Manager. At the end of the ramp up time, if the Designer in Training is fully and adequately trained in the requirements necessary to be certified as HOM Designer an adjustment will be made in the payroll plan.
To perform this job successfully, the Designer In Training must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Additional qualifications include:  Degree in Interior Design  Sales oriented personality a must  Basic Computer knowledge  Excellent verbal and written presentation skills  Knowledge of current design industry trends  Ability to sketch room layouts and ideas
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Designers In Training will be proficient and drive the following activities in our Showroom.  Greeting and Engaging with customers as they enter the store and determining their needs.  Give an effective 15 - 30 second presentation of your department/showroom, commercials & presentation  Product presentations  Add on sales and closing strategies  Collecting prospect information  Sending professional prospect thank you notes  Follow up phone calls with prospects  Event follow up phone calls or email messages  Sending thank you notes on sold orders, via mail or email  Reviewing sold not delivered activity  Sales training (vendor and departments)  HOM Guard presentations and sales  Promote and maintain a minimum of 2 In Home House Calls monthly.  Special order accuracy  Ensure that all samples, catalogs, and price lists are updated  Support company standards, set personal goals and objectives, monitor performance against standards, coordinate and disseminate workloads and projects.  Provide feedback to management on progress made toward goals and budgets.  Other duties may be assigned.
Education and/or Experience
Must have or be currently working towards a degree in Interior Design, or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must effectively demonstrate the ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in written format.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
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 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 is regularly required to stand for sustained periods of time, move about on foot to accomplish tasks, use spoken word to communicate, and perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.

The employee is occasionally required to sit or remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time; use hands to handle or feel objects with either the entire hand or fingers, including typing. Reach with hands and arms in any direction, ascend and descend ladders and stairs using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Stooping by bending downward and forward by bending at the waist, kneeling or bending at the knees to come to a rest on knee or knees, crouching by bending the body downward and forward, or crawling by moving about on hands or hands and feet. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data or figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, and using measurement devices.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.