Showroom and Sales Manager

Location
Sudbury
Salary
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted
24 Nov 2017
Closes
22 Dec 2017
Ref
00076140
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Retail
Function
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company is an established independent business founded in 1991 with classic roots, nestled in the beautiful village of Long Melford, Suffolk. Due to a key member of staff retiring they are able to offer the rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and confident individual to join them as showroom and sales manager within their close-knit team.

They are looking for a creative and motivated individual who is enthusiastic about sales, committed to client relations and confident in offering them advice, excited by the opportunity of developing new plans and ideas at a time of business growth.

The business offers expert knowledge and advice on all aspects of handmade rugs and carpets. Candidates must demonstrate the necessary experience and skills to enhance and develop our existing sales business.

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the managing director in all aspects of the buying and selling of stock and be prepared to act on his or her own initiative in the absence of the managing director.

Main responsibilities
- Managing the showroom
- Monitoring showroom stock, display and staffing
- Identifying new customer opportunities
- Nurturing customer relationships to build repeat business and support long term sales growth
- Responding to sales enquiries promptly and efficiently
- Providing exemplary customer service
- Being prepared to visit clients throughout the UK
- Advising on rug designs, colour & sizing options
- Advising and assisting customers in the design of bespoke rugs.
- Contacting and visiting suppliers to source rugs
- Representing the company at exhibitions & events
- Working closely with our marketing manager to promote the business efficiently via social media and other platforms
- Working closely with our restoration and conservation department managers

Individual Requirements
- Successful sales experience
- A creative background with experience & awareness of high end retail/interiors.
- A knowledge of the handmade rug industry although not essential, would be an advantage.
- Reasonable computer literacy
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Strong desire to sell, but also an ability to listen, guide and build relationships
- Well organised with good attention to detail
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
- Prepared to travel overnight mainly within the UK
- Full UK driving license

Please be aware of the physical demands of the job while moving carpets in the showroom and when visiting customers.

Full-time Position
Working day 9am- 5.30pm with flexible weekend hours, you will be expected to work several weekends during the year
28 days holiday a year including bank holidays

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