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Furniture Account Executive
Company: Fort Standard
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 08/05/22
Category: Sales/Marketing
Location: Brooklyn
Job Description

We are seeking to hire a full-time Account Executive to focus on our furniture sales and to contribute to our company’s overall growth. This person must be a highly motivated and personable individual who enjoys working in a creative environment and who is not afraid to dive deep into problems to find solutions. They must be resourceful, confident and excited to optimize our internal sales tools and structure.

They must feel a responsibility for their work as they will have significant autonomy reporting to the founder and director. We are a small team, so you will be an integral member. You must have a vested interest in not only making our business better but also working closely with teammates in order to create a rewarding work environment.

We are looking for someone who is creative, ambitious, tireless and persuasive. They must be great with people, enthusiastic about design and have the ability to adapt and innovate quickly. Applicants must have experience in sales and/or communication.

Please note that our office and showroom share a space with our woodshop in an industrial building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Responsibilities:
Contribute to and execute strategic plans to achieve sales goals
Provide excellent customer care while selling Fort Standard furniture from initial inquiry, quoting and sending material samples through final delivery
Develop and grow client relationships, including: interior designers, architects, showrooms and homeowners. Attend industry events and schedule meetings and presentations. Lead and coordinate studio visits.
Develop a deep understanding of Fort Standard’s designs and capabilities to share with clients
Communicate with Production Manager to ensure client order needs, updates and deadlines are met
Optimize internal sales operations and materials, working with teammates to find solutions
Research and stay up to speed on design world happenings, industry leaders, designers and sales vehicles

Job Requirements

Requirements:
Highly motivated and self-driven
Enjoys talking to new people and helping them find solutions for their needs
Personable and confident when interacting with clients and acting as the face of Fort Standard
Comfortable working independently
Resourcefulness needed to work on a small team with an understanding of the challenges of a growing business and the willingness to get into the weeds to create change
Excellent communication skills to effectively present information, listen and respond to questions from clients and teammates. Timely and thoughtful customer follow-up to build trust and strong on-going relationships.
Extremely organized
Eager to contribute to overall company culture creating a positive, motivating and rewarding work environment
Excited about interior design, architecture and art

Benefits
Experience with different CRM platforms

Please submit your application to positions@fortstandard.com. The subject line of your email should
read: FURNITURE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE + YOUR NAME. Please include the below as PDF
attachments:
1. Resume
2. Cover letter. Please include why you would like to join Fort Standard studio and one specific
example of your creative problem solving skills.
3. Two references
Due to the level of responses we receive, we will not be following up with all applicants directly but if we
feel you are a good fit, we will be following up with qualified candidates within 7 days. Thank you for
considering our team!

About our Company

Please submit your application to positions@fortstandard.com. The subject line of your email should read: FURNITURE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE + YOUR NAME. Please include the below as PDF attachments:
Resume
Cover letter. Please include why you would like to join Fort Standard studio and one specific example of your creative problem solving skills.
Two references

Due to the level of responses we receive, we will not be following up with all applicants directly but if we feel you are a good fit, we will be following up with qualified candidates within 7 days. Thank you for your application!

Contact

Julia Zak
Director of Development and Operations
positions@fortstandard.com
7185762204

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