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Rug Sales Specialist
Company: Rug & Kilim
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 05/28/24
Category: Sales & Marketing
Location: Long Island City
Salary: 100-150k
Job Description

Our atelier team is eager to welcome new members of our sales team at the most exciting time in our company’s history. As one of our teammates, you will have access to the most prominent designers, architects, and luxury home specialists seeking high-end rugs for their projects. Our showroom is expansive, and our team is made of smart, capable professionals with a great energy—eager to teach you our craft hands-on.

Candidates with strong trade relationships are exciting, as are those with a passion for home furnishings, design, and the high-end market.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:

Becoming familiar with our new and existing collections and samples, along with major high-end brands in the art, design, fashion and furniture industry
Managing accounts personally and servicing them professionally
Bringing in new accounts through any traditional and creative new methods
Present on social media and passionate to explore its potential as a networking resource and educational tool
Excited to be hands on in our creative den, while constantly encouraging its energy and offering ideas to keep an organized, engaging look and feel to our home
Present on social media and passionate to explore its potential as a networking resource and educational tool
Excited to be hands on in our creative den, while constantly encouraging its energy and offering ideas to keep an organized, engaging look and feel to our home
Working with other sales specialists, and our Phenom, on collaborative projects
Maintain regular contact with designers to keep them updated of new additions to the collections for potential projects
Expand connections with design professionals and network at design events/exhibitions to nurture strong relationships

Experience and Skills

3-5 years of sales experience in our field or a relevant discipline(s)
A skilled researcher and avid reader of trade publications, able to stay current with our competitors and trends in design, home furnishings, fashion, art, social media etc.
Fluent in written and spoken English, with clear and concise communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills and a kind demeanor with all colleagues, both teammates and clients alike
Passionate for home furnishings, design, color, art and craft
Multitasking and keeping track of long-term custom projects
Hardworking, patient, and service-oriented during projects with many moving parts
Excited to collaborate, and encouraging teamwork in group projects
Social media enthusiasts, able to maintain a presence on the best platforms

About our Company

Celebrating our 44th anniversary, Rug & Kilim’s award-winning team has been a staple for designers with our vast archive of modern and custom in-house designs, complemented by a rich selection of antique, vintage, and Kilim rugs.

Under Phenom Jahanshah Nazmiyal, our New York showroom continues to flourish with an ever-growing collection—including the largest international assortment of Kilims. With an eye for beautiful things and a wealth of experience, Jahanshah personally selects each new piece and oversees bold new designs in our collections. He and his designers work with the utmost variety of exotic yarns and weaving techniques to refine our craft and pioneer new collections on the cutting edge. With these goals in mind, Jahanshah strives to surround himself with like minds and energized, talented individuals to exact his vision. Integral to our legacy are Jahanshah's two remarkable sons, Cyrus Nazmiyal and Sina Nazmiyal, whose entry into the fold heralded not only continuity but a promise of even greater heights. Cyrus Nazmiyal’s presence since 2018 has been a catalyst for remarkable growth, reflecting our unwavering commitment to excellence.

From the latest contemporary to the most storied antique, every piece is selected for rarity, cultural significance, and lasting beauty. More than storytellers or historians, we are artists, dedicated to providing the very best—from antique to modern and everything in between.

Contact

Violet Gene Sciandra
Editor
vi@rugandkilim.com
212-829-9995

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