La-Z-Boy Retail Specialist in Newington, Connecticut

Retail Specialist

at La-Z-Boy

Date Posted:

8/6/2018

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JOB SUMMARY: The Retail Specialist trains and educates our La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery Dealers and their Sales Associates on all aspects of La-Z-Boy product features and benefits (Products include La-Z-Boy, Hammary, Kincaid, American Drew, lamp, rug and accessory vendors as directed) and assists in the implementation of our key programs to achieve sales objectives and profitability. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties as assigned):People Development • Train, coach and develop Associates on product knowledge and selling skills to achieve store sales goals • Ensure that all new hires are trained on product knowledge, business plan topics or other topics as directed• Be proactive identifying development opportunities on a location by location basis• Assist in development of training on new initiatives, product introductions, etc.• Work closely with the Corporate training function to stay current with all product knowledge programs and training requirements • Point person to facilitate Market-wide training of all initiatives• Create a positive and exciting working environment for all store associates • Role model the brand platformSales Culture• Work closely with the Regional Account Manager to stay current with all Business Plan training requirements• Use Company metrics to execute training needed to be a world class selling organization• Regular visits to each store to observe sales associates in selling process to identify coaching opportunities• Participate in scheduled conference callsOperations/Store Standards• Ensure that all stores have selling tools needed including training information, swatches, price lists, catalogs etc.• Keep Design Centers up to date• Keep stores informed of product/fabric availability/drops/delays• Assist in new store set up: ordering swatches, signage, selling tools; training new hires, participate in weekly calls• Support training and service initiatives on other accounts as assignedSCOPE & IMPACT: Responsible for the training and execution of programs for on average 18 La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery locations. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • High School Diploma with 0-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills • Initiative to meet assigned goals, missions and objectives • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and build rapport • Ability to effectively manage time and conflicting priorities • Strong attention to detail• Daily travel within Market and approximately 40% other overnight travel as needed• Attendance at High Point Market twice per yearPREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field is preferred• Two (2) or more years sales and/or design experience with a proven track record of success is preferredSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No direct reports. Assist with coaching and mentoring sales associates.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Operates in a professional office environment as well as subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Nearly continuously required to reach overhead, pull, push, stand, walk, hear, and listen. Often required to bend, stoop, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, and lift up to 50 pounds. Seldom required to sit, talk, climb stairs, crawl, balance, and lift over 50 pounds. CORE ATTRIBUTES:Communicate TransparentlyLead the TeamImpact and Influence Deliver ResultsCoach and DevelopOTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Retail Specialist

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:

Full-Time

  • Location:

Newington, CT

  • Job Type:

Retail

  • Experience:

Not Specified

  • Date Posted:

8/6/2018

About Us

Things have really evolved since La-Z-Boy first introduced the recliner in 1928. Over the subsequent decades, our product line has grown to include a myriad of pieces and styles, and our brand name has become highly recognized across the country and around the globe. But throughout our history, one fact remained constant: The La-Z-Boy brand name is synonymous with comfort and quality.

Are you looking to make a comfortable living? There’s no better place to do just that than with the number one name brand, La-Z-Boy! From the furniture we carry to the people who work here, comfort is our business. We have a comprehensive training program that helps our employees grow to their greatest potential- where the sky is the limit. We offer great salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

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