Showroom Manager - Commercial / Office Furniture
A new opportunity has arisen for a Showroom Manager to join a well-established and highly successful commercial/office furniture design business. Based at the showroom in Clerkenwell, the Showroom Manager will be tasked with assisting in sales generation as well as running and maintaining the showroom space.
The company has been trading for many years and is therefore well established nationwide and highly regarded as a “go-to” business for workplace furniture. The business is continuing to develop and expand its relationships with architects and designers and developing the products on offer to the design market.
You will need to have gained previous experience within a successful interiors showroom and have a desire to learn about office furniture and fabrics. Commercial/office furniture experience is not essential but would be hugely beneficial.
The Showroom Manager will play a proactive part in developing new business opportunities within the A&D community and some experience of doing this would be desirable. You will work closely with two sales managers who are also based from the showroom and will be involved in putting together quotations, exploring design requirements with new clients and taking a hands on approach to generating showroom sales. Candidates with social media or marketing experience will also be considered.
On a day to day basis you will also be tasked with:
Being front of house and greeting guests.
Responding to enquiries on the telephone, and via email.
Being a main key-holder for the building – liaising with the off-site facilities team to ensure the common areas, fire alarm, lifts are maintained/serviced, and assisting with access to these
Maintaining the equipment (office equipment, coffee facilities, kitchen equipment etc.).
General premises care taking (upkeep of the space – retouching paint/changing lightbulbs/cleaning windows etc.).
Diary management – booking in client visits, ensuring the relevant sales manager is aware of appointments and ensuring that there is always cover in the showroom.
Hosting client site visits.
Keeping an up-to-date stock list for the showroom.
Auditing/ordering/maintaining samples of all fabrics and finishes.
Administration support to the sales team.
Event organisation (specifically important at Christmas, and Clerkenwell Design Week – liaising with head office and organising all catering/drinks/any refurbishment required/event management)
This is a role for someone who enjoys working in a varied, responsible capacity. This role is offered on a Monday to Friday basis.