Weekend Showroom Assistant
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de Gournay, the international purveyor of luxury hand painted wallpapers, is seeking a weekend showroom assistant for their new San Francisco showroom in the Presidio Heights neighborhood.
Applicant must be organized, efficient and enthusiastic with good communication skills. A background in art, art history or interior design recommended and preference will be given to candidates with some additional business knowledge and computer savvy. We are seeking a polished and professional student or recent graduate.
• Administrative work such as answering phones, meeting clients and designers, mailing and organizing sample requests, deliveries and pick-ups. Working with the Director on whatever projects need to be accomplished.
Telephone: Answering the telephone and transferring calls.
Packages: Preparing and sending info packages for client
Enquiries: Assisting with initial enquiries via telephone or email which can then be passed onto the relevant salesperson.
Digital images: Assisting with preparing presentations and image baskets for clients or meetings
Sampling for Clients: preparing sales materials and samples for meetings. Ordering samples from stock for sales team’s meetings or for their clients.
Loans: Locating available loan panels in the system and arranging loans on behalf of sales team
Sales meetings: Booking sales meetings where requested by sales and ensuring necessary sales materials are there and prompting the sales team to rebook meetings where more than 6 months has expired since the last meeting
Maintaining Global Spreadsheet: Updating global sales spreadsheet with latest information on RSVPs to client events, dates of last meetings, sampling materials in their library etc
Overdue loans: Prompting the sales team to recall overdue loans as the expiry date draws near (this will encourage sales to FOLLOW UP and a more proactive approach)
Delivery dates: Monitoring the delivery dates of products and prompting the sales team to contact clients a few weeks later to ask how the installation went (to encourage after sales support and therefore repeat business)
Keeping reference library up to date: Making sure sales team have the samples they need to show clients and take to meetings-order from SLT-ST if available and otherwise let Elizabeth know so she can order the samples you need
NOTE: This position requires you to be in the showroom each Saturday during opening hours, 10 AM - 6 PM.
de Gournay is a renown British based company founded in 1986 by Claud Cecil Gurney that specialises in handpainted wallpaper, fabrics, furniture and porcelain. It creates bespoke products that decorate the finest interiors around the world, with showrooms in Paris, New York, London, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, and San Francisco.