Design Selling Consultant

Company Name: Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc

Location: The Villages, FL, US - 32159

Job Duration: 2021-05-03 to 2021-06-02


Job Description

The Design Selling Consultant will greet and engage customers, discover their needs, and help them create a warm and inviting home by helping the Client select furniture and accessories while providing design services. This position will visit the client’s home to create an interior design plan and assure proper furniture placement and color coordination and recommend additional furniture and accessories for the room design as needed. The Design Selling Consultant will maintain consistent level of sales and other key metrics as required.


Specific Duties:


  • Greet and gather Client’s information, including email addresses, phone number and merchandise interest, to enable prompt and professional follow up using Havertys customer database “My Sales Center”.
  • Schedule and attend home design visits convenient to the Customer’s schedule individually or accompanied by management as needed.
  • Will build a comprehensive presentation to include pictures of the customer’s space, 2-D and 3-D room plans, and product selection that includes furniture and accessories to complete the customer’s vision.
  • Coordinates with the decision-maker(s) during the home visit and the final presentation to review the items selected, pricing, and delivery schedules, if applicable.
  • Will provide recap to management throughout the process of completing in-home presentations.
  • Reinforce customer selections, explain special financing plans, delivery procedures, warranties, etc. and help bring sale to closure.
  • Complete paperwork appropriately for all sales.
  • Coordinate delivery between customer and distribution/delivery system.
  • Will use My Sales Center to access and follow-up with customers on a timely basis after delivery.
  • Maintain knowledge of broad range of furniture styles and products.
  • Maintain assigned areas and assist in keeping showroom attractive and neat.
  • Position requires working retail hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience– Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in interior design or related field; or 2 to 4 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. ASID certification preferred.


Licenses– Must have a current valid driver license with a clean driving record and be able to drive and provide personal transportation to customers in-home appointments. Reliable transportation with verification of minimum state required car insurance is a requirement of position.


Computer Skills– To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email and systems such as Room Planner software/Microsoft Office components/ Internet software/ Full-shot image ware and creating power point presentations. Must be comfortable using Microsoft-operated business messaging and collaboration platforms, such as Teams.


Physical Demands– The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 20 pounds.


Work Environment– Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other Qualifications:

  • Sales experience is preferred but not required.
  • Must be familiar, or capable to become familiar with a broad range of furniture styles and products.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to work independently and be a productive member of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and motivation is needed.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties upon the request of his superior.


Havertys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Havertys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.