Job Description

  • Work collaboratively and effectively with other sales staff and leadership to meets or exceed team sales goals and works with sales coach to build plans for improvement areas
  • Act as a resource for associates who are learning the role sales. 
  • Maximize every customer opportunity by following the GUEST selling process and properly leveraging other sales expertise or relationships when appropriate.
  • Meet or exceed the store’s Value Add goals.
  • Promote team work and depict behaviors that are in line with our PARTNERS Values.
  • Frequently utilize Sales Associate Workbench tools to improve Key Results Areas
  • Develop and maintain community contacts and relationships designed to bring new customers and incremental new business into Art Van stores.
  • Brainstorm, conceptualize and implement creative concepts electronically or through manual techniques.  Offer multiple ideas/concepts for projects with budgets that meet customer requirements.
  • Understand, design and suggest solutions for furnishing, lighting, accessories, and wall art and tabletop accents. 
  • Complete customer projects within deadlines provided and suggest new ways to increase efficiency in the design process.
  • Create and distribute ongoing client communications designed to support the Guest-Customer-Advocate process.
  • Develop and conduct seminars and classes designed to introduce the community to the available services.
  • Understand availability, within the market, of other specialized services and goods to the customer’s specifications.
  • Source and recommend local vendors and suppliers necessary to augment company product and service offerings.  Negotiate with vendors to obtain competitive pricing.
  • Assist daily in maintaining store standards and store appearance.
  • Authority as detailed in the Company’s Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Apply corporate values (PARTNERS.)

Skills / Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experiences:

  • Associate level education in Interior Design or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Although not required, being a Licensed Interior Designer in the State of Michigan is preferred. (ASID certified preferred.)
  • 6 years’ experience in a customer service environment preferably in an environment that has, at a minimum, required add on sales, 5 years interior design experience, 3 years previous inside sales experience selling packages, has all Art Van sales certifications including Pure Sleep Level 5, Designer, and Custom Orders
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer applications and the ability to quickly learn and efficiently use Art Van’s POS system for routine and non-routine tasks.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.  Strong negotiation skills. 
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills. 
  • Strong customer orientation with excellent interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Planning, time management and organizational skills. 
  • Basic knowledge of retail business strategies. 
  • Understand how to illustrate projects through both manual sketches and using simple computer aided design (CAD).  


Art Van offers a competitive salary combined with an excellent benefits package. 

Interested applicants can apply on-line on our website at 

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Application Instructions

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