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Contract Sales Specialist

Dallas, TX, US

JANUS et Cie®, the reputable, design-focused furniture industry leader is seeking a Contract Sales Specialist in Dallas, TX.

The exceptional team at JANUS et Cie, now part of the Poltrona Frau Group family along with Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, serves commercial, hospitality and residential clients with a dedicated focus on outstanding quality, superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service. The company’s namesake—the Roman god JANUS, whose two faces look both forward and back—is the foundation of a unified mission rooted in tradition, heritage and craft, yet equally dedicated to innovative materials and progressive engineering. This inspired long-term view is realized through the lens of a unique corporate culture that encourages curiosity, creativity and collaboration in the pursuit of excellence. Acclaimed by the most discriminating designers, architects, and juried competitions, the company’s powerful body of work is supported by a top-of-class support team.

The luxury lifestyle brand is now seeking a candidate who is a motivated, self-starter with a hunter mentality, while maintaining a polished image that is in line with the company’s mission and values. They must be able to generate leads and sales from clients with a major focus on A+ dealers and corporate end users. They must also have a thorough knowledge of the contract furniture industry, including competitors, projects in process, and relationships with key influencers and decision makers.

Essential duties and responsibilities
• Develop new business through prospecting, tracking leads, and having product specified or converting projects
• Deliver live presentations to both large and small groups, including designers, dealers, and end-users
• Service existing corporate business with large direct accounts which will be expanded to specifications driven by dealers, designers, corporate accounts, municipalities and landscape architects
• Generate quotes for clients
• Visit with current accounts to ensure client satisfaction and growth of business
• Consistently up-sell from existing competitors’ quotes and understand the crossover products available for quoting from other sector catalogs of JANUS et Cie
• Attend sector-specific trade shows
• Work with other JANUS et Cie departments to identify and communicate product and pricing gap opportunities, and other elements that would grow the JANUS et Cie market advantage

Required education and experience
• 3+ years’ sales experience working with contract designers, dealers, and end users
• BA Degree or beyond is a plus
• Contract furniture industry knowledge and relationships.
• Excellent communication skills are essential; both written and spoken.

Seriously qualified candidates for this career position who believe they can significantly contribute to the success of a growth-oriented and stable company, recognized for quality and brand leadership may email resume and cover letter to Marlo Smith, VP of Human Resources at: marlo@janusetcie.com or fax to 562-262-2844.

JANUS et Cie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.