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General Manager (Chicago)

September 18th, 2019 by Paula McCarty

Are you a natural-born leader?  Is the word “impossible” missing from your dictionary?  Do you accept challenges with a smile?  Do you have the passion to build a successful team that is better than the “norm”?  At Kentwood Office Furniture, we are on the lookout for a key role within our leadership team – our next General Manager for our Chicago office.

As our General Manager, you will have the responsibility to develop, lead, manage and motivate your team to profitably grow market share, accomplish assigned financial objectives and advance our corporate mission, vision and strategy.

To be successful as our next sales-focused General Manager, we feel you will need:

  • Proven ability to recruit, develop, lead and inspire
  • 5 – 7 years of successful contract furniture sales and/or design leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, design or related field
  • Communication skills that are professional, inspirational and influential
  • Solid financial acumen supported by personal accountability
  • Strong work ethic with a passion for customer service

At Kentwood Office Furniture, our mission is to be the first choice for office furniture and interior solutions wherever work happens.  Our promise is to deliver the best experience in the industry for our customers.  We offer the highest quality of new, previously owned or thoughtfully remanufactured office furniture.  By truly listening to our customers, together we create aesthetically beautiful solutions that fit their culture, work style and budget.  Get inspired at www.kentwoodoffice.com.

If you thrive on successfully leading teams while pursuing goals relentlessly, we want to talk to you.  We want to tell you more about exciting projects we have underway and the great benefits we offer ourselves – we are an employee owned company after all.  Apply today for immediate and confidential consideration.

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Delivery and Installation Specialist

January 10th, 2018 by Paula McCarty

Kentwood Office Furniture is looking for some friendly faces to help us make our customers happy by delivering their custom created designs to their offices. We are seeking candidates that will professionally represent themselves and the company during delivery, set-up, and installation of their orders. A CDL Class “B” would be preferred, but not required. Candidates must have a Chauffeurs License.  It would be an advantage if you have some office furniture industry experience but it is not necessary to be successful at this job.

This position will work during the day with most days starting at 7:30 am. Overtime may be needed depending on our success with customers and their office locations. Candidates must have a good driving record and be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen. In order to be successful, candidates should possess a positive attitude, the ability to use hand tools and follow directions, and the ability to lift 50-75 lbs. Communication and reliability will be your key to success in this position.

CONTACT

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to  HR@kentwoodoffice.com.  Please include in your letter the specific position in which you have an interest, a description of your career goals, and why you are interested in a career with Kentwood Office Furniture.

Kentwood Office is an ESOP company, where we not only act like owners, we are owners! Currently, we have 6 locations in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois with over 150 employees and growing.  Consider joining our innovative, collaborative team and Let’s Get to Work!

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Office Interior Designer

December 6th, 2017 by Paula McCarty

Do you love creating spaces that inspire people?  Do people seek you out to solve their living/working space design issues because you are “so creative”?  Do your fingers itch to move around furniture so it could “flow” better?  By the end of the day, do you feel fulfilled because you know your work matters? Do you have the passion to create interior designs that are better than the “norm”?  At KOF, we are on the lookout for a key role within our Chicago team – our next Office Interior Designer.

As our Office Interior Designer in Chicago, daily you will work to achieve the following goals:

  • Customer Satisfaction – This will require great listening skills to hear, see and understand our customers’ wants, needs and constraints in order to use all the great resources at your disposal, including office furniture and interior solutions, to give them the most innovated, most functional and most cost effective solution for them.
  • Creativity – This will require you to understand the details of all the resources available to you through our wide array of vendor solutions. It will also require your ability to translate that knowledge and understanding into a solution that meets the customer’s needs for furnishings, space design and architectural elements.
  • Initiative – This will require you to be able to take responsibility of the design portion of the projects on your own and use your time efficiently. It will also require that you initiate collaboration with the project teams in a thoughtful and timely manner to meet customer deadlines. Prioritization of projects and time management will be a key to success in this position.
  • Team support – You will have access to our growing team of Designers and they will benefits from your skills as a new part of that team. As a Designer, you would be required to support other designers throughout the organization.

To be successful as our next Office Interior Designer, we feel you will need:

  • Office furniture experience required.
  • NCIDQ certification is a plus but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or related field
  • 3-5 years of proven, successful growth on a design team
  • Communication skills that are professional, inspirational and influential
  • Positivity and GRIT – This can’t be taught in school. It is an overall self-awareness and great interpersonal skills.

At Kentwood Office Furniture, Our Mission is to be the first choice for office furniture and interior solutions wherever work happens.  Our Promise is to deliver the best experience in the industry for our customers.  Because we have unparalleled access to all types of products, we can achieve our mission and deliver on our promise.  We offer the highest quality of new, previously owned or thoughtfully remanufactured office furniture.  By truly listening to our customers, together we create aesthetically beautiful solutions that fit their culture, work style and budget.  Get inspired at www.kentwoodoffice.com.

If you thrive on successfully creating pleasing and productive solutions for people, we want to talk to you.  We want to tell you more about exciting projects we have underway and the great benefits we offer ourselves – we are an employee-owned company after all.  Apply today for immediate and confidential consideration.

CONTACT

If you would like to be part of this great opportunity, please click here to apply.

Kentwood Office is an ESOP company, where we not only act like owners, we are owners! Currently we have 6 locations in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois with over 150 employees and growing.  Consider joining our innovative, collaborative team and Let’s Get to Work!

 

 

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Account Executive

June 6th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Company Overview:

Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company focused on the customer experience. We collaborate with clients throughout the entire project to provide a quality solution, on time and on budget. We provide the best solutions by offering an unprecedented level of variety, service, and value. From architectural products to environmentally conscious furniture that is new, previously owned, or thoughtfully remanufactured, we provide customized interior solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, and home environments.

 

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with clients using a solutions-based, consultative selling approach. A successful candidate will profitably grow sales and market share through prospecting, networking, and relationship building with new and existing customers as well as third-party influencers. Working closely with interior design, sales support, installation team, and partner vendors to exceed customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Prospect the local market for new furniture and architectural product opportunities.
  • Develop local business relationships with third-party influencers (commercial real estate companies, A&D firms, moving companies, etc.) to identify potential opportunities.
  • Drive sales and profitability by leading the sales process.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a winning sales plan.
  • Collaborate with the interior design team to provide solutions that meet customers’ functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements.
  • Provide complete and timely communication from proposal to execution.
  • Partner with internal and external installation teams to see a project through completion.
  • Facilitate customer requests for pricing, specifications, information, and other service requirements.
  • Negotiate product pricing to achieve established price and margin objectives.
  • Meet assigned sales quota and gross profit objectives.
  • Utilize and continually update corporate CRM system.
  • Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts.
  • Build and maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning.

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Consultative sales skills with a strong relationship-based mentality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, executives, and decision-makers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience utilizing CRM software preferred, but not required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable job experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of general sales experience.
  • Commercial furniture industry experience preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some travel required, mostly local.

 

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Account Executive

June 6th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Company Overview:

Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company focused on the customer experience. We collaborate with clients throughout the entire project to provide a quality solution, on time and on budget. We provide the best solutions by offering an unprecedented level of variety, service, and value. From architectural products to environmentally conscious furniture that is new, previously owned, or thoughtfully remanufactured, we provide customized interior solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, and home environments.

 

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with clients using a solutions-based, consultative selling approach. A successful candidate will profitably grow sales and market share through prospecting, networking, and relationship building with new and existing customers as well as third-party influencers. Working closely with interior design, sales support, installation team, and partner vendors to exceed customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Prospect the local market for new furniture and architectural product opportunities.
  • Develop local business relationships with third-party influencers (commercial real estate companies, A&D firms, moving companies, etc.) to identify potential opportunities.
  • Drive sales and profitability by leading the sales process.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a winning sales plan.
  • Collaborate with the interior design team to provide solutions that meet customers’ functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements.
  • Provide complete and timely communication from proposal to execution.
  • Partner with internal and external installation teams to see a project through completion.
  • Facilitate customer requests for pricing, specifications, information, and other service requirements.
  • Negotiate product pricing to achieve established price and margin objectives.
  • Meet assigned sales quota and gross profit objectives.
  • Utilize and continually update corporate CRM system.
  • Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts.
  • Build and maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning.

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Consultative sales skills with a strong relationship-based mentality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, executives, and decision-makers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience utilizing CRM software preferred, but not required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable job experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of general sales experience.
  • Commercial furniture industry experience preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some travel required, mostly local.

 

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Account Executive

June 6th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Company Overview:

Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company focused on the customer experience. We collaborate with clients throughout the entire project to provide a quality solution, on time and on budget. We provide the best solutions by offering an unprecedented level of variety, service, and value. From architectural products to environmentally conscious furniture that is new, previously owned, or thoughtfully remanufactured, we provide customized interior solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, and home environments.

 

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with clients using a solutions-based, consultative selling approach. A successful candidate will profitably grow sales and market share through prospecting, networking, and relationship building with new and existing customers as well as third-party influencers. Working closely with interior design, sales support, installation team, and partner vendors to exceed customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Prospect the local market for new furniture and architectural product opportunities.
  • Develop local business relationships with third-party influencers (commercial real estate companies, A&D firms, moving companies, etc.) to identify potential opportunities.
  • Drive sales and profitability by leading the sales process.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a winning sales plan.
  • Collaborate with the interior design team to provide solutions that meet customers’ functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements.
  • Provide complete and timely communication from proposal to execution.
  • Partner with internal and external installation teams to see a project through completion.
  • Facilitate customer requests for pricing, specifications, information, and other service requirements.
  • Negotiate product pricing to achieve established price and margin objectives.
  • Meet assigned sales quota and gross profit objectives.
  • Utilize and continually update corporate CRM system.
  • Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts.
  • Build and maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning.

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Consultative sales skills with a strong relationship-based mentality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, executives, and decision-makers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience utilizing CRM software preferred, but not required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable job experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of general sales experience.
  • Commercial furniture industry experience preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some travel required, mostly local.

 

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Account Executive

June 6th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Company Overview:

Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company focused on the customer experience. We collaborate with clients throughout the entire project to provide a quality solution, on time and on budget. We provide the best solutions by offering an unprecedented level of variety, service, and value. From architectural products to environmentally conscious furniture that is new, previously owned, or thoughtfully remanufactured, we provide customized interior solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, and home environments.

 

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with clients using a solutions-based, consultative selling approach. A successful candidate will profitably grow sales and market share through prospecting, networking, and relationship building with new and existing customers as well as third-party influencers. Working closely with interior design, sales support, installation team, and partner vendors to exceed customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Prospect the local market for new furniture and architectural product opportunities.
  • Develop local business relationships with third-party influencers (commercial real estate companies, A&D firms, moving companies, etc.) to identify potential opportunities.
  • Drive sales and profitability by leading the sales process.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a winning sales plan.
  • Collaborate with the interior design team to provide solutions that meet customers’ functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements.
  • Provide complete and timely communication from proposal to execution.
  • Partner with internal and external installation teams to see a project through completion.
  • Facilitate customer requests for pricing, specifications, information, and other service requirements.
  • Negotiate product pricing to achieve established price and margin objectives.
  • Meet assigned sales quota and gross profit objectives.
  • Utilize and continually update corporate CRM system.
  • Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts.
  • Build and maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning.

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Consultative sales skills with a strong relationship-based mentality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, executives, and decision-makers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience utilizing CRM software preferred, but not required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable job experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of general sales experience.
  • Commercial furniture industry experience preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some travel required, mostly local.

 

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Account Executive

June 6th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Company Overview:

Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company focused on the customer experience. We collaborate with clients throughout the entire project to provide a quality solution, on time and on budget. We provide the best solutions by offering an unprecedented level of variety, service, and value. From architectural products to environmentally conscious furniture that is new, previously owned, or thoughtfully remanufactured, we provide customized interior solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, and home environments.

 

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with clients using a solutions-based, consultative selling approach. A successful candidate will profitably grow sales and market share through prospecting, networking, and relationship building with new and existing customers as well as third-party influencers. Working closely with interior design, sales support, installation team, and partner vendors to exceed customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Prospect the local market for new furniture and architectural product opportunities.
  • Develop local business relationships with third-party influencers (commercial real estate companies, A&D firms, moving companies, etc.) to identify potential opportunities.
  • Drive sales and profitability by leading the sales process.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a winning sales plan.
  • Collaborate with the interior design team to provide solutions that meet customers’ functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements.
  • Provide complete and timely communication from proposal to execution.
  • Partner with internal and external installation teams to see a project through completion.
  • Facilitate customer requests for pricing, specifications, information, and other service requirements.
  • Negotiate product pricing to achieve established price and margin objectives.
  • Meet assigned sales quota and gross profit objectives.
  • Utilize and continually update corporate CRM system.
  • Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts.
  • Build and maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning.

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Consultative sales skills with a strong relationship-based mentality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, executives, and decision-makers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience utilizing CRM software preferred, but not required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable job experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of general sales experience.
  • Commercial furniture industry experience preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some travel required, mostly local.
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Account Executive

June 6th, 2016 by Paula McCarty

Company Overview:

Kentwood Office Furniture (KOF) is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company focused on the customer experience. We collaborate with clients throughout the entire project to provide a quality solution, on time and on budget. We provide the best solutions by offering an unprecedented level of variety, service, and value. From architectural products to environmentally conscious furniture that is new, previously owned, or thoughtfully remanufactured, we provide customized interior solutions for commercial, healthcare, education, and home environments.

 

Job Summary:

The Account Executive will develop long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with clients using a solutions-based, consultative selling approach. A successful candidate will profitably grow sales and market share through prospecting, networking, and relationship building with new and existing customers as well as third-party influencers. Working closely with interior design, sales support, installation team, and partner vendors to exceed customer expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Prospect the local market for new furniture and architectural product opportunities.
  • Develop local business relationships with third-party influencers (commercial real estate companies, A&D firms, moving companies, etc.) to identify potential opportunities.
  • Drive sales and profitability by leading the sales process.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a winning sales plan.
  • Collaborate with the interior design team to provide solutions that meet customers’ functional, aesthetic, and budget requirements.
  • Provide complete and timely communication from proposal to execution.
  • Partner with internal and external installation teams to see a project through completion.
  • Facilitate customer requests for pricing, specifications, information, and other service requirements.
  • Negotiate product pricing to achieve established price and margin objectives.
  • Meet assigned sales quota and gross profit objectives.
  • Utilize and continually update corporate CRM system.
  • Provide timely and accurate sales forecasts.
  • Build and maintain professional and technical knowledge through continuous learning.

 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Consultative sales skills with a strong relationship-based mentality.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work directly with business owners, executives, and decision-makers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Experience utilizing CRM software preferred, but not required.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable job experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of general sales experience.
  • Commercial furniture industry experience preferred but not required.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some travel required, mostly local.

 

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