Careers

At Area Rug Shop we are looking for dynamic, self-motivated individuals to join our ever expanding team! If this sounds like you, please see the current vacancies below.

To apply please email your resume to: work@arearugshop.ca

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Store Manager

Position available in: Newmarket (East Gwillimbury)

Who are you?

You are someone who loves working with people and providing unparalleled customer service. You are a proven manager and like managing and leading a team while ensuring productivity and company goals are being met. You thrive in an organization that is fast paced, constantly adapting and evolving. You are proven to be innovative and an outside of the box thinker who thrives on driving company improvement and efficiency forward. You can make decisions through a business perspective while maintaining the clients’ ultimate best interest. If you have a keen eye for design and feel comfortable advising people, get excited about discovering new products and are highly self-motivated and driven, then this is the job for you!

This is an opportunity for you to build on your already strong skill set, take on responsibilities, and to continuously grow, in a company that is fast-paced, diverse, and family-oriented. We want to bring on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, take on challenges and have fun.

What we are looking for:

  • 4+ years of experience working as a Retail Store Manager or equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience in sales and customer service
  • Experience and/or knowledge of interior design (preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (required)
  • Exceptional organizational skills with task prioritization, multi-tasking and strong time management techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of personal integrity and energy
  • Must be able to work with little supervision and must be self-directed

What will you do?

The Store Manager role has many diverse and interesting responsibilities, the primary ones are outlined below:

  • Ability to assess and make changes to business operations to ensure optimal performance
  • Accomplishes department objectives by managing staff; planning and evaluating department activities.
  • Create a well-oiled sale team within a store including hiring and releasing staff as needed
  • Train staff and conduct reviews when needed
  • Develop, coordinate, and enforce systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards.
  • Creating schedules for employee's month in advance
  • Confirming and submitting bi-monthly payroll
  • Maintain accurate records of requests for information and obtain purchase orders and/or deposits in a timely manner
  • Defines objectives, identifies and evaluates trends and options, chooses a course of action, and evaluates outcomes.
  • Make sure all employees adhere to company’s policies and guidelines
  • Act as our store’s representative and set an example for our staff
  • Create and maintain a cohesive working environment for all staff
  • Welcome all walk-in customers and serve as the first point of contact
  • Leadership that demonstrates a high level of customer service to assist in client décor needs
  • Possess design expertise and excellent product knowledge in the industry
  • Administer, verify, and communicate accurate and detailed product information to customers.
  • Maintain relationships with existing client list; develop new clients through various industry sources
  • Ensure showroom cleanliness is maintained to guarantee wonderful client experience
  • Ensure product inventory is well displayed and up to date throughout the store
  • Maintain employee work expectations and encourage for personal growth
  • Other duties as required

If you think you would be a great candidate for this position please email your resume to work@arearugshop.ca

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Sales Associate

Full-time & Part-time positions in: Barrie, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Kitchener.

Who are you?

Are you passionate about design? Does discovering beautiful new products excite you? Do you enjoy problem solving? Are you the type of person who thrives in organizations that are constantly adapting and evolving? Are you self motivated? Do you love working with people and providing unparalleled customer service? If so, this may be the perfect job for you.

Over the 3+ years you’ve worked as a Sales Associate or in a similar role you have proven to be innovative and an outside the box thinker who thrives on driving company improvement and efficiency. You have a keen eye for design and feel comfortable advising people. You can make decisions through a business perspective while maintaining the clients' ultimate best interest.

We want to bring on someone who is eager to learn, work hard, and have fun. This is an opportunity for you to build on your already strong skillset, take on responsibilities, and to continuously grow in a company that is fast-paced, diverse, and family-oriented.

What will you do?

The Retail Sales Associate role has many diverse and interesting responsibilities, the primary ones are outlined below:

  • Welcome all customers and serve as the first point of contact for at Area Rug Shop showroom
  • Designers that demonstrate a high level of customer service to assist in client decor needs
  • Possess design expertise and excellent product knowledge in the industry
  • Administer, verify, and communicate accurate and detailed product information to customers.
  • Assist customers with design recommendations and solutions.
  • Maintain relationships with existing client list; develop new clients through various industry sources
  • Ensure showroom cleanliness and neatness is maintained to guarantee wonderful client experience
  • Maintain accurate records of requests for information and obtain purchase orders and/or deposits in a timely manner
  • Assist Reception with answering incoming telephone calls
  • Other duties as required

What type of experience and skills do you have?

  • 3+ years experience in sales, customer service or in a related position
  • Experience and/or knowledge of interior design
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Exceptional organizational abilities with task prioritization, multi-tasking, use of timelines and time management techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Must be able to work with little supervision and must be self-directed
  • What is considered an asset?
  • Proven sales ability and able to surpass sales target
  • High levels of enthusiasm
  • Professional/mature demeanour under stressful situations
Why Area Rugs?

 

Our attitude, approach and entrepreneurial spirit sets us apart from our competitors. We know our success comes from our people and we place a high emphasis on their well being. Area Rug Shop is rapidly growing as a company and we believe all members of our family should do the same. We care about our employees, which is why we believe in personal and professional growth and will work diligently to provide the support needed for you to reach your goals.

If you think you would be a great candidate for this position please email your resume to work@arearugshop.ca

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