Designer

West Hartford, CT

Crate and Barrel Designers have a passion for helping customers see what is possible with the latest on-trend merchandise. They do this by building meaningful and long-term relationships with their customers, and use their comprehensive knowledge to guide and advise customers looking to furnish an entire room or simply add an accent piece.


Our Designers are up-to-date on the latest trends, and are trained to work with a range of design styles from classic to contemporary. In addition, Designers utilize digital tools and technology during in-store and in-home consultations to show our customers how our furniture, fabrics and decor can bring their vision to life. If you enjoy working with customers in a competitive team environment, have a passion for helping customers with their home interiors and have a proven ability to drive sales, this position has the potential to offer you a creative and rewarding career.


Full-time + Part-time | Level: Mid | Travel: Yes


Success Profile

What makes a successful Crate and Barrel Designer? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix: Entrepreneurial, Ambitious, Goal oriented, Persuasive, Confident, Strong Sense of Style


Rewards

  • The Picture of Health: From medical to dental to vision, we’ve got you covered.
  • Compensation: We offer competitive salaries and incentive programs. 
  • Balancing Work and Life: You’ll enjoy paid vacations and holidays, wellness time, flexible schedules and more. 
  • Planning Your Future: From 401K with company match, to life insurance, we are always looking out for your future.
  • Professional Development: We provide extensive education and development programs through one on one coaching, classroom style training and online tools to make sure you reach your true potential.


Responsibilities

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is nearly 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.


We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as a Designer.


Crate and Barrel Designers have a passion for helping customers see what is possible with the latest on-trend merchandise. They do this by building meaningful and long-term relationships with their customers, and use their comprehensive knowledge to guide and advise customers looking to furnish an entire room or simply add an accent piece.


Our Designers are up-to-date on the latest trends, and are trained to work with a range of design styles from classic to contemporary. In addition, Designers utilize digital tools and technology during in-store and in-home consultations to show our customers how our furniture, fabrics and decor can bring their vision to life. If you enjoy working with customers in a competitive team environment, have a passion for helping customers with their home interiors and have a proven ability to drive sales, this position has the potential to offer you a creative and rewarding career. 


A day in the life as a Designer...

  • Drive sales and a differentiated experience by providing enriching customer interactions, and providing elevated design offerings in the store, in-home and virtually with customers.
  • Create elevated designs for customers using the preferred design tools to create moodboards, 2D & 3D floor plans, product lists and customer presentations.
  • Lead design consultations in person (in-store or in-home) or via email, phone and virtual
  • Deliver projects in a timely manner and within determined timelines.
  • Possess a clear understanding of the brand aesthetics and merchandising strategy by channel; Store, E-Commerce, Catalog.
  • Ensure full understanding and awareness of all product information, including characteristics, care information and staying informed with the competition and industry trends.
  • Deliver individual sales, KPI and service goals, productivity standards, and engage customers on the sales floor by demonstrating our selling skills.
  • Actively listen to the customer to identify which products will best meet their needs and communicate company loyalty services. (e.g. designer rewards, Design Trade Program, credit card etc).
  • Support and model excellent service by exhibiting a positive attitude and enthusiasm ensuring all customers are provided gracious, quick, and efficient service.
  • Support store training and educating on design services, to drive a clear understanding of design services and offerings.
  • Develop new and lasting relationships with customers through networking and clienteling.


What you'll bring to the table...

  • Understanding of basic design functions including spatial planning, fabric selection, lighting, interior design styles.
  • Excellent, effective, and timely communication skills and the ability to translate the brand vision and the customers wants/needs.
  • Strong affinity for technology (2D and 3D tools, Google suite, video conferencing, iPad) and proficient in floor planning.
  • Ability to stay up to date on current design trends.
  • Proven track record of building long-lasting relationships with customers


We’d love to hear from you if you have… 

  • 6+ months competitive sales or interior design service experience preferred 
  • Ability to move and/ or lift up to 50 pounds; heavier merchandise with team assist
  • Full-Time roles: Open availability to work flexible hours on weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Part-Time roles: Availability to work two or more weekend days (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday) and at least one weekday or night


Minimum Starting Rate: $16.00 Hourly


Up to: $30.00 Hourly


Pay ranges will be adjusted upward as needed to comply with applicable state and local law. In addition to your salary, based on your role, associates may be eligible for other compensation including bonuses, sales incentives, and long term incentives.


Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Life insurance and Disability
  • Retirement and 401(k) match
  • Paid time off, wellness time and volunteer time
  • Merchandise discount and EAP resources
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click  https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits


Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request. 


The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.


State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Job Applicant Privacy: For details about how the Company collects and uses your personal information, please see our Job Applicant Privacy & Communications Notice.

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