Regional Sales Training Specialist I

<p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p> <p><em><strong>"At La-Z-Boy we're dedicated to home... because home is what really matters and what will always matter. At the end of even the longest days, home is where we find ourselves."</strong></em><strong><em><br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Watch the full experience here.</a> </em></strong></p>

Houston, Texas

La-Z-Boy Corporate

<p><strong>Not many companies can say that they are both a household brand and one of the most innovative organizations in their industry. La-Z-Boy can. Ninety years after our first recliner, we&rsquo;re still re-inventing the industry.</strong></p> <p><strong>We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. Our people are what drives us forward. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.</strong></p>

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Overview: Come join our team and help us Build Something Amazing.
Responsibilities: &bull; Lead the onboarding and ongoing development for our Retail Specialist employee including all elements of product knowledge and key program implementation.<br />&bull; Train, coach and develop associates on product knowledge, selling skills, design center maintenance, new initiatives, product instructions to achieve store sales goals<br />&bull; Ensure that all new hires are trained on product knowledge, business plan topics or other topics as directed<br />&bull; Proactively identifies development opportunities on a location by location basis<br />&bull; Assist in development of training on new initiatives, product introductions, etc.<br />&bull; Work closely with the corporate training function to stay current and at times develop product knowledge programs and training requirements<br />&bull; Point person to facilitate Market-wide training of all initiatives<br />&bull; Create a positive and exciting working environment for all store associates while role modeling the brand platform<br />&bull; Partners with the Regional Account Managers to stay current with all Business Plan training requirements and determine additional training needed for the Retail Specialist.<br />&bull; Use Company metrics to execute training needed to be a world class selling organization<br />&bull; Conducts regular visits to each store to observe sales associates in selling process to identify coaching opportunities<br />&bull; Ensure that all stores have selling tools needed including training information, swatches, price lists, catalogs, product/fabric availability/drops/delays<br />&bull; Subject matter expert for new store set up: ordering swatches, signage, selling tools; training new hires, participate in weekly calls<br />&bull; Support training and service initiatives on other accounts as assigned<br /><br />SCOPE &amp; IMPACT:<br />Responsible for the training and execution of programs for on average 18 La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery locations averaging approximately $4 mil in sales per store.
Requirements: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:<br />&bull; Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Business or related field with 2-4 years of relevant experience or equivalent<br />&bull; Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook<br />&bull; Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills<br />&bull; Initiative to meet assigned goals, missions and objectives<br />&bull; Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and build rapport<br />&bull; Ability to effectively manage time and conflicting priorities<br />&bull; Strong attention to detail<br />&bull; Daily travel within Market and approximately 40% other overnight travel as needed<br /><br />PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:<br />&bull; Two (2) or more years sales and/or design experience with a proven track record of success is preferred<br /><br />SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: No direct reports. Assist with coaching and mentoring of retail specialists and sales associates.<br /><br />PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:<br />Operates in a professional office environment as well as subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Nearly continuously required to reach overhead, pull, push, stand, walk, hear, and listen. Often required to bend, stoop, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, and lift up to 50 pounds. Seldom required to sit, talk, climb stairs, crawl, balance, and lift over 50 pounds.<br /><br />CORE ATTRIBUTES:<br />Communicate Transparently<br />Lead the Team<br />Impact and Influence<br />Deliver Results<br />Coach and Develop<br /><br />At La-Z-Boy, we are committed to fostering an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We understand that our employees&rsquo; diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible service, quality products, and is of upmost importance as we work together to Build Something Amazing.<br /><br />OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.