Sales Representative Inside/Outside
Posted on 09/28/22

About Sales Representative Inside/Outside


About the Company:

Established in 1928 Houlès is an internationally recognized brand in the design and decoration industry. HOULÈS is most known for our trimmings, and drapery hardware. This is an exciting time at HOULÈS as we grow our team and focus on taking our US business to a new level. This presents a unique opportunity for the right candidate to join our team in a brand-new position as our Southern California Sales Associate. To learn more about our product lines please visit our website at

About You:

At HOULÈS our goal is for our showroom to be an inviting, creative, and collaborative environment for our clients. We view our relationships with our clients as being part of their design process. We seek to consistently provide exceptional customer service, be a trusted resource, and strive to create and maintain lasting business relationships with every client we work with. The candidate that would be most successful in this role would participate in our collective team effort while also contributing independently. They would have a positive attitude, established A&D client relationships, and a friendly disposition. They would be self-motivated, focused, a team player, possess problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities, strong interpersonal skills, and a genuine thirst for driving sales.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inside sales at the PDC, in our Partner Showroom; assist all clients visiting the showroom or over the phone/e-mail with trimming, drapery hardware, and fabric selections
  • Outside sales in Southern California, as business requires, with additional territories in California and the surrounding area as needed and requested by management
  • Responsible for all aspects of the sales process; selling, order entry, follow up, processing, and tracking
  • Manage, maintain, and build client list
  • Proactive business development; seek/develop new and inactive established clients
  • Be a brand ambassador and a trusted resource to clients on all Houlès product categories
  • Support Showroom team and Customer Service Manager with daily/periodic showroom tasks; organization, installing new launches, and event preparation/participation
  • Support and report to senior management
  • Contribute and provide market feedback from clients
  • Establish new drapery hardware clients via outreach and travel in Southern California region
  • Establish and participate in trade shows in Southern California

Job Requirements/Skills

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in a showroom sales position and/or outside sales position
  • Valid driver license and car, required
  • Established A&D client relationships is required
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Interior Design. Knowledge of trimming, drapery hardware, and/or fabric, a plus
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Proficient in computer applications (Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook), required
  • Follow-up, organization, planning, and documentation skills
  • Strong work ethic, ambition, and drive
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to an international environment

Compensation & Benefits

  • Base salary + monthly commission
  • Health Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision
  • 401k + Matching
  • Generous PTO
  • Reimbursable travel expenses
  • Growth potential

How to Submit
For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mary Meisenzahl at