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Account Executive Upper/Central Mid-West Chicago, IL

Company: Surya Carpet
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Surya is a leading home d--cor company, gaining attention for its innovative designs and breadth of high quality home accessories. Products include area rugs, pillows, throws, accent furniture and art sold through a broad spectrum of global retailers, distributors, and interior designers and decorators. Surya fosters an energetic work environment of creativity and collaboration, with each employee taking personal ownership in the company. Surya has been named for seven consecutive years to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500/5000 list of America's fastest growing privately held companies.POSITION OVERVIEW FOR THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVESurya is looking for a smart, savvy, experienced sales professional to service and grow a portfolio of our largest interior design, decorator and furniture retailer accounts in MI, IN, OH, IL, or Southern WI. The Account Executive's primary responsibility is to partner with and ensure the long-term success of customers while achieving maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration. This position is perfect for individuals who have a strong drive to succeed and contribute to our next level of growth. The ideal candidate will be a go-getter with a strong customer-focus who is able to understand the customer's business needs and present relevant solutions. A background in sales to the design or furniture channel is desired. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Review and analyze accounts regularly to identify additional sales opportunities and maximize sales in assigned territoryAs an Account Executive, sell all Surya product categories including rugs, pillows, throws, accent furniture, lighting and art, as well as merchandising solutionsServe as the customer's single point of contact in the area, working closely with the customer to gain insights into business pains and opportunitiesVisit customers regularly to meet with managers, associates, and designers, ensuring all Surya products, training, and collateral are currentDeliver in-person and online sales presentations and training on a regular basis in this sales professional positionDevelop new business through referrals, networking, and cold callingMaintain customer and sales activity data in Salesforce.comAttend trade shows to connect with new and existing customers and prospectsAs an Account Executive, resolve customer issues and manage/escalate concerns as appropriate REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVEMust reside in MI, IN, OH, IL, or Southern WI for this sales professional roleBachelor's degree or equivalent4+ years of field sales and/or account management experience; industry experience preferredOutstanding customer service and interpersonal skillsExcellent relationship-building, communication and presentation skillsExperience in delivering client-focused solutions based on customer needsThe Account Executive must have resilience and an ability to overcome objectionsPassionate and knowledgeable about home d--cor brandsProficient in MS Office suite; experience with a plusMust be able to attend/work at designated key industry trade showsAbility and willingness to travel (80%)Candidate for this sales professional role must live within the territoryReliable transportation you can use for work (Position is eligible for mileage reimbursement.)Surya provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. PI202123999

Keywords: Surya Carpet, Chicago , Account Executive Upper/Central Mid-West Chicago, IL, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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