Reporting To: Portland Store Manager
Work Location:  Portland Retail Store in Portland, Maine
Hours: Full Time

Summary of Role:
Company C’s Portland, ME Home Furnishings store and showroom is seeking a talented Assistant Store Manager/Design Sales Consultant to join its team. Our design consultants create a positive experience in our stores, inspiring and assisting customers with their home design projects. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is self-motivated at building rapport with clients, while providing colorful design solutions for their home, hospitality, or customer projects. Candidates should have a sophisticated eye for color, design, and luxury home furnishings.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist Store Manager in all facets of the day-to-day operations of the store including meeting sales objectives, operations, merchandising, team leadership, inventory management, and daily sales tracking.
  • Strong leadership skills. Demonstrates self-confidence without "ego."
  • Create exceptional experiences for all customers that enter our store. Determine whether customers need design services or are shopping for accessories or gifts.
  • Engage customers in design services both in store or in customers’ homes, and thru timely follow-up by phone and email. 
  • Be proficient in product knowledge, with ability to explain features and benefits of entire store assortment for consumers, interior design and hospitality customers.
  • Create and present customers with design plans--select products, coordinate fabrics and design overall projects that meet their needs and design style.
  • Place special orders, including all details related to ordering pieces. Monitor all aspects of design projects and keep customers informed of their order status and any delays.
  • Network to create a list of clients for design services, new product introductions, or upcoming promotions and keep customers apprised of upcoming promotions. Keep and monitor client contacts.
  • Have a positive attitude, and team oriented outlook. Ability to solve elevated issues timely.
  • Efficiently and accurately perform register transactions including sales, returns, and exchanges.

Education and Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree: Ideal candidate will have practical interior design experience and/or some interior design education.  A minimum of 2 years experience in retail sales in home furnishings or a décor environment is preferred.


  • Base pay rate plus commission.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Aptitude for color and design best practices
  • Leadership and strong clienteling/sales skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Diligent work ethic and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs unassisted and move freely around the sales floor.
  • Weekends (rotating) and some holidays required.
  • Other duties as assigned by business needs

Please send your resume and portfolio samples to

If you have any additional questions about careers at Company C, please feel free to email us.

Company C
Attn: Careers
102 Old Turnpike Road
Concord NH 03301

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