Knoll Inc. Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois

Sales Representative

Tracking Code 1562-056

Job Description


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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The Dates Weiser Sales Representative drives sales through product knowledge of the conference furniture market, design details and technology integration in order to provide early design development support and engage factory support services for customer satisfaction. In representing Dates Weiser, you will possess the ability to present, sell, network, and understand furniture design/details, materials (wood, metals, glass, stone, resins, etc), and read drawings and furniture specifications.


  • Effectively communicate all the important details to the clients as well as to the customer service team, marketing and sales management to put forth relevant optimal presentations

  • Gain familiarity with Dates Weiser’s project capabilities and Knoll’s design heritage and company’s reputation of innovative products

  • Research accounts, identify key players, generate interest, and develop accounts that purchase and/or specify furniture products

  • Research and develop opportunities from lead sources within territory

  • Develop and execute successful sales presentations

  • Successfully manage and overcome customer objections

  • Successfully manage field service operations pursuant to territory

  • Enter and maintain all customer interaction in to ensure efficient lead management and forecasting

  • Maintain an appropriate level of sales activity at all times by conducting a minimum number of sales appointments per week as designated by manager

  • Monitor market conditions, product innovations and competitors’ products, prices and sales

Required Experience

  • BA/BS degree preferred

  • Requires three to five years selling experience in territory

  • Exhibits a work style that is high energy, highly influential, and possesses an ability to effectively close sales opportunities

  • Proven track record achieving measurable sales goals and willing to accept responsibility for results

  • Able to meet and develop a customer relationship from a simple project lead or introduction via team member or other lead source

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, associates, managers, outside and internal contacts

  • Ability to work with sales reps from the other Knoll divisions, and be a contributor to the established team in the territory

  • Positive and energetic personality

  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit with the highest level of integrity

  • Ability and motivation to learn the technical details

Job Location Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.