Knoll Inc. Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois

Sales Representative

Tracking Code 1378-056

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. To learn more, visit at .

A Sales Representative is responsible for maximizing and growing revenue and profits within his/her assigned geography by expanding opportunities in existing customers and acquiring new business. The key responsibility of a Sales Representative is to conduct business in a way that creates a superior customer experience that will set the stage for effective sales follow-up, as well as future product sales. Key responsibilities:

  • Research accounts, identify key players, generate interest and develop accounts to buy furniture.

  • Drive sales through product knowledge and workplace knowledge which will enable you to align key business objectives of clients.

  • Become a trusted resource and develop superior relationships with customer

  • Successfully manage and overcome customer objections

  • Update customer interaction in to ensure efficient lead management

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

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

Candidate should possess the ability to present, sell, and understand furniture design, upholstery, finishes and simple construction details. They should be able to effectively relate all of these important elements to their customer via Knoll Marketing developed presentations, or their own presentations, done within the Knoll Marketing department guidelines.

Required Skills


  • Self-motivated, self-directed with a track record of successful, credible lead follow-up and sales development at multiple levels within an organization,

  • Exhibits a work style that is high energy, highly influential and can be an aggressive closer

  • Proven track record achieving measurable sales goals as assigned by Regional Leader and willing to accept responsibility for results

  • Strong interpersonal communication, presentation and negotiation skills

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

  • Ability to work in with their sales teams and be an individual contributor

  • Positive and energetic with excellent listening skills and strong writing skills

  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit with the highest level of integrity

Required Experience


  • BA/BS in Interior Design/Marketing/Business preferred

  • Requires three to five years selling experience

  • experience a plus

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required

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.