Armadillo Rugs | Work for a global brand | Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, LA, NYC

Sales Manager – San Francisco

About Us

Founded in 2009, Armadillo is driven by ethics as well as aesthetics. Our rugs are made with natural materials and sustainable processes, designed to counteract today’s throwaway culture and stand the test of time. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency, environmental performance and social responsibility to make a lasting difference in both your home and the world around us.

The company’s head office is based in Sydney, Australia, with showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Los Angeles and New York City. All of our rugs are produced in India, where we employ approximately 2,000 artisans across different specialties. Our brand is represented in Australia, Asia, the USA, the Middle East and Europe.

Armadillo is a truly sustainable company – for the good of the world we live in and all who journey with us. Our rugs lie lightly on this earth.

About the Role

We are seeking a passionate Sales Manager with a strong work history, the ability to lead a remote team and experience within the interior design industry. The position will be managing the team in the West Coast and driving new trade business. From August 2021 – January 2022, the person in this role will be acting Manager for the East Coast region, to cover the maternity leave of the East Coast Sales Manager. We have established ourselves as a global player in the rug industry with showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The successful candidate will be working remotely until a San Francisco Showroom and Office is located. Reporting to the US Director of Sales and Operations, your role as the Sales Manager will be, although not limited to:

  • Strong leadership and development of Account Managers in line with company values
  • Lead team to achieve sales targets
  • Working with Director of Sales to set and implement sales strategies
  • Assist in set up and management of San Francisco showroom
  • Product and Company promotion to the interior design industry and to the retail stores across assigned territories
  • Schedule and give presentations to Interior Designers and Architects
  • Business development and new client prospecting – setting strategy to meet and exceed West Coast Sales targets
  • Managing client portfolio – orders, samples, information, product care, claims, trouble shooting, sales leads, monitoring orders through to delivery
  • Presenting professional, bright & helpful customer service
  • Product Knowledge: To be familiar with the construction of the products, and be able to recommend products for different applications
  • Keeping online contact database organised and current of new and existing Company contacts

About You

We are searching for a dynamic sales professional, who can demonstrate:

  • At least 5 years Sales Management experience
  • Strong leadership, and coaching/mentoring skills
  • Strong network through the design community is an advantage
  • A proven Sales record
  • Utmost professional presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to multi- task
  • A positive and driven approach to work

We would love to hear from you if you would think you would be the right fit. Please submit the following to applications@armadillo-co.com:

  • Your resume; and
  • A one-paragraph bio about who you are and what makes you jump out of bed in the morning.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a successful global and ethical brand.

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