JOB OPENINGS

CLOSET INSTALLER – updated 9/2021

We are adding to our shop and installation teams. Main duties will be assisting with installations and deliveries.

This position is full-time hourly based pay with benefits.  Carpentry experience is a plus. Tools are provided.

Benefits offered to our full-time installers:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account (FSA), 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation time, and employee assistance programs.

INSTALLER RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Installing closet systems, cabinets, and garage systems.
  • Reading design plan/layout
  •  Loading and unloading work vans
  •  Delivering to and preparing job site for design installation
  •  Assembling parts for installation
  •  Lifting heavy objects
  •  Assisting in shop production as needed
  • Operating company vehicles and machines safely
  •  Provide high quality customer service
  •  Able to communicate effectively at jobsite with customers
  • Maintaining a clean work area
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
  • Available Monday – Friday, plus some weekends

Note to subcontractors:  Carefree does not hire subcontractors to install our products for our customers. 

OFFICE ASSISTANT – updated 7/2021

We are seeking an office assistant at Carefree Design Center’s production office. The production office for Carefree Design Center coordinates the building, scheduling, and installation of custom-designed closets, garages, and office units for custom home builders and homeowners. Our production office is a warehouse and shop working environment. The office assistant position will assist with customer service, clerical, and administrative support.  Working hours are from 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.

 

Responsibilities 

·        Answering telephone calls

·        Greeting showroom customers

·        Updating and maintaining accounting records

·        Data entry

·        Filing and copying Strong and precise follow through


Qualifications:

·        Computer experience including Word and Excel

·        Knowledge or experience with Quickbooks entry is a plus

·        Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related
fields

·        Ability to prioritize and multitask assignments, critical tasks
and routine work

·        Positive and professional demeanor

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills



SALES/DESIGN CONSULTANT – updated 1/2021


Sarasota, FL – Carefree Design Center is looking for Sales/Design Consultants to join our team. 

We are looking for sales/design professionals, who have an entrepreneurial mindset to develop and grow their client base, with the skills and the drive to meet sales goals. Must be self-motivated and have the desire to provide excellent customer service.

SALES/DESIGN CONSULTANT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively and consistently follow-up with clients before and after the sale.
  • Make site visits to clients to provide complete design consultation.
  • Determine the client’s goals, budget, and requirements.
  • Create and sell design solutions.
  • Able to handle the physical requirements of stooping, reaching, and kneeling to assess and measure the client’s space.
  • Accurately take measurements and note room details and obstacles.
  • Sketch preliminary design plans to submit for CAD renderings.
  • Submit design and production orders by referring to pricing lists and product literature.
  • Resolve customer complaints by reporting to management and monitoring resolution.
  • Manage a client base that covers Sarasota and Manatee counties.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing industry publications, establishing personal networks, and keeping aware of new trends and products in our industry.
  • Use technology to drive your sales by marketing your own design successes and building your portfolio of work.
  • Dress for success while meeting and interacting with clients.

We offer competitive commission-based pay for our Sales/Design Consultants.  This position has flexibility to work remotely with traveling to customer locations for sales introductions, consultations, and/or measuring site layout. Our production center is open Monday – Friday from 9 – 4, where Sales/Design Consultants use these hours to schedule any showroom appointments and to meet with production to discuss and review project details.  Sales/Design Consultants maintain and organize their schedule to meet sales goals.  

SALES/DESIGN CONSULTANT QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Artistic ability – a sense of style, to develop designs that look great and are aesthetically pleasing.
  • Creativity – imaginative in creating a space that serves the client’s needs and fit the client’s lifestyle and parameters.
  • Detail-oriented – precise in measuring interior spaces and review final design drawings for accuracy.
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills- able to communicate effectively with clients and with staff in the production center.
  • Problem-solving skills – address challenges that may arise during the design, manufacturing, and installation process.
  • Space planning and Visualization skills- a strong sense of proportion and visual awareness.
  • Sales, Prospecting, and Marketing skills – self-driven to follow up on leads and close sales.

SALES/DESIGN CONSULTANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Auto insurance and valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Have own reliable transportation to and from the client’s site.
  • Three to five years of customer service or sales experience.
  • Degree or training in creative arts or interior design is a plus.
  • Basic computer skills using MS Office and email are required.
  • Knowledge or experience in space planning or CAD design programs is a plus.

Carefree Design Center offers many benefit choices for our full-time employees:  Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, 401(k) investment, and Employee assistance programs.

Applicants can demonstrate their professional skills by submitting a letter of interest along with a resume. If you have previous work experience in a design-related field, please include examples of past work.