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2014 Best Places to Work in NJ
Phillip Jeffries, the world's leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings, has been providing award winning designs to the architectural and interior design community for over 35 years, and has been named one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NJ for 2014. With a diverse collection of product, Phillip Jeffries has provided luxury goods that grace the walls of properties such as the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas and the Barney's New York stores as well as luxurious homes throughout the world.

We are searching for the right team players to join our amazing team. Individuals must fit within our corporate culture and be dedicated to the growth of our business.

What's in it for you?
A unique culture that includes...
...Annual Spirit Week with a focus on our core values, team building and having fun!
...Employee-hosted "Wow! Fun! Months" and "PJ Family Dinner"
...Annual Holiday Party and Picnic
...Business casual dress code

Benefits...
...Competitive salary
...Paid Time Off
...Medical, dental and vision benefits
...Flexible Spending Account
...Pension Profit Sharing Plan
...Bonus Program

If you're looking for a rapidly growing company that has the feel of a start-up and the foundation of an established business, Phillip Jeffries may be your next home!

If interested in any of the career opportunities listed below, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@phillipjeffries.com for immediate consideration.
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Sales Support, Customer Service Department
Our Customer Service team aims to WOW our customers! We are searching for a customer-centric team player that is committed to providing the worlds best service. In this role, the qualified candidate will lend specialized support within the Customer Service Department and provide exceptional service to the luxury interior design community.

If youre looking for a rapidly growing company that has the feel of a start-up and the foundation of an established business, Phillip Jeffries may be your next home!

This position will report directly to the Customer Service Manager.

What you will be doing:
1. Work with top designers, luxury showrooms and our outside sales force to provide exceptional customer service
2. Offer industry-leading product knowledge
3. Perform heavy data entry
4. Handle inside sales calls and e-mails
5. Coordinate sample and sample card shipments upon request
6. Respond to inquiries from designers, architects and installers in a timely manner
7. Troubleshoot and resolve issues
8. Track and manage logistics of shipments
9. Quote pricing, stock and lead times
10. Process payments
11. Proactively recognize cross selling opportunities, using product knowledge, to offer similar pattern and designs to customers
12. Make outbound calls to customers following sample requests in order to close sale or recommend alternative products

Must have:
1. Upbeat, energetic, can-do attitude
2. Able to multitask and prioritize
3. Strong analytical skills
4. Outstanding communication skills and exceptional phone manner
5. Excellent time management and follow up skills
6. Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
7. Proactive approach to problem solving
8. Excellent computer skills including data management, Word and Excel
9. 2 years experience in customer service, sales support and/or retail
10. Recent college grads and retail backgrounds welcome!!

Whats in it for you:
1. Selected as one of the Best Places to Work in NJ (NJ Biz Magazine April 2014)
2. Unique culture that includes:
a. Annual Spirit Week with a focus on our core values, team building and having fun!
b. Employee-hosted Wow! Fun! Months (including scavenger hunts, team dinners, baseball games, etc.)
c. Annual Holiday Party and Picnic
d. Employee-hosted PJ Family Dinner
3. Business casual dress (we wear jeans to work!)
4. Competitive salary
5. 16 Paid days off (prorated first year)
6. Medical, dental and vision benefits
7. Flexible Spending Account
8. Pension Profit Sharing Plan
9. Bonus Program
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Contract/Hospitality Sales Manager, Sales Department
Our Sales team is searching for a Rock Star Sales Manager that knows the Interior Design Industry and has fans throughout! The ideal candidate will be responsible for coaching and mentoring top sales people, identifying sales opportunities within our Hospitality & Contract marketplace, providing VIP sales presentations to top decision makers and transforming top opportunities into sales.

Phillip Jeffries is known for luxury design and graces the walls of the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and Saks Fifth Avenue Department Stores.

If youre looking for a rapidly growing company that has the feel of a start-up and the foundation of an established business, Phillip Jeffries may be your next home!

This position will report directly to the President of the company.

What you will be doing:

Sales Ambassador
1. Focused sales growth in Hospitality/Contract/Retail Design markets
2. Help existing sales team prospect new clients via trade shows, territory visits, mentoring, web tools and direct marketing program
3. Seek out qualified designers and clients
4. Develop relationships and network with the key players within the Contract/Hospitality sales market
5. Attend industry events and entertain top designers with sales staff
6. Exude leadership skills and have the ability to manage up, down and sideways. Be a team player that offers ruthless support.
7. Increase sales!

Trainer
1. Mentor and train sales team
2. Conduct sales training that elevates the teams ability to prospect and close sales
3. Develop and define presentation skills
4. Schedule product presentations for both new collections as well as existing product
5. Deliver conference call seminars/webinars on new product and sales strategy
6. Conduct web training for sales team

Traveler
1. Travel approximately 60% of the time
2. Be available physically, mentally and emotionally for team
3. Schedule face-to-face time to build and develop relationships with sales team and clients
4. Based in corporate headquarters approximately 1 week per month
5. Participate in Trade Shows
6. Be a trainer during National Sales/General Manager meetings and other PJ hosted events
7. Create travel budget
8. Write visit recap for executive team after each territory visit

Communicator
1. Relay client reaction and needs via sales software
2. Provide feedback from marketplace and coordinate events when necessary
3. Interact with Client Services when issues escalate
4. Provide feedback to IT on web improvement opportunities

Strategist
1. Improve the sales pipeline and tracking system
2. Analyze and act on win/loss projects
3. Ensure that the follow up process is effective
4. Review weekly, monthly and quarterly metrics and communicate results to Phillip Jeffries leaders/sales force as needed

Must have:
1. 5 7 years Sales experience
2. Upbeat, energetic, can-do attitude
3. Leadership
4. Team player
5. Strong attention to detail and organization
6. Customer-centric mentality
7. Training and development
8. Hospitality/Contract/Retail sales experience
9. Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
10. Proficient in MS Office
11. Well versed with ERP/CRM systems
12. BA degree preferred
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Executive Assistant to President and Chief Executive Officer
Our team is searching for a high performing, hardworking individual that is looking to make an impact. In this role, the Executive Assistant will be responsible for successfully supporting the President and Chief Executive Officer. The ideal candidate wants to be a part of a high energy, fast growing company, is extremely meticulous and organized always hitting deadlines!

If youre looking for a rapidly growing company that has the feel of a start-up and the foundation of an established business, Phillip Jeffries may be your next home!

This position will report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer.

What you will be doing:
1. Right hand to President and CEO
2. Coordinate travel arrangements
3. Oversee calendars (arrange meetings, schedule appointments, etc.)
4. Manage expense reports
5. Maintain detailed list of contacts
6. Prepare reports using Excel
7. File and retrieve corporate documents, records and reports
8. Maintain confidentiality where advised
9. Attend meetings and record minutes
10. Plan on and offsite meetings
11. Create memos, letters and other documents as needed

Must have:
1. Excellent organizational, time management and follow up skills
2. Ability to anticipate needs
3. Self-motivated, ability to work independently
4. Ability to prioritize and multitask
5. Upbeat, energetic, can-do attitude
6. Communicates clearly and listens actively
7. High performer
8. Strong attention to detail
9. Proactive approach to problem solving
10. Excellent computer skills including MS Word and Excel
11. Proficient PowerPoint and Access skills
12. Polished, professional presentation (phone, in-person and over e-mail)
13. Minimum of 2 years experience supporting senior level roles
14. Bachelors degree preferred
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Product Coordinator, Design Department
Our Design team is searching for someone with an exceptional design aesthetic to enable us to be the best wallcovering company in the world. In this role, the Product Coordinator will be responsible for successfully conceptualizing future collections and seeing those opportunities through to completion. The ideal candidate has an amazing eye for luxurious design, thoroughly enjoys managing multiple project timelines and has a passion for being a trend setter.

If youre looking for a rapidly growing company that has the feel of a start-up and the foundation of an established business, Phillip Jeffries may be your next home!

This position will report directly to the Creative Manager.

What you will be doing:
Research
1. Research and identify market trends in fashion, textile design
2. Participate/ Facilitate concept development meetings
3. Identify inspirations and formulate a story for future collections
4. Translate inspirations into active wallcovering designs(i.e. mill and raw material selections, coloring, etc.)
5. Conduct Sales Research Analysis in order to identify key product indicators. (Color Design Texture)

Development
1. Pitch new concepts, collections and coloring ideas to Creative Manager
2. Source new mills and coordinate with existing mills requesting
a. Strike-offs
b. Pricing
c. Item specifications
3. Design sales tools such as sample cards
4. Oversee testing of new collections (i.e. installation, fire, CE)
5. Archive testing documentation
6. Track budgets
7. Write installation instructions with Marketing team
8. Create fun and inspiring collection names
9. Transition all collection details to Production Team (specifications, lead times, etc.)
10. Collaborate with the product launch team to ensure launch dates are met

Train
1. Train sales and marketing managers on new collections
2. Write scripts for sales training & trend slides
3. Approve trend slides for launch presentations
4. Provide Marketing team all approved presentation slides/scripts

Must have:
1. Ability to lead, mentor and motivate
2. Offers ruthless team support
3. Upbeat, positive attitude
4. Amazing design aesthetic and trend awareness
5. Independent and innovative thinker
6. Time management/project management skills
7. Strong presentation skills
8. Ability to manage vendors/resources
9. Ability to change directions quickly and nimbly
10. Experience with raw materials, pattern making, repeats
11. Knowledge of testing requirements
12. Proactive approach to problem solving
13. Ability to analyze data and translate into actions
14. Outstanding communication skills, including strong business etiquette
15. Minimum of 3 5 years Interior Design/Fashion industry experience
16. Well versed in PhotoShop, Illustrator, CAD/AVA and web savvy
17. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
18. System/process development experience
19. BA degree with concentration in Product Design, Interior Design, Pattern Design, Fashion Studies, Fine Arts or similar preferred
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Internship, Marketing Department
Our Marketing team is searching for a highly motivated individual with an interest in Marketing, PR, Advertising, Sales and Design. The ideal candidate will have great communication skills, a diligent work ethic and a desire to grow.

This role will report directly to the Marketing Director.

What you will be doing:
New Product Launches:
1. Updating / creating new marketing materials including brochures, press releases, hanging instructions, marketing communications, Eblasts, etc.
2. Support with photo shoot logistics, set up, break down, etc.

Public Relations & Advertising:
1. Track and archive press & advertising coverage
2. Archive internal magazine library
3. Update press Brag Book
4. Update press list
5. Update media recap
6. Support with editorial requests

Web:
1. Update Media section of website with new coverage
2. Update Installation Gallery sections with new images
3. Web tests on functionality of media, galleries & product sections
4. Social Media assist with Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest posts

Must have:
1. Upbeat, energetic, can-do attitude
2. Team player
3. Excellent time management and follow up skills
4. Excellent computer skills including MS Word and Excel
5. Ability to commit to approximately 22-25 hours per week

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Internship, Design Department
Our Design team is searching for a highly motivated individual with a desire to learn about the various functions involved in running a luxury wallcovering house. The internship will be split between time spent in the design studio and showroom.

What you will be doing:
Design Studio
1. Organize existing library of wallcovering strike-off designs from multiple sources
2. Maintain current product library
3. Maintain overall studio organization
4. Assist in the seasonal roll-out of collections to over 35 showrooms worldwide
5. Assist with presentation layout

Design Showroom
1. Assist interior designers on design selections
2. Maintain a design library
3. Create marketing and sales literature to help promote the showroom

Must have:
1. Upbeat, energetic, can-do attitude
2. Responsible and reliable
3. Detail-oriented