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Sales Academy Leader in Northlake, IL (Corporate Market Support) at Empire Today

Date Posted: 5/7/2019

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Job Description

About EMPIRE TODAY®

Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand.  With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Business Area

Empire Today’s Human Resources department is a critical component to meeting our business needs through managing our most valuable resources – our employees.  The essential functions of the department include recruiting, safety, employee relations, compensation, benefits, compliance, and training and development.

Responsibilities

The Academy Leader (Sales) facilitates learning and development initiatives within the Sales Learning Academy, with audiences of employees and direct seller contractors within the Outside Sales, Inside Sales, Commercial Sales, and Sales Management teams.

The Sales Academy Leader is responsible for initiatives such as onboarding and educating new associates and contractor business partners and facilitating ongoing sales enablement initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and facilitate contractor infoshare and employee onboarding programs.
  • Conduct on-going development activities to support sales efforts.
  • Support and mentor new sales representatives to peak performance.
  • Work with various stakeholders from Sales, Merchandising and Marketing teams to support new products, marketing campaigns, and sales strategies.
  • Develop and maintain learning resources for synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.
  • Support and contribute to the on-demand sales support knowledge base help center.
  • Maintain learning records and report on initiatives
  • Conduct evaluations to identify areas of improvement.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

  • High School diploma required. Associates/Bachelor’s or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a sales capacity.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong people management, problem resolution and leadership skills.
  • Must be comfortable in front of the camera for both live training sessions and recorded video learning initiatives.
  • High energy, enthusiastic, motivational training style via face-to-face and virtual modalities.
  • Strong ability to explain complex processes in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • High computer literacy, with in-depth knowledge of virtual training delivery systems and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Superior organizational skills, project management and attention to detail.

Benefits

Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans.  Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting.  Find another Company that can beat that!
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family’s health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance – Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program – A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks – An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires. 

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies’ world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.

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