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We’re looking for our next Lighting Specialist!

We are seeking the right person to join our team as a Lighting Specialist for custom residential projects.  The ideal person will help our growing company to continue its forward momentum by generating new business and providing personalized service and expertise to existing clients.

Legend Lighting is a family owned lighting distributorship and showroom serving homebuilders, interior designers, and homeowners in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Our company was founded in 2008 and has grown to 19 employees while building a strong reputation as a leader in our local marketplace and our industry.

Custom Lighting Specialists find, qualify and close sales opportunities for custom new home and remodel projects, and then manage these projects by guiding and collaborating with a team of support professionals to deliver a consistent, positive customer experience.  You will also serve as the client’s lead lighting expert and help them to understand the art and science of beautiful yet functional residential lighting.

This career opportunity will challenge you to become an expert in residential lighting fixtures, applications and technologies while managing multiple, simultaneous projects in the fast-paced homebuilding industry.  The reward will be the opportunity to help our clients realize nearly infinite possibilities to incorporate creative and beautiful lighting into their homes.  Most importantly, you will collaborate with and contribute to a team of passionate, talented, and caring professionals.

As a Custom Lighting Specialist, you will…

  • Build and manage relationships with residential custom homebuilders, remodelers, interior designers, and architects in order to generate new and ongoing sales opportunities.
  • Meet/exceed sales volume and margin objectives within the residential custom project segmentation by finding, qualifying, and closing revenue-generating leads.
  • Understand the decision-making process that influences and leads to the purchase of residential lighting fixtures
  • Find mutually beneficial opportunities to match customers with products and services that meet their needs while supporting our business objectives/strategy
  • Qualify and pursue leads provided by owners and generated through the relationship with our jointly-owned electrical contracting company, PowerHouse Electrical Services
  • Professionally represent Legend Lighting at networking events and professional associations
  • Take ownership of the success of each custom residential project and overall customer experience from initial consultation through product delivery and installation
  • Conduct selection appointments and provide technical and design expertise
  • Use consultative selling techniques to identify the customer’s needs, propose tailored solutions, and deliver results that exceed expectations
  • Provide on-site support for projects to ensure accuracy and completeness of final lighting selections
  • Guide and collaborate with a team of inside sales and support professionals to deliver a consistent, positive customer experience, including creation of sales proposals, order fulfillment and delivery, invoicing, and warranty support.

We think you’ll be an outstanding Custom Lighting Specialist if you…

  • Treat others with dignity, respect, and kindness
  • Have a collaborative spirit and see personal success and that of your coworkers and clients as intrinsically connected
  • Know how to rely on a team to help you be successful
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with customers, coworkers, vendor partners, and owners
  • Have a passion and discerning eye for high-end design
  • Understand the importance of giving and receiving useful yet respectful feedback
  • Are a focused and deliberate individual who takes initiative to set goals then make and implement a plan to achieve them
  • Are self-confident in your ability to represent your own and our company’s capabilities and values to prospective and current clients
  • Provide a level of customer service that is intuitive and adaptive to customers’ desires and needs
  • Can prioritize, plan and adjust your time and efforts to balance the management of current client relationships/projects with new client/project acquisition
  • Have the aptitude to learn and work with highly technical products such as LED, lighting controls, low voltage lighting components, etc.
  • Committed to doing what’s right and fair for both the customer and our company
  • Are coachable and see learning and self-improvement as a life-long endeavor
  • Embrace change and commit to learning new products and new ways to do things

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in a sales role is preferred
  • Experience in a B2B/B2C sales environment in a similar building materials or home furnishings industry is helpful but not required
  • Lighting and/or design experience is a plus, although not required, and a sincere interest in both is imperative
  • Ability to manage highly detailed customer orders that require paring compatible parts and identifying outside factors that will affect product recommendations and configurations
  • Highly organized with strong time management skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable working with point-of-sale, inventory management, and customer relationship management software
  • Basic to intermediate user of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word
  • Comfortable working on your feet while moving about our showroom sales floor and residential construction job sites
  • Reliable personal transportation and ability to travel to customers’/homeowners’ job sites throughout Austin and the surrounding metropolitan area
  • Personal appearance that reflects professionalism and a sense of personal style

To express your interest in this career opportunity, please send your resume in PDF format to resume.responses@ymail.com. The subject line of your email should be, “Resume for Custom Lighting Specialist from [your name].”  The body of the email should include a letter letting us know in 300 words or less why we should consider you for this position, how this opportunity fits into your career goals, and which item from our “We think you’ll be an outstanding Custom Lighting Specialist if you…” list above you think is most important to being successful in this job.

We are an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free workplace. Background investigation, MVR, and drug screening required. Thank you for your interest.

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Traditional & Contemporary Lighting & Ceiling Fans | Custom Lighting Designs | Energy Efficient Solutions | Landscape Lighting
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