We periodically have positions available on our team for individuals with a strong sense of customer service and good communication and technical skills. We are looking for people with good self learning abilities and will provide detailed training and coaching on the products, processes, and procedures which are specific to the home furnishings business.
Home Furnishings Sales and Design Position: If you would enjoy helping people find the best solutions for their home furnishings and design needs, consider a satisfying professional career in residential or commercial home furnishings sales. Blackledge Furniture is the mid valley's oldest and largest home furnishings center serving Oregon customers since 1901. The position involves identifying customer needs and helping them select the most appropriate products to meet their needs from a wide range of options in a casual, home like, store environment. Appropriate skills include sales and customer assistance skills, basic interior design knowledge such as color coordination, room arrangement, and fabrics, as well as general problem solving and selling skills. We provide extensive initial and on-going training on products, room design, and our business systems. Because of the breadth of our products, the most successful applicants demonstrate a good ability to learn new things quickly, and set strong self management goals.
Normal work hours are 8:40 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 11:40 AM to 5:00 PM. Both full time, 5 day per week, and 4 day per week schedules may be available. Because 50% to 70% of total earnings normally result from commissions, our most successful sales advisers normally work one or both weekend days, with days off mid week, since weekend days days have higher levels of customer traffic.
The position requires good interpersonal communication, customer service, and self management skills. Prior selling experience with furniture, floor coverings, or related products is preferred, but not required. Some post secondary education with coursework in Art, Design, or Interior Design is preferred, but prior practical experience is also valuable. A valid drivers license and good driving record is needed for occasional design visits to residential and commercial sites. A good computer background and the ability to type at least 20 wpm is desirable, since our sales and operations are fully computerized.
Compensation: Compensation is a combination of salary, sales commission, and self improvement incentives of $2200.00 to $6000.00+ or more per month, that rewards you for your individual skills and performance. Benefits for full time sales advisers after the 3 month training period include 10 to 24 days per year of paid personal leave/vacation per year. Also included are group medical insurance, life insurance, a company matched retirement program, and employee purchase discounts for your own home.
TO APPLY send a cover letter and a resume listing prior education and employment experience -
By Email to HR@BlackledgeFurniture.com
By Fax to 541-752-9631
In person at our store at 233 SW 2nd Street (2nd and Jefferson), Downtown Corvallis
Additional responsibilities may be available for extra compensation.
Delivery & Warehouse Position:
Our warehouse – delivery positions are available either as -
“Full – Time” working 5 days per week, other than Sunday, from 8:40 AM to 5:30 PM with a 1-hour lunch period and 10-minute breaks in the morning and afternoon. For designated staff, an alternative schedule includes working Sundays from 11:45 AM to 5:00 PM and 4 other standard days, with half hour lunch breaks on the 4 standard days, and a 10-minute break on Sunday.
Or “Part -Time” on a fixed prearranged schedule from 16 to 38 hours per week with lunch hours and morning and afternoon breaks depending on work schedule.
Work tasks include –
Receiving, off-loading, inspecting, reconciling, correctly labeling, and proper warehousing of freight shipments. Product unpacking, partial assembly, inspection, adjustment doors, drawers, mechanisms, and other moving elements. Inspection of product finish or fabric and correction of defects, damage, or soiling.
Placement of floor sample product into our store displays. Proper selection, safe loading and efficient delivery of sold products throughout the mid valley area in 16’ box trucks. Floor sample placement and delivery require carrying of product as part of a two-person team, and safe, careful, placement, often in tight clearance situations.
Regular cleanup and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and buildings.
Required skills include:
The ability to safely lift and carry bulky 50 – 75 pound loads using proper lifting and carrying procedures and equipment. Ability to follow our company safety standards.
The ability to clearly read and match product identification numbers, and carefulness to accurately label and select products for delivery.
The ability to safely and efficiently move, unpack, and assemble products for floor samples or delivery. Ability to carefully inspect product and detect product defects. After proper training, learn to prepare items to our standards or properly refer them to one of our service technicians for correction. This includes the ability to safely and properly use basic woodworking hand and power tools, as well as wood stains, finishes, and solvents.
The ability to properly interact with the public and other staff to provide a positive and professional image of yourself and our business at all times.
Have proper US employment documents and usually a valid Driver’s License and driving record free of serious or multiple citations or accidents. Have the ability to safely drive and back 18'’ cab-over box trucks in tight situations. Some positions may also be available for non-qualified drivers.
APPLY by sending a resume with your educational background and prior work history by Email to - DeliveryEmployment@BlackledgeFurniture.com, or by FAX to 541-752-9631, By mail to P.O. Box 639 Corvallis, OR 97339, or apply in person at 233 SW 2nd Street, Downtown Corvallis
OR print an Application Form for mailing or FAXing -