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La-Z-Boy, Inc. | Paramus, New Jersey
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Job Description


Throughout the internship, the Designer Intern will be responsible for assisting the Lead Designer with designing and creating comfortable, functional environments that represent our client's lifestyle, taste and budget. Provide consultation to our clients by utilizing La-Z-Boy's In-Home Design program and assist the Lead Designer with driving top line sales through the use of selling principles including approach, rapport building, needs discovery, and customized portfolio presentations.

Support Lead Designer with accessory calls and continued contact with all previous and potential new customers.


In-Home Design

* Create professional design presentations with customized room designs, including sample fabric, furniture, tables and accessory recommendations as well as the benefits of a professional installation service
* Assist the Designer to achieve established Design program sales goals
* Responsible to support design related functions in the store and maintain up to date customized portfolio including before and after pictures of previous In-Home Design projects.
* Develop and utilize sales skills and principals including approach, rapport building, needs discovery, customized portfolio presentations, answering objections, closing, follow-up, after sale service and continuing contact with all previous and potential customers
* Execute and champion the Design process
* Responsible to support design related functions in the store
* Customer Experience Excellence
* Meet and greet customers that come into the store
* Ensure that each La-Z-Boy customer has an information and positive experience by using good customer service skills and knowledge of products


* Currently enrolled in an Interior Design Program, preferably Junior or Senior status
* Excellent communication, customer service skills, and organizational skills
* Experience using floor and space planning applications
* Knowledge of general principles of home decor and design (i.e. furniture, carpet, draperies, and color schemes)
* Ability to partner effectively and work productively with others as a team
* Ability to relocate for the duration of the 16 week internship

About La-Z-Boy, Inc.

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is a reclining-chair manufacturer and a manufacturer of upholstered furniture. The Company also manufactures and imports casegoods (wood) furniture products for resale in North America. In addition, it has 68 company owned and operated retail stores located in eight markets in the United States. It markets furniture for every room of the home. The Company operates in three segments: the Upholstery Group, the Casegoods Group and the Retail Group. It sells to a number of furniture retailers primarily throughout the United States and Canada. It also sells to consumers through its Company-owned La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. (Source: 10-K)

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