Knoll Inc. KnollTextiles Divisional Vice President, Sales - East in New York, New York

KnollTextiles Divisional Vice President, Sales - East

Tracking Code 1298-056

Job Description

Location: New York City preferred. Knoll showroom locations in the Eastern United States also considered.


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. KnollTextiles was established in 1947 to create high-quality textiles for Knoll furniture and 70 years later we are a leading provider of textiles for interiors. KnollTextiles offers upholstery, panel fabrics, wallcoverings and drapery that harmonize color, pattern and texture and products for corporate, hospitality, healthcare and residential interiors.


Set the goals, resources and tone of selling activities in the eastern half of North American markets, including Canada. Lead a team of sellers to maximize each market’s potential and represent the KnollTextiles brand with A&D specifiers, clients and furniture dealers. Provide direction, support, and motivation to sales associates to grow sales and profitability of the business. Reporting to the President of KnollTextiles, this position is a key member of the KnollTextiles management team, in close collaboration with design, marketing and operational functions.


Must possess ability to communicate effectively to present company products, position, and objectives to associates, management, designers, customers, dealers and professional organizations

  • Generate ideas to continuously improve Sales Service performance

  • Must be able to manage and interpret financial numbers and make sound decisions that relate to profitability

  • Responsible for negotiating pricing and resolving customer issues

  • Requires administrative knowledge in the areas of finance, contracts and human resources

  • Commitment to quality

  • Follow all Knoll safety expectations


Strategic planning

  • Reviewing metrics and driving period results

  • Communicating with the team

  • Coaching the team on a daily basis

  • Training the talent level

  • Supporting the team with strategies and tactics to advance and close the sale

  • Being a constant mentor

Required Skills


  • Leader and a role model

  • Integrity and character

  • Strong communication skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of business of textiles

  • Supportive of their team

  • Involved in the community

  • Good recruiter and team builder

  • Passionate about KnollTextiles, Knoll and design

Required Experience


BS/BA Marketing or Business degree preferred or the equivalent in experience.


  • 10 years sales experience including regional management experience

  • Strong textile industry experience or experience with design-driven products and brands

  • Proven track record of leadership, people development and market growth

  • Broad network of client and influencer relationships in the office interiors industry

Job Location New York, New York, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.