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SMEG is a well-established Italian, family-owned business.  Our staff are the heart of our business, and we pride ourselves on offering a working environment that promotes positive well being, and providing opportunities for personal growth.

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Applications

If you think you have the skill set and would fit the Smeg culture please apply directly for a specific position we are currently advertising on this webpage. We also accept speculative applications, if you would like to submit a speculative application please complete the below form.

JOB TITLE: Logistics Coordinator                                   

LOCATION: Hybrid with flexible office hours; Office location: 
​​​​​​​NEW Corporate Office:  4 Sellers Street, Kearny, NJ 07032 (est. August 2022);

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Full-time Regular Employee/Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Director of Finance and Operations

JOB PURPOSE:  The Logistics Coordinator processes orders and oversees cycle of order fulfillment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Receives and processes orders from a multitude of customers, including but not limited to major retailer chains, buying groups and whole-seller. Customers may at times require EDI. Logistics coordinator will need to have experience with EDI, including set up, orders and invoices processing. Makes sure orders are shipped on time.
  2. Communicates with customers about order status and payment.  Creates invoices both in the accounting system and customers’ portals. Request payments when down-payment and payment in full are required before releasing products.   
  3. Instructs warehouse to ship orders and to apply labels correctly.  Orders labels when necessary.
  4. Obtains estimates for shipping costs and confirms bills match the initial estimate from the freight forwarder.  
  5. Works alongside with supply chain coordinator by confirming future needs based on open sales orders.
  6. Works alongside with bookkeepers to verify charge backs, penalties and short payments. Support to dispute charges back is required.
  7. Other tasks required based on specific needs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 4 years college degree (Bachelor’s Degree).
  • 3-5 years of experience in the same or similar role, in same or similar industry preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team to accomplish work tasks.
  • Highly organized and process driven.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Quickbooks a must. Knowledge of SAP required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Languages English written and spoken
  • Office or other equipment: Computer, Fax, Phone, Copy Machine
  • License None

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position will require frequent sitting, remaining in a stationary position 99% of the time, talking, hearing, typing, looking at a computer screen 80% of the time, ability to identify and distinguish colors, ability to focus and have depth perception; ability to use hands/fingers to handle or feel; occasional standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, couching, carrying, pushing and lifting up to 20 lbs. the work environment is quiet with occasional spikes in noise level due to activity in the office.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

0%

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict other tasks that may be assigned by management.  Your signature below simply indicates your acknowledgement of receipt and understanding of this document.

 

SMEG USA, Inc. does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status, or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

JOB TITLE:                   National Sales Manager, Multi-Unit Projects  

TEAM ASSIGNMENT: Sales and Marketing Team / Major Domestic Appliances (MDA)

OFFICE LOCATION:

(1) NEW Corporate Office:  4 Sellers Street, Kearny, NJ  07032 (est Q2 2022)

(2) Showroom:  A&D Building, 150 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10155

PRIME WORK LOCATION:      East Coast

CLASSIFICATION:        Full-time Regular Employee / Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR:              Director of Sales & Marketing, MDA - North America

JOB PURPOSE:            SMEG is a boutique shop but expanding rapidly to support the brands popularity and growth.  We are looking for a smart, dynamic, experienced, and passionate team player to join us in this newly created position to: (1) conceptualize and develop a national program sales strategy; (2) implement, market and pitch the program at the decision-making level; (3) maintain sales pipeline and serve as lead project manager for awarded contracts.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (to start):

  1. Program Development:
    1. Create an innovative national strategy for SMEG’s multi-unit marketing and sales program considering all variables of the brands complex distribution network;
    2. Formalize processes and procedures keeping partners and stakeholders informed and engaged;
  2. Business Development:
    1. Create and maintain steady marketing campaigns to generate interest in the brand as a contender, source and evaluate RFQs;
    2. Conduct brand pitches to relevant hospitality, procurement companies and residential architectural / real estate development firms via in-person and virtual meetings; 
    3. Contribute to the development of create activities and promotions via innovative marketing and social campaigns that will generate further interest in the brand;
    4. Maintain centralized contact databases and prepare periodic activity reports;
  3. Project Management:
    1. Create and maintain systems that track projects from bid through award and delivery;
    2. Ensure the successful delivery, installation and after sale conduits have been achieved.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor or Associate degree (marketing or business management, communications or relevant field of study) preferred however demonstrative experience, minimum of 5-7 professional years in relevant categories, will suffice;
  • Preferred current or prior experience:
    • working multi-unit (builder/developer) projects in the consumer products or luxury sector;
    • proven sales and project management expertise;
    • as a multi-unit / bulk volume sales manager in the kitchen and bath industry with a proven record of growing sales and positive margin levels;
  • Prior experience in the consumer products industry (specifically kitchen & bath or appliances) is a marketable asset;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of organization, efficient time management and superior interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, this is a solo position with no subordinate roles;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with proven track record influencing the purchasing decision during in-person (2-15 people) and virtual meetings.  Writing samples / portfolio will be required;
  • Experience developing and sustaining a national sales program preferred;
  • Ability to decipher and understand complex RFQ / bid documents and contracts;
  • Technical aptitude required and product knowledge in the appliance industry desired but not mandatory;
  • Budding epicurean who, at a minimum, appreciates fine food, and at-home baking and cooking is helpful to “connect” to the essence of our business;
  • Inquisitive mindset and ability / desire to “read the room” and connect to target audience;
  • Self-starter and proactive working with internal / external stakeholders with experience building and maintaining business relationships;
  • Relationships with national hospitality and residential architectural /real estate development firms preferred;
  • A positive attitude and truly authentic enthusiastic personality are a must.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Languages:  English.  Spanish would be very useful and Italian helpful.
  • Demonstrated advanced capabilities using Microsoft software suite, primarily PowerPoint (for presentations) and Excel (for statistics) are vital;
  • Valid Driver’s License and Passport are required.
  • Must be authorized to legally work in the US.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

No staff / personnel is assigned to this position.

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position will require frequent sitting, remaining in a stationary position 50% of the time, talking, hearing, typing, looking at a computer screen 70%+ of the time, ability to identify and distinguish colors, ability to focus and have depth perception; ability to use hands/fingers to handle or feel; 40% of the time may/will require standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, carrying, pushing and lifting up to 40 lbs. The work environment varies depending on location and travel accommodations.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

Approximately less than 65%  (mostly throughout the contiguous United States, however travel to the factories in Italy might also be necessary for meetings/training)

OTHER:

  1. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict other tasks that may be assigned by management.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.  An email will be sent from the hiring manager if selected for an interview. Traditional process flow includes several introductory phone calls, virtual interviews, and personal meetings. NOTE: SMEG does not acknowledge all inbound resumes received.

 

SMEG USA, Inc. does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status, or domestic violence victim status, and shall also follow the requirements of the Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

JOB TITLE:                   Key Account Manager, Western Region – Major Appliance Division            

TEAM ASSIGNMENT: Sales and Marketing Team

WORK LOCATION:     Field position within the Western US, ideal candidate would be located near Orange or Los Angeles County, CA

CLASSIFICATION:        Full-time Regular Employee / Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR:              Director of Sales & Marketing, North America

JOB PURPOSE:           

SMEG’s western region, defined below, is managed by two competent Distributor Partners who manage all aspects of logistics, distribution, and sales management throughout their assigned territory.  What we need and want is a driven, skillful individual to work with these Partners and cater to the key retail accounts in the major metropolitan areas to steadily grow SMEGs major appliance market share. Territory includes:  - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska; and - Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  

A ‘hands on’ approach is required to execute primary functions which include but are not limited to:

Product and Brand Training.  Primary among all responsibilities is training.  An ability to work in an engaging manner with groups between 2-10 people in size is a MUST.  Constituents will include Distributor Partner sales and marketing teams; retail sales associates (all of whom require regular contact in person, phone, email); and end users.

Retail Sales Support.  Working with key dealers on the retail floor to support end user engagement leading to conversion.

Trade Channel Engagement.  Serve as the brand trade channel liaison introducing and reinforcing brand values with significant kitchen designers, commercial and residential architects / developers / builder and interior designers to increase sales conversion opportunities at independent retailers.

Business Development Support.  Working in lockstep with our Distributor Partners support the increase in points of distribution with research, discovery and making pitch presentations to dealer prospects in coordination with Partners.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree required with a minimum of 5 years professional experience in relevant categories;
  • B2B / B2C experience in the luxury sector with proven sales ability, preferably in the appliance or kitchen design industry;
  • Previous client sales / training experience are mandatory;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of organization, efficient time management and superior interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, this is a solo position with no subordinate roles;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with proven track record influencing the purchasing decision; 
  • Technical aptitude required and product knowledge in the appliance industry desired but not mandatory;
  • Budding epicurean who, at a minimum, appreciates fine food, and at-home baking and cooking is helpful to “connect” to the essence of our business;
  • Inquisitive mindset and ability / desire to “read the room” and connect to target audience;
  • Self-starter and proactive working with internal / external stakeholders with experience building and maintaining business relationships;
  • A positive attitude and truly authentic enthusiastic personality are a must.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Languages:  English.  Some Spanish is helpful;
  • Office or other equipment: Demonstrated capabilities using Microsoft suite (especially PowerPoint, Excel – Pivot Tables – Photo sharing programs);
  • Most possess a valid driver’s License;
  • Must be authorized to legally work in the U.S. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  No staff / personnel is assigned to this position.

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position will require frequent sitting, remaining in a stationary position 30% of the time, talking, hearing, typing, looking at a computer screen 25%+ of the time, ability to identify and distinguish colors, ability to focus and have depth perception; ability to use hands/fingers to handle or feel; 70% of the time may/will require standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, carrying, pushing and lifting up to 40 lbs. The work environment varies depending on location and travel accommodations.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

Approximately 75%.  Must be a tested “road warrior”.

NOTE:

  1. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict other tasks that may be assigned by management.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.  An email will be sent from the hiring manager if selected for an interview. Traditional process flow includes several introductory phone calls, virtual interviews, and personal meetings. NOTE: SMEG does not acknowledge all inbound resumes received.

JOB TITLE: Regional Sales Manager, Northeast – Major Appliance Division             

TEAM ASSIGNMENT: Sales and Marketing Team

WORK LOCATION:

Field position within the Northeast US, preferably conveniently commutable to metro Boston, MA (or in the center region of the territory)

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time Regular Employee / Non-Exempt

SUPERVISOR: Director of Sales & Marketing, North America

JOB PURPOSE:

Manage and grow SMEG’s sales and distribution network in the Northeastern US for the major appliance division (which includes independent appliance channel responsibility for the small domestic appliances) and is primarily flowing through the NECO Buying Group.  Specific territory includes:  Western Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Western New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Veteran “road warrior” sales managers are welcome to apply!

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

This is a field leadership position requiring a skillful individual to manage and carefully, yet steadily, grow SMEGs major appliance division throughout the assigned territory reporting in directly to the New Jersey office.  A ‘hands on’ approach is required to execute primary functions which include but are not limited to:

Account Management.  Includes all facets of account / relationship management for retail accounts. Execute activities that attract and engage specifiers, retailers and retail sales associates. Support retail display development and other point of sale initiatives;

Business Development. Deepen existing opportunities and increase new points of distribution / sales in the hospitality arena, multi-unit projects, builder / developer, custom home builder and, especially through the independent appliance retail channel;

Product and Brand Training.  To evolve as the brand product expert working to inform, inspire and engage prospective / existing clients, trade specifiers and dealer sales associates;

Trade Channel Engagement.  Serve as the lead trade channel liaison introducing and reinforcing brand values with significant kitchen designers, commercial and residential architects / developers / builder and interior designers to increase sales conversion opportunities.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree required with a minimum of 5 years professional experience in relevant categories;
  • B2B / B2C experience in the luxury sector with proven sales ability, preferably in the appliance or kitchen design industry;
  • Previous territory sales management / training experience are mandatory and preferred in the above defined territory;
  • Dealer/builder/developer/trade contacts in national association networks are a big plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of organization, efficient time management and superior interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, this is a solo position with no subordinate roles;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills with proven track record influencing the purchasing decision;
  • Technical aptitude required and product knowledge in the appliance industry desired but not mandatory;
  • Budding epicurean who, at a minimum, appreciates fine food, and at-home baking and cooking is helpful to “connect” to the essence of our business;
  • Inquisitive mindset and ability / desire to “read the room” and connect to target audience;
  • Self-starter and proactive working with internal / external stakeholders with experience building and maintaining business relationships;
  • A positive attitude and truly authentic enthusiastic personality are a must.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Languages:  English.  Some Spanish is helpful;
  • Office or other equipment: Demonstrated capabilities using Microsoft suite (especially PowerPoint, Excel – Pivot Tables – Photo sharing programs);
  • Most possess a valid driver’s License;
  • Must be authorized to legally work in the U.S. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  No staff / personnel is assigned to this position.

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position will require frequent sitting, remaining in a stationary position 50% of the time, talking, hearing, typing, looking at a computer screen 25%+ of the time, ability to identify and distinguish colors, ability to focus and have depth perception; ability to use hands/fingers to handle or feel; 60% of the time may/will require standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, carrying, pushing and lifting up to 40 lbs. The work environment varies depending on location and travel accommodations.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

Approximately 75%.  Must be a tested “road warrior”.

NOTE:

  1. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict other tasks that may be assigned by management.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.  An email will be sent from the hiring manager if selected for an interview. Traditional process flow includes several introductory phone calls, virtual interviews, and personal meetings. NOTE: SMEG does not acknowledge all inbound resumes received.

JOB TITLE:                               Showroom Sales Manager        

TEAM ASSIGNMENT:              Sales and Marketing Team / Major Domestic Appliances (MDA)

DAILY WORK LOCATION:       SMEG, A&D Building, 150 East 58th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10155

SMEG is not entertaining remote candidates or relocation support for this position.

CLASSIFICATION:        Full-time Regular Employee

SUPERVISOR:              Director of Sales & Marketing, MDA - North America

JOB PURPOSE:            SMEG’s team is a boutique shop but expanding rapidly to support the brands popularity and growth.  We are looking for a smart, serious, and passionate team player to take over this existing position that manages SMEG’s Manhattan showroom, conducts product cooking presentations, and leads designer outreach programs in the New York City area.    

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Showroom Management.  This includes all facets of maintenance, merchandizing and operations in order to create and execute activities that attract and engage clients, specifiers and retail sales associates both in person and virtually;
  2. Product and Brand Training.  Evolve as a brand product expert working to inform, inspire and engage prospective / existing clients, trade specifiers and dealer sales associates (on and off-site in Manhattan). Requires the ability to deliver presentations, Product Knowledge sessions (PK), and confident public speaking skills in small and medium group settings (in person and virtually);
  3. Product Cooking Presentations. To provide information about the appliances while cooking along with perspective customers or influencers. This requires the ability to prep and cook food while maintaining conversation and information flow in a casual yet professional setting;
  4. Trade Channel Engagement.  Serve as the lead trade channel liaison introducing and reinforcing brand values with New York City area kitchen designers, residential architects, and interior designers to increase sales conversion opportunities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school degree mandatory; 
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree (marketing, communications, design or relevant field of study) preferred however demonstrative experience will suffice;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years professional experience in relevant field; 
  • B2B / B2C experience in the luxury sector with proven sales ability, preferably in the appliance or kitchen design industry;
  • Previous showroom management / training experience and trade contacts in the NKBA, ASID, AIA network is a big plus;

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of organization, efficient time management and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter, proactive, “can do” attitude are must haves;
  • Ability to work independently, this is a solo position with no subordinate roles;
  • Technical aptitude and product knowledge in the appliance industry are preferred;
  • Culinary passion with an ability and desire to conduct client facing product cooking presentations;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Technical aptitude is very helpful;
  • Budding epicurean who, at a minimum, appreciates fine food, and at-home baking and cooking is helpful to “connect” to the essence of our business;
  • Inquisitive mindset and the ability anticipate others expectations;
  • Experience building and maintaining positive business relationships;
  • A positive attitude and truly authentic enthusiastic personality are a must.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Languages:  English.  Spanish would be very helpful as is Italian.
  • Demonstrated advanced capabilities using Microsoft software suite in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required.
  • Must be authorized to legally work in the US.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

No staff / personnel is assigned to this position.

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position will require frequent sitting, remaining in a stationary position 50% of the time, talking, hearing, typing, looking at a computer screen 50%+ of the time, ability to identify and distinguish colors, ability to focus and have depth perception; ability to use hands/fingers to handle or feel; 50% of the time may/will require standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, carrying, pushing and lifting up to 40 lbs. The work environment varies depending on location and travel accommodations.

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

Approximately less than 1%  (travel is not anticipated for this position, but some local, metro New York travel might be necessary for meetings/training).  SMEG’s corporate offices are in Kearny, NJ.

OTHER:

  1. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict other tasks that may be assigned by management.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.  An email will be sent from the hiring manager if selected for an interview. Traditional process flow includes several introductory phone calls, virtual interviews, and personal meetings. NOTE: SMEG does not acknowledge all inbound resumes received.

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