Director of Operations

new-york

THE FUTURE PERFECT
JOB TITLE: Director of Operations
JOB LOCATION: New York
POSITION REPORTS TO: Managing Director and CEO.

Position Description:

The Director of Operations ensures that the organization runs smoothly. This role’s responsibilities include leading negotiations, logistics, budgeting, purchasing, and putting efficient workflows in place to maximize the company’s productivity and performance. The Director of Operations must develop long-term operational strategies, working closely with senior management to meet company objectives, and possess a strong understanding of HR and people management.

Primary Objectives:

- Collaborate with the CEO, Managing Director, and department leaders as needed in the development of performance goals and long-term operational plans.
- Maximize efficiency and productivity through extensive process analysis and interdepartmental collaboration.
- Set strategic goals for operational efficiency and increased productivity.
- Work with company controller and accountants in the development of financial and budgetary plans.
- Analyze current operational processes and performance, recommending improvement solutions where necessary.
- Building, implementing, and maintaining new systems and processes that lead to the general growth of the organization.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

- Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes to provide visibility into the goals, progress, and obstacles of key initiatives.
- Draw on relationships with department heads, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals.
- Analyze, assess, and manage international logistics and warehouse operations to maximize bottom-line profitability, expedite lead times, and employ high-touch care of inventory, while partnering cross-departmentally to ensure company needs are met.
- Plan, monitor, and analyze key metrics for day-to-day operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks.
- Devise strategies for ensuring the growth of programs enterprise-wide, and implement process improvements to maximize output and minimize costs.
- Adhere to the company’s policies and standards, and ensure that laws and regulations are being followed.
- Work closely with Human Resources to lead the team with integrity and to establish and maintain a trusting, inclusive, and productive environment.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

- 8 to 10+ years in a senior leadership role in a related field.
- Masterful organizational, communication, and leadership skills, backed by previous professional success.
- Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles, including logistics and art handling, finance, customer service, production, and employee management.
- Proven ability to plan and manage operational processes for maximum efficiency and productivity.
- Ability to streamline or implement structures and roles that boost speed and efficiency while supporting rapidly shifting business demands.
- Strong working knowledge of industry regulations and legal guidelines.
- Familiarity with Salesforce, Netsuite, and/or comparable systems.
- Experience running operations for a multi-location business.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Laura@thefutureperfect.com.

The Future Perfect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based on identity— race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Sales/Account Representative

new-york

JOB TITLE: Sales/Account Representative
JOB LOCATION: Gallery In-Person (NY, LA, or SF)
POSITION REPORTS TO: Regional Sales Manager

Position Description:
The Account Representative creates and manages relationships with clients in an effort to achieve sales and increase long-term connections with clients on behalf of the business.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

- Own a weekly calendar of meetings with new and returning TFP clients (complete a minimum of 25 outside trade meetings per quarter (approx. 2 meetings weekly)
- Dedicate time weekly to prospecting and new customer acquisition
- Work with your allocated clients to understand their approach to buying and their internal structure to best service their needs
- Manage the sales cycle from initial contact to delivery, working with internal team
members to keep your clients orders on track and on time
- Learn and effectively utilize internal systems, processes and procedures.

Key Qualifications for Success:
- Continually educating yourself on the industry in the world of interiors and design
- Being open to change and constructive criticism
- Positive thinking and attitude towards all aspects of work
- Solutions-oriented and able to troubleshoot
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Quick learner and ability to absorb information coherently
- Timely and thoughtful follow-up to create trust and strong relationships with your
accounts.
- Excellent time management skills
- Great written and verbal communication skills

Objectives for Success:
- Achieve a minimum of $120K monthly in sales
- Prepare and develop customized trade meeting materials for off-site presentations
- Develop knowledge of our represented artists, makers and manufacturers
- Assist with the maintenance of gallery aesthetics, organization, and overall standards

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Laura@thefutureperfect.com.

Disclaimer: The Future Perfect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based on identity— race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Sales/Account Representative

san-francisco

JOB TITLE: Sales/Account Representative
JOB LOCATION: Gallery In-Person (NY, LA, or SF)
POSITION REPORTS TO: Regional Sales Manager

Position Description:
The Account Representative creates and manages relationships with clients in an effort to achieve sales and increase long-term connections with clients on behalf of the business.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

- Own a weekly calendar of meetings with new and returning TFP clients (complete a minimum of 25 outside trade meetings per quarter (approx. 2 meetings weekly)
- Dedicate time weekly to prospecting and new customer acquisition
- Work with your allocated clients to understand their approach to buying and their internal structure to best service their needs
- Manage the sales cycle from initial contact to delivery, working with internal team
members to keep your clients orders on track and on time
- Learn and effectively utilize internal systems, processes and procedures.

Key Qualifications for Success:
- Continually educating yourself on the industry in the world of interiors and design
- Being open to change and constructive criticism
- Positive thinking and attitude towards all aspects of work
- Solutions-oriented and able to troubleshoot
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Quick learner and ability to absorb information coherently
- Timely and thoughtful follow-up to create trust and strong relationships with your
accounts.
- Excellent time management skills
- Great written and verbal communication skills

Objectives for Success:
- Achieve a minimum of $120K monthly in sales
- Prepare and develop customized trade meeting materials for off-site presentations
- Develop knowledge of our represented artists, makers and manufacturers
- Assist with the maintenance of gallery aesthetics, organization, and overall standards

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Bart@thefutureperfect.com.

Disclaimer: The Future Perfect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based on identity— race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Sales/Account Representative

los-angeles

JOB TITLE: Sales/Account Representative
JOB LOCATION: Gallery In-Person (NY, LA, or SF)
POSITION REPORTS TO: Regional Sales Manager

Position Description:
The Account Representative creates and manages relationships with clients in an effort to achieve sales and increase long-term connections with clients on behalf of the business.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

- Own a weekly calendar of meetings with new and returning TFP clients (complete a minimum of 25 outside trade meetings per quarter (approx. 2 meetings weekly)
- Dedicate time weekly to prospecting and new customer acquisition
- Work with your allocated clients to understand their approach to buying and their internal structure to best service their needs
- Manage the sales cycle from initial contact to delivery, working with internal team
members to keep your clients orders on track and on time
- Learn and effectively utilize internal systems, processes and procedures.

Key Qualifications for Success:
- Continually educating yourself on the industry in the world of interiors and design
- Being open to change and constructive criticism
- Positive thinking and attitude towards all aspects of work
- Solutions-oriented and able to troubleshoot
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Quick learner and ability to absorb information coherently
- Timely and thoughtful follow-up to create trust and strong relationships with your
accounts.
- Excellent time management skills
- Great written and verbal communication skills

Objectives for Success:
- Achieve a minimum of $120K monthly in sales
- Prepare and develop customized trade meeting materials for off-site presentations
- Develop knowledge of our represented artists, makers and manufacturers
- Assist with the maintenance of gallery aesthetics, organization, and overall standards

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Bart@thefutureperfect.com.

Disclaimer: The Future Perfect is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based on identity— race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Freelance Positions

The Future Perfect is always seeking freelance photographers, interior stylists, and graphic designers in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

To be considered, please submit a portfolio of work and your website to gail@thefutureperfect.com.