Employment - Sales Associate

Sales Associate

Schwartz & Company (2006) Limited


Weekdays Weekends


Hey, are you an awesome, motivated, handy, creative, friendly, people person? Are you looking for a change? This may be just what you’re looking for:

Schwartz Furniture Port Hawkesbury is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Sales Associate for our store. We are looking for someone with sales experience, a keen eye for furniture placement, proficiency in assembling furniture and a strong understanding of the importance of teamwork. If you are passionate about interior design, enjoy helping customers create their dream spaces, excel at furniture assembly, and thrive in a collaborative environment, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Basic salary plus you get sales performance incentives.

About us:

Schwartz Furniture is a locally owned company with over 100 years of customer service and community involvement. With four convenient locations to serve all of Cape Breton Island, as well as Antigonish, and Guysborough counties we really “Make it Easy” for our customers. At Schwartz Furniture we have a simple goal and that is to make shopping for Furniture, Appliances, Mattresses, and Electronics easy and enjoyable by providing our customers the best experience possible!


  • Provide exceptional customer service by greeting and assisting customers in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Utilize your sales experience along with our selling plan to guide customers through the furniture selection process, understanding their needs and preferences to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Demonstrate product knowledge and confidently communicate our furniture offerings' features, benefits, and pricing.
  • Ensure proper furniture assembly (don't worry, there are instructions!)
  • Collaborate effectively with other team members, including other sales associates and delivery personnel, to ensure smooth operations and customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work independently and/or unsupervised when necessary
  • Maintain a clean and organized showroom, including moving and assembling furniture, and ensuring that products are properly displayed and stocked.
  • Process sales transactions accurately and efficiently, including handling payments and issuing receipts.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and product knowledge to provide customers with the latest information and design inspiration.
  • Assist with inventory management, including monitoring stock levels, tracking assembled furniture, and conducting periodic inventory counts.


  • Previous sales experience, preferably in the furniture industry.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish relationships with customers.
  • Creativity and a keen eye for furniture placement and interior design aesthetics.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to understand and fulfill customers' unique requirements.
  • Team player mindset with a willingness to collaborate and support colleagues.
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with point-of-sale systems.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift and move furniture as needed.
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.
  • Experience assembling furniture, with attention to detail and accuracy. (Ability to read and follow directions counts)

If you are excited about the prospect of joining our dynamic team, showcasing your furniture assembly and placement skills, and contributing to our customer's satisfaction, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you would be a great fit for this role. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour


  • Dental care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Vision care

Day range:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Port Hastings, NS B9A 1M5: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Secondary School (preferred)


  • sales: 3 years (required)
  • Customer service: 3 years (required)
How To Apply

Schwartz & Company (2006) Limited will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Send your resume to debbie@schwartzfurniture.com 

Email Address: debbie@schwartzfurniture.com Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (study permit, open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Port Hastings
The Town of Port Hawkesbury
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Schwartz & Company (2006) Limited
NOC Code
Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers (64100)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
Pay Period
To be Determined
Remuneration Per Pay Period
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
May 28th 2024
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Posted on
May 14th 2024
May 30th 2024