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Sales Lead- Resolutionist

Job ID R37843

Job Description Details

The people who work at Ballard Designs are passionate about creating a destination for aspiring and professional decorators alike. Like a good friend with great taste, they welcome all who visit with warmth and genuine enthusiasm and showcase all the ingredients for the guest to turn their ideas into reality. The passion for our brand is demonstrated through every experience created as we strive to give our guest the inspiration she needs to shape her plans.

With over 30 successful years as a direct marketer of globally inspired home furnishings, Ballard Designs is rapidly expanding through our retail and e-commerce divisions. To support this exciting growth, we are seeking high-energy, motivated, team-oriented individuals to join our retail team. If this sounds like you and you're ready to make a real impact, we need to meet you!

Our retail expansion in key markets starts with hiring the best leaders. As the Resolutionist, you will champion the Ballard Designs brand at every guest encounter and ensure your stellar team exemplifies brand values, standards and experiences.  The dynamic energy from your leadership will drive company initiatives, increase sales and set your store to exceed all expectations.

Lead – Resolutionist 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Exemplify the guest experience; passionate about providing exceptional service and leading a group of service minded team members
  • Be highly engaged in how our guest shops; understand the competitive landscape
  • Create a relaxed environment and champion resolutions while exceeding guest expectations
  • Be extremely organized, strong attention to detail and able to do what it takes to go above and beyond for our guests
  • Proactively resolve escalated guest issues
  • Identify situations with common themes and effectively engage with  appropriate  corporate partners to resolve
  • Maintain composure when handling unexpected challenges and competing demands.
  • Follow through with any research or additional contact to ensure guest questions or concerns are addressed and provide necessary feedback
  • Problem-solve, organize and balance multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment.


    Leader & Team Builder--Develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensure alignment of individual goals support overall business objectives. Coaches team members to the selling model for success.  Embraces teamwork and excellence while fostering an environment of trust.  Always staying focused on top priorities.

    Results-Driven--Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Keeps commitments without excuses, demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.  Takes smart risks and always supports others to do the same.

    Strong Communicator—Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, external partners and guests. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.  Addresses challenges and change proactivity but always open to other ideas.

    Collaborative & Inspiring --Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflicts to achieve a resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams inspired and focused on the success of the entire company.  Understands the interdependencies and impact of their work on others and works to coordinate with others.  Graciously stresses the importance of effective change management and champions’ innovation … ultimately nurturing a great store culture.

    Delivers Accountability –Requests on-going reporting of various performance indicators to qualify the integrity of all touch points associated with the store results and guest experiences.  Monitors and champions employee engagement.


  • 2+ years experience in specialty retail or guest service equivalent; home furnishing background preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent communications, delegations, follow-up and analytical skills
  • Ability to function independently or in a team and show judgment in managing a fast-paced environment adapting to change with a sense of urgency
  • Highly organized and persistent with resolving guest service issues
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with guests and store personnel; maneuver around sales floor, stockroom and store office; lift and carry 50lbs.
  • Open availability and flexibility to work nights, weekends, store openings and store closings per the needs of the business.
  • Ability to continually smile, be nice, and be genuinely friendly in an environment where guests are the reason we are in business
  • This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be inclusive of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change at any time.

About Cornerstone Brands

Cornerstone is comprised of four interactive, aspirational home and apparel lifestyle brands: Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Grandin Road, and Garnet Hill. Cornerstone operates separate ecommerce sites for all the brands, distributes more than 265 million catalogs annually, and has 16 retail and outlet stores. The Cornerstone brands are part of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit


As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at for assistance.

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