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US Showroom Sales Associate - Chicago, IL

Full Time, Permanent, Chicago Showroom

Applicants from residents of the USA only.

ROMO has become one of Europe’s leading creators of fabrics and wallcoverings for the interior design trade. Creativity, quality and customer service are central to the ethos and the international success of the company. We are now seeking a dynamic Showroom Sales Associate to join our Showroom in Chicago on a permanent basis.

Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specializes in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. There are currently 6 design houses operating within The Romo Group, each with its own unique style.

The Showroom team are our first point of contact for Romo customers and provide excellent customer service through their knowledge and passion for our products. The successful candidate should be friendly, polite and approachable and be able to work as part of a busy and dedicated team.

Key responsibilities include working with interior designers to offer suitable fabric and wallcovering solutions for a wide variety of design projects, as well as every aspect of customer service, including answering phones, processing orders, and sample room inventory.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, responsible and demonstrate strong communication as well as interpersonal skills paired with a passion for the design and/or fashion related industries. Computer efficiency and a strong ability to multi-task are essential. Prior experience is not required.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, profit share and a retirement plan.

If you believe you have the relevant skills that match our role please submit an up to date resume and cover letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these directly to careers@romousa.com for the attention of the Showroom Manager.

Export Clerk - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

A starting salary of £18,501 per annum

Are you highly organised and work well under pressure? Do you enjoy working as part of a team using your communication skills to develop strong relationships with your colleagues?

ROMO, a leading privately owned textile and wallcovering design house, has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to work permanently within our Export department at our Head Office in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. To support Romo’s continual growth the role will provide full administrative support to our Export office.

Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. There are currently 6 design houses operating within The Romo Group, each with its own unique style.

Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • To manage all end of day transmissions for carriers
  • Ensure all carrier connotes are processed
  • Preparing Export documentation ensuring these are accurate
  • Collating and preparing international mail for dispatch, and conducting company mail runs by working in collaboration with the UK Telesales and Accounts departments
  • Conducting invoice checking, and accurately logging credit and order input data
  • Supporting launch by accurately inputting information into price lists, and producing launch packs ready for distribution
  • Assisting with basic order entry and processing of reserves and cuttings
  • Maintaining and updating orderly filing systems within the Export Office

To be successful in this role the Export team are seeking a candidate confident using Microsoft Excel and Word, with experience of data entry and working in a fast paced environment working to tight deadlines.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team, have flexibility with their work approach and demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills.

If you believe you have the relevant skills that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these directly to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Export Office Manager.

Contract Sales Representative - Field based role covering: Northern England, Scotland and Ireland

Full time, Field based role covering: Northern England, Scotland and Ireland

Romo is a world leading Fabric and Wallcovering Design House and Textile Editor with 6 prestigious brands, each with its own unique style. Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Nottinghamshire, UK, Romo remains family owned and run. Specialising in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to the residential and contract sectors, the company continues to grow world-wide sales, generating a turnover of £70 million and exporting to over 70 countries.

As Romo continues to increase market share and expand sales across the UK we are looking for an exceptional sales person, who shares our passion for textiles and the hotel / hospitality market, to join our contracts sales team.

What we are looking for:

  • A dynamic sales person with exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong affinity for textiles, the contract market, and design
  • Excellent commercial awareness of the hotel / hospitality industry
  • An enthusiasm for customer service with the ability to develop a contract sales base
  • The successful candidate will be self-driven, well organised and resilient, with a proven ability to develop opportunities
  • A proven track record in field sales and an understanding of the A & D, Hotel and Hospitality sector is highly beneficial but not essential
  • A full clean driving licence
  • Provide feedback to the Contract Sales Manager, Marketing and Design Teams on contract trends, product requirements and promotional activity
  • The role is entirely field based with 4-5 client visits expected / day

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Company Car
  • Private Health Insurance and Pension

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience, interest in this role and salary expectations. Please send these through torecruitment@romo.comfor the attention of the Contract Sales Manager. Closing date 31 May 2016.

Export Sales Administrator – French Linguist - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, temporary, maternity cover

Are you a French linguist who is looking for a new challenge? Are you highly organised and work well under pressure? Do you enjoy working as part of a team using your communication skills to develop strong relationships with agents, distributors, customers, and colleagues?

ROMO, a leading privately owned textile and wallcovering design house, has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to work on a temporary basis within our Export department at our Head Office in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. To support maternity leave the role will provide full administrative support to French speaking overseas agents, distributors and customers.

Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. There are currently 6 design houses operating within The Romo Group, each with its own unique style. For more details about the company and our brands please visit: www.romo.com

Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Accurate order processing on internal systems
  • Ensuring queries from Agents/Customers are resolved efficiently
  • Liaising with Agents and Customers ensuring they are kept up to date on their delivery and backorders
  • Ensuring orders are despatched with correct documentation
  • Proactively maintaining and updating filing systems
  • Conducting accurate translation work

To be successful in this role the Exports team are seeking qualified French speaking linguists who have either previously worked in a customer service role, or have experience of working in a fast paced environment working to tight deadlines.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team, have flexibility with their work approach and demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills. Please be aware that this is a linguist vacancy and candidates will need to have qualifications in English, and French.

If you believe you have the relevant skills that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Please send these directly to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Export Office Manager.

Administrator - The Netherlands

Administrator - The Netherlands


Full time, Temporary to Permanent, Based in our Houten office and Showroom in The Netherlands
Are you highly organised and work well under pressure? Do you enjoy working as part of a team using your communication skills to develop strong relationships with customers and colleagues?
ROMO, a leading privately owned textile and wallcovering design house, is looking for an enthusiastic and confident administrator based in Houten, the Netherlands. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. There are currently 6 design houses operating within The Romo Group, each with its own unique style. For more details about the company and our brands please visit: www.romo.com

Main responsibilities:


To provide full administrative support and customer service to our customers
• Accurate Order Processing on our bespoke internal systems
• Ensuring queries from Customers are resolved efficiently by both mail and phone
• Managing the sending and chasing of parcels with carriers
• Following through on sales enquiries by both mail and phone
• Translation of letters/documents/promotional material into English or Dutch
• Supporting and responding to Press and marketing related requests and enquires, including delivering responses to journalist requests
• Researching new press and media opportunities and updating our database accordingly
• Social media follow up, working in collaboration with our UK Head Office Marketing & PR team
• Assisting customers in the showroom with their selection of products for use in interior schemes, taking an active approach to understand their needs and requirements


Skills and experience:


• Excellent communication skills, with business English language, written and spoken
• Candidates need to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team, have flexibility with their work approach and demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills.
• A proactive team worker with a flexible attitude and the ability to use ones initiative
• A friendly and welcoming approach with outstanding customer service skills
• IT competent with the ability to use Microsoft Office: Word & Excel
The successful candidate will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, will be well presented and enjoy working as a member of a busy, proactive team and must be available full time.
If you believe you have the relevant skills that match this role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter in English demonstrating your experience and interest in the role. Please mark applications for the attention of the HR Manager, at recruitment@romo.com

Field Sales Representative – Central London - Central London

Full time, Permanent, London


Romo is a world leading Fabric and Wallcovering Design House and Textile Editor with 6 prestige brands, each with its own unique style. Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Nottinghamshire, UK, Romo remains family owned and run. Specialising in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to the residential and contract sectors the company continues to grow world-wide sales, generating a turnover of £70 million and exporting to over 70 countries.
As Romo continues to increase market share and expand sales within the South East we are looking for an exceptional sales person, who shares our passion for textiles and design, to join our field sales team.
What We Are Looking For:

  • A dynamic sales person with exceptional presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong affinity for textiles, fashion and design
  • Excellent commercial awareness of the residential interior design / retail / manufacturing market.
  • An enthusiasm for customer service
  • The successful candidate will be self driven, well organized and resilient, with a proven ability to develop opportunities.
  • A proven track record in field sales is highly beneficial but not essential.
  • With continuing world-wide sales growth The Romo Group offers the right candidate potential to grow within the business
  • A full clean driving licence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grow B2B sales within the South East developing new and existing business.
  • Manage existing residential interior design, retail and manufacturing accounts and select new partners
  • Develop client relationships through regular visits/contact and excellent customer service
  • Present the company and its collections, sell the benefits. Provide company and product information to ensure our products are specified and projects are won.
  • Assess the local market, highlighting and developing opportunities.
  • Provide feedback to the Sales Manager, Marketing and Design Teams on market trends, product requirements and promotional activity.
  • Manage client libraries, merchandising and updating as required.
  • Develop the ‘prestige’ image of the company and its brands.
  • The role is entirely field based with 4-5 client visits expected / day.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Company Car
  • Private Health Insurance and Pension.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match our role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience, interest in this role and salary expectations. Please send these through to recruitment@romo.com for the attention of the Sales Manager.

Romo Textile Designer - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield


Salary dependent on experience


Are you an experienced textile designer looking for a new opportunity to work in a market leading textile business?


An exciting opportunity to work for Romo, a leading textile & wallcovering brand at The Romo Group is currently open. We are looking for an experienced Textile Designer with exceptional talent and creativity to join our family run business. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and busy design studio working alongside a team of designers on a variety of tasks.
Family run since 1902, The Romo Group specialises in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. Romo is the company's signature brand with a style defined by lively, contemporary prints, decorative weaves and imaginative wallcoverings. For more details on our brand please visit: www.romo.com


Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Actively researching into trends and colours
  • Creating original designs for a variety of applications
  • Collaborating with colleagues focusing on colouring and design development
  • Liaising with suppliers to provide feedback on trials and developments throughout the design process
  • Visiting the printers to help oversee production

To be successful in this role The Romo Group are seeking candidates who are highly creative and innovative. Candidates must be educated to a degree level in textile design. They will possess exceptional drawing and design skills with a strong knowledge and previous experience of CAD, and will have an excellent sense of colour and a good understanding of printing and weaving techniques. Proven experience in the textile industry is essential.
Candidates will also need to demonstrate the ability to work well as part of a team, have flexibility with their work approach and demonstrate strong organisational and communication skills.


If you believe you have the skills and experience that match this role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in the role. In addition, to support your application, we would also require you to submit recent examples of your work. Please send these directly to recruitment@romo.com

Black Edition Senior Textile Designer - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Full time, Permanent, Kirkby-in-Ashfield


Salary dependent on experience


Part of The Romo Group, Black Edition, is a leading design house in the textiles and wallcoverings industry. Family run since 1902, The Romo Group now has six established brands, all with their own unique character and style, that specialise in the supply of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings to both the domestic and contract markets. Since launching in 2013, the Black Edition brand has continued to forge its own identify creating designs with a distinctive, edgy style and characteristic colour palette for the luxury interiors market. For more information on our brand please visit: www.blackedition.com


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Textile Designer with exceptional talent and creativity to join our dynamic and busy Black Edition design studio to work alongside a team of designers on a variety of tasks.
Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Creating original, unique designs for a variety of applications.
  • Actively researching into design and colour trends.
  • Interpreting trends appropriately for the brand.
  • Working proactively with all members of design, buying and production teams, supporting and developing business relationships to ensure successful results at all levels of the product journey.
  • Liaising with suppliers to provide feedback on trials and developments throughout the design and production process.
  • Visiting suppliers to assist in overseeing fabric and wallcoverings production.


Applicants will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Textile Designer in a commercial setting.
  • A high achieving degree in Textile Design or similar qualification.
  • Be a dedicated, passionate and industrious designer with an aspirational taste level to meet the complexity of this role.
  • Good knowledge of all aspects of the commercial fabric printing and production process including digital, rotary and flat bed.
  • A strong knowledge and previous experience of CAD.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work closely with all members of the design team and with other relevant departments.
  • Be flexible and practical with task management and with an ability to work under pressure and within time scales.
  • Exceptional organisation skills.
  • A sound understanding of Intellectual Property rights and all aspects of copyright related to design.


The successful candidate will help oversee and create exclusive designs that meet the ethos of the Black Edition brand and should display an affinity with and understanding of the brand. Working with the design team and working in collaboration with the Brand Director and other senior members, external suppliers, and internal departments to deliver quality fabrics and wallcoverings to be launched into the international market.

If you believe you have the skills and experience that match this role please submit an up to date CV and covering letter demonstrating your experience and interest in the role. In addition, to support your application, we would also require you to submit recent examples of your work. Please send these directly to recruitment@romo.com