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Sample Associate (Dallas, TX)

Stone Source is seeking a full-time, hourly, non-exempt Sample Associate located in the Dallas, TX showroom. This position reports to the Regional Sales Manager; supporting Sales.

Summary / Objective

The Sample Associate will fulfill and process sample orders, accept incoming shipments, and perform an array of functions that may include receiving, storing, processing and distributing incoming and outgoing samples, materials and products, picking and filling orders from Sample Stock, packing and shipping orders, or managing, organizing and retrieving stock; ensuring accuracy and timeliness of all job functions and ensuring a consistent and smooth operation so that supplied are located and distributed properly in an effective and efficient manner to satisfy all internal and external customer requirements.

This position provides excellent customer service for Stone Source clients, visitors, stakeholders and employees. The Sample Associate is responsible for sample inventory levels; stocking/replenishment; inbound and outbound sample requests. This position requires a very organized individual who is comfortable multitasking, has a positive, friendly attitude and can interface well with employees, clients, vendors, customers and visitors.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains accurate sample inventory levels and ordering replenishment of sample stock
  • Record amounts of materials or items received or distributed via appropriate computer program
  • Restocks supplies and inventory; places special orders as needed.
  • Receives, stores, processes and/or distributes all material, products, orders, stock, etc.
  • Distribute items from receiving or storage areas to shipping or other designated areas
  • Processing inbound samples shipped from vendors
  • Daily processing of sample proposals
  • Pulling materials, preparing boxes, FedEx labels, etc.
  • Physically pull samples accurately
  • Place orders with vendors for material as required
  • Handling of messenger services as needed
  • Send out sample transmittals
  • Distributing incoming/outgoing mail as needed
  • Oversight of facility cleanliness on an as-needed basis
  • Respond to ad hoc sample requests as needed such as: sample photos and other sales support
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related projects as needed
  • Interact with other departments to coordinate what supplies are needed and ordered
  • Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned

Desired Skills, Experience & Qualifications 

  • Positive and proactive attitude; self-starter; pleasant and enthusiastic demeanor in all business interactions with both internal and external contacts
  • Teamwork orientation/collaboration/team player; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Team-oriented contributor; works well with others, as well as able to work independently
  • Dependable, punctual and excellent attendance; ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Skilled in administrative tasks, project-coordination or related skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and multi-task; able to work in a fast-paced environment, on time constraints and under pressure
  • Excellent time management skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Technical capacity; quick learner; thoroughness; excellent follow up
  • Fast and accurate data entry; proficient in MS Office, Outlook, CRM, Google calendar and able to learn inventory management system as needed
  • Thorough understanding of sample department policies and procedures; excellent safety management
  • Ability to understand and respect confidentiality, ethical conduct
  • Basic mathematical ability; excellent grasp of vocabulary and grammar
  • Professional and well spoken

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma/GED or equivalent required.

One (1) to two (2) years of prior sample department experience preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume along with desired salary range to:

Stone Source is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description


Stone Source is the nation’s leading designer and provider of high-quality natural stone and tile products for commercial and residential projects. Our design-driven company offers a curated selection of award-winning products to premier architects, designers, contractors, developers, and end clients for over thirty years. A domestically stocked product line and a worldwide network of exclusive design and manufacturing partners enable both immediate solutions and custom collaborations unique to each project. Products can be experienced in all major US markets through a multichannel distribution network of ten showrooms and forty sales representatives. For more information, visit the Stone Source website and virtually tour our products.

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