Careers

Our aim at Consolidated Carpet is to recruit and retain the most talented people and support them to expand their skills and capabilities. Consolidated Carpet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consolidated Carpet seeks qualified applicants to join our team in sales, marketing, project management, estimating, accounting, human resources and floor covering installation.

Associate Testimonials

Melissa O., Sales Coordinator

I started my career at Consolidated because of the solid reputation the company has in the industry. I knew I was coming into a stable, great place to work.  Part of the reason I've stayed at Consolidated for so long is because the company has been very accommodating in maintaining work/life balance. I attribute this to the fact that it's a family-owned company.

My favorite memories are when the associates get together and celebrate the holidays and other festivities. It's a reminder that no matter what happens, there is always somebody here to help you. There is a great sense of teamwork.

Frank P., Senior Estimator

One of the main reasons why I like working for Consolidated Carpet is because it is family owned and operated and has been around for over 75 years - this shows longevity and stability.  Not too many people get interviewed and hired for a job by the company's CEO - I was.  I liked what I saw then and I like what I see now as the company continues to grow.  It is good to know that if I am having any major unresolved issues, I can always see an owner as a last resort because often times others work for companies and you never ever see the owners.  Both management and associates are easy and a pleasure to work with.  The management team is very understanding to the personal needs of the associates and does its best to accommodate those needs whenever possible.  Today some 15 years plus later, I have no regrets.

Steve N., Senior Account Executive

What makes Consolidated special is the skills and resources their associates have to do any job at any time. I started my career here as an installer and advanced to project manager. Now I am an account executive. Because of the roles I have had over the years, I am well-rounded and able to handle all aspects of business.

Current Career Opportunities

Estimating Manager - Estimating Department

JOB TITLE: Estimating Manager

REPORTS TO: VP Sales

DIRECT REPORTS: Estimators, Sales Coordinators

JOB SUMMARY: The Estimating Manager has overall responsibility for the production and processing of estimates prior to hand off to Sales. This includes the quantity estimate, proper specifications, proposal, submittals, purchasing, and handoff of the job. The Estimating Manager ensures that the Estimators and Sales Coordinators work closely together so that information required by both Sales and Operations is gathered and communicated fully.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


• Assign tasks and set deadlines for reporting staff.
• Pre-qualify bids as per company policy and in conference with any other members of the management team.
• Create and implement systems and procedures to ensure objectives are met. This includes but is not limited to:
o Insure timely and accurate deliverables from the staff.
o Monitor bid log to ensure estimators are productive and that bids are being assigned and worked on with the appropriate priority based on size, type, and due dates.
o Monitor established metrics of success on bids to allow focusing attention on projects with a higher probability of success thereby eliminating unproductive work.
o Monitor and evaluate metrics of both Productivity and Quality of all reporting staff to evaluate individual performance.
o Review a sampling of estimating final take offs for accuracy and substance and review with estimators where appropriate.
o Review a sampling of proposals for accuracy and substance and review with sales coordinators where appropriate.
• Ensure that policies and procedures developed by management are followed by all reporting staff. This includes but is not limited to:
o Ensure all standards and protocols for electronic storage of project documents are followed to allow easy retrieval by all departments.
o Ensure that quotes are generated from and maintained in the single system as prescribed by management.
• Contribute to executive policy and strategy. Attend Management Team Meetings as required.
• Review time sheets for all direct reports. Approve or adjust time sheets and time off requests as appropriate.
• Provide daily, weekly and monthly reports for management as required.
• Plan and manage departmental activities in accordance with agreed budgets and timescales.
• Meet regularly with staff to ensure open lines of communication are maintained and that issues are dealt with efficiently and effectively.
• Communicate concerns and/or issues raised by staff to appropriate department head(s) to resolve issues and remove roadblocks.
• Attend project manager meetings and relay any issues raised back to estimators and/or sales coordinators.
• Review projects where an issue is identified in accruals. Take appropriate action to ensure the same issue does not recur.
• Liaise with sales on upcoming projects and focus areas.
• Advise sales and estimators on best practice procedures and supplier specifications.
• Attend sales meetings with clientele when required.
• Attend pre-bid meetings when required.
• Ensure that all new associates in the department receive proper training.
• Ensure sustainability of the department.

SKILLS REQUIRED


• A minimum of 3 years' management experience in the interior construction industry, preferably in the flooring industry.
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work under pressure while handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent team player with ability to coordinate activities with various departments.
• Desire to make continued improvements to existing processes.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows based computer systems including MS Office suite and FileMaker.
• A desire to contribute and succeed.

You may also email your resume to the Human Resources Manager Chrystal Zeppone at [email protected]

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Operations Manager - Operations

JOB TITLE:                Operations Manager

REPORTS TO:           VP of Operations

DIRECT REPORTS:   Warehouse Manager, Trucking Manager, Labor Dispatcher, Project Coordinators, Installers (dotted line).

JOB SUMMARY:        The Operations Manager has overall responsibility for operations within the Addison warehouse. This position oversees and manages the allocation of field labor, trucking operations, warehouse operations, and facilities.  Field labor depends on trucking and trucking depends on warehouse operations.  Therefore, a focus of this position is to ensure that these groups work cooperatively as an effective team to ensure efficiency in the operation.   

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that policies and procedures developed by the company are followed by all reporting staff.
  • Develop and maintain standards relating to the proper preparation of products for delivery and installation of our products.  These will include, but not be limited to:
  • Processing and flow of paperwork related to picking, cutting, and shipping in the office and warehouse.
  • Material handling and staging practices in the warehouse and trucks.
  • Pre-cutting material in the warehouse.
  • Contribute to executive policy and strategy. Attend Management Team Meetings as required
  • Work with the Productivity & Quality Manager to ensure that installers are properly trained and certified.
  • Maintain records of certifications and training for all installers.
  • Work with the Labor Dispatcher to ensure that installers are scheduled appropriately.
  • Work with the Trucking Dispatcher to ensure that personnel and equipment are used as effectively as possible.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of scheduling of installers and trucking personnel and adjust as needed to improve efficiency.
  • Organize and run annual installer meetings through cooperation with the Productivity & Quality manager.
  • Review time sheets for all installers and other direct reports.  Approve or adjust time sheets as appropriate.
  • Monitor warehouse operations to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Monitor warehouse organization and make necessary changes as required to accommodate changes in business needs.
  • Plan and manage departmental activities in accordance with agreed budgets and timescales.
  • Meet regularly with staff to ensure open lines of communication are maintained and that issues are dealt with efficiently and effectively.
  • Communicate concerns and/or issues raised by staff to appropriate department head(s) to resolve issues and remove roadblocks.
  • Develop and maintain proper maintenance procedures for facilities and physical plant
  • Develop and execute capital improvements as directed and approved by ownership.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure while handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent team player with ability to coordinate activities with various departments.
  • Desire to make continued improvements to existing processes.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows based computer systems including MS Office suite and FileMaker.
  • A desire to contribute and succeed.

 

Canidates may email their resume directly to [email protected].

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Productivity and Quality Manager - Operations

JOB TITLE:                Productivity and Quality Manager       

REPORTS TO:           VP of Operations

DIRECT REPORTS:   Project Managers, Foremen, Installers (direct line)

JOB SUMMARY:        The Productivity and Quality manager has overall responsibility for all field operations of the company.  This position oversees two areas which are vital to the overall success of Consolidated Flooring of Chicago.  The responsibilities for production and quality are joined under one manager to ensure consistency among production and quality policies.  This manager will develop suitable and relevant production and quality assurance policies, will communicate their existence, and ensure they are followed. The Productivity and Quality Manager would be responsible to work with both of our locations in Addison and Chicago.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor the activities and performance of Project Managers to ensure that they are managing jobs properly and meeting or exceeding targeted margins.
  • Attend select monthly accrual meetings.  The selection of the meetings will be set by senior management based on size/and or complexity of the project.    
  • Ensure that policies and procedures developed by the company are followed by all reporting staff.
  • Establish and maintain quality management strategy and plans.
  • Establish and maintain standards relating to the proper installation of our products.  These will include, but not be limited to:
  • Floor preparation.
  • Detail fitting in the field for all materials installed by the company.
  • Production levels per installer.
  • Customer satisfaction.
    • Establish, manage, and monitor standards, processes, communications, training, and systems to ensure:
    • A safe workplace without risk to health.
    • Adequate provision of first-aid and welfare facilities and support.
    • Suitable and current information and supervision concerning health and safety policies and practices is provided to all employees.
    • Prevention and precautions against, or adequate control of, exposure to hazardous substances, and danger from flammable, explosive, electrical, noise, and manual handling risks.

Resume's can also be emailed directly to [email protected]

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