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Sales and Design Centre Internship - Summer 2022

Company: Van Metre Companies
Location: Ashburn
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success, and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre is seeking a Sales and Design Centre Intern for Summer 2022!

We are seeking a Sales and Design Centre Intern who loves to be challenged and learn new skills to become a part of the New Homes Design Center Team! In this role, you will be mentored by an experienced New Homes Design Centre Manager/Associate. You will focus on learning how the Design Centre team works with the buyers at their Design Centre appointment, assist with Browse Days, maintain customer satisfaction, research, and answer customer questions.

All Van Metre interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with interns and employees from other departments and divisions. Interns will engage in a series of trainings that will help them to excel in their particular roles and to broaden their understanding of the company and the many different ways to become involved at Van Metre. The internship program is designed to give our interns valuable and broadly applicable experience that will continue to be an asset well into the future.

This position would be based out of our Broadlands, VA office, and will spend time between our Design Centre and the Sales Offices.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Design Centre team with correspondence, reports, scheduling, as needed
  • Support the Design Centre team on Browse Days (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Deliver Structured Wiring information sheet with buyer Information, community, house type, areaway location, design centre appointment and miscellaneous Information
  • Maintain Browse Day packets and product books to ensure they are up-to-date
  • Manage showroom inventory
  • Shadow Design Centre Consultants in Design Centre appointments
  • Aid Design Centre Consultants, as needed
    • Solid understanding of customer service principles, and able to provide an excellent customer experience
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively as a team member
    • Ability to communicate at all levels with internal/external clients by phone, email, and in person
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong decision making skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and Power Point)
    • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree or equivalent education
    • Valid Driver's License and personal transportation
      Weekend Work Is Required.

      Van Metre's Summer 2022 Internship Program is an 8-week program in which Interns get the opportunity to hone the skills in their field but also learn about our business. The Program starts the first week in June 2022 and runs through early August. Interns will attend trainings and planned sessions with Executives from every team, learning about every aspect of a product, from inception to completion, sale, and management. The goal is to assist in your quest to become a well-rounded individual, just like our company is!

      Van Metre Companies was just named one of the Top Workplaces in DC by the Washington Post for four consecutive years! We have also won the Washington Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Award four years in a row, received the Silver Award and recognition for being a Breast Feeding Friendly Workplace from Loudoun County's 2017 Annual Healthy Business Awards Council, and were named 2017's Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year in the mid-size business category from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce!

      We offer excellent benefits and a work environment that fosters and rewards excellence. We also promote work/life balance, including a robust Employee Wellness Program, which encourages healthy living and physical fitness through our monthly gym membership reimbursement, free Fitbit challenges, and massage offered on-site. We encourage employees to make full use of vacation and company-paid volunteer time to refresh their bodies and minds.

      As a developer of complete communities and towns luxury residential, mixed-use residential/retail, commercial, condominium, and apartment communities we have built more than 16,000 new luxury and custom homes since 1955.

      Van Metre Mission Statement

      The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Companys founding in 1955, of providing top-quality homes, investment properties, and services to our customers and clients. The Companys emphasis on integrity, professionalism, and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and the management of apartment, retail, and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the Van Metre signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry-leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office Jobble

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