Sales Lead, New York: Contract / B2B Sales

Salary Competitive
About Hem

At Hem, we believe that great design can enrich lives. We're an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking, inspiring the creative community through collaboration, innovation, and experimentation. Together, alongside vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers, Hem crafts iconic furniture, lighting, and accessories for homes and workplaces all around the world. 

About the Team

The Commerical Team at Hem consists of exceptional creative thinkers who want to succeed together and disrupt the archaic design industry. With team members in Stockholm, New York, and Los Angeles, and clients spanning the hospitality, technology, co-working, retail, and corporate workplace verticals, our core values, design leadership, and outstanding quality are key success factors that unify us across time zones. We are on the front lines of the contract furniture industry, bringing Hem's product offering to clients around the world, ranging from progressive tech companies such as Google, AirBnb, and Nike, to creative vanguards like MoMa, Snøhetta, Rapt Studios, and Bjarke Ingels Group.

About the Role

Hem currently has an opening for a full-time Sales Lead to be based out of New York, NY. Reporting to the North American Sales Manager, the Sales Lead will generate leads and sales and be empowered to own and grow Hem's contract sales business in the New York region. With support from the global Hem team, the Sales Lead will drive active engagement with A&D, dealer, and end user clients in the territory to help them solve design challenges and maximize Hem's share of floor plate in identified contract projects. 


  • Lead and execute on Hem’s commercial strategy in the New York region in collaboration with the North American and Global Business Development Teams.
  • Meet or exceed monthly, quarterly, and yearly sales goals for the region.
  • Increase Hem’s awareness in New York by driving different sales and marketing initiatives, such as by attending and networking at industry events and hosting product demonstrations, presentations, lunch & learns, workshops, etc. 
  • Establish and build relationships with architects, designers, end users, and dealers and engage with them about Hem, Hem’s products, Hem Pro, and Hem’s ability to respond to contract customers’ business needs and requirements.
  • Identify local and global end customers within the New York market and establish relationships with their design teams in an effort to standardize Hem’s products within their global design guidelines.
  • Serve as a resource within Hem’s Commercial Team, giving advice and taking ownership in helping to develop Hem’s B2B offering (including tasks outside of the job description that will benefit B2B sales).


  • Experience dealing directly with top New York A&D firms, contract dealers, and/or end users and a proven track record of sucess in all aspects of a sale, from identification to consultation and closing.
  • Knowledge of the contract furniture industry, including key ancillary competitors, projects in process, and network of relationships with industry contacts within the New York territory. 
  • Self-motivated, proactive approach to contract furniture sales, with a desire to grow the New York territory's book of business. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and strong comfort level with giving product and company presentations. 
  • Proficient in Google Workspace and Salesforce CRM. 
  • Adaptable and agile team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

At Hem, we believe our culture is what makes us successful, and we offer a workplace with a lot of ambition and heart, where colleagues help and care for each other.

Sparked your interest? Apply now to join our dynamic and growing team! 



Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Paid holiday
Paid holiday

Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.

Gym access
Gym access

Short, tall, skinny, chubby we like you just as you are. But if you dream about a bum like J-Lo we got you covered.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

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Working at

Imaginative designs of obsessive quality. At Hem, we believe great design can enrich lives. We’re an independent design brand and platform for progressive thinking, inspiring the creative community through collaboration, innovation and experimentation. We collaborate with vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers in order to bring truly unique furnishings to those who won’t compromise on design, quality or sustainability. Hem is a direct-to-consumer design brand challenging the archaic furniture industry on a global scale. Together with vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers, Hem crafts iconic products for homes and workplaces all around the world – from Alaska to New Zealand. Being one of the world’s fastest-growing design companies (+100% year on year growth since 2016), and working with clients from the technology industry such as Google, Nike, Airbnb, Shopify, Stripe, Instagram, Square, Twitch, and design professionals such as MoMa, Snøhetta, Gensler, and Bjarke Ingels Group, Hem is part of defining the physical spaces of tomorrow.

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