SENTIENT is a luxury furniture and design brand that believes in a simple mantra; stay true to the purity of design & commit to building long-term client relationships. The philosophy of SENTIENT is found in the name. The word ‘sentient’ is defined as ‘the power of perception by sensation and consciousness.‘ In one way or another, we intend to reach or alert our customers’ consciousness. We want our designs and products to be thought-provoking, curious, exciting, and at times, out-of-the-blue. The goal is to provoke a sincere reaction. If a customer or observer comments, questions, or asks for more information, we have succeeded. 

We always look to expand and evolve our team with qualified candidates who share our love for designer furniture and are looking to join a people-first and growth-minded brand in the heart of Brooklyn. Our iconic models and high-end custom furniture pieces are part of the New York design scene – each team member has the opportunity to create exceptional works of art or help bring them to extraordinary residential or commercial environments.

Trade Representative

Full-time | In-person at SENTIENT’s Brooklyn Studio

Job Description

As a Trade Representative at SENTIENT, you will be a key player in promoting our exceptional furniture collection to the design community. Your role involves extensive collaboration with interior designers, architects, and other members of the trade to understand their vision and requirements for various projects. You will act as a liaison, ensuring that their design objectives are met with our custom manufacturing capabilities or through our bespoke collection. Your in-depth knowledge and passion for business development, sales, and design will position you as a trusted advisor, fostering strong relationships and driving our business’s growth.


Core Responsibilities

  • Strategically work to expand SENTIENT’s Trade Program by developing and nurturing key relationships with Architects, Interior Designers, Project Managers, General Contractors, Real Estate Brokers, and other key decision-makers within the design industry.
  • Strategize, research, and outreach for new business development with design industry professionals.
  • Proactively identify business opportunities and collaborate with the sales team to increase market presence.
  • Offer in-person and virtual presentations and product demonstrations to clients, showcasing the quality and design of SENTIENT.
  • Manage the full sales cycle of sales leads and projects with trade program members and design industry professionals
  • Coordinate with the design and manufacturing teams to meet project specifications and timelines.
  • Participate in trade shows, design events, and other industry-related functions to enhance brand visibility.
  • Provide feedback from clients to the design and product development teams to inform future collections.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets while delivering exceptional customer service.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Business, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role within the design industry.
  • Proven track record of fostering relationships with architects and interior designers, particularly in the New York area.
  • Strong understanding of the design and custom manufacturing process of high-end furniture.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.
  • Self-motivated and ambitious individual with the ability to make decisions within company guidelines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate towards achieving unified visions.
  • Willingness to travel as needed for client meetings and industry events.
  • Must be able to work on-site at our Brooklyn gallery, as this role requires a hands-on approach to collaboration and design.
  • Authorized to work in the US



  • Competitive salary with performance-based incentives.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Comprehensive health insurance package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A creative and supportive work culture that values innovation and collaboration.



  • Self-driven with an entrepreneurial spirit and results-oriented
  • Comfortable working solo or as part of a team
  • Strong social skills and comfortable presenting in small and large groups
  • Takes ownership of their business and responsibilities, treating it as “their own business” under the company umbrella
  • Organized and effective time manager
  • Ability to travel locally for projects and meetings, as needed
  • Positive attitude, constructive mindset and problem-solving skills


Preferred Experience

  • Educational background in Interior or Industrial Design
  • Minimum 3 years prior sales experience
  • Experience utilizing rendering software(s) such as but not limited to AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and SketchUp
  • High School diploma or equivalent required


SENTIENT provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SENTIENT complies with applicable state and local laws that govern nondiscrimination in employment in all of SENTIENT’s facilities. This policy applies to all aspects of  employment, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, placement, promotion, layoff, recall, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training

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