At Hortons Home Lighting in Chicagoland, we’re always looking for passionate and experienced individuals to join our lighting team. If you’re looking for a new career in the lighting industry, then look through the listings below to learn more about the positions that we have available. You can apply online by using the button at the end of each section, and if you have questions about a job, then you can contact the respective showroom. We look forward to hearing from you!


Ace Hardware Sales Associate

As a local business, we pride ourselves in being there for our community in the times of greatest need. Amongst all the uncertainty of the current pandemic, one thing is certain… now is one of THOSE times! Thus, as the local ACE Hardware store and being declared an “essential business,” it is our privilege to be OPEN in La Grange to serve our community for all of their hardware needs. Consequently, we are looking to have people join us who believe in the power of community and the shop local mission. We ARE – Still Open…Always Essential…Forever Helpful.

About Hortons Ace Hardware and Home Lighting
Hortons has been serving the community for over 120 years and we pride ourselves on creating a superior client experience from the way our stores are merchandised, to the products we carry, and most importantly, the service we provide to each and every person who walks through the door.

General Summary
The Sales Associate will not be “selling products”, rather they will be assisting in “solving problems” of those guests who seek their assistance. They will also assist in the receiving, stocking, pricing of all merchandise and help maintain a clean and orderly merchandise presentation and overall store cleanliness.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Customer Service:
    • Provide a positive representation of Hortons Ace Hardware.
    • Proactively assist customers in solving problems.
    • Greet customers entering and throughout the store. Thank customers when finished and when they are leaving the store.
    • Possess a friendly outgoing demeanor; work well with customers as well as associates.
    • Ensure all pages and calls are answered promptly, courteously and effectively.
    • Forward any customer complaint that cannot be handled to a member of management.
    • Possess strong product knowledge and knowledge of store layout and location of products.
    • Assist customers throughout the store with personal, customized service based on the premise of amazing every customer, every time.
  • Store Operations:
    • Assist in creating a positive, professional and safe work environment.
    • Assist with receiving, checking in and stocking of merchandise throughout the store.
    • Assist with maintaining back stock levels.
    • Assist with daily maintenance, orderliness and cleanliness of the sales floor, stock room and outdoor merchandise area.
    • Assist with providing a clean and orderly sales floor, including end caps and ad merchandise.
    • Assist with merchandise resets through the store.
    • Ensure signage is current throughout the store.
    • Communicate any merchandising, cost control or sales idea to General Manager.
    • Participate in store meetings.
    • Be professional in appearance and actions.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education/Training
High School or GED equivalent.

Experience
Formal retail experience or trades experience preferred but not mandatory.

Physical Demands
Standing, walking and lifting (up to 50lbs).

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Sales Associate and Design Consultant – Part-Time – Hortons of La Grange (La Grange, IL 60525)

Hortons Home Lighting in La Grange is looking for a “Dream Team” of sales associates to fill multiple positions available (full-time and part-time). Hortons has been serving the community for over 120 years and we pride ourselves on creating a superior client experience from the way our stores are merchandised, to the products we carry, and most importantly, the service we provide to each and every person who walks through the door.

We are looking for people who love to sell and love to solve people’s problems. While not required, we favor applicants with a year or more of experience in the service industry, who are drawn to decorating, design or art, and who enjoy helping people make the most of their homes and/or personal appearance. The ideal candidate is excited to learn about the lighting industry and knows how to take initiative.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drives Sales
  • Contribute to store sales goals by selling lighting, accessories and other products offered by Hortons
  • Team with Sales Manager and Associates to promote a positive buying experience and drive overall store sales
  • Develop and utilize sales skills and principals
  • Maximize store promotions, marketing initiatives, and grassroots programs
  • Maintain strong knowledge of features and benefits of existing and new product lines
  • Meet established goals as set by management

Our Hortons family strongly believes in making a difference and giving back to the communities we serve. Perhaps our biggest example of this is the foundation which was started here at the store when two employees passed away from cancer. Since its inception in 2001, The H Foundation has raised nearly $9 million to support basic science cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. We are also supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network, our local high school’s Transitions Program, Local Makers of innovative products, the local movie theater, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and many other local charities. If giving back and being a part of an organization that is making a difference is something important to you…join us!

This is not a seasonal position. Sales associates need flexibility to work days, evenings and weekend shifts.

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Retail Sales Specialist – Full or Part-Time (La Grange, IL 60525)

Our Proud Heritage: Horton’s Home Lighting has long been regarded as the premier lighting showroom in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area. Locally owned and operated for more than 100 years, our three updated showrooms offer a wide range of lighting, superior customer service, and a professional staff. We believe in creating a family-friendly work environment, where each person is an integral member of the team, yet responsible for his or her own results and earning potential. We are proud of our heritage and would like to find an individual who will excel and prosper in a fast-paced retail environment becoming a valued member of our team.

About Us: We are the premier lighting showroom in the Chicago land area with 3 updated showrooms offering the most progressive, trendy and cutting-edge assortments. We know that the right lighting can set the mood, add drama, or subtly enhance the natural beauty of a room. Hortons carries Chicagoland’s largest in-stock selection of home lighting. Hortons is not just another lighting store, it’s a true destination.
Are you the Ideal Candidate? If you are looking for a full or part-time opportunity and have a passion for people with a flair for design, you may be the candidate we’re looking for. If you are a self-motivated, and detail orientated individual we will provide the tools and training you need to achieve outstanding success.
About the Position: This position requires an individual to interact with retail clients, designers and builders to assist them in making product choices according to their individual needs. The objective is always to provide both design and lighting advice that will make the customers buying decision easier. We have opportunities in both of our showroom locations.
We offer the following opportunities and benefits:

  • Generous Base Salary
  • An Aggressive Commission / Bonus Structure Based on Performance
  • Health Insurance for full-time employees
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacations
  • Employee discounts

Qualifications:

The skills and abilities we’re seeking include:

  • A passion for, or experience with, decorating or design.
  • Hospitality Industry and or Customer Service skills a plus
  • A proven sales professional
  • Lighting and/or home décor experience would be a plus
  • Must be willing and able to participate in training and ongoing product education
  • Must have access to reliable transportation in order to get to work.
  • Must have open and flexible work availability
  • Must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and be willing to learn our operating systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • College degree is a plus
  • Professionalism, to include dependability, accountability, and punctuality
  • Self-motivated and internally driven to excel in your position and career
  • Time management skills for juggling multiple (and sometimes competing) deadlines and deliverables

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to store sales goals by selling lighting, accessories and other products offered by Hortons
  • Team with Sales Manager and Associates to promote a positive buying experience and drive overall store sales
  • Develop and utilize sales skills and principals
  • Maximize store promotions, marketing initiatives, and grassroots programs
  • Maintain strong knowledge of features and benefits of existing and new product lines
  • Meet established goals as set by management

How to Apply:

Please provide the following:

  • An up-to-date resume and a brief cover letter outlining your experience for the position
  • Salary history and/or requirements
  • We kindly ask for no emails or phone calls as a means to further your application process. These efforts will not enhance your opportunity for consideration, and we are not equipped to respond to these requests. We thank you kindly in advance for your adherence to this request.
  • Candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted by phone for the next step in our hiring process.

Thank you for your interest in our position. We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

Hortons Home Lighting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Cashier – Hortons Home Lighting & Ace Hardware (La Grange, IL 60525)

As a Horton’s cashier, you will play a key role in providing legendary customer service to our customers and building customer loyalty.  You will be responsible for operating our cash registers with accuracy and efficiency while ensuring the checkout experience is fast and friendly.  This includes, but is not limited to, suggesting appropriate additional products, handling merchandise returns and exchanges quickly and efficiently, calling customers when their rain checks and special orders are in stock and counting their cash drawer before each shift.

Qualifications:

  • Helpful customer service skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Related experience is preferred but not required

If interested please email resume to  hardware@hortonshome.com (or pick-up application at):

Horton’s Ace Hardware
60 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-2110

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Warehouse Associate

Hortons Home Lighting and Ace Hardware in La Grange is looking for an active person to fulfill a full-time warehouse position within our store. Hortons has been serving the community for over 120 years and we pride ourselves on creating a superior client experience from the way our stores are merchandised, to the products we carry, and most importantly, the service we provide to each and every person who walks through the door. Being a part of our warehouse team is no exception to this.

We are looking for people who believe in following procedures and can bounce from task to task based on the client’s needs. While not required, we favor applicants with a year or more of warehousing experience. The ideal candidate is excited to learn about the retail industry and knows how to take initiative.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process receipt of merchandise both incoming from third party companies as well as intra-store transfers
  • Utilize RF Technology and point of sale system to maintain accurate inventory
  • Assist Managers and Sales Associates to fulfill client needs
  • Assemble merchandise including grills, patio furniture, and more
  • Unload and load trucks with a forklift
  • Maintain a clean and organized warehouse and all auxiliary warehouse locations
  • Meet established goals as set by management

Additional Info:
This is not a seasonal position. Typical first shift hours with occasional evening and weekend shifts.

Job Benefits:
Our Hortons family strongly believes in making a difference and giving back to the communities we serve. Perhaps our biggest example of this is the foundation which was started here at the store when two employees passed away from cancer. Since its inception in 2001, The H Foundation has raised nearly $9 million to support basic science cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. We are also supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network, our local high school’s Transitions Program, Local Makers of innovative products, the local movie theater, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and many other local charities. If giving back and being a part of an organization that is making a difference is something important to you…join us

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