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Stock Associate

The people who work at Ballard Designs are passionate about creating a destination for aspiring and professional decorators alike. Like a good friend with great taste, they welcome all who visit with warmth and genuine enthusiasm and showcase all the ingredients for the guest to turn their ideas into reality. The passion for our brand is demonstrated through every experience created as we strive to give our guest the inspiration she needs to shape her plans.

With over 30 successful years as a direct marketer of globally inspired home furnishings, Ballard Designs is rapidly expanding through our retail and e-commerce divisions. To support this exciting growth, we are seeking high-energy, motivated, team-oriented individuals to join our retail team. If this sounds like you and you're ready to make a real impact, we need to meet you!

Our retail expansion in key markets starts with hiring not only the best leaders but also hiring a stellar team. As Stock Associate, you will be responsible for all stock room functions for the store, including receiving and checking in all new shipments and transfers. Assist the Store Manager and Operations Manager in ensuring the accuracy of the store inventory. In addition, the Stock Associate will prepare merchandise for the floor and work along with the retail floor team to ensure proper placement.

The Stock Associate Position

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deliver excellent customer service by fostering an environment that is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient for guests and team members
  • Demonstrate the ability to clearly convey thoughts and express ideas effectively in a variety of settings including guest interaction, one-on-one and team settings
  • Collaborate with the management team and peers to achieve the goals of the store and Ballard Designs
  • Contribute in all aspects of store maintenance
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, organized and safe work environment
  • Perform a variety of operational activities which included, but are not limited to processing, labeling and assembly of merchandise
  • Ensure inventory control and accuracy by following proper procedures and best practice
  • Work collaboratively on floorsets and continual replenishment of inventory to create an extraordinary guest experience
  • Ensure the merchandise received matches the quantity ordered
  • Inspect the quality and condition of new merchandise
  • Preparation and shipment of outgoing merchandise and transfers
  • Maintain supply levels and communicate needs to Store Manager
  • Maintain all lighting in the store
  • Provide carry-out assistance for Ballard Designs customers
  • Participate in store inventory
  • All other related projects/duties as assigned by Store Leadership team


Collaborative & Inspiring – Has a company mindset and works for the good of the whole team. Embraces teamwork and achieving excellence together. Understands the interdependencies and impact of their work on others and works to coordinate with others. Communicates clearly and open to new ideas.

Delivers Accountability – Consistently meets and exceeds goals. Makes sound decisions and uses good judgment to drive for results. Maintains focus on top priorities. Takes responsibility for own actions and results.

Embraces Diversity of Thought – Open to diversity of thought and style. Understands cultural identity and works productively on diverse teams. Contributes to an inclusive work environment where everyone can be themselves and develop to their full potential.

Strong Communicator— Communicates clearly and effectively to convey thoughts and express ideas effectively in a variety of settings including guest interaction, one-on-one and team settings.

Stays Curious – Looks for new ways to learn and grow. Thinks creatively and is open to new ideas and innovation. Focuses on building skills for the present and future. Learns from mistakes and embraces change.


· High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of experience and instruction

· 1-2 years of shipping and receiving, or stock room experience

· Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and active listening

· Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time

· Availability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays

· Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 50lbs

· Ability to climb ladders and be fearless

· Work collaboratively on floorsets and continual replenishment of inventory to create an extraordinary guest experience

· Ability to continually smile, be nice, and be genuinely friendly in an environment where guests are the reason we are in business

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $14.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends


  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
Ballard Designs
Salary Range
$24,000.00 - 31,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Dallas, TX 75230, US