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Designer, Lighting - Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen

Date: Nov 10, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-11639
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Designer, Lighting -- Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen

About the Team

The Pottery Barn Kids and Teen product development teams work cross-functionally with merchants, sourcing and vendors to drive each season's diverse product. We're a team of designers and facilitators that always look for ways to improve products and deliver the best quality and design to our customers. Join us!

About the Role

Under the direction of the Head Design Manager and Design Directors, and in partnership with peers, develop big ideas, product concepts and lighting designs that achieve overall product strategy and merchant objectives on a seasonal basis. Manage design execution for lighting styles and lead product development process by working with major international home-goods manufacturers/vendors.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Execute the entire design process for a given season within the lighting category for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen.
* Research and develop seasonal trends, themes, concepts, color, fabrication and styling and product form, function and manufacturing processes.
* Create lighting designs that support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction.
* Ensure product design package is complete, accurate and handed off to Agents and Vendors.
* Maintains brand "P.O.V" (Point of View) and "P.O.D" (Point of Difference) through collaboration with design peers, merchants and vendors.
* Create and deliver effective, cohesive product presentations to "sell" concepts to merchants.
* Communicate effectively through the design lifecycle.
* Develop and manage seasonal calendars and meet all deadlines.
* Use strong organizational skills and scheduling skills.
* Demonstrate effective cross-functional & vendor-relations skills.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!



We're excited about you because...

* You have a high design aesthetic and a strong point of view
* You pride yourself on attention to detail and can balance priorities in a fast-paced environment
* You have strong sketching and ideation skills


* Minimum 5 years of product design experience in home goods & decorative accessories. Specific lighting experience a plus.
* Solid experience communicating with international vendors
* Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize

Technical Competencies required:

* Full proficiency in Mac operating systems with skill excellence in Adobe Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop and Vellum

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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