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Design Coordinator, Decorative Accessories - Pottery Barn Teen

Date: Oct 10, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PT-11791
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Teen
Position Type: Full-time


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.

Position Summary

Assist Directors, Head Designers, and Designers with information. Follow up with agents on samples.

Specific Responsibilities

* Be involved in product development cycle & calendar. Assist Director on divisional deadlines & assist in preparation for PD meetings
* Perform general administrative duties including filing and email correspondence
* Coordinate with cross-functional partners, Global Operations, Sourcing, Agents and Vendors, as needed
* Provide weekly updates on the status of seasonal developments
* Track department samples and designs and maintain status reports on all product development projects
* Prepare agenda prior to Tuesday PD Meetings, and Wednesday Director Products Review meetings
* Open boxes daily for delivery of new product samples
* Keep sample room organized
* Archive samples every season, and maintain the archive report
* Resolve sample issues and work closely with overseas partners and vendors
* Update the presentation packets seasonally and keep a seasonal binder
* Send swatches to overseas vendors as needed

PLM Duties

* Add new products and pre-development products into PLM
* Update the PLM tracker with dates and comments as needed
* Update PLM database with approved product information
* Enter and submit basic design comments, revisions and approvals to agents via PLM and/or email for all products
* Initiate, track and confirm product and color sample requests and submissions in PLM


* Bachelor's or Design degree (or experience in related field).
* Proficiency in MAC and PC.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Ability to prioritize and schedule work in a deadline driven environment.
* Strong communication skills.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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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