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Administrative Assistant, Pottery Barn

Date: Apr 19, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-10296
Area of Interest: Administration
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Company

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

Provide administrative support for the EVP of Merchandising and the VP of Retail Merchandising for Pottery Barn.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Manage appointment calendar with both internal and external demands.
* Arrange meetings, set-up conference calls and book travel arrangements.
* Prepare presentations.
* Provide general support to visitors and other external inquiries.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

* Manage corporate office supply policy and procedures.

* Manage expense reporting

* Partner with Facilities for department space planning

* Assist with on-boarding of new team members

* Act as liaison with other departments to provide assistance with miscellaneous requests.

* Work closely and cooperatively within all levels of management.

* Perform and prioritize other assignments and projects to support team.

* Perform other assignments and projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 5 years experience as an executive assistant.
* Strong knowledge of computers, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.
* Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
* Ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline driven environment.
* Strong organizational skills.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Commitment to providing excellent customer service internally and externally.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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

Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen - Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

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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.


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