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Date: May 14, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-10302
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Design Assistant - West Elm

Who we are:
Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

Essential Functions:
*Manage a product category, execute design process for a given season and business segment
*Research and develop seasonal trends, themes, concepts, color, fabric and styling and/or product form function and manufacturing processes.
*Use Strong Sketching and problem solving skills to assist in the creation of designs that support merchant line plans, price points and overall creative direction. Build with the team strong, balanced assortments that include good, better, best strategy and core, must have fashion items.
*Ensure product design package is complete, accurate and handed off to Williams-Sonoma Agents and Vendors on time. Assist designers in compiling, and sending packages to vendors and agents. Track and maintain log of developments
*Maintains brand "P.O.V" (Point of View) and "P.O.D" (Point of Difference) through collaboration with design peers, merchants and vendors.
*Assist in preparation of presentations of concept and sketches for seasonal designs.
Communicate effectively both internally and with international partners to ensure product execution according to design intent.
*Use strong organizational skills to maintain finish and design library.
*Function well in a team setting.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications:
*1-2 years product/textile design experience.
*4 year college degree with a BA in a related design field required.
*Excellent communication and leadership skills
*Ability to produce technical drawings.
*Experience with Illustrator, Graphite, Sketchup and / or FormZ preferred

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*LI-AC

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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