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Operations Specialist, Contract - West Elm

Date: Sep 22, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-11708
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
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 support and coordination for Senior Buyer and/ or Buyer and Associate Buyer in specified merchandise categories for all channels of sales. Input, proof and analyze data for all areas of merchandising management.

Specific Responsibilities

* Enter and maintain all price changes for DTC (Direct to Customer) and Retail, working closely with inventory partners.
* Communicate as needed with agents and vendors on behalf of buying team in regards to project and sample status, costing/ sku worksheets, and packaging/ labeling needs.
* Set up and maintenance of all skus.
* Create and maintain Product Development Spreadsheets.
* Create and maintain quarterly MTL spreadsheets (both quality and package testing).
* Create and maintain quarterly Product Information (PI) Sheets.
* Track and open packages and samples; coordinate movement of merchandise to sample rooms.
* Print and distribute all weekly sales reports.
* Attend team meetings with merchandising and inventory.
* Prepare analysis as directed.
* General administrative duties.
* Assist in quarterly retail floor sets.

Organization: Williams-Sonoma

Function: Merchandising / Buying

Merchandising departments are responsible for the development, sourcing and selection of products sold in our distinct retail concepts and through our four catalogs. Merchandising responsibilities vary by brand and may include developing new products, designing packaging, tracking production of goods and determining retail price points.

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.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

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BA/BS required
* Previous experience in merchandising a plus
* Advanced Excel skills; Quark 6.1 and Adobe knowledge desirable
* Attention to detail
* Ability to work in a fast pace, often-changing environment required

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: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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