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Manager, Contract Business - West Elm

Date: Sep 13, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-11170
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Manager, Contract Business -- 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.

The Project Manager, Contract + Hospitality is an integral addition to West Elm's fast-growing Contract + Hospitality Business. This position will work cross functionally with the internal West Elm Sourcing and Design Teams, the Williams -- Sonoma Inc. Business Sales Team, and our Hospitality clients. They will play a leading role in open project follow up and have ownership of managing our larger custom projects from quoting to installation. This role offers an opportunity to gain first hand experience in the full sales cycle and become a key component to closing the sale and creating additional market share for West Elm in this highly visible industry.

Essential Functions:
* Partner with the WSI Business Sales Team to follow up on all large open quotes and opportunities
* Communicate with the client to understand the full need of the project (pricing, product requirements, lead time etc) to ensure West Elm is quoting a competitive solution
* Manage custom projects from quoting to completion
* Work with product design and sourcing to find West Elm solutions to large scale projects
* Lead Generation -- industry research and lead passing to WSI Sales Team
* Account management as needed for strategic projects

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree
* 5 years experience in project management and/or sales operations preferred
* Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
* Able to partner with a wide range of personalities
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Interest in design and the hospitality industry preferred

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

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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, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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