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Director, Talent Management and Learning & Organizational Effectiveness

Date: Nov 18, 2017

Location: Olive Branch, MS, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: MS-11038
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
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.

We are looking for talented, passionate, and driven individuals to support and lead a strong selling culture, visual execution, and operational excellence. 


This HR leadership role is responsible for managing all aspects of talent management for the WSI Supply Chain, Mfg., Customer Care Center organization. This person will provide thought leadership, strategic direction and subject matter expertise in all facets of Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness. This includes full-cycle talent acquisition, leadership development, performance management, succession planning and talent retention.


* Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Human Resources or related discipline; Master?s Degree a plus.
* Requires a minimum of ten years of broad-based HR experience in progressively responsible HR Staff and Management roles.
* The demonstrated ability to drive business results through HR and broader business initiatives.
* Ability to manage change throughout the organization.
* Comprehensive working knowledge of all HR functions: Employee Relations, Safety, Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, Staffing/Recruiting, Training and Development and Union Avoidance. Proven experience in planning, coordinating and directing comprehensive HR activities/services through a team of HR professionals.
* Must be able to instill confidence in line management with HR Services support.
* Must be results driven and work well within a deadline-oriented environment. Ability to apply and adapt best practices and techniques to the special requirements of senior management.
* Must demonstrate good customer service skills, have the ability to effectively communicate with associates at all levels, and possess strong analytical and decision-making skills.
* Successful experience in leading and managing both people and process during stable and seasonal periods.


* High energy.
* Strong business acumen.
* Straight forward and trustworthy.
* Outstanding communication skills.
* Results oriented.

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: Memphis

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