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Date: Jun 14, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-10594
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


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

Day-to-day production management for packaging and collateral projects across multiple divisions


* Manages structural development of packaging in assigned categories-- includes developing prototype with vendor based on structural concept, receive & approve dyeline and material samples
* Determines packaging specifications & costs--includes working with designers to understand graphic concept, negotiating pricing with suppliers, approving specs, communicating pricing to merchants
* Manages prepress process--includes schedule/workflow management, analysis of color proofs and directing color corrections
* Manages design reproduction-- includes working with designers to advise about vendor printing capabilities, reviewing all layouts for compliance with specs, communicating color & artwork requirements to vendor, reviewing & approving proofs, drawdowns, printed samples
* manages vendor performance/execution--includes review of performance standards and WS requirements, communication of packaging components & assembly (label placement, assembly instructions, etc), review of samples, QA and troubleshooting, provide recommendations for rework, manage exception process in conjunction with internal teams and external packaging & product vendors


* Love to work collaboratively in a group, you have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead
* Are a true business owner; comfortable with decision making and calculated risk taking for the benefit of your business
* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details
* Naturally challenge yourself and others to grow


* 3-4 years print buying experience
* Working knowledge of 3-d forms/ reviewing & approving dyelines
* Experience directing color correction/retouching
* Familiar with litho & flexo printing processes
* Exposure to a variety of print materials, negotiating skills
* Overseas experience a plus

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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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