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Assistant Inventory Planner, Accessories- Pottery Barn Kids

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-15430
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Omni Inventory Planning organization responsible for the strategic planning of inventory positions to drive sales, manage inventory turn and meet or exceed financial targets for your area of responsibility. Inventory associates are innovators, optimizers and problem solvers who are constantly seeking opportunities to move the business forward. You will collaborate with other business functions to support a product strategy intended to meet our customer's needs.

About the Role

The Assistant Planner is the entry-level position into Merchandise Inventory Planning and reports into an Inventory Planner or Sr. Inventory Planner. The role of the Omni Inventory Planning team member is to match product supply with customer demand while ensuring a maximized financial return on the inventory investment for a specific category across customer channels. This work requires strong analytical and presenting skills and the ability to influence and collaborate with other functional business partners.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Partner to create pre-season, item-level inventory and sales plans that align with product rankings, merchandising strategies and tops-down financial goals.
* Ensure key item product assortment supports presentation minimums, safety stock requirements and marketing campaigns.
* Help determine product order quantities and timing of order placement to support sales plans.
* Review and analyze business to identify potential inventory opportunities or liabilities and take action to adjust inventory targets.
* Own execution and distribution of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting for your department.
* Partner with Supply Chain Team and Distribution Centers on PO prioritization and the resolution of escalated backorder, quality, vendor or inventory issues.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

* You have a passion for our business and retail
* You are a data driven individual with a curious, entrepreneurial mindset
* You can thrive and adapt to a constantly changing environment
* Have a desire and willingness to work collaboratively in a group
* Possess strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
* Naturally challenge yourself to learn and grow

Technical Competencies required:

* Strong computer skills including business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office, especially Excel

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes 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. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. 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.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration.

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

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.

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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