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Assistant Website Merchandiser

Date: Mar 26, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-12841
Area of Interest: E-Commerce
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

The eCommerce team is a fun, energetic, diverse team working in a fast-paced environment to bring our unique brand to life online. We drive for results and seek to exceed expectations. We are aggressive about our business and expect executional excellence. We work in a supportive and collaborative environment where innovative ideas are not only accepted but expected. We are both analytical and creative. Our mission is to deliver an exceptional digital experience to customers.

About the Role

This person will assist the Ecommerce Merchandise Manager to execute the merchandise strategy on a daily and seasonal basis for their product division in collaboration with brand merchant, inventory, and creative teams. They own and drive the creation of the Product Information / Selling Pages. They will help deliver against sales metrics and implement strategies to maximize conversion. This person will assist in identifying opportunities, reviewing competitors, and recommending new concepts to drive sales and improve our customer's digital experience. They will deliver calendar milestones on-time and with accuracy.

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

* Help manager execute seasonal and daily merchandise strategies to maximize sales and achieve or exceed financial plans. This includes all aspects of the online purchase experience and shopping funnel -- from inspirational content to informational product pages.
* Full ownership of the creation and maintenance of the Product Information Page / Selling Page:

* Photo requests for SKU and product level photography
* Development of seasonal product roadmaps which consolidate and communicate all required information about the product
* Content strategies for individual products
* Work with cross-functional partners to test all aspects of the page
* Regular maintenance as needed
* Align with inventory partners to accurately execute promotions and pricing strategies. Be aware of inventory levels, backorder issues, and strategic initiatives.

* Own populating and ranking the sale shop paths during promotional offers
* Assist Manager in the development, communication and execution of the visual merchandising strategy for your division, including briefs to the creative teams for content development, site design, page layouts, video, photography, and design tools
* Manage eCommerce photo shoot samples and logistics for your product division
* Attend seasonal photo shoots to ensure accurate execution
* Collaborate with brand merchant partners on an ongoing basis to review and understand your divisional business. Share learnings and opportunities to maximize sales in the eCommerce channel.
* Keep abreast of market trends, consumer trends, competition, customer service issues, and eCommerce technology and dynamics
* Assist in daily marketing updates of the homepage and website by providing relevant category information
* Participate in weekly, sometimes daily, site auditing to ensure correct presentation and product data integrity
* Meet digital initiative deadlines. Take on additional projects, as needed.
* Print and distribute weekly sales reports for the division and brand, in rotation with other assistants

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

* We are a successful, stable company with an emphasis on growing our digital business
* We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We have a smart, experienced leadership team
* We work together as a strong cross-functional group that partners to achieve our goals


We're excited about you because...

* You have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, or a related field
* You have proven analytical and critical thinking skills
* You have superior computer skills including business applications such as MS Windows, MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), Google Sheets, and content management systems. You can learn in-house digital / content management systems quickly.
* You have a strong affinity for the product and brand
* You have an aesthetic point of view and understand visual merchandising
* You make timely decisions, anticipate problems, provide creative solutions, and elevate issues
* You are well-organized, detail-oriented, highly accurate and deadline-driven
* You can deal with ambiguity and stay focused in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment
* You have a positive, collaborative, team-oriented, and results-driven attitude

Technical Competencies required:

* Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications such as excel and Google docs. Experience with or ability to quickly learn content management systems and/or database management systems.
* Basic math skills -- merchandising math skills a plus, including margin and comp sales or revenue

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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.

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).


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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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