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Operations Manager, Sourcing/Supply Chain

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Richmond, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PK-13998
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance - Sourcing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Kids
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Role

The Sourcing Operations team is a dynamic group within WSI US Sourcing, and the Sourcing Operations Manager will support the global expansion of all WSI brands into new and existing markets; ensuring compliance pertaining to testing, registration, and documentation of all product categories; providing KPI and empirical data-driven analyses to continually improve operational excellence.

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

* Serve as primary contact and SME to internal cross-functional teams and overseas teams/vendors for certain systems and markets.

* Manages key third-party service providers to ensure continual support and improvement: system enhancements, user management, and KPI report analyses to drive growing business needs.
* Perform a consultant role for the internal and external teams on the following:

* 1. Identifying opportunities for business process improvement.
* 2. Resolving various challenges from different functional teams and markets.
* 3. Designing and executing change processes that will support brand level strategies, enhance supply chain operations, and improve efficiency.
* Partner closely with internal and external teams to gain a well-rounded understanding of the WSI business to help execute long-term strategic visions, as well as providing findings based on empirical analysis to drive business decisions.
* Manages cross-functional projects with a focus on execution and data-driven analyses to present findings to senior management.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 4+ years college education (BA/BS); MBA desired.
* Minimum 3-5 years of experience in operations.
* 2+ years' experience in off shore sourcing, buying/merchandising in a retail or manufacturing organization desired.
* Experience working with high SKU counts, and sourcing multiple categories (home goods preferred).
* Experience with market launch/expansion in a retail industry via franchise, JV, or company-owned.
* Experience collaborating with high-level executives to influence decision-making and drive business objectives.
* Knowledge in sourcing, logistics, and regulatory compliance desired.
* Experience with MicroStrategy, PLM, and GTNexus's TradeCard and SCV platforms preferred.
* Ability to create intuitive KPI reports using SQL, SAP, Microsoft Excel, and Tableau to drive critical business decision making.
* Self-starter and can quickly learn the complexities of our overall business.
* Demonstrates high level of organization and can quickly reprioritize based on the needs of the business.
* Travel required 1 to 2 times per year.

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

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe.
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits.
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience.
* 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.
* You will be making significant impacts across multiple functions daily.
* This is a diverse role collaborating with many functions within the business, offering ample opportunities for personal growth.
* Frequent collaboration with high-level executives provides insight to the key factors driving the company objectives and its success.
* We have fun!

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).

*LI-ST

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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