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Associate Buyer, Occasional- PBTeen

Date: Nov 29, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PT-11882
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Teen
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You'll be a part of the Furniture Merchandising team, responsible for assorting the new and carryover product that will drive close to 50% of the brand's sales revenue. Our team is comprised of a Director, Bedroom Furniture Buyer, Occasional Furniture Associate Buyer and Bedroom Furniture Assistant Buyer. Together with Design and Sourcing we work to develop newness to layer onto and update our assortment with. We then plan our new and carryover businesses with our Inventory partners. We manage the product from the beginning to end, working with our Creative and Ecommerce partners to make sure that everything is well represented in our Catalog and Online.

About the Role

The Associate Buyer for Occasional Furniture is responsible for assorting and planning our entire Seating and Occasional Furniture business. Our Seating assortment covers everything from Beanbags to Sectionals to Desk Chairs. You will own determining what your Needs for an upcoming season are based on previous seasons' sales and holes in the assortment, as well and planning all new and carryover. You will work closely with your Design, Sourcing, Inventory and Ecommerce partners and own your product for initial through selling. As a DTC merchant, you are also responsible for laying out the catalog ensuring that your product has new brand assets to sell it through our channels.

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

* Own a seasonally-changing, growth area of the business
* Partner with a cross functional group of subject matter experts to design and execute your strategy
* Have the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with our people to get things done
* Your day to day responsibilities and tasks are ever-changing, ensuring there is never a dull moment
* Provide insightful data to guide decision making and offer proactive solutions
* Develop integrated solutions through collaboration and proactive communication

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 Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years merchandising experience
* You have superior computer skills including business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
* You are a self-starter, able to prioritize to-dos and manage your time
* You work well on your own and in team -- we are very collaborative, so partnerships are essential

Technical Competencies required:

* Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and Keynote

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.

This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or 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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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