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Sample Coordinator, Textiles - PBteen

Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PT-15713
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn Teen
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be an important part the PBTeen Textile Product Development team. We're a dynamic team that works collaboratively to create well designed, great quality textile products for teen and dorm customers. Working on a seasonal basis with multiple concepts for our own brand, our collaboration partners and our licensors, our job is to develop and deliver on time and trend relevant product.

About the Role

As Textile Coordinator, you will be reporting to our Head Design Manager and responsible for all samples. You will share responsibilities for color and sample approvals for multiple products. You will share the responsibilities for Licensed Products with the PLM Coordinator.

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

* Responsible for all Samples, including Rugs; this includes Receiving, Reviewing and Archiving all samples throughout life cycle; keep sample closet organized at all times; facilitate sample requests for concept meetings; pass all samples for Final Line Review meetings, and organize samples when meetings have ended.
* In charge of organizing seasonal submit files and art files on a weekly basis. Archive files as needed, seasonally.
* Communicates daily with vendors through PLM to monitor the progress of new developments and current production.
* Assists in weekly Product Development Meetings with Merchants, Sourcing and Design to review status of new developments, inform them on the status of any late deliveries or quality issues. Prepares the meeting by updating the PD agenda items and procuring all samples required for the weekly PD meetings. Take detailed notes during PD meetings to send accurate Re-caps to the team after the meeting.
* Partners with Design Team to expedite color and design approvals for on-time PO placement. Occasional SPEC updates are required. A basic knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is needed. Color theory background required for communicating accurate color comments to vendors. Color checks assigned products and communicates approvals and comments through PLM daily.
* Assists with licensed programs, photographing TOP samples; updating licensed approval sites as needed.
* Builds line list for the new season during rollout meetings; updates assortment sheets in Illustrator as the season progresses.
* Mail packages out to vendors/agents daily. Keep organized files of mail sent. Send tracking to appropriate parties.

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...

* 2-3 years' experience with a retail or manufacturing company
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency, especially in Excel and basic computer knowledge for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
* PLM experience a plus (but not required)
* High attention to detail
* Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize
* organized and clean, your closet is always impeccable
* you have excellent communication skills, Verbal and written; you can explain complex design feedback with clarity through marked up images
* You love to work collaboratively in a group and have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team
* Are a self starter who is driven, motivated and always has a positive attitude
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details
* Must be able to lift 30lb rugs on to high shelves

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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