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Temporary - Merchandise Coordinator, Photo Studio - Pottery Barn

Date: Nov 17, 2017

Location: Brisbane, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-11682
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Merchandise Coordinator/Photo Studio --Temp

About the Team

You will be part of the Pottery Barn Creative Services team responsible for producing all of the beautiful imagery for our catalog and ecommerce site. Our job is to enhance our customer experience by bringing them compelling, informative content detailing the craftsmanship and high-quality materials of our product so they can create a beautiful and comfortable life at home.

About the Role

Above all, the Merchandise Coordinator represents and supports the Pottery Barn brand wherever we go. That means be a brand advocate and build strong relationships with freelance talent and partners while exemplifying the white glove experience customers expect during photo shoots in their homes. The overall function of this position is to ensure seamless photo shoots under the supervision of the Photo Producer, and this role is key in supporting photo as one of our leading brand growth vehicles. Stellar communication with all team members (internal and freelance) is key. The Merchandise Coordinator must ensure product samples are on set ready to be photographed, and be accountable to the shifting needs of the creative production team and locations. This role will face challenges in sample availability and quality, coordinating shot list with other photo producers, and managing time both in pre-production and on set. The Merchandise Coordinator will handle and finesse all of the practical and interpersonal aspects of keeping a project running smoothly so that the director and the rest of the team can concentrate on the creative aspects.

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

* Accounts for and organizes merchandise, props and grip equipment for photography.
* Loads & unloads merchandise, props, and equipment between warehouse and photo location.
* Assists with rigging, painting, assembling merchandise, prop prep, and set prep and breakdown.
* Develops familiarity with merchandise, props, grip and photo equipment and assists crew as needed.
* Protects floors and furniture of photo location with materials provided by Photo Producer.
* Repacks photo samples and props in original containers, protects for safe transport and return to proper location.
* Refers to Photos and returns location to original condition when photo wraps.
* Replaces merchandise and props to designated areas at Brisbane warehouses and IceHouse locations.
* Maintains professional demeanor with homeowners, photo team, and vendors.
* Performs additional duties and errands as assigned by the photography team.
* Drives a 16-18 foot truck (requires no special license).

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!

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

We're excited about you because...

* High school diploma required.
* 2-4 years related experience.
* Proven attention to detail.
* Experience driving and maneuvering 18-foot truck.
* Must be able to lift and move merchandise up to 75 pounds.
* Proactive and Highly Organized.
* Must have valid CDL.
* Willing to work flexible hours.

Technical Competencies preferred, but not required with great experience:

* Prior knowledge of Photo Production.
* Familiar with working in a warehouse environment.
* Truck driving endowments.
* Prior moving experience.

* Someone who is dexterous, or good with their hands.
* General knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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.

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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