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Assistant Buyer, Marketplace - Pottery Barn

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-15063
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be joining the Furniture and Lighting Marketplace team, responsible for continuing the robust work building our domestic marketplace assortment. We take an entrepreneurial approach to sourcing and assorting product that will surprise and delight our guests. You will work directly with third party suppliers to deliver consistently fresh and new products straight to the consumer.

About the Role

In the Assistant Buyer, Marketplace role, you will be assisting the Buyer(s) in creating and managing a growing offering of offline Furniture, Outdoor and Lighting. You will be responsible for vendor communication and interface, data entry and maintenance in all tools and systems, troubleshooting questions and issues as they come up, and light reporting.

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

* Assist in the development and execution of a core growth initiative for Pottery Barn
* Create and maintain new product information and all assortment tools
* Work independently and on a quick product-to-market timeline to consistently launch newness on the Pottery Barn website
* Support merchant team with preparation for market vendor appointments
* Attend market and vendor meetings and prepare business and product opportunities/needs
* Generate weekly sales reports and provide recommendations to the merchant and ecommerce teams on opportunities to improve performance
* Identify trending product and make recommendations for further customer exposure through marketing channels
* Build strong partnerships with cross-functional partners

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

* We're a successful, fast-growing company that rewards entrepreneurial thinkers
* A technological 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 rewarding taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

* You have a Bachelor's degree, with some prior retail experience
* You are proficient in Microsoft Office suite and are comfortable with Excel functions and pivots
* You are a quick learner who can master new systems with ease
* You have knowledge of retail math and business metrics
* You are VERY detail oriented, organized and thorough
* You are able to multi-task and prioritize in a constantly shifting environment
* You are excited to develop new ways of doing things and improve on existing processes
* You have strong verbal and written communication skills
* You enjoy diving into analytical data and making recommendations based on your findings
* You are a self-starter with a sense of urgency who enjoys working autonomously and taking initiative
* You thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment
* You are positive, a team player, and eager to grow

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.


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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