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Business Analyst, Strategic Planning - Pottery Barn

Date: Jun 23, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-13805
Area of Interest: Inventory Control
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Business Analyst, Strategic Planning Pottery Barn

About the Team

The Strategic Planning team is new to the Pottery Barn Brands and is looking for a key addition to the team to play a critical role in driving business decisions while providing actionable and strategic insights to leadership. This team leads critical in-season and pre-season business planning including new strategic initiatives, data analysis, reporting and forecasting. Additionally, the team works closely with internal cross-functional business partners - merchandising, inventory management, ecommerce, marketing, finance, and the retail stores - to identify and implement strategies to optimize sales, inventory, and margin. We are looking for someone who is a true owner of their business and will contribute creative new ideas. We seek a candidate who loves using data to tell the story and a team player who goes above and beyond!

About the Role

The Strategic Planning Business Analyst will support the Director of Strategic Planning in managing projects related to tops down planning, promotional processes and pricing strategy. Pricing work includes event hind sighting, pricing effectiveness & optimization as well as business evaluation reporting. In addition to supporting improvements in reporting, tools & approaches, the Business Analyst is expected to be instrumental in the execution of analysis, the development of conclusions and the presentation of findings and recommendations.

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

* Play a key role in driving strategic projects and analyzing a variety of business problems while working with cross-functional teams.
* Summarize and analyze large data sets that will enable multiple functional areas to hit key milestones and help business leaders make quality strategic business decisions related to expanding sales and profitability.
* Develop recommendations for improvement to business process optimization.
* Analyze industry best practices and conduct competitive research to influence long term changes to business strategy.
* Help determine depth of discount and promotional cadence to deliver incremental sales while maintaining product margin goals.
* Generate tops down forecasts with accompanying recommendations and analysis to inform markdown and promotional decisions.
* Quickly and efficiently run Ad-Hoc analysis to support leadership decision making.

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!


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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