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Designer, Product Development

Date: Dec 1, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-12935
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Role

Design products using style, theme and mood. Present to Head designer for approval.

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

* Translate trends into concepts that respond to business needs (e.g., price points, geographic considerations) for the relevant product category.
* Develop SKU-level designs from conception through revisions to sample approval. Present to Head Designer for review and approval.
* Create presentation boards.
* May present products and concepts to Merchandising.
* Gather market data on key fashion trends considering such elements as fabrication, materials, color schemes and designs.
* Identify ideas to be developed.
* Tracks department samples and ensures all samples are approved in a timely manner.
* On a quarterly basis provide new innovative product strategy revamping how we look at current offerings or a new product category.

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...

* Possess product design experience.
* Degree in Design or equivalent experience.
* Design skills, creative and inspirational thinker, deadline driven.
* Ability to take ownership, be a self-starter and take a pro-active approach.

Technical Competencies required:

* Adobe Creative Suite
* Hand sketching skills
* AutoCAD experience a plus

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.

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).

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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