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Manager, Graphic Design

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-14901
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Role

Oversee multiple departments to produce new products that reflect market trends and match customer needs. Direct teams and ensure that they interpret the mood into product. Explore new business ideas. Manage and develop 10+ associates.

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

* Gather market data on key fashion trends considering such elements as fabrication, materials, color schemes and designs looking forward to next season.
* Regularly shop competitors to keep abreast of trends. Travel Europe/Asia to identify emerging themes and new inspirations with Design Directors & VP.
* Drives global conceptual vision for the division.
* Present and sells seasonal concept to merchandising team and executives.
* Identify big business ideas to be developed and ensures Head designer has clear understanding of product line.
* Ensures that all final design details and pre-production samples are approved by Head Designer (with Sourcing and Production Management). Resolve escalated issues.
* Provide input to seasonal concepts for floor plans development and catalog design/pagination.
* Develop staffing and succession plans. Interview candidates and approve division s final candidates.
* Determine workload for staff; recommend effective processes and procedures to improve workflow and results.
* Provide direction and clarify objectives. Evaluate and appraise performance.
* Mentor, educate and develop creative staff.
* Lead and facilitate divisional meetings on director level across functions and distribution channels.
* Participate in key company strategic initiatives and steering committees.
* Present seasonal product information (inspirations and facts) to field.
* Present boards to merchants

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...

* Minimum 7-8 years product design experience. Minimum 4 year college degree or equivalent experience.
* 5 years management experience.
* Aesthetic Visionary, People Development & Management, Presentation Skills, Business Orientation.

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.

Benefits:

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.

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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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