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Store Planner, Essential - Pottery Barn Brands

Date: May 13, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-15748
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


About the Role

Pottery Barn Store Planning Team is looking for individuals who can collaborate and thrive in a dynamic environment, demonstrate and foster innovative thinking skills, and apply data and intuition to develop new approaches and solve problems. As Store Planner, you will contribute to the successful implementation of Store Planning strategies for Pottery Barn Stores. You will be responsible for the strategic and tactical elements of supporting our retail locations, with a focus on optimizing store-level inventory and maximizing profitability.

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

* Become a champion of Store Planning strategies by developing thorough knowledge of store and tier performance through extensive analysis. Identify trends and recommend strategies to cross-functional business partners.
* Work cross-functionally with merchant and planning teams to optimize sales and margin across all store locations. Collaborate to achieve appropriate mix, depth, and breadth of inventory for each location. Continually make recommendations which seek to minimize markdowns through inventory distortion.
* Actively participate in business meetings and represent store planning analysis and perspective.
* Provide special interface to key field partners to identify opportunities, address risks and concerns, and provide insights into key initiatives and strategies.
* Own reporting tools to support store and field communication and processes.
* Partner with cross-functional teams to set up new stores, create inventory goals by division and report out on progress.


We're excited about you because you...

* Have a BA/BS degree in related field and/or 2-5 years of retail experience in planning or allocation.
* Have sharp analytical skills, are well-versed in MS Office, advanced in Excel and are comfortable manipulating and reading data.
* Are proficient in retail math.
* Have strong business acumen with the ability to evaluate and translate data into actionable information to drive results.
* Build and sustain successful cross-functional relationships. You have a knack for influencing business partners via consistent and pro-active communication and collaboration.
* Have proven written and verbal communication skills. You communicate effectively and succinctly.
* Maintain an entrepreneurial spirit amid a fast-paced, often changing environment.

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 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.


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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