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Temporary SKU Database Manager - Pottery Barn

Date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: PB-14965
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

SKU Database Manager

Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s Merchandising organization is the sales and profit driver of our company. The Pottery Barn upholstery merchandising team manages one of the largest divisions in the company to deliver our retail, online and mail-order customers great quality custom upholstered furniture across the country. We own and operate a growing manufacturing base right here in the United States, proudly producing nearly all of the upholstered furniture sold through our brands.

The Merchandising environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and our assortment is rapidly expanding. To support the growth, we are looking for a SKU Database Manager who is highly capable of problem solving and managing our Upholstery SKU Database which houses over 200,000 SKUs. It is imperative that the Database is managed with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail as it serves as a tool to manage our costs, retails -- directly impacting the company's profitability -- as well as serves as a tool for all store associates to complete a Sale. This role may also have direct reports as the department grows.

Using SQL (Structured Query Language , Microsoft Access, Excel and Retail Systems, the SKU Database Manager will be responsible for SKU Set-Up and Maintenance, working with several cross-functional partners (internal/ external) to ensure for on time and accurate execution of a seasonal launch. The SKU Manager will also help re-design processes, develop controls and procedures and measure operational improvement opportunities. They will manipulate, analyze and validate data on a daily basis. Also to support the Merchandising organization, the analyst will help with retail reporting to measure the performance of the assortment. We are looking for someone with a passion for data analysis and process and can easily adapt to business-need changes. A passion for home furnishings is a plus.

Specific Responsibilities

* Strong skills in Microsoft Access, SQL (Structured Query Language) and Excel required; must be comfortable with manipulating data to problem solve, including the use of pivot-tables, sub-totals, filtering.
* Must have great time-management and communication skills to manage SKU set-up across several cross-functional teams to drive for excellent and on-time execution. The Analyst will communicate to several teams on a regular basis including Sourcing, Merchandise Operations, Merchandising, IT and Planning.
* Attention to detail required with a high level of accuracy.
* Must be able to react quickly in a fast-paced retail environment. Need someone who can easily adapt to business needs with a can-do attitude.
* Investigate and respond to field issues related to SKU set-up/ accuracy/ pricing.
* Provides status updates to cross-functional partners on SKU set-up for seasonal launch.
* Provide SKU information to Merchandising Operations for input.
* Analyzes vendor cost contract shells to trouble shoot for missing or incorrect/ inconsistent information.
* Work with Production Manager/Sourcing to ensure timely delivery and/or changes to delivery of SKU set-up information.
* Prefer experience in a retail environment, database management and college education.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Specific Responsibilities

* Strong skills in Microsoft Access, SQL (Structured Query Language) and Excel required; must be comfortable with manipulating data to problem solve, including the use of pivot-tables, sub-totals, filtering.

* Must have great time-management and communication skills to manage SKU set-up across several cross-functional teams to drive for excellent and on-time execution. The Analyst will communicate to several teams on a regular basis including Sourcing, Merchandise Operations, Merchandising, IT and Planning.
* Attention to detail required with a high level of accuracy.
* Must be able to react quickly in a fast-paced retail environment. Need someone who can easily adapt to business needs with a can-do attitude.
* Investigate and respond to field issues related to SKU set-up/ accuracy/ pricing.
* Provides status updates to cross-functional partners on SKU set-up for seasonal launch.
* Provide SKU information to Merchandising Operations for input.
* Analyzes vendor cost contract shells to trouble shoot for missing or incorrect/ inconsistent information.
* Work with Production Manager/Sourcing to ensure timely delivery and/or changes to delivery of SKU set-up information.
* Prefer experience in a retail environment, database management and college education.

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
* 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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