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Assistant Website Merchandiser

Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: RJ-14780
Area of Interest: Marketing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Rejuvenation
Position Type: Full-time


Our Company

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.

Position Summary

Execute the merchandise strategy for -- product strategy and visual website merchandising strategy for specific product categories and functional areas of the website. Execute business strategies and visual merchandise strategies to drive sales and profit. Identify and recommend new concepts for the channel to enhance the brand.

Specific Responsibilities

* Review and execute eCommerce merchandising goals and strategies to achieve sales and gross margin goals.
* Implement integration and merchandising of key product areas throughout the website.
* Perform daily/weekly site testing to ensure correct presentation and product data integrity.
* Ensure that product is set up accurately for key areas.
* Work with Inventory management to determine product availability needs and execute sale and clearance strategies.
* Execute ongoing product data and display audits, maintain web product presentation throughout product lifecycle.
* Recommend enhancements to site merchandising features and capabilities.
* Analyze eCommerce sales opportunities for the channel. Communicate opportunities and findings to Rejuvenation eCommerce team and assist in prioritizing.
* Perform and maintain competitive website analysis, keep abreast of market trends and eCommerce trends, customer service issues, eCommerce technology, and dynamics.
* Review catalog photography to determine additional photography needs for website.
* Assist in eCommerce photography process as needed, including basic product photo editing and publishing.
* Other projects as assigned.




* 2 years previous eCommerce, retail, or catalog experience
* Strong affinity for the Rejuvenation product and brand
* Visual display or website merchandising experience preferred.
* Data management, product information management, and/or retail analysis experience preferred.
* Able to make timely decisions, anticipate problems and provide creative solutions.
* Well-organized, detail oriented.
* Proven analytical, business planning skills.
* Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications-must have an interest in the linkage from systems to the Web.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen -- Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

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: Portland Oregon

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