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Manager, Head Designer - Rejuvenation

Date: Mar 21, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: RJ-15111
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Rejuvenation
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

The Rejuvenation design team consists of highly creative, collaborative and technical thinkers. As part of the team you will bring your ideas to the discussion. Our role is to create both practical and innovative products with a story to tell.

Position Summary

As the Manager, Head Designer, your efforts will be to lead the product development of all Lighting and Hardware design. Each season you will work closely with the Creative Director to translate concepts into cohesive product designs. You will develop themes that reflect the mood, market and customer/business trends. You will help steer a team of designers, as well as work closely with a wide range of cross functional teams in order to see designs through to fruition.

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

* Lead and manage daily functions of the Lighting and Hardware design team
* Manage and develop 2+ designers
* Oversee design and development of all items in the Lighting and Hardware product categories, from initial concept through approval
* Act as lead designer for all hardware developments, consisting of kitchen, bath and plumbing
* Research and translate design/market trends into design ideation that respond of the needs to the business
* Leads designers to create designs that support the seasonal aesthetic/concept
* Identify new ideas to develop
* Present direction to company leaders as well as cross functional teams
* Work directly with global offices/vendors and domestic partners to produce designs
* Participate in product development meetings
* Travel as needed to factories and shows domestically and internationally
* Recommend effective processes and procedures to improve workflow and results between cross functional team members

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!


We're excited about you because you...

* Have a minimum of 6 years product design experience
* Have a minimum of 2 years prior experience in managing/supervising a team with the ability to develop talent.
* Have outstanding design and product development skills.
* Are highly proficient in the production of technical drawings.
* Have high level experience using 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor, Rhino, Solidworks, etc.) and Adobe Creative Suites.
* Are highly collaborative and passionate about design.
* Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse personalities and across all functions and levels of the organization.
* Highly motivated, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
* Demonstrate strong problem solving skills and the willingness to dive in and get things done resourcefully.
* Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects at a time.

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.

About Rejuvenation:

Founded in 1977, in Portland, Oregon, Rejuvenation began as a small architectural salvage shop, evolving into a manufacturer and retailer of period authentic lighting fixtures and home hardware. With a foundation rooted in timeless design, we pride ourselves on creating products that draw their inspiration from history but made for today. Everything that we do is built on our dedication to quality craftsmanship, whether it is a heritage piece from our Antiques and Vintage collection, or new, thoughtfully designed products made to last. Our customized lighting is made to order in our Portland factory by skilled artisans and craftspeople. Today our product assortment has expanded to include furniture, home décor, textiles, and plumbing for all rooms of the home.


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
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* 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.

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