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Production Supervisor - Lighting, Rejuvenation

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: RJ-12991
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Manufacturing
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

Manages the workflow of assigned production departments, maximizing process and cost efficiencies, productivity levels, as well as safety and quality standards. Provides leadership and direction for associate development and process improvement. Identifies problems and implements solutions to drive change in support of achieving expected results and companywide objectives.


Specific Responsibilities:

* Coordinates material and product flow through assigned production area, achieving and reporting on productivity goals in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.

* Identifies, recommends, and implements modifications in production processes to maximize quality, eliminate waste, improve product flow, and optimize overall efficiencies.
* Monitors product quality to ensure the company standards are maintained.
* Identifies problems and implements solutions to overcome/minimize production problems.
* Monitors work environment to ensure safety standards are maintained, holding associates accountable for following all safety practices.
* Coordinates maintenance activities to ensure that daily and routine maintenance is being performed, partnering with facilities to ensure overall upkeep and maintenance of equipment.
* Has direct supervisory responsibility for associates within assigned production departments including: hiring, performance management, coaching, training, timekeeping, etc.
* Provides effective leadership to immediate and extended team, creating a professional, respectful, and engaging work environment.
* Develop and maintain documentation of standard work practices for assigned departments.
* Perform other duties as assigned by Management.


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in a fast-paced, high-volume production environment.
* Minimum of 3 years manufacturing supervisor experience
* Understanding of production processes, scheduling and workflow, as well as warehouse operations.
* Demonstrated skills in leadership, continuous learning, flexibility, customer focus, commitment to quality, continuous improvement, critical thinking, complex problem solving, trouble shooting, prioritization, and time management required.
* Excellent team, supervisory and management skills required.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skill. Ability to effectively communicate in highly diverse multi-cultural environment.
* First aid, CPR, and AED certified with knowledge of SDS, Spills, and Lead-Safety training certifications a plus.
* Proficient use of MS Office products, Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems including BOM, routing, inventory, transactions, reporting, etc. Prior experience with Microsoft Dynamix AX a plus.
* Minimum of three years' experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The associate must be able to frequently move, lift or carry heavy objects or materials up to 50 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and color vision.

Work Conditions:

Work is performed in a manufacturing setting. There may be exposure to flying particles and airborne particles, chemicals, fumes, flammable materials, dirt, grease, and electrical equipment (Personal Protective Equipment provided). May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to humid, hot, or cold conditions.

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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