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Assistant Planner, Outlet - West Elm

Date: Nov 16, 2018

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-14626
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Who we are:

Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

The outlet team is responsible for driving sales, inventory, and profit objectives for the WE Outlet Stores. Growing the outlet business is key to Brand success; as we continue to grow our Main Retail and DTC businesses, it is becoming exceedingly more important that we have a place to profitably liquidate inventory.

The Outlet Assistant Planner is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves both product and getting into the numbers, has a natural curiosity about the business, works well in a less structured environment, has an entrepreneurial spirit, likes to drive results and wants the reward of taking these brands to the next level. This will be a highly collaborative role with growth potential.

Essential Functions:

* Work with the Outlet Planner to expand the "from the main brand" product mix and ensure proper in-stock levels
* Foster, develop and maintain close partnerships with cross functional partners including the visual team, store and district managers, and the merchants
* Complete analysis on past promos as well as suggesting for future
* Entering and managing outlet pricing
* Requesting and setting up outlet SKU's
* Communicating with the stores to determine specific assortment needs
* Work with the Outlet Planner to request, enter, and track transfers of merchandise from brand
* Run both Monday and Ad Hoc reporting as needed
* Enter allocations to stores


* Enjoy creative problem solving
* Have an eye for detail
* Love to work collaboratively in a group, you have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead
* Are a true business owner; comfortable with decision making and calculated risk taking for the benefit of your business
* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking
* Pride yourself on the quality of work

* Naturally challenge yourself and others to grow



* 1-3 years of experience in merchandising, planning and/or distribution
* Strong analytical thinking skills
* Time management and communication skills

* Proficient in Excel
* College degree preferred

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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