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Associate Sourcing Manager - Contract Sourcing

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-14905
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance - Sourcing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Product Development with focus on Contract and Global Process Support

Responsible for sourcing quality product while meeting cost targets, overseeing production for on-time adherence, and improving overall damage and quality in the assigned category. Works closely with manager to establish and maintain an improved process for Global and Brand alignment, including expansion.

* Determines where product will be sourced by using global knowledge of country and vendor's core competencies. Awareness of market rates for currency conversion, labor rates, etc needed.
* Communicates daily with vendors to monitor the progress of new developments and current production. Process and communicate status to internal planning and merchant teams.
* Leads Product Development meetings with category/business owners and Design to review status of new developments
* Aggressively negotiates costs to ensure IMU targets are met for the Brand.
* Collaborate and develop close working relationships with design, merchandising, production, QA, sourcing offices and vendors to ensure the quality and integrity of the design is achieved and upheld.
* Focus on Quality Assurance to analyze multiple reports and meetings to ensure WSI standards. Trouble-shoots escalated issues and initiates inventory inspections, and WE engineering team CAP.
* Experience in FlexPLM or similar product management systems. Associate will maintain internal and international cross functional team seasonal timelines.
* Executes direction from management team.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 4+ years college degree (BA/BS).
* 2-3 years production and/or sourcing, in a retail or manufacturing organization
* Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency, especially in Excel skills
* PLM experience a plus (but not required)
* High attention to detail
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize
* Supervisory/people-manager experience preferred

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).

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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