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Associate Technical Designer, Furniture - West Elm

Date: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-15154
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Associate Technical Designer, Furniture -- West Elm

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.

This role will own the development of furniture case goods from inception to design approval. The ideal candidate will need to have experience with adhering to milestone deliverables and keeping cross-functional teams on track of the Brand Calendar. Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally is a must. We are looking for an entrepreneurial workstyle that can work alone and with a team. Attention to detail is a must and ability to work in a fast pace environment and with multiple seasons is essential. The perfect candidate will need to have experience with PLM or PDM, be proficient in Excel, as well as experience developing product with the Design and Sourcing departments.


* Attend Concept and Sketch Meetings to build an understanding of development inspiration, concept, and final product for Development.
* Participate sourcing allocation walk through for the season collaborate with Sourcing and Design on product placement.
* Generate Product in PLM and upload documents for Sample Request.
* Follow development progress coordinating with Vendors and WSI to execute the first samples.
* Escalate late sample submissions to the Sourcing and Design.
* Monitor seasonal approval deadlines.



* Bachelors' Degree
* 2-3 years of experience in Product Development and Sourcing
* Ability to travel if required
* Cross-functional working relationships a must as well as correspondence with overseas teams
* Microsoft Office and Outlook
* Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photo Shop
* PLM or Web PDM knowledge preferred, but not required


We offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, 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:

* Competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; tax-free spending accounts; same-sex domestic partner benefits; commuter benefits; and more
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

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

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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