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Designer, Bedroom Furniture -- West Elm

Date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-12077
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Designer, Bedroom Accessories --- 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.

Design and develop inspiring and innovative bedroom furniture products to support seasonal concepts, market trends, and customer/business needs. Under the leadership of the Vice President of design, own the development process for each product from sketch to approval.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
* Translate design briefs into inspired design content that responds to market opportunities and overarching brand design direction.
* Develop designs from initial concept through approval.
* Own the development process through daily communication with internal teams, vendors, agents, and brand partners.
* Collaborate with brand partners to create specification packages and product comments.
* Create presentation packages and product renderings.
* Present designs to internal and external teams.
* Develop designs through sketching and 3D modeling.
* Coordinate sample presentations and organize samples.
* Review, comment, and issue approvals on products.
* Maintain records of approved keep samples.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

YOU...
* Are passionate about product design and interiors.
* Have exceptional organizational and communication skills.
* Love to work collaboratively in a group, and have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team.
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead.
* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking.
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Minimum 5 years professional experience required.
* Degree in industrial design, interior design, architecture, or equivalent experience.
* Experience with drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering a must (we use Graphite & Rhino).
* Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Outlook are essential.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*LI-AC

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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