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Sourcing Manager - West Elm

Date: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-15659
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance - Sourcing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


About the Role

The Sourcing team drives brand level strategies with the goal of addressing business needs while delivering great value product. We collaborate with and represent the brand to our Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office partners, while influencing, servicing and driving change within the brands to optimize benefits throughout the supply chain.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Serve as primary contact to Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office and Agents/Supplier in assigned categories
* Collaborate with Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office to develop and implement a sourcing strategy in the assigned categories for each source region considering such factors as:Work with the design team during the development process to identify source markets and suppliers for requested materials, finishes and products in the assigned product categories. Direct the sampling process by identifying markets to cost and sampleIdentify potential product in the assigned categories that present opportunities in new markets

* 1. Country competencies
* 2. Supplier capabilities, capacities and growth plans
* 3. Country and vendor risk
* Share major updates or changes from Brand assortment decision that would affect the markets & allocation strategy
* Perform a consultant role for merchants and design with regard to the following:Manage Calendar & timelines w/ cross-functional teams and Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office/Agents through PLM dashboardsClose working partnership with buyers, design and inventory.

* 1. Identifying opportunities for improving design execution, quality and cost
* 2. Executing enhancements on existing products
* 3. Problem solving
* Troubleshoot seasonal product issues related to development, production and/or delivery in assigned categories
* Assist in the managing and review of Associate Sourcing Managers to include training in the following areas: WSI sourcing operating procedures, production and sourcing policies, technical, negotiation and communication skills.

Management of "US managed vendors"/business

* Manage sourcing processes and procedures in the assigned categories to successfully execute and deliver WSI products on time, which meet the design, quality and value mission. This should include the following:Monitors vendor performance & provides feedback to suppliers on their performance

* 1. Comparative Studies - Products, costs and risk
* 2. Cost Negotiations based on parameters from merchandising
* 3. Production placement and commitments - (based on information from planning and merchandising)
* 4. Production exception tracking and reporting


We're excited about you because...

* 4+ years college education (BA/BS).
* Minimum 3-5 years' experience in off shore sourcing, buying/merchandising in a retail or manufacturing organization.
* Experience working with high sku counts
* 1-2 years of experience sourcing multiple categories, home goods preferred
* Strong knowledge of sourcing markets.
* Demonstrates high level of organization and can quickly reprioritize based on the needs of the business
* Travel required 1 to 2 times per year.

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 *LI-ST

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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