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Date: Nov 22, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-11878
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Store Planner -- 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.

The Retail Store Planner is an exciting opportunity for a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial individual. This person will support all store planning efforts, with particular focus on assortment plans and merchandise strategies for new store openings and seasonal floor sets. They will be an integral part of the distribution and merchandise planning teams, communicating guidelines for allocation deadlines and initial allocation strategies. They will work closely with the store operations team to track and recommend actions on execution strategies relating to store assortments. They will review existing store assortments and recommend adjustments to optimize inventory productivity at each location, and maintain store profiles to assist in the categorization of stores by type, customer purchasing patterns, and market demographics.

Essential Functions:
* Manage the creation of store assortment plans
* Partner with Store Operations team to execute on-time delivery of goods to stores for openings and seasonal floor sets. Will require some travel.
* Partner with Distribution Planners to set new store allocation deadlines and track progress of allocations
* Track and report on inventory levels of core skus, highlighting potential inventory risks and opportunities
* Monitor store assortment breadth and depth to maximize sales and profitability
* Participate in assortment planning for special store projects and merchandise programs
* Partner with store teams to address inventory needs across all categories
* Create and maintain store profiles that capture market trends, location characteristics, customer behavior, and competitive landscape at each store location

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree
* 1 - 2 years allocation experience. Store experience a plus.
* Basic knowledge of retail math
* Must be able to work autonomously and independently on assigned projects
* Highly motivated and results-oriented
* Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
* Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects and in a timely manner
* Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and verbal
* Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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