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Supply Chain & Purchase Coordinator - West Elm

Date: Nov 17, 2018

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-14416
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Supply Chain & Purchase Order Coordinator - 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 Supply Chain team is responsible for the planning of strategic and operational initiatives to allow the business to drive sales, inventory, and profit objectives. Operating efficient business processes allows our brand flexibility to continue to be an innovator in the field and create new opportunities for the brand and individuals to grow, as well as create customer satisfaction.

The Supply Chain Coordinator impacts the organization by coordinating inventory purchases and managing various relationships between supply chain stakeholders. This role is a key player in managing inventory and maintaining cross-functional operational processes, impacting the supply chain directly and the environment the entire team works within. The ideal candidate will align with the brand by bringing creative thinking and innovation to help drive profitable business decisions. As west elm grows and expands in new marketplaces and broadens its supply chain footprint, the planning and execution of efficient supply chain strategies is crucial to maintaining market leadership and customer satisfaction.

Essential Functions:

* Create and maintain purchase orders based on the needs of cross-functional partners or supply chain constraints
* Communicate and manage purchase order and transportation information with agents and vendors
* Update weekly and ad-hoc reporting to ensure accuracy of inventory, costs, destination, and ETA dates
* Track and update customer facing order dates to properly reflect customer backorder dates and receipt forecasts

* Partner with Inventory Management, Sourcing, Distribution Center Operations, and Logistics teams to investigate problems and develop solutions to maintain an efficient supply chain


* Love to work collaboratively in a group, you have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team
* Have strong attention to detail, follow through, communication skills
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details

* Naturally challenge yourself to grow



* 1+ year of relevant experience or internship is preferred
* Time management and communication skills

* Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Suite
* Understanding of retail supply chain a plus
* College degree preferred

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
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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