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HR Generalist - Shared Services

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14535
Area of Interest: Human Resources
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Human Resources team responsible for supporting the Corporate Shared Services organization, which includes G&A functions such as Legal, Marketing, Finance, Real Estate, Store Development, Facilities, Procurement, and Loss Prevention. Our mission is to ensure that our Shared Services clients are supported and fulfilled in their career at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

About the Role

In the HR Generalist role, you will provide support for your internal clients and manage projects in support of the broader business. You will build collaborative partnerships with managers and associates by providing outstanding customer services and follow-through. This is a hands-on, solution oriented role that helps drive business results by ensuring our ability to attract, engage, and develop the best talent in retail. You will also act as a project coordinator for corporate recognition programs and other HR projects. You will report to the Senior Manager, Human Resources.

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

* Provide HR administrative support to your client groups, by being a point-of-contact regarding benefits, policies and procedures, leaves of absences, and any other HR-related questions
* Act as the primary liaison between associates and other HR functions in order to provide a high level of service
* Manage HR Operations: Maintain org charts and associate rosters, accurately and efficiently process associate changes, maintain the budget and forecasting process, schedule meetings, and other ad hoc administrative duties
* Manage and coordinate programs: Provide project management for major Talent programs such as succession planning, performance management, and the internship program
* Provide HR Metrics: Track and analyze data regarding staffing, retention, turnover, exit interviews, and other information necessary to provide insights for talent discussions
* Ensure successful on-boarding for new associates. Regularly facilitate New Hire Orientation and conduct on-boarding sessions to ensure successful new hire integration
* Provide support for our recognition programs by managing the recognition program calendar, track and organize nominations, and coordinate communication
* Work in our beautiful corporate office near Ghirardelli Square with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, where you can enjoy lunch on the sunny patio from our on-site café.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A people-centric culture that celebrates diversity
* Competitive salaries, 401k matching, comprehensive health benefits, and an awesome employee discount
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

* You have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, HR, or related field (an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered)
* You have one to two years' professional-level HR experience, preferably in the retail industry
* You have intermediate to advanced Excel skills and enjoy analyzing data
* You possess strong technical acumen, including Powerpoint and HRIS (Lawson and ADP systems experience a plus)
* You're a talented communicator, with strong writing and presentation skills
* You have a knowledge of fundamental HR practices including employment law, compensation, hiring, performance management, coaching, and employee relations

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room, and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, 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:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

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

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.


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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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