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Marketing Associate, Business Sales Development

Date: Feb 3, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-11632
Area of Interest: Marketing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are 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. 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.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, proactive individual to support marketing their seven retail brands to interior designers and culinary professionals. This person will report to the Marketing Manager of Business Sales.

JOB DESCRIPTION, Primary responsibilities include:

* Coordinate Williams-Sonoma, Inc. To The Trade, Contract and Pro Chefs marketing
* Work cross-functionally with paid search, email, remarketing, and paid social teams for creative, budgeting, and analyzing current metrics and ROI
* Create creative briefs for daily emails for To the Trade, along with one-off emails; partner with design and staging teams for execution
* Coordinate marketing design and production for in-store Trade Service Specialists and Business Sales Team
* Conduct competitive and category research and educate internal stakeholders in relevant trends
* Act as the liaison for ongoing creative updates and design projects across brands
* Support design and production of Trade program marketing materials and branded product
* Support marketing team with Designer event and Trade Show marketing and execution
* Support printing of membership materials across our vendor and fulfillment partner
* Support implementation of new programs and product enhancements across IT and other stakeholders
* Work with marketing team to drive best practices for marketing our 7 retail brands to Design Trade and culinary professionals

Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen -- Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.


* 1-3 years of work experience in marketing, retail marketing, or digital marketing
* Bachelor's Degree required; focus in marketing a plus
* Superior communication, organization, and a desire to learn
* Must be skilled in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
* Experience with Pardot or other email tools a plus
* Experience with paid social, remarketing and paid search a plus
* Strong organizational skills who can be proactive
* Attention to detail, and strong follow-up is required
* Comfortable working in a matrixed cross-functional organization
* Must be team orientated, but also have the ability to work independently

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.

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.


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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