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Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate PR

Date: Aug 16, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-16224
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Investor Relations and Corporate Public Relations team responsible for raising the profile of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and maintaining strong relationships with investors, sell-side analysts, media and other key stakeholders. Our team's focus is two-fold: increasing shareholder value through effective communication of WSI's strategy, financial results and operations to the financial community; driving recognition for WSI as an industry leader in innovation, product design, sustainability, etc.

About the Role

We are looking for a hard-working individual with a can-do mindset for this unique and highly visible role. The ideal candidate will exhibit exceptional business writing and analytical skills, and critical thinking ability. He/she will need to demonstrate experience in working under high pressure, dynamic situations. This position will serve as the first point-of-contact to the investor community and media, including traditional, social and digital. In addition, he/she will play an instrumental role in developing and executing the investor relations and corporate PR strategies, and report directly to the Head of Investor Relations/Corporate Public Relations.

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

* Support the execution of the quarterly earnings cycle, inclusive of drafting the earnings call script and press release, tracking analyst expectations and preparing Q&A and financial analysis/models.
* Monitor and periodically summarize financial analyst research for executive management
* Own core daily operations of the IR team, including the monitoring of stock price movements, organizing investor/analyst calls or meetings and summarizing sell-side research
* Coordinating non-deal roadshows, investor visits, annual meetings and analyst days
* Supporting the development and execution of media plans for corporate announcements and cross-brand initiatives, coordinating with brand teams when necessary
* Developing briefing documents for executive speaking and interview opportunities
* Researching and developing a calendar for relevant corporate rankings, awards and ratings, and work with appropriate teams to produce submissions
* Maintaining a WSI crisis playbook and execute on issues management when necessary, coordinating across brands when applicable
* Monitoring, directing and responding to incoming corporate media inquiries
* Monitoring and tracking media coverage for WSI, peers and industry developments

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

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* 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...

* Bachelor's degree in business, finance or demonstrated related proficiency - MBA a plus
* Financial acumen and financial analysis skills required
* 3-5+ years of relevant experience in an IR, sell-side/buy-side role, preferably in the retail industry
* Exceptional business writing skills a must
* Ability to think critically, prioritize and manage shifting responsibilities in a dynamic, fast-paced, cross-functional team environment
* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail
* Positive attitude, drive, flexibility, strong work ethic and an openness to learn
* Ability to work autonomously with a focus on the long-term strategic goals
* Exceptional project management skills and the ability to structure and manage multiple workstreams simultaneously and drive to completion
* Willingness to roll-up sleeves and get the work, big and small, done
* Experience in working under high-pressure, dynamic environments
* Exceptional in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
* Passion for and strong interest in the home category

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.

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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