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VP, Facilities

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-13907
Area of Interest: Facilities
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


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.

About the Team

The Corporate Facilities team is integral to the overall success of the organization. The Corporate Facilities team is responsible for space planning, upkeep and maintenance of our Domestic and Global corporate campuses. The Facilities team works closely with partners in all departments to drive this effort.

About the Role

The VP, Facilities will be responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day management of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s Global and Domestic Corporate offices and providing executive leadership for the management of capital resources dedicated to the acquisition and construction of facilities that support the growth of the organization. In addition, he/she will be responsible for facilities maintenance operations throughout Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Corporate offices. This VP will have strong leadership of managers and frontline staff, technical capabilities and sound financial acumen are required. Safety, planning, engineering, scheduling pertaining to facilities and general corporate business acumen at a very high level are also required. This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President of Store Development & Design, Real Estate and Facilities.

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

* Oversee and coordinate maintenance/repair work assignments performed by technicians, vendors and contractors performing building maintenance, landscaping, and janitorial work
* Implement a comprehensive approach to developing and managing the physical environment at each of our facilities
* Lead, facilitate, and contribute to the work of deliverables related to overall facilities planning and design, space management, real estate transactions, and projects with third-party developers
* Ensure compliance with legal requirements, building rules and applicable ordinances
* Serve as a contributing member of the leadership team and lead facilities management initiatives that will support strategic goals and objectives. Develop and implement long-term plans and short-term goals in furtherance of the organization's vision, mission, and values

* Lead new projects, including acquisitions, planning, and building management; review design and functionality of new development projects with developers and construction managers

* Play a lead role in preparing and administering departmental and program budgets. Assume ownership of key planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for areas of responsibility; monitor financial performance through key indicators and succeed in achieving maximum results with budgeted resources
* Lead facilities' maintenance operations of building(s) and property with integration of processes within the organization to maintain and develop services that support and improve the effectiveness of our Corporate offices
* Be an expert with a variety of facility and construction processes, practices, and procedures

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 daily
* 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 or equivalent experience in Construction Management, Engineering or related field
* You have a minimum 10 to 15 years of relevant senior-level leadership experience in a large, complex, global organization with diverse teams of staff, customers and stakeholder groups in multiple locations
* You are a proven leader with exceptional high-level strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills demonstrating broad expertise in facilities development, property management, and construction with multiple sites
* You have executive presence and strong client influencing skills
* You have experience managing a wide variety of staff across multiple office facilities
* You have flexibility to respond and react to any facilities emergencies on a 24/7 basis.

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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