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WIP Operations Associate (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jul 23, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-16056
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (

At Outward Inc. our vision is to 'lower the friction' with regards to all aspects of the customer shopping journey for our retail customers globally. We do this by offering cutting edge technology solutions that enable new and intuitive experiences and top-notch product visualizations. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D, AR/ VR, and web technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver best-in-class experiences.


We are looking for a Work in Process Operations Associate to join our Digital Asset Management team. The most qualified candidate would coordinate data organization efforts across several projects and workflows. The candidate should be hard-working, comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment, able to adapt to changing priorities, and intrinsically motivated to see projects/responsibilities to completion at the highest quality. Previous experience working with spreadsheets, and formulas will be necessary, as well as an understanding of scripting, as it pertains to data processing automation.

If you are interested in working in an exciting space, and the description above seems like it could be a great fit, please apply.


* Maintaining and analyze project workflow standards
* Collecting and organizing data in a way that is easy to interpret
* Providing administrative support as needed
* Ensuring projects adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately for each project


Required Qualifications:

* BSc/ BA Degree or foreign equivalent
* Familiarity with structuring, extracting and maintaining databases information (i.e. Access, SQL, internal DBs)
* Experience with project tracking software - JIRA experience a plus!
* Mid to Advanced level experience with creating spreadsheets and building out formulas (Excel, Google Sheets)
* Excellent problem-solving skills, and presentation skills (PowerPoint/ Google Slides)
* Ability to communicate effectively, and keen attention to detail
* Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a fast-paced team
* Ability to multi-task and work between priorities

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Medical, Dental, Vision
* 401K
* Paid time off
* Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
* Fantastic new headquarters
* Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunches twice a week
* On-site gym & game room
* Office dogs! Bring your furry pal with you to work
* Friendly, caring co-workers and management

This position Will Not offer relocation or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outward, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment Act (AB 1008), 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 Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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