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Date: Nov 27, 2017

Location: Singapore, SG-SG, SG

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SG-12069
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Combined Services Singapore
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Our brands are among the best known and respected in the industry, including Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, and West Elm. We successfully market our brands through three major channels -- retail stores, catalogs, and the internet. One of the key growth strategies for Williams-Sonoma Inc. is global expansion. This expansion will be done through company-owned & operated stores/DTC channels, and through strategic franchise partnerships.

Assist the Merchandise Planner and/or Senior Merchandise Planner with the day-to-day activities of tracking purchase orders in terms of acceptance and on-time shipping from Vendor Partners to Freight Forwarders. This is a key person who coordinates all purchase order activities and communication between Global Merchants, Sourcing and Vendor Partners for a division within a brand. This position will also be involved in generating/compiling & analyzing weekly Sales/Inventory reports & purchase order tracking reports & will also have exposure to planning while assisting Merch planners with maintaining & updating the Planning tools

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Coordinate the creation and communication of purchase orders. Enter purchase orders into the NetSuite system and ensure communication of orders to agent/vendor
* Maintain communication and adjustment log of all orders and monitor status of production.
* Work with planner to monitor selling and adjust purchase order accordingly to drive sales and profitability
* Communicate all changes and cancellations of purchase orders to agent/vendor
* Monitor purchase order status, track production, shipping and receiving status of shipments.
* Maintain Purchase order tracking template pertaining to Season launch for the different Floorset
* Resolving issues relating to shipments with freight forwarders and transportation team.
* Collaborate with supply chain functions to identify and resolve supply chain issues.
* Generate & Analyze weekly Business reports
* Ensure accuracy of purchase order delivery dates and proper customer notification.
* Assist Merchandise Planners in maintenance & updating of Planning tools to support Business needs.
* Attention to detail, follow through, communication skills.

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REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Candidate must possess a tertiary qualification with 1-2 years of retail experience in a Merchandising and/or Purchasing role
* Proficient in Microsoft Excel and strong in analytical skills
* Meticulous, organized and able to multi-task
* Superior written, communication & listening skills
* Ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment
* Attention to detail with strong follow through

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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.


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