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Assistant Buyer, Dinnerware and Glassware - Williams Sonoma

Date: Feb 27, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-15146
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Team

We are looking to hire an Assistant Buyer to join our Dinner and Glassware team!

About the Role

In this role, you will report to an Associate Buyer and oversee a range of products. We are looking for someone who is excited to jump in and learn about the business and is equally as excited about the analytical and creative parts. The role is extremely collaborative - you will work with almost every role in the brand. We are in search of someone who can jump from one task to another quickly and efficiently, and someone who is excited about working with a fun and energetic group!

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

* Be responsible for sku setup/sku maintenance
* Be responsible for handling all pricing (promotions, markdowns)
* Be responsible for sample management
* Have a huge focus on Merchandising: Enter and maintain all price and cost changes for DTC and Retail, working closely with inventory partners and sourcing teams.
* Communicate as needed with the merchandise team in regards to project and sample status, costing/SKU worksheets.
* Set up and maintenance of all SKUs for stocked and dropship product.
* Connect with global merchandise teams and create global-specific SKUs.
* Update SKU details as the assortment changes on the individual and collection level.
* Enter POS Markdowns and Promotions.
* Manage samples for photo shoots and seasonal presentations and work with our photo and warehouse teams to track sample positions as needed.
* Track and open packages and samples; coordinate movement of merchandise to sample rooms.
* Assist in monthly retail floor sets.
* Prepare analysis as directed
* Take on general administrative duties

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!

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

We're excited about you because...

* You have a bachelor's degree, with 1-4 years of retail buying experience
You are proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint) and love learning new systems
* Demonstrate flexibility, initiative and the ability to work independently on multiple projects in a fast-paced, resulted driven environment.
* You have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and work in a team environment.
* You have strong organizational, prioritizing, analytical, problem solving and time management skills to ensure all deadlines are met.
* You have detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and an ability to detect inconsistencies in data.
* You are enthusiastic about the idea of being in merchandising and working with an awesome team!

Technical Competencies required:

* BA/BS required
* Previous experience in a retail buying office, or a related experience.
* You are proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint)

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.

Benefits:

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.

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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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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