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Assistant Inventory Planner, Furniture - Williams Sonoma Home

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-16313
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Inventory Management team for the Furniture department. Our team is responsible for the strategic planning of our inventory position to drive sales, manage inventory turn and meet or exceed financial targets. You will collaborate with other business functions to support a product strategy intended to meet our customer's needs

About the Role

Assistant Planners support the business with the tactical responsibilities of supply/demand management- tracking purchase orders from point of origin to our Distribution Center, monitoring transfers, and preparing reports that help enable the team to make intelligent business decisions. As mastery is achieved in these areas, Assistant Planners will then be introduced to advanced Planning strategy and responsibilities, including Planning ownership of a product category. This role reports to a Planner.

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

* Work with your Planner to monitor sales and inventory levels and adjust purchase orders accordingly to drive sales and profitability
* Coordinate the creation and communication of purchase orders for a department
* Track and monitor purchase orders to ensure on time delivery
* Amend purchase orders and communicate changes to agent/vendor, ensuring confirmation of such changes
* Enter and track inventory transfers for RTL/DTC and Outlet divisions
* Prepare and distribute weekly reports to the team
* Expand upon your presentation skills in weekly meetings with the greater Housewares team

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 a Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
* You are a true business owner, comfortable with decision making and calculating risk
* You are detail oriented and have an analytic mindset
* You are an effective and clear communicator and can speak with all levels of the organization and cross functional partners
* You can manage multiple tasks at a time and execute responsibilities in a timely manner
* You have an interest in retail and supply chain.
* You love working in a collaborative environment.

Technical Competencies required:

* Strong computer skills in MS business applications including MS Office, Excel, Word and Access
* Strong understanding of reporting and forecasting

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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