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Associate Manager - Catalog

Date: Dec 14, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-13897
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

The Catalog Merchandising Team manages all aspects of merchandising Williams Sonoma's numerous printed publications. You will be an essential cross-functional partner between the Buyer, Creative, and Marketing teams to grow the DTC business through catalog innovation (i.e. catalogs, inserts, direct mail pieces, registry, etc.).

About the Role

As the Associate Manager - Catalog, you are responsible for paginating all catalogs, inserts, direct mail pieces, and gift guides. Working with the Buyers, you will use your knowledge of the business to determine which products are marketed in all printed publications. You are expected to continue to innovate and evolve the catalog past our competitors as well as research our competitor's marketing strategies and new product launches. You will manage the optimization of the catalog by offering unique customer touch-points such as gift guides, registry spreads, new customer acquisition mailers, new mover mailers, inserts, and category specific catalog versions.

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

* Partner with a cross functional group of experts to merchandise and execute our catalog strategy
* Provide insightful data, sales, and sales forecasts to guide decision making and offer proactive solutions
* Solve problems and get to the root cause of any issue, no matter how complex, and quickly implement solutions
* Develop integrated solutions through collaboration and proactive communication
* Paginate and keep all documents up to date to ensure accurate information is communicated cross-functionally and to streamline communication of pagination and product changes
* Increase catalog productivity and output by focusing on targeted circulation and customer engagement
* Continue to produce new spread ideas

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...

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or Retail
* Minimum 2+ years experience working in catalog or merchandising
* Superior computer skills including: MS Windows, MS Office Suite, MicroStrategy, Adobe, and InDesign
* Previous knowledge of project management
* Excellent multi-tasker
* Highly efficient with at "get it done" attitude
* Quick Learner

Technical Competencies required:

* Adobe Acrobat
* InDesign
* MicroStrategy

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are 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. 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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