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Director, Inventory Management - Williams-Sonoma

Date: May 30, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-15873
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Job

Develop and execute concept financial and merchandising plans. Execute inventory strategies to maximize sales, profits and to protect the brand. Travel to stores and DC to identify opportunities; improve processes and resolve issues. Manage the career development of inventory management team. Develop specific measurable goals and objectives for team. Demonstrates leadership ability to insure consistent priorities are achieved for the brand.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma:

* Communicate inventory position, budget (OTB), financial re-forecast to senior management.
* Demonstrate leadership to workforce and communicate overall strategy and financial goals across all functions at the organization.
* Identify business opportunities and implement appropriate action to maximize financial objectives.
* Principal contact with distribution center to insure appropriate flow of information.
* Active leader in recruiting, hiring and development of staff to maximize retention.
* Review current business and take appropriate action to maximize inventory productivity (daily, weekly, monthly).
* Develop annual financial plans for presentation and approval by executive committee.
* Review and forecast sales, expenses and cost of goods and take appropriate action.
* Provide forecasts and sales, inventory and margins for concept department and/or item for organization (management, finance, merchants, etc.).
* Develop and submit monthly daily sales to finance.
* Responsible for purchasing and distribution strategies to support concept goals.
* Review business and strategy with executive merchandising staff. Identify trends, opportunities and actions necessary to maximize objectives.
* Review floor set with merchandising and visual teams to insure successful execution.
* Manage inventory flow to insure appropriate in-stock rates are achieved for floor set and catalog drops.
* Maximize inventory opportunities and minimize liabilities for the brand by partnering with mail order and internet channels of distribution.
* Mentor, educate and develop staff.



* 10+ years retail experience.
* 5+ years people management experience.
* 5+ years inventory planning and distribution experience.

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 immigrationWilliams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner

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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