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Director, Inventory Management, Tabletop - Williams Sonoma

Date: Aug 22, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-16257
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


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. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* 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.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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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