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Lead Merchandise Coordinator - Williams Sonoma

Date: Mar 5, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-15183
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Team

You will be part of the production team responsible for creating the beautiful Catalog and E-Commerce photography Williams Sonoma and Williams Sonoma Home rely on to reach customers world-wide.

About the Role

In the Lead Merchandise Coordinator role, you will be responsible for organizing/transporting/staging merchandise, props, grip and other supplies necessary to efficiently execute each shoot. You will be relied on by the Producer for any updates regarding product issues, supply shortages, etc. Other MCs will follow your lead in keeping all KOT merchandise organized, as well as storing surfaces and gear in a safe and organized manner in both supply cages. You will be expected to create and collaborate on increasing efficiencies to keep shoots running as smoothly as possible.

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

* Train new Merchandise Coordinators (MCs) in the tasks and responsibilities of the position.
* Supervise logistics and accounts for product in the absence of Photo Producer.
* Coordinate with Photo Producer to confirm sample order and warehouse pull.
* Travel occasionally with photo teams to execute photo shoots on location. Location shoots can range from 1-2 days and up to 2 weeks.
* Account for and organize merchandise, props and grip equipment for photography.
* Develop familiarity with merchandise, props, grip and photo equipment and assists crew as needed.
* Work with Producer on a daily/weekly basis to review details of merchandise, prop and camera equipment pick-ups and shooting schedule.
* Maintain professional demeanor with photo team, merchants, and homeowners.
* Organize responsibilities and production of Keep-On-Truck (KOT)/core-propping (manages organization of all product and ensures it is on hand), grip truck (keeps track of supplies, building of the truck), cage clean up, maintain list of items needed for location (i.e., plates, cups, water, etc.).
* Responsible for keeping track of all paperwork from Producer (e.g. product pick up, KOT lists and pagination, directions to location, etc.)
* Load and unload merchandise, props, and equipment between warehouse and photo location.
* Maintain organization of the KOT merchandise.
* Drive 15-18 foot truck (requires no special license).
* Repack photo samples and props in original containers (when applicable).
* Protect floors, surfaces and furniture of photo location with materials provided by Photo Producer.
* Work with Producer as Homeowner does walk-through on location in order to communicate limitations and regulations with MCs.
* Refer to digital images and returns location to original condition when photo wraps.
* Work with warehouse and MCs to ensure all merchandise and props are returned with proper labeling and wrapping.
* Work with MCs to follow regulations and Brisbane guidelines in reference to recycling, blocking fireways, etc.
* Work with MCs to report all broken product to Producer and label boxes accordingly.
* Perform additional duties and errands as assigned by photography 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!

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

We're excited about you because...

* You are detail oriented with a passion for efficiency and getting things done.
* You are able to balance and prioritize multiple tasks.
* You embrace "leading by example" and will set high standards for other MCs to follow.
* You are able to deal with sudden changes in direction with a positive attitude.

Technical Competencies required:

* High school diploma required.
* 4-6 years related experience.
* Experience driving and maneuvering 18 foot truck.
* Must be able to lift and move merchandise up to 75 pounds.

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.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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