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Manager, Linens, Entertaining, Flatware - Williams-Sonoma

Date: May 30, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-15874
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


Position Summary

Hire, train, supervise and develop planning teams. Develop annual and seasonal financial plans, assortment plans and unit plans for areas of responsibility. Review and approve buy plans and distribution strategies.

Specific Responsibilities

* Travel to stores and distribution center to ensure inventory levels support sales and understand the inventory needs.
* Recommend annual and seasonal financial plans based on merchandising strategies in conjunction with merchandising DMM.
* Recommend inventory strategies to maximize sales and profits.
* Oversee the development of buy plans based on merchandising strategies.
* Review and approve distributions strategies.
* Provide receipt flow projections to Director.
* Understand distribution center capacity and processing capabilities and resolve issues in a timely manner.
* Resolve back stock issues.
* Determine and prioritize workload for staff; recommend effective processes and procedures to improve results.
* Mentor, educate and develop staff.
* Review department financial forecasts ((OTB)/Rolling forecast) with planner and merchant and take appropriate action.
* Review visual floor set to insure appropriate inventory in-stock requirements.
* Hire train, supervise and develop planners and distribution analysts.
* Provide direction, objectives and appraisal of staff.
* Resolve issues with store organization.
* Achieve sales, inventory and margin goals for areas of responsibility.
* Insure all team members are trained and are able to utilize systems.
* Responsible for managing to financial plans.
* Communicate business strategies to team members.



* 3-5 years retail experience.
* 3+ years planning and inventory management.
* 5+ years business experience.
* 1-2 years people management 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 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

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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