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Merchandise Coordinator, Electrics - Williams Sonoma

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-16409
Area of Interest: Merchandising
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Merchandising team which is responsible for assortment management, vendor relations and negotiations, and communication and alignment with all cross-functional internal teams including (but not limited to) planning, distribution, creative services, visual, marketing, public relations, stores, care centers, and operations teams.

About the Role

This is a full-time Merch Coordinator supporting the category: Electrics

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

* Coordinate and manage the timely delivery of all product samples for catalog & online photography, line reviews, product testing and vendor meetings.
* Manage and keep track of all samples as transferred between photo warehouse, visual lab, sample cage, test kitchen, offsite locations, etc. Enter photo notes for creative team reference.
* Create & set up new SKUs. Input cost & retail changes.
* Accurately maintain the Merchandise Management Tool (MMT) to keep record of all SKU level detail, such as product status, description, cost/retail, launch timing, exclusivity, store count, and other key selling indicators.
* Communicate directly with vendors for all sample needs, product set up and specification information, creative assets for digital...
* Share and seek vendor feedback on product reviews, pricing issues, customer service issues, and store requests.
* Work directly with visual team to provide samples, request and proof signage, and execute all floor set and perimeter packets.
* Proof catalog copy and all SKU and pricing details.
* Review all new website launches for accuracy.
* Assist with all departmental reporting and tracking needs.
* Manage and execute special projects as requested.

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

* Participate and give feedback in vendor meetings to advance personal and departmental growth.
* Be encouraged to deeply explore categories of interest and become an expert.
* Work in a collaborative environment with a passionate group of individuals who care about doing things the right way and are constantly striving to make everything better.
* Be part of a fast-moving team that works incredibly hard to deliver outstanding results to our internal and external partners and customers.

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...

* You have a bachelor's degree in Business or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
* You have the ability to learn quickly, the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs, and a genuine curiosity for the product category and industry.
* You have solid computer skills including business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as a comfort level to adopt internal reporting systems.

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 consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


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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