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eCommerce Production Coordinator - WIlliams-Sonoma

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-13994
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are 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. 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.

Specific Responsibilities

* Partner with Studio Manager on seasonal shot lists and help oversee PIP and upper level ecom photography executed at our in house photo studio. Vet shot lists for accuracy and partner with Buyers, Producers, Studio Manager and Merchandise Coordinator to track product sample availability against seasonal shot lists to identify sample and schedule issues.
* Act as liaison between Corporate, Photo Director, Studio Team, Asset + Internet Creative Teams to ensure all collateral is captured, delivered and go live dates are met. Partner with these teams on an ongoing basis to determine process and workflow needs and overall best practices.
* Coordinate with Site Director and Art Directors to communicate ecom upper level photo needs after seasonal catalog pre-production meetings to gain as much efficiency as possible (vs requiring separate photo shoots).

* Partner with Photo Director to schedule ecom exclusive photo shoots & book creative teams based on subject matter and product categories. Assist with catalog talent bookings as needed.
* Partner with Photo Director to coordinate administrative responsibilities relevant to ecom photography invoices and expenses. Assist Director with monthly ecom budget reconciliation.
* Plan PIP and ecom seasonal photography and talent bookings to manage costs flat to budget.
* With input from Director, responsible for sending out yearly talent contracts. Partner with HR and Legal to ensure all vendors meet established WSI vendor guidelines.
* Responsible for updating and maintaining WS + WSH established photography style guide & digital delivery guideline document; ensure compliance by freelance & studio teams.
* Work to clean up photography and categories on website to ensure the best online customer experience.
* Create contact sheets, proofs and binders of seasonal photography for Creative Team to utilize and secure approval with Creative leadership. Coordinate with Creative Production Coordinator to route cropped environmental photography for approval.
* Organize seasonal digital + CGI asset delivery to Site Asset Team. Oversee in house retoucher and off-site retouching vendor for on time delivery back to WS.
* Ensure ecom-only assets are stored in DAM (Digital Asset Management system) in a timely manner so other team members and business partners can utilize assets.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 2-4 years related experience
* Strong project management skills
* Ability to multi-task and be highly organized
* Superior scheduling skills and highly detail-oriented
* Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external teams
* Experience with vendor invoicing
* Knowledge of photo studios and the digital photography workflow is preferred
* Experience working with collaborative creative teams & production staff

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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.

Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen -- Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

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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