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Project Manager, Packaging Production

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-14503
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


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.

Position Summary

Day-to-day production management for packaging and collateral projects across multiple divisions.

Specific Responsibilities

* Manages structural development of packaging in assigned categories -- includes developing prototype with vendor based on structural concept, receive & approve dieline and material samples.
* Determine packaging specifications & costs -- includes working with designers to understand graphic concept, negotiating pricing with suppliers, approving specs, communicating pricing to merchants.
* Manages prepress process-- includes schedule/workflow management, analysis of color proofs and directing color corrections.
* Manages design reproduction-- includes working with designers to advise about vendor printing capabilities, reviewing all layouts for compliance with specs, communicating color & artwork requirements to vendor, reviewing & approving proofs, drawdowns, printed samples.
* Manage vendor performance/ execution-- includes review of performance standards and WS requirements, communication of packaging components & assembly (label placement, assembly instructions, etc), review of samples, QA and troubleshooting, provide recommendations for rework, manage exception process in conjunction with internal teams and external packaging & product vendors


* 3-4 years print buying experience.
* Working knowledge of 3-d forms/reviewing & approving dielines.
* Experience directing color correction/retouching.
* Familiar with litho & flexo printing processes.
* Exposure to a variety of print materials, negotiating skills.
* Overseas experience a plus

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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