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Senior Manager, Finance - Williams-Sonoma

Date: Jun 17, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-15311
Area of Interest: Finance
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

Participate within a team environment to accomplish a high level of service to senior management and the business units in guiding overall company financial planning direction, for both short and long term planning horizons.

About the Role

We are hiring for the Sr. Manager for our Finance team to support the Williams Sonoma Brand. Our Senior Manager will come from a background in the retail space and will have experience managing a team and experience developing KPI dashboards.

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

* Manage, together with your team, all aspects of the Retail channel P&L from close, forecasting and budgeting to ad hoc analyses, fleet reviews and scenario modeling
* Provide key cross functional support to the field organization in the form of training, payroll planning, and answering general expense and sales related questions
* Provide analytical support for departmental functions including development of the three-year financial plan, annual operating plan budget, capital project analysis, monthly forecasts, and performance analysis.
* Develop knowledge and relationships with selected business units to guide plan process and understand planning issues.
* Identify opportunities within the P&L for operational efficiencies and/or cost savings
* Prepare insightful presentations for senior management to concisely summarize performance targets and progress toward initiatives by individual business units.
* Manage one direct report for meaningful contribution to department goals and continued personal development.

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...

* Corporate Finance experience in the Retail industry (required)
* Finance, economics, accounting, or related degree and work experience.
* 8+ years experience in analytic and systems support for the planning process at multi-unit, multi-concept entity
* FP&A experience with some exposure to accounting/month end close
* Demonstrated analytical and systems skills, and self-driven desire to investigate variance issues.
* Strong consulting, problem-solving, and conceptual skills, along with interpersonal skills necessary to work with all varied levels of management.
* Solid written and verbal communication skills.

Technical Competencies required:

* Advanced Excel and Financial Reporting experience
* Familiarity with GAAP, as applied to financial reporting standards.

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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