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Senior Strategic Planning Analyst, Williams Sonoma

Date: Dec 4, 2017

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-12104
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
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.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for managing the ongoing rollout of the company's new planning software, JustEnough, including reporting and analysis to aid in rollout of the software and other strategic initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities

* Aid in the rollout of new planning software, JustEnough, to inventory and distribution planning teams
* Work to bridge potential gaps between new planning software and existing processes
* Serve as system administrator of planning software
* Provide analysis, reporting and forward visibility to expected financial performance.
* Development and implement inventory reduction strategies (Department, store & SKU level).
* Margin Analysis.
* Business Analysis.
* Project based work.
* Assist in development of merchandising plans, revisions, and forecasts with Merchants and Planning for Department, Sub-department or classifications.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications

* 3-5 years related experience in Inventory Management.
* Strong understanding of Inventory planning (i.e. OTB, Forecasting).
* Strong knowledge of Excel and Access.
* Strong analytical skills.

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.

*LI-KS

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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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