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Associate Manager, Culinary Content - Williams Sonoma

Date: Jan 21, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-14481
Area of Interest: Culinary Development
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Role

This position is responsible for developing innovative recipes for the WS Brand for all channels in collaboration with merchants to drive product sales and education for the customer. They are responsible for managing the Test Kitchen and will establish Williams-Sonoma as the home cooking authority by bringing innovative ideas and creative ways to cook to the customer.

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

* Develop, execute and test recipes for retail, catalog and internet divisions to include recipes for: retail feature cards; catalogs (printed and non-printed/styling, DC/DS cards); product packaging; marketing collateral (booklets, newsletter, etc.); and internet "bugs" and special features.
* Write recipes and liaise with editor to ensure accuracy and clarity.
* Test products to ensure quality and usability; review resulting product instructions for clarity and accuracy.
* Attend relevant meetings (catalog design, marketing collateral, internet planning) as needed to share information that will result in recipe development and/or product testing.
* Maintain test kitchen operations: order and stock food and cookware products for recipe development and product testing; coordinate schedule with merchants for tests and tastings; maintain sanitation with support from janitorial service and Bay Café.
* Other projects as assigned.

We're excited about you because...

* You have a Culinary degree and 3-5 years related culinary experience. At a minimum, 5 years culinary industry experience required.
* You have exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail.
* You have broad knowledge of food and culture.
* You have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* You have a Bachelors/ Associates degree (a plus!)

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Benefits:

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.

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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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