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Production Coordinator - West Elm
Williams-Sonoma Inc. | Brooklyn, New York
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Job Description

Requisition Number: WE-10189
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance - Sourcing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Sourcing Coordinator - West Elm

* Responsible for supporting the Associate Sourcing Manager in sourcing quality product while meeting cost targets, overseeing production for on-time adherence, and improving overall damage and quality in the assigned product category

* Assists in the allocation of product to appropriate country and vendor and communicates this to overseas offices through PLM
* Communicates daily with vendors to monitor the progress of new developments and current production. Helps to ensure all costing is updated in a timely and accurate manner in PLM as well as being passed to internal teams.
* Assists in Product Development Meetings with Merchants and Design to review status of new developments
* Follows up on the pre-production process to ensure production is tracking on-time and meeting key milestone due dates
* Works closely with cross functional teams such as Merchandising, Design, Tech Design, Brand Packaging, Planning and Supply Chain
* Partners with Planning and Supply Chain teams to ensure timely and accurate PPO/PO placement
* Leads Cross Functional Meetings with Inventory and Merchants to inform them on the status of any late deliveries or quality issues
* Focuses on Quality Assurance to help analyze multiple reports to ensure WSI standards. Trouble-shoots escalated issues and assists in initiating inventory inspections.
* Partner with global business teams to ensure timely placement with brand
* Review Damage & Quality reports for managed category


* You love to work collaboratively in a group and have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team
* Feel innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking
* Are a self starter who is driven, motivated and always has a positive attitude
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details
* Naturally challenge yourself and others to grow

* 2-3 years' experience with a retail or manufacturing company
* Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency, especially in Excel skills
* PLM experience a plus (but not required)
* High attention to detail
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to successfully multi-task and prioritize


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.

About Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail segment of the Company’s business sells its products through five retail store concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home. The direct-to-customer segment of the Company’s business sells similar products through its seven direct-mail catalogs and through six e-commerce Websites. The Company’s Williams-Sonoma stores offer a selection of culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods and cooking ingredients. The Company has two segments: retail and direct-to-customer. The catalogs reach customers in the United States, while the five retail concepts, as of February 1, 2009, operated 627 stores in 44 states. (Source: 10-K)

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