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Williams-Sonoma Inc. | San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Requisition Number: PB-10156
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Manage and control inventory levels to achieve concept sales, inventory, profit and turnover objectives. Identify business risks and opportunities and propose solutions to maximize sales objectives. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Communicate Assortment plan to Distribution Analyst to achieve appropriate Distribution Strategy.
* Plan sales and forecast appropriate inventory levels by SKU.
* Review visual floor set to insure appropriate inventory in-stock requirements.
* Identify potential inventory liabilities and take appropriate actions to bring quantity to a desired level.
* Build a team relationship with merchant counterpart(s).
* Determine quantity to purchase for new and continuing SKUs.
* Forecast review and revise inventory purchases to maintain optimum inventory flow.
* Manage and maintain department financial forecast. (OTB/rolling forecast) Take timely action to maximize sales, profitability and inventory productivity.
* Develop and provide appropriate business analysis to influence future purchases and assortment strategies.
* Develop department financial merchandise plans in conjunction with the Buyer.
* Participate as an integral partner with visual, merchandising, store operations, sourcing and the distribution centers.
* Provide initial and future order quantities to appropriate group for P.O. generation and communication to the vendor. (PB to merchandising, WS to vendor, future TBD).
* Develop and execute distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in-stock position.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 1-5 years retail planning and distribution experience.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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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