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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


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.


* 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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