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Williams-Sonoma Inc. | Seattle, Washington
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Job Description

Requisition Number: WS-10737
Area of Interest: Retail
Organization: Retail
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Casual


Manage implementation and maintenance of flagship visual standards. Train staff on company visual concepts. Support all store initiatives including maintaining store standards, managing marketing and implementing visual updates. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Manage the implementation of visual directives with the management team and District Manager.
* Apply corporate visual fundamentals to create merchandise displays that are proportionate, balanced and shoppable.
* Train and develop staff to execute and maintain corporate visual standards.
* Determine merchandising needs, maintenance issues and floor plans.
* React to customer response and merchandise sell-through by creating and adjusting displays. Provide stores with alternative visual plans.
* Communicate visual merchandising issues to supervisor.
* Ensure that all customers receive outstanding customer service.
* Understand and utilize store systems, including back office, register and PDT.
* Assist with stocking, price changes, signage and lighting.
* Maintain visual props and supplies.
* Assist on sales floor during peak hours.
* Participate in corporate floorsets in our Burlingame store.
* Participate, as needed, in planning visual implementation for new store openings.


* 2-4 years merchandising and visuals experience.
* Good time-management skills, ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
* Compliance with company dress code.
* Availability to work flexible work schedule and weekends as needed, annual inventory, and entire holiday season.
* Physical Requirements.
* Ability to lift and carry medium to large items, weighing up to 75 pounds, utilizing appropriate equipment.

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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