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General Operations Manager
Williams-Sonoma Inc. | New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Job Description

Requisition Number: NJ-10636
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: New Jersey
Position Type: Full-time


Position Summary:

The General Operations Manager maintains full operational responsibility for all distribution and transportaticn operations. They must provide solid leadership, coaching, direction and resources to build a team capable of executing and delivering service and cost for both tactical and strategic initiatives.


Must exhibit exceptional leadership skills and possess the following:

* Experience in a fast paced, dynamic distribution environment is required
* A people centered focus in all decisions and actions
* Ability to stay ahead of a 20% year over year growth rate
* A strong Internal and external customer commitment
* Consistency and reliability in distribution processes
* Superior communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships at multiple levels in order to work cross organizationally toward solutions and excellent leadership and consensus building skills
* Ability to drive continuous improvement in productivity, cost control, service, invento1y accuracy, housekeeping and safety


Qualifications/Skills Required:

* Bachelors degree in Business, Logistics, Engineering or related area
* Minimum of 6 years management experience (minimum of 10 years management experience in lieu of degree) with a progressive track record of increasing responsibility in distribution, logistics or manufacturing environment
* Proven proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel. Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft-Projects, etc.)
* Exceptional ability to deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations to all levels
* MBA preferred

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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