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

Requisition Number: WS-10815
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time


Ensures the store stock on hand to support sales. Translate assortment and buy plans into distribution parameters. Allocate merchandise to stores. Analyze and adjust store parameters to maximize sales and profit. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Develop distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in stock position.
* Translate assortment and buy plans into distribution parameters.
* Analyze stock to sales and adjust store parameters to increase or decrease product flow.
* Distribute initial order and replenishment to stores.
* Review and fill back orders.
* Work with visual floor set to insure in stock and presentation quantity by location.
* Manage new store planned inventory levels to insure in stock store opening.
* Recommend to Planner and merchant distribution strategies to maximize business.
* Monitor and resolve inventory control issues with on hand accuracy and data integrity.
* Insure stores maintain appropriate in stock services levels weeks on hand.
* Create and update store groups to support distribution strategy.


* 1-2 year previous retail distribution experience.
* Excellent technical skills, specifically Excel and other Microsoft office applications.

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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