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

Requisition Number: WS-10947
Area of Interest: Inventory Management
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

Position Summary
Assist Planner or Sr. Planner with the day-to-day activities of tracking purchase orders from point of origin to Distribution Center, forecasting sales, monitoring purchase orders, inventory levels, transfers and preparation of documents to maximize appropriate in-stock levels at each drop of a catalog mailing and throughout sales period.

Specific Responsibilities

* Coordinate the creation and communication of purchase orders for a division of business. Enter purchase orders into the Retek system and ensure communication of orders to planning, sourcing and agent/vendor.
* Creation of purchase orders for early floor sets and monitor shipping to ensure on time deliver.
* Maintain accuracy of purchase order ship dates and quantities. Amend purchase orders and communicate changes to agent/vendor. Ensure confirmation of changes with agent/vendor.
* Communicate all changes and cancellations of purchase orders to sourcing/agent/vendor.
* Maintain log of all purchase order confirmations and cancellations. Follow up with agent/vendor as needed.
* Ensure accurate shipping dates of purchase orders by monitoring the sourcing exception reports and by communication with the agents/vendor and sourcing.
* Maintain communication and adjustment log of all orders and monitor status of production from the sourcing group.
* Work with planner to monitor sales and inventory levels and adjust purchase orders accordingly to drive sales and profitability.
* Prepare inventory transfers for DTC and Outlet divisions.
* Prepare and distribution weekly Ad Hoc reports to the entire team.
* Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
* Attention to detail, follow through, communication skills.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* 1-3 year previous retail work experience

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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.

Personal Competencies

* Global Business Acumen -- Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.
* Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.
* Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.
* Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.
* Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.
* Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

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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