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Williams-Sonoma Inc. | Olive Branch, Mississippi
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Job Description

Requisition Number: MS-11039
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

We are looking for talented, passionate, and driven individuals to support and lead a strong selling culture, visual execution, and operational excellence.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This subject matter expert role is responsible for all aspects of training and professional development education to include course content construction, curriculum design and delivery mechanism development for both salaried exempt professionals and hourly non-exempt associates and employees. This training professional will focus primarily on delivering high quality leadership development training and other forms of job skills improvement and competency based learning initiatives and programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Continually assess needs, design training solutions and measure results
* Work closely with Human Resources and Operations leadership to determine and assess the training needs of the organization and develop plans to address training needs
* Conduct and supervise training and development programs for associates including operational training, leadership development and skills training
* Partner with HR Directors in executing the succession plan process to include individual and team development, as well as, tracking of movement through the organization
* Maintain current documentation and records pertaining to training
* Partner with outside organizations in the development of training programs
* Support the Human Resources team with assistance as needed

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor's degree in business related field with concentration in Training and Development or Human Resources
* 5+ years of training experience -- experience providing training in a distribution/warehouse environment is preferred
* Strong communication and leadership skills
* Excellent presentation skills
* Knowledge of LMS systems and proficient in PowerPoint and the Microsoft Office
* Excellent interaction skills - ability to communicate verbally and in written form to all employees
* Maintain knowledge base on policies and procedures concerning safety, technical and operations philosophies

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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