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Project Manager, New Business Creative -- West Elm
Williams-Sonoma Inc. | Brooklyn, New York
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Job Description

Requisition Number: WE-11169
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Project Manager, New Business Creative -- West Elm
Who we are:
Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

The Project Manager for New Business will be responsible for overseeing the creative department's timeline and budget for all projects supporting our New Business Initiatives. This role will support the creative operations and asset delivery of all digital and print initiatives for new business, including Workspace, Hotels, and Hospitality. This person should be self-motivated, a strong interpersonal communicator and multitasker, as this position is a cross-functional team leader working seamlessly between departments and external business partners and vendors. This role should have experience implementing strategies to streamline workflow and gain efficiencies and can anticipate growth and responsibility increases as the business continues to develop in regard to project breadth and quantity. Our ideal candidate should be able to manage the team's time and resources and have the ability to react to business needs accordingly.


Essential Functions:
* Day to Day responsibilities include constant cross channel communication, across multiple teams and projects, an attention to detail, and a self-motivation to deliver all assets on time and within budget. This will require fostering strong relationships within the department.
* Seasonal responsibilities include managing trade show deliverables -- both printed and digital -- as well as managing upcoming marketing initiatives in new markets.
* Schedule and lead meetings and presentations to the executive team
* Develop and maintain strong relationships through all stages of a project, including scope, development, execution, and delivery
* Work with the head of project management and creative teams to deliver successful print and digital projects

* 3-5+ years of project management or equivalent experience
* Must have experience and a deep understanding of digital design and the development process.
* Must be a knowledgeable collaborator with a solid understanding of various print forms (e.g., direct mail, packaging and signage), processes, and techniques
* This person should be a critical thinker with the ability to work with many different work styles and backgrounds.
* Highly efficient worker with excellent customer service, management, motivational, and negotiation skills
* Organizational master and multi-tasker with the ability to remain calm and enthusiastic in a deadline-driven environment
* Entrepreneurial spirit: this person should feel ownership over the position and should feel free to adjust process as they see needed.
* Collaboration: this is a critical part of the success of this position as it will be the key to uniting the team and successfully managing each project
* Excellent communicator
* Management skills encouraged
* A fluency in Microsoft Office, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
* A fluency in Project Management Tools (Basecamp, SmartSheet, Opal, or equivalents)
* Drive for personal challenge and growth
* Compelling positivity!

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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