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Designer, Furniture - Pottery Barn
Williams-Sonoma Inc. | San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Requisition Number: PB-11251
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
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.

Position Summary

Working with the furniture team leads creating and producing furniture for PB brand. Managing cross functional team partnerships and vendor communications, as well as preparing final specifications and prepping for presentations.

Specific Responsibilities

* Contribute to concept for new seasonal themes, while working on development for previous seasons.
* Design and develop product, working directly with finish, engineering and sourcing teams.
* Track samples and designs and vendor information.
* Prepare samples to review during meetings.
* Resolve sample issues and work closely with agents and vendors.
* Maintain status reports on all product development projects.
* Research marketplace and keep up with new trends.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's degree (or experience in related field).
* Proficiency in MAC and PC -- Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD program.
* Excellent understanding of furniture manufacturing and development.
* Ability to prioritize and schedule work in a deadline driven environment.
* Strong communication skills with a passionate attitude and lots of energy.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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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