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

Requisition Number: MS-11411
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance - Sourcing
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Mississippi
Position Type: Full-time



Assures WSI vendors adhere to WSI packaging guidelines across assigned sku categories by reviewing

test lab reports and working directly with our own packaging test labs.


* Develop and maintain general and specific packaging specifications that meet transportation and optimal distribution flow requirements for all Decorative Accessories, Functional Accessories, Table Top items, Food Products, Bake/Cookware products, Soft-lines and Textiles Products.
* Support the development and implementation of package-testing standards in our package testing labs where testing is based on method of transportation and distribution environment (ISTA-3A).
* Review package test reports for compliance, taking corrective action as necessary.
* Research, designate, and approve packaging suppliers worldwide.
* Analyze damage reports on products and take appropriate corrective actions to eliminate future problems.
* Work with the packing department to implement successful techniques and best practices that will reduce damages to outbound customer orders.



* Bachelor's Degree preferably in packaging or technically related field
* Minimum 5 years protective packaging experience. Extensive experience in dealing with many SKU's at once for a wide-range of consumer type products.
* Project Management experience
* Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Domestic and International Travel up to 25%


* (5) Five years protective packaging experience, including: extensive experience in dealing with soft-line/hard-line goods and furniture packaging, ISTA-3A packaging
* Quality Management experience
* Process Management experience
* Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Inventor and WMS knowledge, Access and Crystal knowledge

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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