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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017 9:37 PM

Requisition Number: WE:9926
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance : Sourcing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full:time
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. Weve seen some big changes since our first brick:and:mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasnt 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, were a multi:brand, multi:channel, global enterprise supported by state:of:the:art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing : and were always looking for new energy and ideas.
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 sourcing department is responsible for managing the development timeline, vendor cost negotiations, production, on time shipments, logistics and returns. West Elm Sourcing is a part of the Williams Sonoma Global Operations division that is a shared service team who supports all Williams Sonoma Inc brands across the globe. This role within furniture case goods is 100 focused on Bedroom, Occasional and Seasonal furniture categories at West Elm. The furniture department is the largest revenue driver of this growing brand.
This manager within sourcing is responsible for developing and managing two direct reports. As part of the people first environment this management component will involve bottom line, growth and development responsibilities.
Essential Functions
* Develop and implement a product sourcing strategy both short term (seasonal/annual) and long term (3:5 years) for the assigned product categories. Consider such factors as:
o Country competencies
o Supplier capabilities, capacities and growth plans
o Country and vendor risk
* Work with the design team during the development process to identify source markets and suppliers for requested materials, finishes and products in the assigned product categories. Direct the sampling process by identifying markets and suppliers to cost and sample.
* Manage sourcing processes and procedures in the assigned categories to successfully execute and deliver WSI products on time, which meet the design, quality and value mission. This should include the following:
o Time and Action Calendars
o Vendor Research and Development : Capabilities, capacity and growth plans
o Material Research and Development
o Comparative Studies : Products, costs and risk
o Cost Negotiations based on parameters from merchandising
o Management of pre:production, and production approval process
o Production placement and reservations : (based on information from planning and merchan


• Location: Brooklyn

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