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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:01 AM

Requisition Number: WE:10103
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance : Sourcing
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full:time
Manager, Technical Design :: Decorative Accessories + Lighting : 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.
This role manages the development of Dec Acc, TTOP , Lighting and Functional Categories. And will own deliverables of each category and responsible for keep team on track to hit deadlines. This individual will contribute to the Team Development and growth. We are looking for a team oriented leader with the ability to build strong relationships cross functionally and lead a high performing team. As we grow categories and business interest, this role will need to operate independently in the best interest of the brand while keeping leadership updated.
Essential Functions:
* Review, enter, and distribute specs.
* Manage development comments and tracking.
* Coordinate with Design to issue sample comments through final approval.
* Collaborate cross functionally to ensure the team remains on the brand calendar.
* Attend pre:sketch and sketch review to build an understanding of development inspiration, concept, and final product for Spec Out/Development.
* Attend sourcing allocation walk through for the season collaborate with Sourcing and Design on product placement.
* Track Spec Deadline progress in PLM to ensure the calendar spec deadline will be met. Requires experience dealing with Cross Functional Partners to ensure Workflow is met.
* Partner with Technical Design Assistants to Generate Specs in PLM by
Reviewing Design detail page to confirm information provided is accurate.
Generate and Pass Off Specs Created by Design to WSI and Vendors for development samples.
Requesting Samples in PLM
* Manage Team as they follow development progress coordinating with Vendors and WSI Offices to execute the first samples.
* Update the design and sourcing team of first sample submission progress 2 weeks after Spec Out.
* Escalate outstanding approvals to Sourcing as these items may be late for the season.
* 5+ years of Product Development
* Bachelors Degree
* 1+ year of management experience with a proven track record of developing direct reports
* Excellent communication skills and ability to lead Cross Functional Meetings.
* Ability to think outside the box to lead an exceptional team
* Have experience working communicating with all levels.
* PLM or Web PDM Experience a must
* Microsoft Programs
* Illustrator and Photo Shop a Plus
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.


• Location: Brooklyn

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