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Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Buyer, Bedroom - Pottery Barn

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

Requisition Number: PB-13419

Area of Interest: Merchandising

Organization: Corporate

Brand/Division: Pottery Barn

Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will work closely with a very passionate and collaborative group of team members. We run a high-volume business and cover several different categories within the Furniture division of Pottery Barn. We strive for operational excellence while developing best in class merchandising strategies each season. We work hard but we also have fun together.

About the Role

Create and develop business strategies and seasonal assortment plans to maximize the development of the brand, sales and profits for assigned department in line with the business strategies set by Director, DMM. Identify opportunities and recommend new product or concepts for department. Coordinates information across functions working closely with Design, Inventory Management, Ecommerce, Sourcing, Allocation, Production, Creative Services, Packaging and Visual to ensure the process is followed and timelines met. Handles visual signage (new, specials, markdowns). Coordinates in-store collateral, online copy and image assets, photo samples and assortment tools. Attends and participates in Design, Inventory and Allocation meetings.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Manage department's direct purchase assortments when applicable

* Select seasonal and core product assortment for assigned departments

* Analyze sales trends for recommendations on assortment and pricing strategies

* Identify and recommend new business opportunities to drive future growth

* Communicate weekly selling updates and mark down recommendations

* Create and maintain merchandising assortment plans for assigned departments

* Provide Allocation Team final assortment plans and product details

* Correspond with functional areas to resolve difficult issues on product quality issues, re-ticketing issues, or customer service needs

* Execute SKU creation and SKU updates for all departments

* Provide SKU information to Merchandising Operations for input. Ensure timely SKU set up. Develop seasonal and core product mix for department area and communicate annual and seasonal strategies to cross-functional areas

* Provide Inventory Management with final assortment plans (line lists), product details, target retails, estimated IMU, importance to overall assortment (big bets), flow to DC, marketing plan and floor plan location for developing purchase projections and buy plans

* Develop and recommend seasonal and core product mix for department or area. Collaborate with Inventory Management to develop annual and seasonal financial plans

* Identify store group opportunities for Retail channel

* Collaborate with Inventory Management to provide Sourcing and Production Management with purchase quantities, delivery dates, flow and exit strategies for initial cost and production negotiations for new programs

* Communicate key product items and pagination strategies to Creative Services to finalize marketing plan

* Recommend catalog layouts to your Creative partners

* Provide information to the field on in-store promotion strategies and placement of markdown goods. Correspond with functional areas

* Correspond with functional areas. Resolves, handles and escalates difficult issues to Buyer, Call Center and Stores

* Summarize and communicate merchandising information for store newsletters and emails. Coordinate with Store Operation for disseminating information through appropriate channels

* Resolve ticketing issues with Avery, vendor and field

* Investigate and respond to field issues. Coordinate communication strategies with Store Operations. Provide appropriate merchandising information for Store Web

* Participate in the development of annual and seasonal financial plans.

* Recommend website adjustments and changes to drive business in partnership with ecommerce team

* Analyze market and provide observations of market for competitive analyses

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe

* A technologically and data-driven business

* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits

* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation

* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience

* We get to be creative daily

* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas

* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative

* We have fun!


* BA/BS Required.

* Buying/Merchandising experience.

* Furniture, fine arts and architecture knowledge preferred, but not required

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or sponsor an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration).


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, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

90 days 3 hours ago

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.


Buyer, Bedroom - Pottery Barn Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA, United States


Location: San Francisco, CA

Company Profile:
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of high quality products for the home. In 1956, our founder, Chuck Williams, turned a passion for cooking and eating with friends into a small business with a big idea. He opened a store in Sonoma, California, to sell the French cookware that intrigued him while visiting Europe but that could not be found in America. Chuck's business, which set a standard for customer service, took off and helped fuel a revolution in American cooking and entertaining that continues today. In the decades that followed, the quality of our products, our ability to identify new opportunities in the market and our people-first approach to business have facilitated our expansion beyond the kitchen into nearly every area of the home. Additionally, by embracing new technologies and customer-engagement strategies as they emerge, we are able to continually refine our best-in-class approach to multi-channel retailing.