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Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Culinary Expert

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Alexandria, VA

Requisition Number: WS-11142

Area of Interest: Retail

Organization: Retail

Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma

Position Type: Casual

JOB DESCRIPTION

Overview

Build sales and establish customer relationships by instructing cooking/technique classes, demonstrations and in-store events as part of Williams-Sonoma's Culinary Program. Coach and advise store how to deliver in-store culinary programs and activities that achieve sales and profitability goals. Train associates how to introduce, demonstrate and sell new products.

Responsibilities

Focuses on the Customer

* Provide informative culinary instruction and product knowledge to create exceptional customer experiences.

* Share product benefits and testimonials as part of each culinary activity and customer interaction on the sales floor to engage customers and drive sales.

* Support store team with marketing and promotion of culinary programs.

Develops Self and Others

* Provide ongoing training, in partnership with management team and vendors, to enhance associates' product knowledge

* Maintain awareness of food trends and influences and initiate ideas for recipes, demonstrations, and samples.

Creates Teams & Partnerships

* Develop relationships with local culinary schools. Source and assist management team to hire and train seasonal associates to support culinary activities.

Builds Operational Excellence

* Plan, prepare and execute monthly culinary activity calendar, working within budget and meeting brand standards.

* Coach store how to execute culinary activities to brand standard, achieve cost efficiencies and maximize sales.

* Ensure store adherences to Health and Safety codes and train other stores how to meet compliance standards.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications & Requirements

* Formal training or degree in Culinary Arts preferred or equivalent job experience.

* 2 + years management experience preferred.

* Knowledge of Williams-Sonoma products.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.

* Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time.

* Availability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

* Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 50 lb., while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques.

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.

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Culinary Expert Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Alexandria, VA, United States

   

Location: Alexandria, VA

Company Profile:
Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Our brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We successfully market them through all three major channels — retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet.