Requisition Number: WE-15176
Area of Interest: Quality Assurance
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time
About the Role
The Sourcing team drives brand level strategies with the goal of addressing business needs while delivering great value product. We collaborate with and represent the brand to our Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office partners, while influencing, servicing and driving change within the brands to optimize benefits throughout the supply chain.
You're excited about this opportunity because you will...
Serve as primary contact to Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office and Agents/Supplier in assigned categories
Collaborate with Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Officeto develop and implement a sourcing strategy in the assigned categories for each source region considering such factors as: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 to cost and sample
Identify potential product in the assigned categories that present opportunities in new markets
Share major updates or changes from Brand assortment decision that would affect the markets & allocation strategy
Perform a consultant role for merchants and design with regard to the following:Manage Calendar & timelines w/ cross-functional teams and Williams Sonoma Global Sourcing Office/Agents through PLM dashboards
Close working partnership with buyers, design and inventory.
Troubleshoot seasonal product issues related to development, production and/or delivery in assigned categories
Assist in the managing and review of Associate Sourcing Managers to include training in the following areas: WSI sourcing operating procedures, production and sourcing policies, technical, negotiation and communication skills.
Management of "US managed vendors"/business
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
We're excited about you because...
4+ years college education (BA/BS).
Minimum 3-5 years' experience in off shore sourcing, buying/merchandising in a retail or manufacturing organization.
Experience working with high sku counts
1-2 years of experience sourcing multiple categories, home goods preferred
Strong knowledge of sourcing markets.
Demonstrates high level of organization and can quickly reprioritize based on the needs of the business
Travel required 1 to 2 times per year.
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 *LI-ST
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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
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