Associate Buyer - Occasional/Media - Pottery Barn

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Sears Point, CA 2018-10-13

About the Team

The Furniture division is responsible for the largest area in the Brand. We are the leaders that drive merchandising strategies for our product categories. Our team manages Bedroom, Dining, Home Office, Occasional and Media furniture. It is made up of talented, smart and strategic Buyers, Associate Buyers, Assistant Buyers, and Coordinators. Our job is to bring great product at a great value to our customers while we inspire and help them decorate their home. We also like to have fun and laugh daily.

About the Role

In the Associate Buyer role for Occasional and Media, you will create and develop the merchandising and business strategies for the department to drive sales and grow the area. You will be responsible for all three channels; Retail, Online and Catalog. You will lead identifying and recommending new product ideas for the department on a consistent basis. You will work with cross functional partners across Inventory, Allocation, Sourcing, Design, Creative and E-commerce to deliver key initiatives and product flow against our Brand calendar. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is smart, analytical, quick to make decisions and drive teams forward, strategic and has great taste and merchandising skills.

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

  • Lead merchandising strategies for the department
  • Manage, analyze, and drive in season business
  • Recommend pricing and promotional strategies for the department
  • Provide regular competitive analysis
  • Partner with a cross functional group to meet deliverables in line with our milestone calendar
  • Spend equal time perfecting the assortment and customer shopping experience in all three channels
  • Manage and own product set up in our systems and manage in our assortment tools

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

  • We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • 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 on a daily basis
  • 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!

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Required.
  • Previous experience in retail merchandising or degree in merchandising preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced Retail Math skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, often-changing, flexible environment

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't 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, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

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.

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.