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Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company. Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. We also own and operate a growing manufacturing base right here in the United States, proudly producing nearly all of the upholstered furniture and much of the lighting sold through our brands. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you are an expert in global logistics, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources, or home delivery and have a passion for quality and customer service, our Supply Chain Organization may just be the place for you.
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Purchasing Manager
Title:Purchasing Manager
Location:Claremont, NC


The Purchasing Manager for our Sutter Street Manufacturing team will:

  • Responsible for purchasing, scheduling and inventory control of all raw materials for a multi-plant manufacturing environment
  • Facilitates process of selection and certification of suppliers and procurement of raw materials, components, and/or MRO supplies for upholstery manufacturing. Develops and maintains supplier scorecards to drive performance.
  • Source backup suppliers to offset potential delivery, capacity, quality, and costing issues with primary suppliers
  • Train suppliers in the use of all materials management software
  • Investigate and resolve supplier quality issues, delivery, and packaging methods that impact on time delivery or inventory turns by facilitating communication between Manufacturing Operations, Engineering, Product Development and Purchasing
  • Set up Sku's and work closely with Product Development team on costing. Work closely with Director of Manufacturing to ensure that production schedule is met. Match PO's to receivers and post to AX system.
  • Responsible for all costing of new products. Work closely with Product Development to track and complete all costing and sourcing of new products introduced. Complete all Bills of Materials information and maintain AX system with pricing updates, raw materials changes and labor adjustments
  • Support Director of Manufacturing with product specifications on new frame development (pricing, vendor selection, etc.).
  • Support Controller with month-end close, inventory control, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5 years of Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of upholstery manufacturing, sourcing and purchasing
  • Knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) system
  • Knowledge of raw material sourcing, supplier certification, and product quality assurance
  • Material Management software programs
  • Broad technical view and understanding of the purchasing process
  • Strong relationship skills-internally and externally
  • Strong communication skills-verbal and written
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