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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.
Openings >> Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
Summary
Title:Packaging Engineer
ID:32603
Location:Olive Branch, MS
Description

SUMMARY:

Assures WSI vendors adhere to WSI packaging guidelines across assigned SKU categories by reviewing test lab reports and working directly with our own packaging test labs.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and maintain general and specific packaging specifications that meet transportation and optimal distribution flow requirements for all Decorative Accessories, Functional Accessories, Table Top items, Food Products, Bake/Cookware products, Soft-lines and Textiles Products.
  • Support the development and implementation of package-testing standards in our package testing labs where testing is based on method of transportation and distribution environment (ISTA-3A).
  • Review package test reports for compliance, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Research, designate, and approve packaging suppliers worldwide.
  • Analyze damage reports on products and take appropriate corrective actions to eliminate future problems.
  • Work with the packing department to implement successful techniques and best practices that will reduce damages to outbound customer orders.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in packaging or technically related field
  • Minimum 5 years protective packaging experience. Extensive experience in dealing with many SKU's at once for a wide-range of consumer type products.
  • Project Management experience
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Domestic and International Travel up to 25%

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • (5) Five years protective packaging experience, including: extensive experience in dealing with soft-line/hard-line goods and furniture packaging, ISTA-3A packaging
  • Quality Management experience
  • Process Management experience
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Inventor and WMS knowledge, Access and Crystal knowledge
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