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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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Director - Production & Inventory Control
Title:Director - Production & Inventory Control
Location:Claremont, NC

The Production & Inventory Control (P&IC) Director is responsible for the development and implementation of effective, facility-wide Production & Inventory Control activities to support production schedules, material flow, capacity analysis, and on-time delivery. Areas of responsibility include managing production scheduling and Inventory Control.


  • Oversees Production Scheduling, Material Handling, and Receiving
  • Establishes and maintain production schedules to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Develop and maintain load to capacity analytics, facility and work center calendars, and performance metrics to maintain on-time delivery.
  • Establishes and maintains department procedures consistent with divisional/site goals
  • Manages tactical supplier relationships and work with Strategic Sourcing teams to manage manufacturing and key suppliers
  • Implements defined replenishment strategies within Microsoft Dynamics ERP system
  • Owns business processes and data within the function required to effectively run the business
  • Collaborates with Operational Management to optimize production planning, detail scheduling and material replenishment process for maximum utilization of the plant facilities and resources
  • Develops targets, systems and procedures for balancing optimal inventory levels with customer availability and market leading lead times
  • Drive efforts to continuously review and improve inventory accuracy and cycle counting programs
  • Champion lean activity in direct support and relationship to facility lean direction and business needs

Reporting / Analytics

  • Analyzes operational variances, extracts and reviews historical data, incorporates projected scrap allowances, production efficiencies, and on-time adherence while working with operational teams to identify and implement improvement opportunities.
  • Report out and action supplier on-time delivery and quality measures
  • Drive YOY supplier cost reductions, inventory accuracy improvements, & on-time performance.

Stakeholder Management

  • Participate in Engineering, Project Management, Sales, Quality and Operations Planning sessions, and contribute in the development of operations plans to support organizational goals
  • Communicate Materials Inventory plans to the Leadership Team at regularly scheduled intervals

Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Promote effective Health, Safety and Environmental programs and practices, ensuring that high standards of site safety are established and met
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to a safety and quality culture
  • Establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results
  • Identifies and addresses general root causes to safety and quality problems


  • Bachelor's Degree, required in Engineering, Manufacturing, or Business.
  • A minimum of 7 years of manufacturing scheduling/materials/procurement management experience in manufacturing environment. Minimum of 2 years of supervisory or managerial experience required.
  • APICS CPIM Certification preferred
  • A thorough knowledge of bills of materials, product routings, work centers, product costing, budget planning, and make/buy analysis.
  • Must have previous experience using MRP systems, and knowledgeable in routings and BOM applications
  • Experience with MRP systems, Microsoft Dynamics will be plus
  • Proficient utilization of MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills


  • Customer Focus
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Drives for Results
  • Decision Quality
  • Persuades
  • Manages Complexity
  • Collaboration
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Drives Vision and Purpose



This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.



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