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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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Planner Inbound
Title:Planner Inbound
Location:Memphis, TN



The Transportation Team Lead responsibilities include: Managing day to day execution of Furniture and Inbound vendor network, $65 million in annual spend. Responsible for meeting service and cost metrics. Help lead and develop team of 7 logistic coordinators. Other responsibilities include relationship building and management of Williams-Sonoma's carriers, vendors, brand management, DC's and furniture delivery hubs. Contract administration and negotiation, assisting in RFP's, network analysis and project management. Generate daily/weekly/and monthly reports. Heavy analysis of large amount of data is required.



  • Oversee day to day transportation activities associated with Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s furniture line-haul into our furniture delivery hubs.

  • Oversee transportation activities associated with domestic vendor inbound into all Williams-Sonoma DC’s

  • Provide leadership, growth and development to team of logistics coordinators

  • Conduct business review with business partners such as carriers, vendors, DC partners.

  • Drive cost and process improvement initiatives.

  • Manage daily/weekly/monthly metrics reports and present results to management.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics or Engineering

  • Experience in a transportation, distribution or supply chain role

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead projects to closure

  • Proven leadership and problem-solving skills along with the ability to work independently

  • Proficient in analysis tools such as MS Office, QlikView, or other business intelligence tools.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent Analytical, Technical, and Presentation skills



  • Experience negotiating and administering LTL, IM and TL contracts

  • Previous experience with network design, logistics engineering, and TMS (Transportation Management Systems)

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