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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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Distribution Lead
Title:Distribution Lead
Location:City of Industry, CA
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - Company Overview
Since it was founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, California, into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some of the best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and west elm. That growth continues today. Our Global Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company and key to its success.
Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery – and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement – our Supply Chain Organization is just the place for you.

We employ thousands in our regional distribution operations and in our over 600 retail stores, customer care centers and corporate headquarters. That’s why we work hard to support the community, including the institutions that are important to our employees, such as St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital which we proudly support in its mission to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Position Summary:
  • The primary point of contact in an assigned area
  • Assist with reporting and coordinating a team of associates to reach desired results in accordance with directives, policies, and KPI’s
  • Expected to rotate between departments for an extended period of time
Primary Functions:
  • Responsible for maintaining a safety oriented culture while communicating unsafe conditions
  • Be a role model to other associates
  • Ensure processes are documented and followed
  • Communicate standard processes to all associates, daily goals, tracking progress, communicating challenges, deploying resources and requesting support from managers
  • Work closely with managers to ensure service checks demonstrate consistency across all processes and provide feedback to the managers regarding team performance
  • Train and audit processes to ensure consistency
  • Communicate in a professional and timely manner:
  • Brief team and lead start-up meetings
  • Communicate necessary data and ensure all daily reporting is accurate while monitoring the work flow
  • Track and communicate daily targets to Ops Managers and the team
  • Work closely with Ops Managers to identify constraints and adjust resources
  • Communicate with peer group to track daily performance of the Big Team and adjust accordingly
  • Prior warehouse distribution center experience as a supervisor or department lead
  • MHE Certification preferred
  • PKMS and Yard Management experience a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to maintain the work flow and inventory integrity
  • Analyze and suggest opportunity for productivity improvement
  • Lead and coordinate a small but highly visible team
  • Multitask and be extremely detailed on all written and communication/documentation, including email etiquette
  • Microsoft Office Knowledge – especially Outlook, Excel preferred
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work under pressure, and be a fast learner
  • Ability to coach and train process are required
  • Excellent attendance and willingness to be part of a team – performing whatever duties are necessary
  • Utilize Williams-Sonoma’s Mission, Vision, and Values to govern daily activities, including guidance to other associates and departments

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. promotes a drug-free work environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At this time, we are not accepting referrals from third party recruiting agencies for this position.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
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