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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 >> Product Development Associate (Pattern Maker)
Product Development Associate (Pattern Maker)
Title:Product Development Associate (Pattern Maker)
Location:Claremont, NC

Position Summary


• The main function of this position will be to create patterns and specifications for upholstered furniture.

• Develop samples as well as production pieces with high attention to detail.


• Duplicate completed pieces from line.

• Produce high quality samples, built on time, using the best construction methods

• Produce upholstered furniture for high end price points

• Make improvement accommodations for current upholstery.

• Produce new samples as well as duplicate previous pieces from the line.

• Produce samples and production that follow W-S quality standards.

• Effectively communicate both verbally and written with internal associates

• Other duties as assigned.


• 5- 8 years experience in production of upper-end upholstered furniture. Preferably in a Product Development setting.

• Must be able to upholster, trim, complete skirt detail, make cutting patterns, and develop poly patterns.

• Must possess good attention to detail and ability to work with hands.

• Ability to interpret upholstery instructions commonly placed in an upholstery manual

• Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to assure delivery requirements and sample deadlines.

• Must exhibit clear communication skills (oral and written)

• Ability to keep accurate records

• Ability to follow documented procedures and standards

• Must have excellent time management skills, including ability to work independently with little supervision

Associates desiring to be considered for this position need to sign up in the Human Resources Department by March 4, 2020. Successful bidder must remain in position for 6 months before becoming eligible to bid on another job.








  1. Submit an approved internal job posting application and current resume to Human Resources before the posting deadline

2. Meet minimum job qualifications

3. Meet eligibility requirements (non-exempt associates must be in their current position for six months (6) and exempt associates for twelve (12) months before applying for a posted position)

4. Must be performing satisfactorily in current position


**Managers and Applicants: Please submit all paper applications and manager approval forms to Denise Campbell n HR or at dcampbell5@wsgc.com










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