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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 >> Administrative Assistant II - Research and Development Coordinator
Administrative Assistant II - Research and Development Coordinator
Title:Administrative Assistant II - Research and Development Coordinator
Location:Claremont, NC


The primary role of this position is to be a project coordinator for the R&D team.



  • Manage time and action for all brands

  • Maintain Product Development Tracker, both internal and external to ensure all parties keep to the agreed upon time and action

  • Analyze pricing

  • Attend weekly calls with the Williams-Sonoma brands and manage the agenda

  • Keep the R&D team on task, by attending their weekly meeting and keeping a fluid form of communication

  • Manage and ship all samples made in the R&D department

  • Order and track Stock withdrawal samples

  • Manage product testing

  • Manage COM orders

  • Collaborate on other projects as needed.

  • Order fabric and leather for samples


  • Ability to multi-task, and be extremely detailed on written and verbal communications/documentation.

  • Strong Microsoft Office Knowledge – especially Outlook, Excel, Power Point

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work under pressure, and be a fast learner.

  • Excellent attendance and willingness to be a part of a team – performing whatever duties are necessary to complete the task at hand

  • 3-5 years of administrative or clerical experience, preferably in a Product Development environment for upholstered furniture.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and work extra hours as needed



  • Knowledge of upholstered furniture specifications

  • Understanding of fabrics, materials used in development of upholstered furniture development

  • 2-3 years administrative and/or Project management experience in upholstered furniture product development environment

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