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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 >> Admin Asst II - DC (Product Dev. Purchasing Coordinator)
Admin Asst II - DC (Product Dev. Purchasing Coordinator)
Title:Admin Asst II - DC (Product Dev. Purchasing Coordinator)
Location:Claremont, NC


The Purchasing Coordinator will be responsible for all items related to creating upholstery furniture samples in the R&D Department. Main responsibility is ensuring that goods/materials/supplies are delivered on time. This includes negotiating best prices, preparing and sending purchase orders to suppliers, keeping records of purchases, and ensuring materials are delivered on time. The candidate will take ownership of all R&D materials required to produce product samples.


  • Obtain accurate/current spec sheet (from Coordinator) to present to vendor with order

  • Execute and distribute purchase orders to vendors

  • Track all purchase orders

  • Establish timely shipment / arrival dates based on the R&D Schedule

  • Track and communicate the status of purchase orders from creation to receipt of goods; updating R&D Tracker with pertinent purchase order information

  • Track and communicate the status of inbound deliveries by monitoring departure / arrival dates for changes; updating as needed.

  • Be the point of contact within R&D for any vendor inquiries or issues

  • Coordinate materials received and distribute within the R&D Team




  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.

  • Strategic Planning and Analytical Skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to thrive in customer, supplier, and interpersonal relationships as a proactive team member.

  • Time Management / Priority Setting.

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.




This position will report directly to: Director of Engineering




  • Bachelor’s Degree or, Associate Degree and 2 years of experience in related field. More extensive experience will be considered as substitute to a degree.

  • 2 years in the upholstered furniture industry

  • Extensive experience in desk top software required with an emphasis on skills using, adapting, optimizing spreadsheets. Ability to understand and create spreadsheet layouts and formulas.

  • Skills in Problem Solving, Mathematics, Computer Software. ERP system knowledge is a plus.

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