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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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PZ Technical Specialist
Summary
Title:PZ Technical Specialist
ID:2853
Location:Memphis, TN
Description
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:

This position is responsible for all technical support functions of the personalization department for both hard and softline processes. Primary responsibilities are implementing, training and maintaining all personalization processing techniques which currently includes embroidery, engraving, laser engraving, sandblast, hand paint, vinyl lettering, debossing and pad printing. The incumbent will need to establish themsleves as the subject matter expert for all personalization techniques in order to service our internal corporate partners effectively

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage all aspects of Automatic Lettering System (ALS)

  • Build product templates that allow PZ machinery to process personalization through ALS system

  • Test and validate personalization technique quality.

  • Communicate on a regular basis between WS IT, PZ management and ALS vendor for problem solving

  • Work directly with Brand merchants to create new fonts used in normal processing channels

  • Review and manage all aspects of the sample process to ensure best “PZ” practices and production rates

  • Communicate and document sample specifications

  • Establish production run times and processing support needs

  • Supports PZ operations with ALS reporting tools required to run business effectively

  • Organize and schedule routine maintenance

  • Research and test new machinery

  • Sample, test and deliver corporate/business sales logo samples to WS Corporate sales team

  • Manage order timeline for sampling, customer approval and order processing

  • Works harmoniously and cooperatively with peers and subordinates.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

     

     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree from a two-year college or technical school in Graphic Arts or Networking or other related field; plus 1 – 3 years IT or Graphic arts experience; preferably in the area of digitizing, embroidery, and hardlines customizations.

  • 1 – 2 years knowledge of CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.

  • Experience with all Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, Word and Access


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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