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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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Human Resources Specialist - Payroll
Title:Human Resources Specialist - Payroll
Location:Olive Branch, MS


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.



  • Coordinates the daily operation of the DC’s (Global Supply Chain) payroll system; reviews all additions, deletions and changes in Kronos for accuracy.

  • Investigates employee complaints concerning direct deposit/pay card accounts by researching payroll documents and following up with the associate.

  • Prepares weekly payroll for non-exempt associates and bi-weekly payroll for exempt associates.

  • Entering of the weekly associate incentive programs (Above & Beyonds, Pay for Performance)

  • Conducting Kronos Training for new managers in both local and regional locations

  • Conducts Kronos training for 3rd party vendors (staffing agencies)

  • Creating and producing ad hoc reports, as requested

  • Quarterly Distribution of Payroll Press to the local and regional business partners

  • Responsible for the updating of the Payroll Communication Board

  • Receives and reviews payroll records ensuring compliance with WSI policies, procedures, and regulations

  • Sorts and distributes payroll checks to associates.

  • Responsible for weekly Overtime Report and No Hours Reports for DC.

  • Communicates with managers regarding time entry and payroll related deadlines.

  • Verification of associate quarterly and yearly perfect attendance. Creates report for PA Processing

  • Processing of associate hand-written check request.

  • Assists with changes for direct deposit, tax withholding allowances, etc…

  • Researches and resolves questions from managers and associates as they relate to the processing of payroll information such as vacation, sick leave and personal days.

  • Reviews Kronos daily and weekly for accuracy and completeness of associate timecards in Kronos

  • Records benefit time requests into the Kronos timekeeping system (LOA)

  • Prepares Kronos Exception reports

  • Notifies managers if there are any discrepancies in missed punches, badge malfunctions and work schedules.

  • Filing payroll and HR related items into associate personnel file

  • Maintains confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities

  • Responsible for compliance with all local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years' experience in payroll with timekeeping experience and working knowledge of Wage and Hour laws.
  • 2+ years of experience in a fast-paced HR Department (preferred)

  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and Kronos timekeeping system.

  • Excellent math skills with the ability to calculate minutes into hundredths




    To be considered, please email your resume to MidSouthRecruiting@WSGC.com. Include in your subject line

    “Human Resources Specialist – Payroll .








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