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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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Administrative Assistant II (Product Costing Associate)
Title:Administrative Assistant II (Product Costing Associate)
Location:Claremont, NC




The primary role of this position is to accurately determine and deliver the manufacturing cost of new upholstery designs/collections.



  • Review and analyzing product design, raw materials, manufacturing rates and methods to determine cost of product

  • Calculate cost estimates of new and proposed products

  • Prepare cost sheets for review and approval

  • Collaborate with key R&D team members to gather accurate materials, labor, as well as manufacturing costs

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

  • Able to work under pressure and multitask

  • Responsible for comparing standard costs to actual production costs

  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, or manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost

  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products

  • Respond to daily inquiries from brand

  • Able to work extended hours when needed

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Dir. of Engineering


  • Minimum of 2 solid years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance

  • Minimum of 2 years of (upholstery) furniture experience

  • Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles

  • Computer Literate – Advance Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook and Word

  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards

  • Good verbal and written communications skills and ability to work on a team as well as independently

    Excellent organizational and prioritization skills to be able to work in fast-paced adaptive work environment




  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 NC Recruiting AT NCRecruiting@wsgc.com



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