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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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DC Lead
Summary
Title:DC Lead
ID:2404
Location:South Brunswick, NJ
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.



PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Establish and promote hard work ethics through teamwork and collaboration with associates.
  • Utilize Williams Sonoma's Mission, Vision, and Values to govern daily activities, including guidance to other associates and departments.
  • Solicit opinions of team members on departmental operations in an effort to maximize productivity and quality objectives.
  • Share business information with teammates through floor presence, suggest improvements to current techniques.
  • Promote safety awareness and cultivate the safety culture throughout the company. Maintain a clean and safe work environment by communicating safety topics and conducting safety audits.
  • Works cooperatively and harmoniously with supervisor, co-workers, and others.
  • Train and direct a team of associates to achieve departmental and division production goals in order to provide customers with the ultimate delivery experience.
  • Control the workflow on the floor to include prioritizing team goals to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Track productivity, research and resolve issues, provide feedback on productivity and quality related performance to teammates, peers and manager by using departmental resources.
  • Coordinate team assignments by balancing resources as the volume requires.
  • Willingness to be part of a team - performing other duties as necessary.
  • Ability to multitask and be extremely detailed while performing all tasks and reports.
  • Daily start-up Meeting and communication of daily/weekly goals for Department.
  • Responsible for daily execution of Putaway Operations.
  • Daily start-up meeting and communication of daily/weekly goals for department.
  • Provide training, coaching, and feedback to associates.
  • Communication and enforcement of Safety practices
  • Respond to all inquiries from other departments and outside partners.
  • Overlook of DC operational daily reports/printing paperwork.
  • Continuous interaction with other departments to ensure the completion of daily orders and service levels goal achievement.
  • · Work closely with management in the daily operations of the department.
    · Adjust staffing as needed to meet the daily CPH goal.
    · Monitor the hourly work force and report areas of concern back to management.
    · Identify back-order pallets on the dock daily and ensure that they are located in priority putaway locations.
    · Track and report production results for all employees using Performance Management System.
    · Audit staff to check for accuracy.
    · Ensure housekeeping and organization of Recieving Dock and Putaway Aisles.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent and 1 year of experience in distribution, manufacturing or retail environment. In lieu of distribution, manufacturing or retail environment experience, 5 years of progressive work experience 
  • 1 year of experience working with a warehouse management system
  • 1 year of experience working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to multitask and be extremely detailed while performing all tasks and reports.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Excellent attendance, and willigness to be part of a team- performing whatever duties are necessary.
  • Basic AS400 knowledge.
  • Organized, detailed, and capable of multi-tasking.
  • Positive attitude, good work ethic, and strong communication skills.
  • Forklift Certification Required, certified Raymond Trainer preferred.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College or certificate in logistics, distribution or manufacturing
  • 2 years of supervisory experience in distribution or manufacturing environment
  • 1 year experience working knowledge of MS Access
  • 1 year previous forklift driving experience
  • Bilingual is a plus – English/Spanish
 
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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