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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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Product Development Associate
Summary
Title:Product Development Associate
ID:NC3317
Location:Claremont, NC
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 Job Function/Duties:

The primary function of this job is to research/resolve engineering change requests from all areas and assist in coordinating the Pre-Production process, including training in upholstery operations.

 
 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Research all engineering change requests from all areas.
  • Make improvement accommodations for current upholstery.
  • Assist as needed to support updating and keep all specification sheets and employee instruction manuals current
  • Assist with the product change forms and make sure the procedure is being followed
  • May fill in and produce new samples as well as duplicate previous pieces from the line. Produce samples and production that follow W-S quality standards
  • Effectively communicate both verbally and written with vendor representatives and internal associates
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • 5- 8 years of experience in production of upper-end upholstered furniture. Preferably in a Product Development setting.
  • Must be able to upholster, trim, complete skirt detail.
  • Must possess good attention to detail and ability to work with hands.
  • Must have experience in reading and understanding production tickets
  • Ability to interpret upholstery instructions commonly placed in an upholstery manual
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to assure delivery requirements and sample deadlines.
  • Must exhibit clear communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Ability to follow documented procedures and standards
  • Must have excellent time management skills, including ability to work independently with little supervision
 

 

 

 

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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