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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 5:55 AM

Requisition Number: WS:11800
Area of Interest: Business Sales : Development
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams:Sonoma
Position Type: Full:time
About the Role:
We are seeking an entrepreneurial, analytical, and detail:oriented Sr. Manager, Wholesale to build, manage, and lead our wholesale business. In this role, you will identify and develop opportunities to place our food products in grocery stores and other partnerships. You will work closely with the SVP of Retail Operations, Sr. Manager of Business Development, and cross:functional teams to successfully execute and manage new business initiatives in a fast:paced, creative environment with a broad scope of valuable internal and external partners.
As part of the Strategy and Business Development team, you will create a deep organizational understanding of market and competitive food trends, successfully drive individual and team projects, and develop analysis of key capability:building initiatives. Additionally, you will represent Williams:Sonoma at major trade shows and events.
Youre excited about this opportunity because you will...
* Manage current accounts while developing new business relationships
* Lead the process of new customer on:boarding
* Develop and perform strategies to extend brand awareness and drive revenue across all wholesale channels
* Communicate Marketing campaigns and activity to all relevant partners and create a feedback loop for continuous improvement
* Function as the primary point of contact for inquiries from wholesale customers
* Deliver timely feedback to senior management regarding sales performance and growth opportunities
* Manage expenses to meet department budget
* Conduct research, collect, and analyze data to prepare customized project analysis
* Prepare on:going and adhoc materials and business reports for meetings (including agendas, research, slides, and reports), coordinating input from Business Analytics, FP and A and other various key stakeholders
* Complete business and retail analysis, including financial reviews, forecasting and modeling to provide input on potential business strategies
* Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external partners
* Engage external business and industry experts to learn and influence business strategies
* Become an expert on our brands, our partners, our competitors, and our strategy
Why you will love working at Williams:Sonoma, Inc.
* Were a successful, fast:growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data:driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* Were at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* Were passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun
Were excited about you because you have the following qualifications...
* 4+ years (or 3+ years with an MBA) of experience in consulting, strategy, business development, inventory management or similar business operations role
* Wholesale experience and knowledge of the food industry preferred; prior retail experience a must
* Analytical, structured thinking in order to quickly understand the task at hand and synthesize the main considerations
* Excellent verbal and written communications skills :: ability to translate high:level guidance and thoughts into coherent outlines, drafts, or speaking points
* Sound judgment and track record of success in driving strategic initiatives
* Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
* A passion for food, customer service, and retail
This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or relocation


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