Requisition Number: WE-12078 Area of Interest: Product Development – Design Organization: Corporate Brand/Division: West Elm Position Type: Full-timeJOB DESCRIPTIONAssistant Designer, Lighting — West ElmWho we are:Born in Brooklyn.
At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store.
We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity.
Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.Design and develop inspiring and innovative new lighting products to support seasonal concepts, market trends, and customer/business needs.
Under the leadership of the design manager and director, own the development process for each product from sketch to approval.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Working closely with the design manager, translate trends and concepts into designs that respond to business needs for the relevant product category.
* Develop designs from initial concept through approval.* Pull tears and assemble concepts.* Present to design manager and merchant team.* Create presentation boards.* Develop designs through sketching and 3D modeling.
* Prepare product renderings.* Complete product specifications and CADs.* Own the development process through daily communication with the sourcing department, vendors and agents.* Comment on product samples.
* Issue product approvals.* Coordinate sample presentations and organize samples.REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONSYOU…* Are passionate about design, style, and decorating.* Love to work collaboratively in a group, and have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team.
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead.* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking.* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details.
QUALIFICATIONS:* Minimum 1 year professional experience required.* Degree in design or equivalent experience.* Experience with drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering a must (we use Graphite & Rhino)* Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Outlook are essential.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*LI-ACWilliams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.
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Requisition Number: RJ-12917 Area of Interest: Product Development – Design Organization: Corporate Brand/Division: Rejuvenation Position Type: Full-timeJOB DESCRIPTIONOur CompanyFounded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham.
These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces.
We’ve seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn’t changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate.
Today, we’re a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing – and we’re always looking for new energy and ideas.
Position SummaryAbout the TeamThe Rejuvenation design team consists of highly creative, collaborative and technical thinkers. As part of the team you’ll bring your ideas to the discussion. Our role is to create both practical and innovation products with a story to tell.
About the RoleAs an Assistant Designer your efforts will be to support the design staff, creating and developing high quality, beautiful, functional items across multiple categories. Each season you will work closely with the Designers to translate concepts into designs that respond to business needs for the relevant product categories.
You will be working with a range of designers in categories from Lighting and Furniture to Hardware and Accessories.Specific Responsibilities* Assist design staff in creating technical specifications for vendors to follow for quoting and development* Assist design staff in creating comments sheets for developments* Work directly with global offices/vendors and domestic partners to produce designs* Organize and maintain swatch library and finish developments* Update and maintain design development tracker* Work closely with cross functional teams* Participate in product development meetings* Develop and communicate ideas clearly and efficiently* Gather market research and follow design trends* Present product and concept ideas to design, merchandising and sourcing teamsWhy you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
* We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe* A technologically and data-driven business* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits* We’re at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation* We’re 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!REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONSWe’re excited about you because you.
..* Have a minimum of 1-year experience in product design (in hard goods development areas), preferably lighting and/or furniture* Possess strong design and product development skills.* Are proficient at producing technical drawings.
* Have experience using Inventor, Sketch-Up, Rhino and/or Adobe Suites* Are collaborative and passionate about design* Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a broad range of personalities (internal and external to the company)* Are a highly motivated, collaborative individual who demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Personal CompetenciesGlobal Business Acumen — Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.
Strategic and Analytical Capability — Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.Leading Teams — Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements.
Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives.
Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.Drive for Results — Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality.
Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.Effective Communication — Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers.
Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.Influence and Collaboration — Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company.
Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.
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