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Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:09 AM

Requisition Number: WE:7676
Area of Interest: Product Development : Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full:time
Designer, Furniture : West Elm
Our Company
Founded 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. Weve seen some big changes since our first brick:and:mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasnt 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, were a multi:brand, multi:channel, global enterprise supported by state:of:the:art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing : and were always looking for new energy and ideas.
Who 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.
Position Summary
Design and develop products consistent with market trends and seasonal concepts, 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
* Translate concepts into designs that respond to business needs for the relevant product category.
* Develop designs from initial concept through approval.
o Own the development process through daily communication with internal teams, vendors, agents, and brand partners.
o Collaborate with brand partners to create specification packages and product comments.
o Create presentation packages and product renderings.
o Present designs to internal and external teams.
o Develop designs through sketching and 3D modeling.
o Coordinate sample presentations and organize samples.
* Are passionate about product design and interiors.
* Have exceptional organizational and communication skills.
* 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.
* Minimum 3 years professional experience required.
* Degree in industrial design, interior design, architecture, or equivalent experience.
* Experience with drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering a must (we use Graphite and Rhino).
* Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Outlook are essential.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Personal Competencies
Global Business Acumen :: Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work w


• Location: Brooklyn

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