Rejuvenation Furniture and Hardware Designer in Portland, Oregon
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Date: Feb 27, 2018
Location: Portland, OR, US
Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.
Requisition Number: RJ-11500
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Position Type: Full-time
Designer -- Furniture and Hardware
About the Team
The 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 Role
As the Furniture and Hardware Designer your efforts will be to design high quality, beautiful, and functional items across multiple categories. Each season you'll manage, design and develop cohesive collections ranging in function and aesthetic that reflect the direction of the seasonal concept, market trends and support the buying groups business needs.
You're excited about this opportunity because you will...
Gather market research, and follow design trends.
Create presentation boards that align with the seasonal concept and overall brand direction.
Design products and collections based on merchandizing needs.
Present product and concept ideas to design, merchandising and sourcing teams.
Communicate ideas clearly and efficiently.
Create technical specifications for vendors to follow for quoting and development.
Work directly with global offices/vendors and domestic partners to produce designs.
Manage and participate in product development meetings.
Review samples, issue comments, and approve all product specifications and final samples
Work closely with engineering team.
Work with collaborators and artists to reinterpret their designs for manufacturability.
Travel to factories and trade shows both domestically and internationally, as needed.
Why 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 QUALIFICATIONS
We're excited about you because you...
Have a minimum of 4 years product design experience, preferably in furniture and/or hardware product development areas.
Have strong design and product development skills
Are passionate about design
Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Can work effectively across teams, interacting with broad range of diverse personalities, both internally and externally.
Demonstrate in-depth problem-solving skills
Are detail oriented and highly motivated with the ability to work independently.
You are collaborative
Can produce technical drawings
About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
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. 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.
This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.
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.
Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
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