Lead Merchandise Processor

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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South Brunswick, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

About Williams Sonoma - South Brunswick, NJ

Since it was founded in 1956, Williams - Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, CA into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams – Sonoma. Pottery Barn and West Elm.

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 could be just the place for you.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc Supply Chain Overview

In 2024, Williams-Sonoma was recognized as a Great Place to Work ® and Forbes Best Employers for Women and Diversity, honors which reflect that we are truly a people-first organization. Our operation includes:

  • Over 4,000 Full-Time Associates across the Supply Chain
  • 15.1M square feet of small parcel, personalization, furniture, and manufacturing space in the domestic US, Williams-Sonoma has developed an agile and capable distribution network consisting of the following:
    • Large package / furniture distribution centers located in Southern California, Northern California, Texas, Georgia, and New Jersey totaling 9.2M square feet plus another 1.2M square feet of standalone final-mile furniture hubs.
  • Small package eCommerce distribution centers located in Mississippi, Arizona, and Tennessee totaling 3.9M square feet, consisting of over 1,000 full-time associates and 1,500 seasonal/temporary associates in Mississippi and Tennessee
    • Manufacturing facilities located in North Carolina and Mississippi totaling 861k square feet with over 1,500 full-time employees producing approximately $900 million - $1 billion in sales of upholstered furniture3 Sutter Street Upholstery Factories located in North Carolina and Mississippi with over 1,400 FTE’s producing approximately $900 million to $1 Billion in sales of Upholstered furniture
  • Transportation Department for Ocean, Air, Trucking, and Rail consisting of over 30 transportation professionals located in Memphis, TN
  • 700 associates in our Sourcing offices in 10 countries in Asia and Europe including China, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Italy, and Turkey

The Lead Merchandise Processor position is located in South Brunwick, NJ.

You'll be excited about this opportunity because you will....

  • Establish and promote hard work ethics through teamwork and collaboration with associates
  • Coordinate team assignments by balancing resources as the volume requires
  • Utilize Williams Sonoma's Mission, Vision, and Values to govern daily activities, including guidance to other associates and departments
  • Solicit opinions of team members on departmental operations to maximize productivity and quality objectives
  • Share business information with teammates through floor presence, suggest improvements to current techniques
  • Promote safety awareness and cultivate the safety culture throughout the company. Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Works cooperatively and harmoniously with supervisor, co-workers, and others
  • Control the workflow on the floor prioritizing team goals to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Track productivity, research and resolve issues, provide feedback on productivity and quality related
  • Train and direct a team of associates to achieve departmental and division production goals in order
  • Ability to multitask and be extremely detailed while performing all tasks and reports
  • Other duties as instructed

Check out some of the required qualifications we are looking for in amazing candidates….

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • At least 6 months of warehouse experience
  • Ability to multitask and be extremely detailed while performing all tasks and reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
  • AS400 knowledge along with a high level of MS Excel experience required, experience with all MS Office strongly preferred
  • Excellent attendance, and willingness to be part of a team - performing whatever duties are necessary
  • Positive attitude, good work ethic, and strong communication skills

Review these physical requirements, as they play a major part in this role….

  • Able to bend, reach, squat, climb stairs/ladder
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, and lift throughout the day
  • Able to use computer for an extended period of time
  • Lifting and moving up to 65 lbs with or without accommodation

Our company benefits are second to none in the industry….

  • Generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand products
  • 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
  • Paid vacations, Employee Assistance Programs, Time Off to Volunteer, Matching Gifts Community Service Program, and Holiday (in some locations)
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits, Legal and Identity Protection Plans and Pet Insurance
  • For more information on our benefits offerings, please visit