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Packaging Engineer

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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Olive Branch, MS
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Job Overview:

About Williams Sonoma (Supply Chain) - Olive Branch / Memphis

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.

WSI is evolving our Supply Chain to continue to be the hub of our growth strategy. We are looking for a Leader who can lead the scaling of new and existing automation systems across our global eCommerce facilities. We need a determined individual who can develop a roadmap for automation solutions across regions for various service offerings while working closely with cross-functional teams to implement these solutions. If you are a driven and dynamic leader that will leverage our expertise around automation, engineering, and retail to implement market-changing capabilities for our distribution and fulfillment centers, we want to talk to you.

The Packaging Engineer will be located in Olive Branch, MS.


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

  • Develop and maintain general and specific packaging specifications that meet transportation and optimal distribution flow requirements for all Decorative Accessories, Functional Accessories, Table Top items, Food Products, Bake/Cookware products, Soft-lines and Textiles Products.
  • Support the development and implementation of package-testing standards in our package testing labs where testing is based on method of transportation and distribution environment (ISTA-3A).
  • Review package test reports for compliance, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Research, designate, and approve packaging suppliers worldwide.
  • Analyze damage reports on products and take appropriate corrective actions to eliminate future problems.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in packaging or other technically related field
  • Minimum 3 years protective packaging experience; Extensive experience in dealing with many SKU's at once for a wide-range of consumer type products.
  • Project Management experience
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Domestic and International Travel up to 25%

We prefer some of these qualities as well….

  • At least five years protective packaging experience, including: extensive experience in dealing with soft-line/hard-line goods and furniture packaging, ISTA-3A packaging
  • Quality and Process Management experience
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Inventor and WMS knowledge, Access and Crystal knowledge

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, holidays, and time off to volunteer

• Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner

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