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Assistant Store Manager - Service, Commons - Williams Sonoma

Job in Geneva - Kane County - IL Illinois - USA , 60134
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Company: Williams-Sonoma
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-25
Job specializations:
  • Sales
    Sales Associate
  • Retail
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Assistant Store Manager - Service, Full-Time, Geneva Commons - Williams Sonoma

We hope you're interested in building a home with us. Even if you don't feel that you meet every requirement listed in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.


About the Team

Our mission is to enhance the quality of our customers’ lives at home. We put the customer at the center of everything we do, every day. Our corporate values that guide our actions and decisions are our People First culture, customers, quality, shareholders, integrity, and corporate responsibility.

Overview of the Assistant Manager of Sales and Service role

You will support the management team in achieving goals by providing world-class service. You will serve as a role model for building relationships with customers. You will supervise to ensure appropriate staff coverage in all areas of the store.


·        Lead the store team to create an exceptional experience for customers and exceed sales goals

·        Ensure the sales floor is adequately staffed from a sales and tactical perspective while serving as a role model for sales associates in sales generation and service by prioritizing the customer experience

·        Reinforce customer service principles by coaching staff on their successes and challenges

·        Utilize “Selling Essentials” and training resources to educate team on product, improve selling skills and achieving business goals

·        Create a positive environment where all associates are treated fairly and with dignity in accordance with our “People First” Philosophy

·        Ensure timely resolution of client service issues including delivery, pick-up, and outstanding issues through effective use and management of client information reporting system

·        Excellent communication, organization and leadership skills

·        Superior critical thinking skills to creatively identify challenges and develop action plans in a timely manner

·        Great time management skills and ability to execute multiple tasks and appropriately manage competing priorities

·        2-3 years of previous retail sales experience or management experience in a customer service related field

Physical Requirements

·        Must be able to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time

·        Must be able to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 75 lbs., while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques

·        Employment/promotion to this role will be contingent on successful completion of a background check

·        Full time associates are expected to have open availability to meet the needs of the business. Part-Time Flex associates must be available to work a minimum of two regularly scheduled shifts on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday) and one during the week (Monday to Thursday). Associates must be available for annual inventory and entire holiday season (November and December)

*Example: Weekend availability cannot fall on the same day; an associate must be available on two separate days (Friday and Saturday, Friday and Sunday or Saturday and Sunday). If preferred, an associate can also choose to have all three shifts of availability on the weekend (Friday to Sunday) and none during the week (Monday to Thursday)

Our Mission Around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We firmly believe that working in a culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion spurs innovation, creates healthy and high-performing teams, and delivers superior customer experiences. We will create and nurture a global company culture where we confidently bring our authentic selves to work every day: where the only criteria for advancement are the quality of our work, the contributions we make to our teams and the business, and our ability to lead; and where our individual differences—whatever they may be—are valued, explored and appreciated.


Benefits Just for You

Depending on your position and your location, here are a few highlights of what you might be eligible for: 

·        A generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands

·        A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities

·        Paid vacations and holidays

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

·        A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health


Your Journey in Continued Learning

·        Individual development plans and career pathing conversations

·        Annual performance appraisals

·        Cross-brand and cross-functional career opportunities

·        Online learning opportunities through brand specific resources and WSI University

·        Leadership development opportunities


WSI will not commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position at this time (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration).


This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.


San Francisco Locations:

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.

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, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn teen, pottery barn kids, Rejuvenation, Mark & Graham, west elm, or Outward. 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 Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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