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Requisition Number: WS-12244 Area of Interest: Retail Organization: Retail Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma Position Type: Casual JOB DESCRIPTION Overview Build sales and establish customer relationships by instructing cooking/technique classes, demonstrations and in-store events as part of Williams-Sonoma's Culinary Program. Coach and advise store how to deliver in-store culinary programs and activities that achieve sales and profitability goals. Train associates how to introduce, demonstrate and sell new products. Responsibilities Focuses on the Customer * Provide informative culinary instruction and product knowledge to create exceptional customer experiences. * Share product benefits and testimonials as part of each culinary activity and customer interaction on the sales floor to engage customers and drive sales. * Support store team with marketing and promotion of culinary programs. Develops Self and Others * Provide ongoing training, in partnership with management team and vendors, to enhance associates' product knowledge * Maintain awareness of food trends and influences and initiate ideas for recipes, demonstrations, and samples. Creates Teams & Partnerships * Develop relationships with local culinary schools. Source and assist management team to hire and train seasonal associates to support culinary activities. Builds Operational Excellence * Plan, prepare and execute monthly culinary activity calendar, working within budget and meeting brand standards. * Coach store how to execute culinary activities to brand standard, achieve cost efficiencies and maximize sales. * Ensure store adherences to Health and Safety codes and train other stores how to meet compliance standards. REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS Qualifications & Requirements * Formal training or degree in Culinary Arts preferred or equivalent job experience. * 2 + years management experience preferred. * Knowledge of Williams-Sonoma products. * Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. * Ability to be mobile on the sales floor for extended periods of time. * Availability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays. * Ability to lift and mobilize medium to large items, up to 50 lb., while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques. 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.


• Location: Austin

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