Responsible for providing consumer product safety and reliability engineering/quality expertise and product safety consultation to all WSI brands.
Perform safety/reliability product review for all assigned brands, assuring complete coverage: clearly communicate and document all concerns and potential problems.
Review Product packaging for language content /safety and regulatory issues.
Provide disposition of testing results and communicate same to affected parties clearly and in a timely manner (under normal circumstances, within 48 hours).
Notify merchants and vendors of upcoming significant regulatory changes or product protocol revisions.
Track testing of assigned products, assuring that no negative schedule or cost impact is created by test delays attributable to QA or partner laboratories.
Communicate with testing laboratories and suppliers to insure clarity and understanding of test requirements and insure appropriate testing is performed.
Maintain and update WSI Technical Product specifications, as required (Product Guidelines, Test Protocol, etc.)
Insure effective utilization of department resources (temporary employees, etc.)
Manage subordinates in clerical and technical teams.
Working with management, develop and maintain department SOP's and technical data bases.
Maintain effective work relationships by partnering with assigned brands and franchise buying groups/product managers worldwide to ensure a high quality and safe product is delivered within cost and on time.
Act as a technical resource and safety consultant to WSI Buying Groups & franchises regarding appropriate statutory, regulatory, and WSI product safety requirements for specific types of merchandise.
Provide education both internal and external as needed on product safety regulations and trends in regulations, and standards for the global marketplace.
Provide vendor training on Internal Processes as well as Technical, Regulations and Standards.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering.
Strong understanding of Electrical and lighting standards and regulations
Product Safety and reliability experience, including international
Strong understanding of product performance requirements
Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: SS-13634
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. https://www.williams-sonomainc.com/