Williams-Sonoma Distribution Center Approved at Perimeter West Industrial Park | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Kitchenware and lifestyle home furnishings brand Williams-Sonoma Inc. is hiring for a northwest Jacksonville distribution and customer service center that the city approved for construction Dec. 2.

FCL Builders of Itasca, Illinois will renovate a 168,000 square foot shell building at 4259 Perimeter Industrial Parkway W. in Perimeter West Industrial Park at a project cost of $1.13 million.

The western perimeter is northeast of Interstate 295 and Pritchard Road. Pieper O’Brien Herr of Alpharetta, Georgia, is the architect.

San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma Inc., founded in 1956 by Chuck Williams, has 547 stores worldwide as of October 31 and an e-commerce site.

Its brands include Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation and Mark and Graham. Pottery Barn operates in downtown St. Johns, but Williams Sonoma and West Elm have closed there.

Spokespeople for Williams-Sonoma did not respond to an email over the weekend.

Looking for employees

Job postings show that Williams-Sonoma is looking for workers in Jacksonville, including an operations manager, customer service coordinators and general warehouse positions.

“The Williams-Sonoma Distribution Center in Jacksonville, Florida is hiring for all warehouse positions! Your career awaits at Williams-Sonoma 1st Shift Full Time Opportunities Warehouse Manager Forklift Drivers Clerks and administrators Customer Service I and II Furniture Repair Technical Handlers,” a post read.

It says it employs thousands of people in its regional distribution operations and in more than 600 retail stores, customer service centers and corporate headquarters.

Williams-Sonoma says in a chief operating officer position that its distribution centers “serve as vital links between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world.”

Full-time and part-time General Warehouse associates are offered benefits that may include medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, three weeks paid vacation, personal time off, sick pay, a 401(k) savings plan, life insurance, employee discounts, and more.

Other benefits may include life insurance, wellness programs, employee assistance resources, biometrics, and flu shots.

“If you have experience in a warehouse, office or call center, check out the variety of full-time positions we have at our new Jacksonville distribution center. We offer a variety of shifts in position, competitive pay rates and excellent benefits.”

Responsibilities of the Customer Service Coordinator include scheduling functions for Williams-Sonoma Inc. home delivery, managing outbound/inbound calls related to customer orders for all brands, confirming delivery windows for customers in the system as well as customer contact and the ability to handle high call volume of at least 130 calls per day and scheduling at least 45 customer orders per day.

“Our distribution centers serve as vital links 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 growing rapidly,” says a job posting.

“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 to learn new skills and advancement – ​​our channel organization supply is the perfect place for you.”

Network of centers

Williams-Sonoma has five distribution centers in California, Mississippi, New Jersey, Tennessee, Dallas and Braselton, Georgia, north of Atlanta.

Its lists 12 distribution hubs and six customer service centers,

The Braselton location is listed as all three.

Williams-Sonoma also has factories.

Rooker Co. of Atlanta owns the western perimeter. JLL Senior Managing Director Luke Pope represented Rooker in the lease.

Representing Williams-Sonoma were Director and President JR Richardson and Director Rich Antczak of Newmark Phoenix Realty Group and Brian Knowles, a founding director of Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania LLC.

The city issued a permit Jan. 14 to Rooker to build the 168,000-square-foot Perimeter West Building Two speculative warehouse.

FCL Builders was the contractor for the $6.98 million structure on approximately 10.48 acres. Pieper O’Brien Herr was the architect.

Rooker Vice President Cason Bufe said on November 9, 2021 that the building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.

RP Perimeter West Two LLC is the developer of the structure. Almond Engineering is the civil engineering firm.

Rooker is a full-service real estate development company.

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