Director Merchandising, William Sonoma Inc
Sarita Kesri is a global sourcing executive with over 18 years of experience with multi-national corporations including Williams-Sonoma, Inc., William E connor. Sarita brings deep expertise in sourcing, merchandising, and product development for home in hardgoods, textiles, and flooring. She directs diverse, high-performing teams to deliver concrete business value through exceeding margin goals, elevating quality, improving vendor relationships, and reducing speed to market.
Throughout her career, Sarita has led high-growth retail brands to implement strategies and processes to maximize performance and efficiency. She has cultivated a robust network of vendors, suppliers, and artisans and leverages these relationships to ensure optimal pricing and quality.
Sarita is an invested and decisive manager with concrete experience developing high-performing teams. She is committed to excellence in the work place and is a passionate advocate for women navigating competitive and challenging work environments. Leading by example, Sarita started her career in the small domestic manufacturing sector and through a commitment to business, productivity, and innovation as well as her personal drive has carved out a leadership career in global retail. She aims to encourage other women to harness their power and passion towards fulfilling careers that make a difference.