Director of Merchandising at Blue Nile

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Description

Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry is seeking a Director of Merchandising/Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) to join our team and to take a lead role in driving the continued development of our Merchandising strategies and our Buying team.  
 
The Director of Merchandising is responsible for driving and managing private label product development, product assortment direction, product margin, product quality, and on brand product aesthetics through strategic vendor relationships and sourcing strategies. This confident and savvy individual will have strong jewelry industry background and experience which will enable him/her to quickly integrate with the team and contribute to performance. This passionate DMM will possess keen analytical and creative skill sets and will have the ability to easily balance qualitative and quantitative objectives. 
 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Take a lead role in driving the evolution of merchandising strategies, including assortment and category strategies, pricing strategies, and new product direction
  • Develop and embrace innovation and opportunities which move the company’s merchandising strategy forward
  • Continue to evolve the brand positioning of our product, consistent with our target consumers 
  • Drive sourcing strategies which enable the company to continue to obtain sharp competitive pricing, industry leading quality and superior aesthetics and style
  • Play a key role in leveraging strong vendor relationships and communications, including aggressive cost negotiations, vendor compliance and strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Work closely with the Planning and Diamond teams to deliver strong financial performance
  • Work cross functionally to facilitate coordination with multiple teams across the organization to drive efficiency, profitability, creativity and a superior customer experience
  • Mentor, coach, develop and motivate team members to deliver industry leading results in a fast paced, collaborative environment

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
  • Ten years in merchandising, buying, product assortment/planning
  • Five years experience managing people
  • Travel - Up to 15% 

 

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Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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