Buyer

| Seattle

At Blue Nile, we believe that love deserves better.  We are passionately driven to reimagine the fine jewelry experiences and disrupt the jewelry industry.  From engagements to anniversaries, from welcoming a new child to the family to celebrating a promotion, from holidays to birthdays, at Blue Nile we celebrate all stories of love. 

We bring a modern approach to life’s most important traditions because our customers deserve better.  They deserve an exceptional experience.  One that leaves them feeling happy and confident that they’ve found the perfect piece for their love.

We live by our values – As One Team we work together to win.  We are Customer Obsessed, passionately and transparently helping our customers to find their perfect piece.  We act with Speed and Quality with attention to every detail and are Driven to Disrupt; our curiosity, creativity and willingness to test and learn drives our business.

Blue Nile is looking for a passionate and talented Buyer who will execute Blue Nile’s merchandising vision of the business.  As a key member of the merchandising team, the Buyer will play a critical role in product creation, assortment management, vendor negotiations, product merchandising and assistant buyer development.  A highly analytical independent worker, the Buyer will travel and represent Blue Nile externally to the industry.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive maximum sales and margin in product categories through strategic development of product assortment, price negotiations, online presentations and promotions
  • Source, develop and select merchandise consistent with the Blue Nile brand and target market
  • Build relationships with cross functional team members to maximize new product launches, first-to-market opportunities and exclusivity arrangements
  • Collaborate with sourcing and planning business partners to monitor, evaluate and analyze business results and product performance to drive sales and profitability
  • Develop and manage the vendor sourcing mix; manage vendor performance and compliance
  • Keep up-to-date on product trends within and outside of Blue Nile’s product mix, as well as manage competitive positioning of product categories to bolster Blue Nile’s leadership position in the industry
  • Negotiate operational and financial agreements with vendors, including terms, discounts, and returns
  • Lead and manage a small team; providing mentoring, training and direction as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience as a buyer
  • 2+ years as an exceptional team leader, experienced in coaching and developing talent
  • Demonstrated understanding of financials and profitability
  • Strong Excel skills and a strong understanding of retail math
  • Strong product sensibility and experience with design and product development
  • Strong negotiation skills; highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills; project management experience desired
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to carry out directives in a fast-paced, multiple-priority environment
  • Great team player and a dynamic collaborator cross-functionally and with merchandise team members

 

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount
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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
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
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
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
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)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental 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!
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
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Additional Perks + Benefits

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

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