Director, Diamond Merchandising and Supply Chain

| Seattle
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Description

 

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.

The Director, Diamond Merchandising and Supply Chain is responsible for developing and driving sourcing strategies for the diamond category that enable the company to capture greater category market share, maintain competitive pricing and industry leading quality consistent with the Blue Nile aesthetic and style.  He/she builds and maintains strong vendor relationships, aggressively negotiates costs, supports optimal inventory levels and ensures on time delivery.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and drive and strategy for the diamond category:

  • Manage, innovate and monitor Blue Nile’s diamond supply and grow the category
  • Identify strategic growth opportunities in a dynamic growing business
  • Manage and monitor Blue Nile’s existing vendor base and identify potential new partnerships supporting company initiatives.

Support and build a high-performing team: 

  • Successfully lead, develop and mentor a team of multiple direct reports to achieve performance goals.
  • Define organizational structure to support continued category growth

Drive organizational, product, and process improvements across the entire team:

  • Strategize and collaborate to understand existing processes creating challenges and bottlenecks and develop new sustainable and concise programs and processes to address
  • Train the team and cross functional partners on the programs and processes

Manages the day to day supply chain execution and vendor management:

  • Manage the global procurement of diamonds for the marketplace as well as Blue Nile owned diamonds
  • Support merchandising revenue, margin, and inventory plans
  • Partner with suppliers to understand current and evolving business trends in the diamond market and how they may impact Blue Nile
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships  to increase supply in key areas of need and growth

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience in merchandising, buying, planning
  • 5+ with management experience
  • Exceptional Excel skills required, including the ability to manipulate large sets of data
  • Robust understanding of pricing strategy, previous Retail Pricing experience preferred
  • Strong business acumen; ability to see the big picture and the ability to understand and solve for strategic objectives
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving/decision making skills; ability to make timely effective, fact based decisions
  • Travel - Up to 15% 

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Business Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
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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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