Operations Planner at Blue Nile

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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 dynamic Operations Planner to join our Planning team. This position will be responsible for overall management of purchase orders to our Fulfillment centers and/or customers. As a key member of the Planning team, the Operations Planner will be comfortable building cross-functional relationships across the organization, will pro-actively work with their vendor base, Merchandising and other partners to identify areas of opportunity, participate and drive vendor performance improvement.


  • Effective at communicating insights from data analysis and influencing change
  • Own the PO process from end-to-end – execute buys using MRP
  • PO maintenance, Backorder and Inventory management
  • Own vendor on-time report and other performance metrics, which will be used as part of the vendor evaluation and Sourcing category strategies
  • Track, analyze, and report on supply chain KPIs, including: on-time-in-full for inbound purchase orders; vendor lead-times; quality assurance metrics and RTV’s
  • Vendor Capacity planning and supply chain risk mitigation strategies
  • Serves as subject matter expert for vendor iSupplier tool
  • Support the planning team in maintaining a healthy inventory
  • Contributes to the management of content and balance of the department's inventory through an understanding of product and customer needs
  • Drives Vendor performance management & improvement; identifies performance opportunities, pulls qualitative analysis and formulates recommendations to merchandising and sourcing partners and vendors to drive improvement
  • Partners with Accounts Payable (AP) and Fulfillment Center (FC) Operations to proactively develop solutions to reduce discrepancies and drive efficiencies
  • Participate in business reviews to develop greater understanding of how specific actions impact overall department results
  • Strong attention to detail, along with organization and time management skills
  • Ability to build and foster productive working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Self-starter who desires to discover trends and find actionable information
  • Ability to take initiative and act independently



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in business, purchasing, merchandising, supply chain management, finance or related field
  • 3+ years of experience within operations, supply chain or inventory management
  • Able to present, negotiate and analyze data
  • Self-starter; takes initiative to address and solve issues / problems
  • Able to resolve complex problems independently. High attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and able to build and effective cross-functional relationships
  • Excellent multi-tasking ability and organization
  • Experience with Oracle EBS, Tableau and JIRA or similar reporting and operations systems
  • Strong working knowledge in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel


What we offer:

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



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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM


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

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
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) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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!
Fitness Subsidies
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

Additional Perks + Benefits

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

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