Sourcing Manager

| 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.

 Blue Nile is seeking a passionate, experienced Sourcing Manager who will be responsible for developing and executing global sourcing strategy and effectively managing and fortifying profitable supplier relationships and negotiating advantageous terms to lower costs and reduced lead time while improving quality

The successful candidate will be a product-savvy, jewelry or fashion industry professional who has extensive experience building supplier relationships while improving both product quality and cost.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate, cross-functionally, to ensure clarity of specifications and business requirements for sourcing existing and new product;
  • Maintain detailed product cost sheets that will support activity based costing; assess current and future market trends
  • Negotiate program pricing and delivery and take a forward thinking approach to pricing, offering cost competitive alternatives
  • Identify suppliers capabilities to support and react to ongoing market needs
  • Direct and facilitate vendor negotiations. Conduct pre/post seasonal analysis and present to the Global sourcing and Merchandising teams key performance metrics
  • Understand and develop global lead-times and use this knowledge to challenge vendors, working to reduce lead times when possible
  • Develop new suppliers that will support future growth plans, on-time delivery and quality goals
  • Work cross functionally with external vendors and internal payables teams to ensure timely accurate invoice submissions
  • Be the subject matter authority on sourcing best practices, guiding stakeholders to source the best total cost product
  • Drive strategic BOM (bill of material) reviews with internal teams- Develop roadmap pricing to components
  • Coordinate with merchandise buying teams to determine needs- provide GAP analysis of needs versus deliverables
  • Manage the end to end vendor relationship

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, purchasing, logistics, supply chain management, or related field
  • 5 years of progressive work experience as a buyer or procurement agent
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement best practice, as well as dexterity in reading the fine jewelry market
  • Robust analytical skills, ability to evaluate based on price, quality and speed of delivery
  • Sharp negotiation skills
  • Solid decision-making skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills; project management experience desired
  • Proven time management and prioritization skills
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to carry out directives in a fast-paced, multiple-priority environment
  • Demonstrated team player and a dynamic cross-functional collaborator
  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Eagerness to embrace change within a fast-paced environment
  • At times, may require travel
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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 stand up
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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