Category Manager, Diamonds

Published: September 12, 2017
Location
Seattle, WA
Job ID
467

Description

Are you a highly motivated and energetic sourcing practitioner ready to take on a crucial role in a challenging work environment? Do you have the ability to leverage your sourcing expertise to create and execute effective sourcing and procurement strategies? Have you acquired a keen understanding of the diamond industry and the credentials to back it up? Are you a top-notch negotiator with the ability to deliver high-caliber product at reduced cost?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may be a fit for the Category Manager, Diamonds role with our client, an industry leading eCommerce retailer owned by a reputable Private Equity firm.

KEY PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

  • Create, calibrate and execute procurement strategies across all purchasing channels as directed by company leadership.
  • Ensure strong vendor relationships through regular communication, while monitoring vendor performance and compliance.
  • Generate policies and protocols for gathering key metrics to mitigate risk and lower expenses while improving productivity.
  • Track industry product trends and manage competitive positioning of product categories.
  • Conduct audit of partner facilities to verify adherence to compliance protocols.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in business administration, logistics, purchasing, supply chain management or related field.
  • Graduate Gemologist certification or equivalent industry credential, required.
  • Diamond trading experience strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement/sourcing, including strong emphasis on project management.
  • Deep knowledge of sourcing/procurement best practices and the diamond market.
  • Expert analytical, negotiation and communication and decision-making skills.
  • International travel required, variable up to 6-8 weeks per year.
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