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Inventory Planner/Business Operations Analyst, Denver

Inventory Planner/Business Operations Analyst

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing ecommerce jewelers in the world, and the leader in ethical origin fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Time, Glamour, the Today Show, and Martha Stewart among many other media outlets. We are a team of dedicated individuals with a common goal of creating a more sustainable, transparent, and compassionate jewelry industry.

We are searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company, taking on greater responsibility over time.  Our open workspace in the heart of Cherry Creek can be summed up with two words: teamwork and collaboration. We are collaborative, hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. From cross-departmental meetings to frequent happy hours, Brilliant Earth team members bring a top notch attitude and a willingness to help each other succeed.

Everyone at Brilliant Earth has a voice – we want to hear yours! If you are interested in growing with Brilliant Earth, send us a resume and cover letter letting us know why you are interested in joining our mission and our team. Please include a sentence about your favorite shape of diamond.

Position Overview:

The Inventory Planner/Business Operations Analyst will be a member of Brilliant Earth’s Operations team and be accountable for developing a wide range of quantitative analyses & inventory forecasts, and to actively use these analyses to drive business decisions at Brilliant Earth.   

The ideal person for this role thrives in fast-paced startup environments and has demonstrated an ability to be effective with finite resources.  We have a social and environmental mission at the core of our company and are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about helping us achieve our social goals, as well as our business goals. This position requires on site attendance in our Denver office location. We are not accepting remote applicants at this time.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and apply demand planning models to determine company-wide inventory levels and inventory targets at suppliers and satellite offices
  • Manage inventory levels at Brilliant Earth, including variety and quantity of supply
  • Create analyses to optimize costs and production volumes across different parameters
  • Develop Excel analyses to evaluate business metrics
  • Develop KPIs and metrics to measure success and productivity across functions
  • Analyze product costs across vendors to inform business decisions and aid in negotiations
  • Evaluate operations cost trends and fluctuations to ensure cost efficiencies and accuracy
  • Develop analysis to review operations performance to better understand quality and service
  • Collaboration across sales, production, and operations teams regarding inventory levels, production costs and other business needs
  • Support the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures to improve business processes and timeliness / accuracy of reported metrics

Specific qualifications:

  • BA degree or equivalent
  • Quantitative analysis / inventory background in a retail, product or e-commerce company preferred
  • Inventory experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel experience, including pivot tables, advanced formula functions and construction of sophisticated financial or planning analyses
  • Ability to distill and concisely communicate key business insights from complex analyses
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized with focus on execution, problem solving, and improving processes
  • Exceptional time management skills and accountability
  • Ability to think critically and adapt quickly in a flexible environment
  • Team player with an ability to work collaboratively
  • Entrepreneurial spirit  / self-starter
  • Strong computer skills 
  • Experience with ERP systems
  • Interest in socially and environmentally responsible organizations and products
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