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Procurement Manager, Denver

Procurement Manager, Denver

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce 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.  We are collaborative, hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion.  Our open workspace in the heart of Denver encourages conversation and collaboration.  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:

We are seeking a results-driven, innovative, and passionate leader to serve in the role of Procurement Manager within our Operations Group at Brilliant Earth.  You will be responsible for managing procurement, supply chain, and vendor management functions within the gemstone and jewelry departments. You will be directing the procurement of all our gemstone and jewelry purchases, including assortment planning & execution, financial planning & execution, and inventory replenishment. In addition you will be accountable for oversight in planning inventory levels, analyzing past trends and translating them into future demand forecasting reports. You will also be responsible for managing day-to-day vendor relations and building relationships with vendors who share Brilliant Earth’s commitment to responsible sourcing. 

The primary objectives of this position are to maximize product selection, efficiency, quality, and customer experience critical to Brilliant Earth’s success, while developing strong vendor relationships and managing inventory planning. You will be a leader within our operations team, which is dedicated to delivering excellence from the time our customers place an order to the moment they open their package.  You will also play a key role in advancing our goal of cultivating a more responsible jewelry industry. 

Join our team of committed problem solvers who are passionate about ensuring that every Brilliant Earth purchase originates from responsible sources and meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.  

The ideal person for this role thrives in fast-paced start-up 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.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Manage procurement of all gemstone and jewelry purchases
  • Manage relationships with partners and vendors, including developing new relationships, managing day-to-day vendor interactions, and handling escalations.
  • Responsible for supply planning, purchasing, and inventory control. Oversee and continually improve purchasing with respect to the company’s quality, delivery and cost objectives.
  • Ensure product supply chain is well developed and maintained to ensure a superior customer experience, timeliness, and a high level of efficiency.
  • Create and apply demand forecasting models to determine local supply.
  • Use sales and pricing data to understand and report on customer needs.
  • Communicate with sales, production, and fulfillment teams regarding inventory levels and needs.
  • Formulate and implement systems, policies and procedures to ensure smooth operation of business.
  • Coordinate and allocate tasks and resources to ensure general operations run smoothly with vendors.
  • Ensures adherence to responsible and traceable supply chain practices, including high standards of social and environmental responsibility.
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