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Manager, Diamond Buyer

Company: Jean Dousset
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Jean Dousset is a D2C fine jewelry brand that specializes in curating and designing custom, traditionally handcrafted engagement rings and extraordinary jewelry. We are redefining the world of luxury jewelry and the way consumers shop online for engagement rings and jewelry, with a progressive vision of the customer experience.
The Manager, Diamond Buyer is responsible for delivering best in class products for our customers through thoughtful sourcing initiatives and strong vendor relationships for Jean Dousset. This role will identify opportunities and make strategic recommendations for all components of jewelry. They are an expert in different gems and jewelry and are able to understand their composition, value, quality, genuineness, etc. and are key in selecting the best stones available on the market for our clients. This role is essential in ensuring we are constantly meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations.
This role will report directly to the Sr. Director of Merchandising and is a full-time hybrid position located in Los Angeles OR NYC.

  • Work with sales to fulfill all client orders and advise clients on stone selection
  • Ensure manufacturer and diamond supplier have components to fulfill needs -
  • Partner and negotiate with vendors, both domestic and international
  • Correspond with the workshop daily to ensure things are running smoothly; fulfill any diamond or jewelry finding needs and answer questions regarding production
  • Actively monitor pricing within diamond and jewelry market and maintain quarterly diamond pricing review and pricing models
  • Managing onboarding of suppliers and maintaining agreements, standards and processes
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency, quality and costing
  • Mentor, guide, and train direct reports as team expands
  • Maintain LTM assortment for boutiques and online
  • Perform a consultant role for Merchants & Design team
  • Correspond with the workshop daily to ensure things are running smoothly; fulfill any diamond needs and answer questions regarding production
  • Work with marketing and sales to understand customer feedback, trends and insights -
  • Propose new ideas for campaigns or products, collaborate with marketing on new product launches and campaigns
    Other Skills
    • Proficient in CRM (Salesforce)
    • Proficient with Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.)
    • Ability to learn and adapt to new platforms
    • Open to feedback and ideas
    • Extremely thorough, organized and detail oriented
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced, growing environment
    • Team player, motivated, collaborative
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
      • Training as a gemologist / gemologist certification required
      • Have worked in luxury goods, diamond & jewelry industry required
        • Competitive pay
        • Flexible work options
        • 100% coverage of employee medical insurance, including vision and dental
        • 401k with employer matching after 3 months of service
        • 15 days paid vacation and 11 paid holidays
        • Learning/development opportunities -

Keywords: Jean Dousset, Anaheim , Manager, Diamond Buyer, Executive , Anaheim, California

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