Analyst, Merchandising/Planning (Remote) at Brilliant Earth

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Analyst, Merchandising/Planning - Brilliant Earth

Brilliant Earth is one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, and the global leader in ethically sourced fine jewelry. Founded in 2005, we have been featured in Newsweek, 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 to take on greater responsibility over time. 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 grow. For more insight into our work environment and culture, and to hear from our employees, check out our profile on the Muse! 

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 bright, motivated Merchandising/Planning Analyst to support our merchandising and inventory planning teams in setting and implementing the strategic direction of our product and category lines. This role focuses on analysis of category performance, pricing, productivity, sell through and inventory levels, as well as providing support to the merchandising and inventory planning teams on action item execution and ad hoc projects. These teams are dedicated to cultivating a joyful and luxurious consumer brand, with an emphasis on an exceptional customer experience.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Run weekly and monthly reporting to evaluate product and category performance, including growth, mix and profitability.
  • Support management of pricing optimization models and algorithms. Run recurring analyses to evaluate pricing and margins and support decision-making process around price optimization. 
  • Run monthly analyses for forecasting and open-to-buy reporting to determine inventory levels and targets and to support buying efforts.
  • Monitor inventory levels and out of stocks, and coordinate with inventory / buying teams to adjust targets and address issues. 
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams, including production, operations, marketing, and site merchandising, to implement action plans. 
  • Conduct competitor reviews to monitor competitor assortment, pricing, promotions and product introductions.
  • Maintain accurate SKU attribute information.
  • Run and improve on recurring analyses to evaluate pricing and margins and support decision-making process around price optimization.

Specific qualifications include:

  • BA degree or equivalent, preferred
  • 2+ years of analytical experience or merchandising experience in a consumer-based retail environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and comfortable building analytical models
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Strong ability to work individually and as a team player to execute projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Highly organized with focus on owning a project through all stages of execution
  • Ability to think critically and adapt quickly in a flexible environment
  • Entrepreneurial attitude/self-starter
  • Interest in socially and environmentally responsible organizations and products

The targeted budget for this position is between $55-60k. This compensation budget range may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the company.

 

Brilliant Earth offers a competitive benefits package. As a full-time Brilliant Earth employee, you can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) plan, and commuter benefits. We offer maternity and paternity leave, an open PTO policy, and an employee discount on our products.   
 

Brilliant Earth is committed to the principles of Equal Employment. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment and hiring process which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws.

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Located across from the Cherry Creek Mall, our team members have walking access to popular restaurants, shops, and the Cherry Creek trail. The office is centrally located and our team members bike, walk, drive, and utilize public transportation to commute.

An Insider's view of Brilliant Earth

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I joined Brilliant Earth because the story of growth was very inspiring to me. I knew I could contribute to that vision and be a part of something that I believed in. The culture fit with my own personal values and the mission provided a sense of purpose in the work I would be doing.

Sam

Director, Customer Experiences and Contact Center

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I start my day by taking a look at the calendars and seeing what lies ahead for the day. I also like to say hi to everyone as they come in. Our showroom is open 7 days a week, so we each have a different workweek. It's nice to catch up each morning with people who are back from their weekend!

Kelly

Customer Experience Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

"Brilliant Earth is a great place to work, not only if you want to develop professionally, but also if you want to work toward a larger common good. You’ll be motivated by your other team members to put your best foot forward every day. I’m excited to see all the impacts Brilliant Earth can continue to make on the jewelry industry!

Mary

Sr. Marketing Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Brilliant Earth has one of the most collaborative cultures I've been a part of. It is strongly encouraged to partner on initiatives cross-functionally and build teams to solve tough problems. The feeling of support, friendship, and working toward a common goal is palpable and makes this a special place to work.

Sharon

SVP, Customer Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

What I enjoy most about the culture is the true desire of everyone to make a difference. As a new employee I have felt valued since day one and truly feel like my opinion and ideas matter. Senior Leadership is always open to implementing new ideas and gives me the freedom to take chances and, in some cases, risks to help those ideas come to life.

Duane Crum

Senior Customer Care Manager

What are Brilliant Earth Perks + Benefits

Brilliant Earth Benefits Overview

Brilliant Earth offers a competitive, robust benefits package. As a full-time Brilliant Earth employee, you can choose to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance plans, 401(k) plan with matching contribution, and commuter benefits. We offer paid parental leave, an open PTO policy, an employee discount on our products, and equity. Employees of Brilliant Earth have access to an Employee Assistance Program which includes mental health counseling, and can participate in regular wellness events led by the culture team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Mission & Volunteering Committee Professional Development Book Club
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a stipend for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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