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Director of Purchasing

Metairie, LA

Posted: 07/09/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Customer Service/Call Center Job Number: a0CUm00001NwYJLMA3 Location Requirements: Onsite Industry: Retail

Job Description

A premier fine jewelry designer and retailer is searching for a Director of Purchasing to join them at their beautiful and luxurious showroom in Metairie, LA! This is a unique opportunity to lead a talented team in a high-end retail setting, with the chance to influence major buying decisions and manage the inventory of a variety of fine jewelry pieces and watches. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of merchandising and inventory management, building strong relationships with top-tier suppliers, and ensuring the products meet the highest standards of quality and style. If you have jewelry buying experience and a keen eye for detail, this is your chance to shine in a prestigious role and contribute to the success of one of the top jewelers in the country!

Director of Purchasing Requirements:

  • 8-10 years of fine jewelry buying experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • High school diploma required; bachelor s degree preferred
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Experience leading a team and negotiating with vendors

Director of Purchasing Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of 5, including processors, quality control, senior buyer, and assistant buyer
  • Oversee all aspects of merchandising, data entry, and product processing
  • Monitor stock levels, handle ordering, and ensure timely arrival of merchandise
  • Maintain and enhance store displays, ensuring compliance with brand guidelines
  • Ensure accurate pricing and tagging of merchandise, assist with inventory counts
  • Prepare and review inventory reports, support buying decisions, and liaise with vendors
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers and sales staff, manage special orders and queries
  • Track and restock fast-selling products, monitor stock movement for accuracy
  • Support the sales floor as needed, dealing with customers and managing displays


  • 100% employer-paid healthcare benefits
  • 401K plan with match
  • PTO plus major holidays off
  • Professional and luxury work environment
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Company events, team activities, and a supportive work culture

If you have a passion for fine jewelry and a knack for strategic purchasing, this is your chance to shine with one of America s top jewelers!


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