Sr. Merchandising Data Analyst

Merchandising and Planning Seattle, Washington


Description

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are among the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience. We embrace a culture of adaptability. Our team is nimble, innovative and resourceful and makes an impact on both the business and each individual customer’s personal experience. We value hard-work, flexibility and curiosity and collaborate to creatively solve problems, constantly improve and implement meaningful changes. Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success.

Blue Nile is seeking a passionate and talented Senior Merchandising Data Analyst who will drive the company’s efforts to maximize sales and margin through effective promotions strategies. The Senior Merchandising Data Analyst will report to the Director of Strategic Merchandising. You will
provide business data analytics to the Merchandising Team and help translate business questions into hypotheses and analyses. Develop insights and develop your recommendations. You hopefully enjoy exploring data, learning and applying new statistical analysis techniques, and presenting your work in a clear way.


Responsibilities:
• Provide strategic business analysis to business partners
• Familiarize with, and manage the various Merchandising reports the team uses frequently
• Interface with central and distributed analytics teams to collate data and information across functions
• Develop tools and dashboards to simplify and streamline merchandising reporting and activities (e.g.
business insights to buying and planning teams, helping to inform inventory and planning decisions)
• Develop KPIs and measurement systems for measuring business performance (particular focus on product
lifecycle, pricing and promotions)
• Develop business reports (in SQL and Tableau) to help merchandising team access performance metrics

Qualifications/capabilities:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (computer science, economics, statistics, applied math, etc.)
• 4+ years full time experience in an analytically based function (e.g. quantitative marketing, analytics)
• Strategic mindset with the ability to think broadly, refine questions and develop analytical frameworks that
drive to key insights and business recommendations
• Strong sense of pragmatism and business judgment to ensure insights and recommendations lead to
execution, action and impact
• Experience with SQL and business intelligence tools (Tableau preferred) is required
• Strong data presentation, visualization and communication skills
• Familiarity with statistical programming languages and packages (SAS, SPSS, R, Python)
• Effective at communicating insights from data analysis and influencing change
• Strong attention to detail, along with organization and time management skills
• Self-starter who desires to discover trends and find actionable information


What we offer:
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
• 401(k) with Company Match
• Paid Vacation
• Competitive Salaries
• Transportation Allowance
• Employee Discount
• Employee Referral Bonus
• Fitness Center Discount