• Senior Director, Birks Brand Management and Sourcing

  • Birks. Pure Delight.

    Established since 1879, Birks is a luxury jewellery store whose reputation is built on quality, exclusivity, unique design and excellence in service. We pride ourselves in offering meaningful experiences and in building intimate relationships with each and every one of our clients.

     

    As a Senior Director, Birks Brand Management and Sourcing, at the Birks Head office, you will get to embody our belief in the promise of a brighter tomorrow through each interaction. As such, you will get to work in a highly motivated team that values excellence, hard work and team work.

     

    Are you our hidden gem?

    Reporting to the VP, Brand Management and Chief Marketing Officer, the Senior Director of Birks Brand Management and Sourcing will oversee the entire supply chain for Birks-branded products including Fine Jewellery and Bridal. They will  drive the creation and support the execution of the collections, inclusive of process effectiveness, end to end product execution mapping and facilitating the cross functional touchpoints needed for on-time manufacturing and growth of the collections.

     

     

    To do so, the Senior Director of Birks Brand Management and Sourcing will be expected to…

     

    • In collaboration with the VP, Brand Management and Chief Marketing Officer, lead the development and coordination of the Birks Product Development calendar (Go-to-Market) by working with resources in Brand Management, Design, Product Development and Sourcing to deliver product on time and on budget.
    • Oversee Birks’ Product Lifecycle Management for Fine Jewellery and Bridal collections.
    • Lead the pricing strategy for Birks Fine Jewellery and Bridal.
    • Lead the creation of new Birks products for all channels and manage their introduction to market at key launch periods.
    • Facilitate the implementation of Birks’ Finished Goods approach with Bridal products.
    • Work with manufacturing vendors to continually improve supply chain (Bill of Materials,
    • Quality improvement, on-time and on-budget) and provide analysis and feedback on their performance.
    • Oversee the Sourcing of diamonds and precious stones, and the design and sourcing of
    • Custom Fine Jewellery for Maison Birks stores.
    • Lead the execution of Birks’ Custom Jewellery design Program across Maison Birks stores.
    • Execute weekly reporting to include review of KPIs, open issues and recommendations, progress update on Go-to-Market.
    • Continually reassess and refine work process required to competitively deliver product to market.
    • Coach the team on delivery of brand product management using appropriate tools such as Go-to-Market.

     

    Our ideal candidate has…

     

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree or any relevant Degree

     

    Experience

    • 10+ years of work experience, preferably with supply chain and/or production, jewellery or retail apparel, management consulting and/or consumer products
    • Must have best practice knowledge and demonstrated experience in supply chain
    • Demonstrated ability to think globally and translate information into effective strategies and drive results

    Skills

    • Strong project management skills
    • Ability to effectively juggle multiple projects at one time
    • Strong change management, strategy and operational skills
    • Team player
    • Innovative thinker
    • Solid knowledge of MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


     

    Our promise of delight

    In return for your commitment to excellence, we offer…

    • Competitive earnings
    • Social benefits
    • Wellness program
    • Award and recognition programs
    • Innovative and unique training programs
    • Employee discounts

    At Birks, you will find a management team that truly cares about your professional growth. You will be empowered to be yourself, in order to offer excellent customer service and to create an experience that will build long-lasting client relationships.

     

    Come join us at Birks, and let your true self shine!

    Are you the gem we are looking for?

     

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