Ringly Is Hiring A Jewelry Sourcing And Product Development Manager In NYC

We’re developing a new category of jewelry, so this role will involve identifying strategies for merging traditional jewelry development / sourcing / production with electronics manufacturing.
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We’re developing a new category of jewelry, so this role will involve identifying strategies for merging traditional jewelry development / sourcing / production with electronics manufacturing.

Ringly is looking for a Jewelry Sourcing and Product Development Manager to join the team and help build and manage the product development and sourcing/supply chain side for our jewelry production. We’re developing a new category of jewelry, so this role will involve identifying strategies for merging traditional jewelry development/sourcing/production with electronics manufacturing.

We are a close-knit startup so the ability to work and communicate well with a small team across a variety of disciplines is a must. The road to merging these two formerly separate categories (tech + jewelry) requires a continuous feedback loop between all team members, especially between jewelry designers and engineers overseeing the tech side of the product.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the critical path and day to day process of the jewelry supply chain, from initial concept through to delivery.
  • Liase with engineers during product development and production to ensure all jewelry product specs can be achieved and align with tech requirements.
  • Interact with suppliers and factories to ensure jewelry production is tracking against production timeline. Troubleshoot as needed when any issues arise.
  • Source new stone/materials suppliers and factories to improve quality/margins of end product.
  • Ensure all raw materials needed for jewelry production are shipped to the factory according to a pre-defined timeline to ensure production can begin/finish on time.
  • Establish on-the-ground quality control teams where sourcing/production is occurring to QC the jewelry components. Identify jewelry quality standards, testing requirements and KPIs for production.
  • Develop and manage accurate costing and margin analysis & identify new ways to improve spending.
  • Manage production and timelines for sample collections to ensure they are available when needed for press and wholesale purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7+ years experience working with jewelry product development and sourcing in the contemporary/costume/fashion jewelry category.
  • Experience with high volume jewelry manufacturing, ideally with factories in Asia.
  • Must come with pre-existing factory contacts and recommendations for gemstone and raw materials suppliers.
  • Problem solver who is excited about the possibility of working to combine jewelry & tech production – you love the idea of a challenge.
  • Ability to think creatively about ways in which we can optimize product development, sourcing and jewelry manufacturing of the Ringly product.
  • Fluency with managing financials, margins, and negotiating for optimal costings.
  • Can prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. No task is too small.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with sourcing and production partners.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized. Spreadsheets are your best friend. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to help shape the future of smart jewelry.
    Please submit a resume and cover letter (not to exceed one page) to jobs@ringly.com subject line Jewelry Sourcing Manager.