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Job Title:   Luxury Jewelry Associate Buyer
ONET Job Title:   Purchasing Managers
Industry:   All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores)
Job Type:   Full Time
Job Shift:   First Shift (Day)
Job Location:   St. Thomas
Minimum Education:   Associates Degree
Degree Title:   Business, Merchandising
Career Level:   Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Experience:   3 Years
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Job Description:

Associate Buyer – Private Label Jewelry

Little Switzerland & Jewels

St. Thomas, USVI


Viewed as one of the most premier jewelry and watch retailers in the Caribbean, Little Switzerland and Jewels are searching for a passionate and talented Associate Buyer to reside in St. Thomas, in the beautiful US Virgin Islands and lead all Merchandising initiatives necessary to execute the continued development and expansion of our Private Label diamond and gemstone assortments. 

This position includes relocation assistance and the eligibility to enroll in an attractive benefits package!



·        Achieve sales and inventory plans.

·        Work with our corporate office to design and develop new styles to maximize sales.

·        Manage, coordinate and communicate the strategic direction of our Private Label diamond and gemstone assortments.

·        Partner with our Manufacturers, Store Operations and Marketing teams regarding mark-ups, merchandise flow and on-time merchandise delivery.

·        Coordinate with Corporate/manufacturers to obtain information concerning product, negotiated price, and the ability of vendor to provide product and delivery date.

·        Rebalance - Maximize turn on existing inventory.

·        Maintain current knowledge on product trends including competitive positioning of product categories.

·        Work with planning to effectively optimize forecasting, planning, and procurement parameters.

·        Maintain appropriate in stock levels in partnership with planning.

·        Monthly analysis by market and analysis of trends to fine-tune assortment and continue to build sales.

·        Annual planning to include assortments for each volume group and space restriction.


Skills Required


·        3-5 yrs experience in the luxury/fashion industry in a buying capacity.

·        Previous Jewelry buying experience a plus.

·        Knowledge of diamond and gemstone jewelry.

·        GIA certification a plus.

·        Strong data extraction and analytical capabilities along with the ability to apply this data to drive decisions.

·        Must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships.

·        Relevant experience in inventory planning, operations/supply chain management and/or finance.

•     Ability to manage large and complicated projects with experience leading cross-functional projects.
•     Experience creating and setting annual operating plan and presenting to Senior Management.

·        Advanced proficiency in Excel.

·        Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.

·        College degree in Business, Merchandising, or Fashion highly preferred.

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Company Name: Little Switzerland/Jewels
Company Description:
Little Switzerland/Jewels has defined luxury in the Caribbean for more than 50 years. With over 25 stores across the Caribbean region, Little Switzerland offers the most desired collections of designer jewelry and watches including TAG Heuer, David Yurman, Breitling, Roberto Coin, Movado, Omega, John Hardy, Chopard, Pandora, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier
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