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Sr. Vendor Manager, Kindle Content Acquisition

Sr. Vendor Manager, Kindle Content Acquisition

Job ID 
506615
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/18/2017
Company 
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Position Category 
Business & Merchant Development
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

The Amazon Kindle team is looking for an innovative, results-oriented, customer-centric team player to help build our Kindle business. This Senior Content Acquisition Manager will manage key eBook content relationships with publishers and help define the content strategy and execution for business initiatives and products in the US and other markets around the world. The ideal candidate has solid business judgment with a track record of successful negotiations, strong relationship management, and success with launching new business models, initiatives and products. This person uses analytics to guide decision-making, is able to dive deep into data and think creatively about new opportunities.

Some key job functions of this position are:
  • Take the lead to identify, evaluate, negotiate, and manage strategic partnership deals that drive competitive advantage, delight customers, and support strategic objectives
  • Serve as a key member of the Content Acquisition team in helping to define and deliver the strategy around content acquisition, new business models, with a global view
  • Business and Product Definition; with input from business stakeholders, develop business and product requirements, prioritize needs, and manage milestones
  • Establish and execute against aggressive selection, operational, and business metrics
  • Help define the list of high priority products and projects to ensure alignment of initiatives and the roadmap
  • Execute plans while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. product management, legal, marketing, and other Content Acquisition teams around the world)
  • Prepare and give business reviews to the senior management of Amazon and publishers
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and automation
  • Leverage data analysis to research difficult or ambiguous problems, leading cross-disciplinary teams where necessary and communicating recommendations to senior leadership

Basic Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of relevant business experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proven analytical thinking, leadership, problem solving, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated success in executing deals and partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and influence senior level executives
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in digital content acquisition roles or product management roles
  • Familiarity with the consumer internet industry in a professional context
  • Consulting, finance, banking or prior experience in a problem solving or analytical role preferred
  • Knowledge of or experience in publishing or other media industries a plus
  • Knowledge of SQL a plus
  • Proven skills at cultivating strong working relationships and driving collaboration across multiple business and technical teams
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • High comfort level with new and changing business models
  • High comfort level in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to analyze and react to competitive market trends