The Hardlines business group is one of Amazon's four core retail businesses, along with Consumables, Softlines, and Media. Hardlines comprises 14 product categories encompassing Consumer Electronics, the largest retail business. Consumer Electronics is comprised of 8 categories - Home Entertainment, Musical Instruments/Audio and Accessories, Private Label, Camera, Office Products, Wireless, and IT/PC - where each category has its own vendor, marketing, instock, category merchant, and product management teams.
Consumer Electronics is looking for a talented, driven and experienced Sr. Instock Manager. The Sr. Instock Manager will demonstrate ownership with inventory strategies to maximize sales, margin and turns and play a critical role helping Amazon to build, manage and optimize a complex procurement system that continues to evolve and expand. He or she will produce and analyze weekly metrics and be involved with all aspects of inventory planning and reporting. The successful candidate must be highly organized, self-starting and possess strong data extraction and analytical capabilities. They must have proven successes in cost out operational initiatives and demonstrate passion for the customer experience. They must be fearless but thoughtful in their pursuit of results and thrive in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel.
Key areas of focus include driving improvement in inventory availability, increasing inventory efficiency and improving purchasing automation. The Sr. Instock Manager will also be responsible for improvements to inventory management processes over time, including identifying defects, reducing waste, and improving supply chain effectiveness.
Strong candidates will have hands-on operations or inventory management experience and knowledge in fundamental business principles. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to succeed in managing a large catalog selection efficiently, identifying problems/finding solutions, and building/improving processes. The ideal candidate is able to lead and influence both internal and external teams in an ambiguous environment while maintaining a customer-centric philosophy.