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Consumer Electronics Opportunities - Senior Instock Manager

Consumer Electronics Opportunities - Senior Instock Manager

Job ID 
535279
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
5/12/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Buying, Planning, & Instock Management
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Job Description

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.

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in Business or related field
- 5+ years of experience in inventory planning, operations, retail, consulting and/or finance, with a history of owning/driving results
- Highly analytical, capable of turning raw data into information and insights
- Proven track record of managing and executing large projects from start to finish, including project management, data gathering and modeling, problem solving, and communicating recommendations
- Exceptional attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
- Must possess excellent business judgment, strong written and oral communication skills, and a practical, common sense approach to getting things done
- The right candidate thrives in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel process

Preferred Qualifications

- MBA with a quantitative focus, or advanced degrees in Operations Management, Mathematics/Engineering
- Strong numerical and analytical aptitude, and high proficiency creating and managing advanced models
- Strong proficiency in analytical tools including Microsoft Excel, SQL and statistical software
- Experience with improvement techniques such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma