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Sr. Product Manager, Consumables Private Brands

Sr. Product Manager, Consumables Private Brands

Job ID 
549378
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
8/31/2017
Company 
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

The Amazon Consumables Private Label team is creating a global portfolio of premium consumables products to meet Prime customers' daily needs. We are seeking a highly motivated Sr. Product Manager with a healthy obsession about the rapidly evolving world of online consumer packaged goods, and product innovation to join our team and help us change the everyday lives of our global customers. The Product Manager will manage our growing portfolio of private brand products, starting with the determination of category road maps using customer feedback, category insights and Amazon data.

You are passionate about building and delivering new, high quality products that delight our customers. You have experience building deep relationships with external and internal partners, analyzing data, identifying trends, and developing new businesses. You enjoy building strong relationship with internal retail teams and creating new value for both your business and your partners. You have amazing negotiation abilities, strong financial acumen, a high degree of ownership and integrity, and a high attention to detail. You are an independent self-starter who thrives in connecting people and ideas and have a strong entrepreneurial drive. You excel at communication and are comfortable with playing a lead role in a highly visible organization. You coordinate with cross-functional teams and outside partners to drive growth and process improvement for your business.

The Product Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the entire retail product life-cycle from strategic activities to tactical implementation including portfolio idea generation based on market trends and customer needs analysis. Additionally, the role requires process development, operational planning and understanding of comprehensive financial analysis to support forecasting /inventory investments.
  • Managing a broad portfolio of products with full ownership of category development. Developing the global product road map for a segment of the Consumables Private Brands program and working closely with both domestic and international key stakeholders.
  • Build deep relationships with suppliers across a broad spectrum, from large global manufacturers to early stage regional startups.
  • Influence executive decision-makers, helping them to understand the brand, desired product positioning, key points of difference, and targeted customer.
  • Partnering closely with cross functional teams including the retail category teams, legal, tax, trade compliance, finance, transportation, and global suppliers to deliver on brand equity, net revenue, and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborating with other members of the Consumables Private Label team including Product Management, Brand Management, Commercialization, Consumer Insights, Marketing, and Instock Management
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the market segment, seasonality and global trends/events, and continually monitoring competitor efforts.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of retail or category development experience
  • Experience with a general merchandise retailer or consumer packaged goods company
  • Experience in growing and managing a portfolio of products, utilizing customer and sales data, to maximize product revenue and profitability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Composed, poised and professional demeanor

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA
  • Accomplished range of skill from high level strategic thinking to working with external partners
  • Ability to own, manage and speak to a P&L
  • Demonstrated excellent business judgment with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to use both formal and informal influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects - prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Track record of taking ownership and driving results in an environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel
  • Experience in consumable product categories such as Grocery, Personal Care, Beauty, Household, Health & Wellness, and Baby.