Category Manager, Outside Services

US-WA-Seattle
4 months ago
Job ID
549636
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.
Position Category
Fulfillment & Operations Management

Job Description

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are seeking a Category Manager to identify and lead specific category sourcing activities related to Base Building Management Services (BBM) to lower overall Total Cost of Ownership for Amazon operations. The person in this role will coordinate with several teams across Amazon and will interact with our most important suppliers to satisfy organizational requirements. The position will support, align, and partner with multiple teams to develop and execute category sourcing strategies, deliver savings and improve productivity across the category. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, and a creative, critical thinker with an intense motivation to learn. You must be an effective communicator and be able to work independently and generate high-quality work product in a collaborative, creative, ever-changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment. You must have a professional demeanor and be able to partner with people at every level.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize Amazon’s competitive position
· Drive appropriate relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the lowest total cost of ownership that meets the business’ goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with cost & performance benchmarks in use
· Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities
· Act as a market intelligence provider regarding categories; anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed
· Drive category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value to Amazon
· Identify, achieve and report on savings and value targets for category sourcing activities
· Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the category


KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

· Define and achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category
· Earn the trust of key stakeholders as the Procurement function transitions to a category-led structure
· Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of supply and cost savings
· Champion standards and process improvements
· Proactively support business owners to ensure category strategy is aligned with business needs

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, finance or related field
  • 5 years' minimum of experience in a sourcing or supply chain management or equivalent role
  • 2 or more years of previous team leadership experience
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • High level of contract knowledge
  • Supplier management and engagement experience
  • Proficient in Oracle, MS tool suite and ability to learn proprietary systems
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data

**Candidate must be able to travel, up to 50%**

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree preferred in Supply Chain Management or Engineering
· Lean / Six-Sigma knowledge



Amazon offers competitive packages including comprehensive health care, 401(k), restricted stock units, growth potential and a challenging and exciting work environment.

(Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation)


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