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Senior Vendor Manager

Senior Vendor Manager

Job ID 
550585
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
6/21/2017
Company 
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category 
Buying, Planning, & Instock Management
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Job Description

Amazon.com is looking for a talented, smart, experienced and entrepreneurial Vendor Manager to help us develop the Furniture Business - on of the fastest growing businesses at Amazon.com. Our mission is to create a world-class store where customers will discover, research, and buy from the largest Furniture selection in the market. Joining the Amazon Furniture team means partnering with a dynamic and creative group who set a high bar for innovation and success in a fast-paced and changing environment.

We expect this manager to be a passionate customer and category advocate within Amazon, with proven ability to drive results and demonstrate competency with business and financial analytics. In addition, demonstrating the ability to communicate and influence some of Amazon’s most important partners and vendors, as well as with internal cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for retail, and a high level of commitment.

The successful Vendor Manager must be able to:
  • Manage vendor relationships - establish and manage supplier/partner relationship, communicate the value of Amazon retail, negotiate contracts, and launch vendors’ products.

  • Monitor vendor inventory feeds to ensure vendor supports business requirements to ensure a successful customer experience.

  • Have a thorough understanding of the industry, seasonality and global trends/events, and continually monitor competitor/industry developments

  • Maximize Amazon’s long-term business profitability

  • Create business plans for new opportunities and develop and execute project plans for the launch of new features, incorporating merchandising and pricing strategies
Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Required

  • 6+ years experience in retail, operations, and/or business management/consulting with a proven history of delivering results

  • Experience with financial analysis and P&L ownership

  • Professional experience in negotiating with internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience managing large data sets and utilizing to drive performance and process improvements.

  • Professional experience in business management or a related field

  • Proficiency with Excel and extracting data through varied reporting tools in order to drive and influence business decisions
  • Strong alignment to Amazon’s Leadership Principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Statistics, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain or Engineering. An MBA is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects - prioritization, planning and task delegation

  • Negotiations, analytical, vendor and/or project management experience

  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast paced environment

  • Strong proficiency in analysis tools including Microsoft Excel, SQL, and statistics software

  • Experience in building and developing a high performance team

  • Proven ability to manage large and complicated projects with experience leading cross-functional projects and teams

  • Experience with pricing and selection strategy