Manager, Taxonomy

Job ID: 1163301 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

Does the idea of managing a team whose goal is to develop world class taxonomies to organize Amazon’s mammoth selection of products sound fun to you? Are you as obsessed with the customer experience as you are with managing, mentoring, and developing taxonomists?

We are looking for a smart, passionate, detail-oriented leader to join our Browse Taxonomy leadership team. This person will manage a team of Taxonomists who build world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive taxonomy and ontology structures to optimize global, online product discovery for our Amazon Web and Mobile experiences. As a Taxonomy manager, you will have the opportunity to support global taxonomy strategies while advocating for innovative local customer product discovery experiences. You will lead a group of Taxonomy data modeling experts and will work with a group of experienced Taxonomy management peers.

Taxonomy Manager Responsibilities:
· Manage a team of taxonomists who develop taxonomy and ontology data models and standards to define and organize our customer shopping experience
· Expand and refine data retrieval techniques to use our extensive product catalog and to improve customer data quality
· Drive and coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of merchandisers, engineers, designers, and other groups that may include architecting new data solutions
· Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our taxonomy models
· Build roadmaps, reporting to Taxonomy leadership as well as business leadership
· Partner with Taxonomy Managers and Taxonomists globally to align on standard Taxonomy modeling best practices and meaningful local exceptions
· Develop team operational excellence programs, data quality initiatives and process simplifications
· Contribute to team goal setting and future state vision

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Master's degree in Library or Information Science (or similar discipline); equivalent professional experience may be substituted
· 5+ years experience directly managing a team in a Taxonomy, Catalog, or Content development organization in E-Commerce on Tech environment
· 5+ years experience in Taxonomy Development
· Proven leadership skills and teamwork skills. You have experience guiding, coaching, hiring, and promoting a team and can balance diving deep enough to support your team’s day-to-day needs while also thinking big enough to raise the bar
· Excellent project management skills and experience managing complex roadmaps
· Great verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical and metadata information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
· Experience working in environments with aggressive deadlines and production environments

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience in E-Commerce or Technology organizations preferred
· Proven ability to work and deliver effectively in cross-functional teams
· Passionate about website usability and the role of metadata in improving customer shopping experiences
· Detail oriented, self-motivated, and calm under pressure
· Most of all, someone who is pragmatic, likes to do good work and inspire others to do good work, and is genuinely interested in helping customers