Senior Vendor Manager - Athletic Apparel

Job ID: 813199 | Amazon.com Services, Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Amazon is looking for a team-oriented, highly analytical and passionate business leader to join the Sporting Goods team. The Senior Vendor Manager will be responsible for developing and managing a dynamic business for our Sports category. Within this role, the individual will set the strategy for key brands and vendors , establish and maintain strong vendor partnerships and manage the category P&L. In addition, this position is expected to provide leadership across categories - driving systems, process, and customer experience improvements that will benefit all customers at amazon.com.

The successful Senior Vendor Manager must be able to:
· Define a strategy for the business and break it down into actionable goals
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· Understand drivers and opportunities of the category P&L
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· Manage relationships with key strategic brands / vendors
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· Institute best practices and processes which can be replicated across all categories
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· Lead change with cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree
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· Superior analytical skills and willingness to roll up sleeves to get it done
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· Ability to think systemically and master different retail systems in use on the job
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· Proficient with Excel and Word
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· Polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating
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· 4+ years’ experience in related field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· MBA or advanced finance degree
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· Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development
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· High threshold for working and thriving in an ambiguous, fast paced environment – figuring it out, owning it, and adapting as you go
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· Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
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· Desire to drive change independently