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Senior Vendor Manager - Media

Amazon.ae

Egypt

Ref: RP971-1490

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

DESCRIPTION

Job summary
Amazon is the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Amazon attracts more than 41 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8.5 million unique products in 35 different categories, including consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, books and baby products. With more than 4,000 employees, We have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India, offering a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

We are looking for a passionate customer and category advocate within Amazon, with proven analytical capabilities and project management skills, strong attention to detail, the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task, and a proven record of driving category growth.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for retail, a high level of flexibility and commitment, and the ability to hire and develop a high-performing team.

Scope includes:
• Managing the full scope of the category and vendor portfolio,
• Building and sustaining strategic relationships with key manufacturers and suppliers,
• Improving the end-to-end Amazon customer experience,
• And helping to shape the evolution of how customers shop online for these categories.

Key job responsibilities
• Dives deep into inputs and understands the downstream impact of changes to pricing, selection, and convenience for multiple subcategories.
• Owns the Retail P&L for multiple subcategories; develops plans that drive revenue and margin improvement.
• Creates strategic and prioritized vendor marketing plan that maximizes margin dollars and customer experience.
• Audits all elements of multiple subcategory businesses (e.g., inputs, outputs, site experience, team performance), performs deep dive analysis on problems to understand root causes, and makes decisions based on data Identifies areas that need vendor attention and directs team to address issues; acts as escalation point, helping team and vendor(s) resolve conflicts.
• Expands current vendor selection and secures new selection for multiple sub-categories.
• Drives strategic negotiations to deliver top- and bottom-line category growth for sub-categories.
• Creates opportunities for growth, customer acquisition, and brand building for multiple subcategories.
• Influences strategic or complex vendors to prioritize customer experience by lowering costs, improving the supply chain, reducing defects, and driving efficiencies.
• Audits metrics regularly; evaluates products and services to continually drive quality of customer experience across multiple sub-categories.
• Aggregates and escalates industry trends; develops plan and prioritizes work to ensure optimal customer experience.
• Develops long-term strategies and significantly influences cross-category plans.
• Determines and prioritizes business opportunities, identifies risks and makes recommendations to pursue; incorporates into long-term strategies for multiple subcategories.
• Partners with cross-functional teams to develop and propose an annual plan for multiple subcategories.
• Owns Press Release, Narratives and other internal communications for multiple sub-categories Identifies scalable changes to the category that automate the product lifecycle.
• Establishes business or process requirements, drives prioritization, and manages implementation across multiple teams/categories.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree. 10+ years of relevant experience in retail / operations / consulting with a proven record of accomplishment in negotiations and delivering results.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects across functional teams, including technical, engineering, marketing, design, and merchandizing teams
• Strong leader with ability to work successfully with (and influence) all levels across the organization.
• Accomplished range of skill from high-level strategic thinking to creative and detailed team leadership
• Analytical approach to problem solving and a track record of driving results through continuous improvement
• Experience indirectly leading operational and project teams
• High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced
• Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development.
• Advanced experience with Excel, or other analytical/Business Intelligence tools.
• Highly polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating.
• Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes.
• A willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done.
• Experience launching a new country. Working in a start-up or early stage environment where you will be defining best practice for your function.

About the Company

Amazon.ae, formerly Souq.com, is an English-Arabic language e-commerce platform, owned by Amazon, Inc. It is the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world. On March 28, 2017, Amazon.com Inc. confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com for $580 million. On May 1, 2019, Souq.com became known as Amazon.ae.

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