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Instock Manager, CE

Amazon.ae

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP971-812

Job description / Role

Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. Souq.com (an Amazon company) is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com 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, and baby products. Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

Consumer Electronics is a fast paced category with exciting technology trends and an immersive, high involvement customer buying process. Amazon is looking for an experienced Inventory Planner with a background in inventory or business analysis, finance or supply-chain disciplines. This position is responsible for developing and executing category level sales and inventory strategies to optimize availability and inventory turns. In this role, you will have end to end ownership of managing inventory. You will also build strong partnerships with vendor management, merchandising and operations teams to drive toward common goals. To succeed in the role, you must possess the ability to operate from a company-wide perspective and will need to encourage cross-functional and cross-business project development. Responsibilities include:

· Manage inventory, open-to-buy, inventory health, item-level forecasting, assortment planning
· Participate in manufacturer and vendor reviews; drive vendor operational improvement through measurement and process improvement
· Interact with operations teams and drive efficiencies through team collaboration
· Manage inbound shipments: fill rate, ASNs, operational issues, lead time
· Achieve and maintain high instock rates on replenishment programs
· Analyze inventory position and sku performance to determine inventory liability, determine exit strategy for unproductive inventory

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· 5+ years supply chain, inventory management, project management experience
· Experience working with databases, SQL and tools such as MS-Excel
· Experience communicating and presenting to senior leadership

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience working with complex data sets
· MBA Preferred
· Curiosity to dig several layers deep into metrics, have an innate desire to understand key drivers and whether they are the correct or best metrics to measure/manage a business or process
· Ability to influence cross-functional teams
· Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects - work prioritization, planning and task delegation
· Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
· Broad commercial awareness developed in a fast-moving environment

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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