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Instock Manager, Hardlines

Amazon.ae

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP971-1459

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

DESCRIPTION
Amazon KSA retail team, is looking for a highly analytical In-Stock Manager with a passion for driving supply-chain improvements and thought leadership. It is a pivotal role that will contribute to the evolution and success of an important recent country launch. If you’re inspired by a new challenge and the thought of contributing to a new business in a significant way this is the position for you. In this role you will work to improve product availability, creating Earth's greatest shopping experience – a store featuring more products, brands, and more compelling content than any store, online or off!

As In-stock Manager, you will be responsible for a high performing function in supply-chain, improving our inbound supply-chain by working with our suppliers and internally in the spaces of forecasting, replenishment, inventory management, and customer availability. You will drive innovation and growth by working across countries to implement best practices from other countries in which Amazon operates and locally will have a close relationship with country leadership.

The best candidate will have a broad skill set including strong relationship management and negotiations skills, leadership development, analytical horsepower, excellent business judgment, deep curiosity about how things work, and a passion for helping create a world class shopping experience for Amazon’s customers. You must be willing to challenge the status quo in order to help improve existing workflows and processes to enhance customer experience. You will work with vendors of all sizes and must have sufficient presence and communication skills to represent KSA across departments.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
· Optimise product availability within budgeted inventory targets through effective end-to-end management of the supply chain.
· Work with vendor managers on expanding selection and optimum sourcing recommendations/decisions.
· Implement system/ process improvements in working with vendors on order management, vendor operations, and inventory management.
· Create, track and report on metrics that improve supply-chain efficiency.
· Provide user input to engineering teams across Amazon as they work to continuously improve systems and processes.
· Manage large scale catalog selection, be solution-oriented and able to integrate strong and clear data analysis and business rationale into sound decision making.
· Manage multiple projects – prioritising, planning and delegating appropriate tasks.

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor's degree.
· 5 years of experience in operations, retail, consulting and/or finance, with a history of owning/ driving results.
· Proven track record of managing and executing large projects from concept to completion, including project management, data gathering and modeling, problem solving, and communicating recommendations.
· High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
· Ability to clearly articulate technical and complex topics in written form with precision and avoiding being verbose.
· Strong verbal communication skills where statements are high-impact, relevantly pitched for the audience, and frugal on time.
· Familiarity conversing with, and the work style of, technical development teams.
· Proven analytical skills and highly numerate, including proficiency in Excel and data query/ extraction such as SQL.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Availability-focus, operational buying or supply chain experience at a senior level ideally in an e-commerce, retail, key account management or in a major consultancy firm.
· Working in a start-up or an 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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