Vendor Manager, Home Textiles

Company Details

Amazon.com Services LLC

  • Bachelor Degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in retail or e-commerce desired (buying, account management, product management, operations, project management, finance, or a related field)
  • Experience communicating with internal and/or external stakeholders
  • Experience with business analysis and proficiency in Excel.

Job summary
Amazon is looking for a driven, customer focused, team-oriented, and analytical leader to join the Home team.

The Vendor Manager will be responsible for the total P&L of a category within Home, setting the strategy for driving growth, creating strong partnerships with vendors, adding selection, managing category profitability, optimizing pricing, and delivering a disruptive customer experience. This includes identifying potential brand and product business opportunities, building direct relationships with key suppliers, negotiating contracts, terms & conditions, managing vendor setup and new item setup processes, working with suppliers to build comprehensive selection, setting prices, developing collaborative marketing and promotions, driving sales and margin improvements.

The right candidate stays on top of industry and competitive trends, and is able to execute at both a tactical and strategic level to drive selection, sales, and margin growth. In addition, the Vendor Manager must be an effective leader and communicator in working with Amazon.com partners and vendors, as well as with internal groups such as control buying, site merchandising, marketing, PR, finance, operations, and retail systems.

The ideal candidate has strong business judgment with a track record of successful negotiations and overall relationship management. Proven analytical thinking, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills are essential. The Vendor Manager is an effective leader and communicator and a seasoned problem-solver.

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  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Technical aptitude and agility to learn web-based tools
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven negotiating skills, influencing abilities and long-term relationship management experience
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results – self-starter and self-directed
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail – prioritization, planning and task delegation

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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