Amazon is looking for a smart, motivated, and driven Sr. Instock Manager to lead the NAFN Expansion and Consumer Electronics categories in Total Hardlines Business group.
The Manager will be responsible for driving inventory decisions and key supply chain initiatives for Mexico's fast-growing business.
He or she will be responsible for developing and executing best practices in managing inventory to maximize sales, margin, and inventory turns.
He or she will have responsibility for ensuring all inventory systems and processes are meeting the needs of the business and implementing controls around these processes.
Key areas of focus include driving improvement in inventory availability, increasing inventory efficiency and improving product sourcing decisions.
A successful candidate possesses superb business judgment, instock or operations management experience, strong skills in working cross functionally, and a track record of delivering results through others.
He or she will excel in setting direction, have strong analytical capabilities, including experience generating and managing forecasts, reports, and analyses.
The position requires an individual who can work autonomously in a demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail and effective prioritization
Areas of responsibility include :
Manage relationships with vendors to ensure a reliable and operationally effective flow of goods
Communicate clearly and professionally with senior leadership in reporting, delivering project updates, and handling escalations
Forecast and manage efficient inbound and outbound inventory flows and health, including forecasting, purchasing, and managing down unproductive inventory
Measure and improve vendor lead times, reduce operational defects, and improve systems to streamline operations between vendors and Amazon.
Drive root cause analysis / reporting on operational issues, develop action plans and project manage improvements
Work with internal teams to help drive tools and process improvements that affect purchasing and vendor management workflow, with emphasis on automating tasks that are currently performed manually
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or a Supply Chain discipline
Minimum of 4 years in supply chain, inventory or operations management, general management, and / or product management
Strong ownership, bias for action, and discipline in establishing and improving processes
Strong data analysis, problem solving and project management skills
Ability to work in a complex, highly cross-functional team environment (including technical, marketing, design and merchandising teams), chasing down and following up on dependencies, mitigating risks, and escalating when necessary
High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
Strong analytical skills, including ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems; Basic knowledge of SQL a plus
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work well on a team is critical
Team management experience