The International Expansions team is responsible for helping to launch new Amazon marketplaces around the world. We are seeking a driven Vendor Manager / Business developer to help work with our top vendors around the world to drive our direct import business for emerging marketplaces.
You will have responsibility for end-to-end business ownership of the import supply chain processes from manufacturer to the availability in our Fulfillment Centers and for developing and implementing inventory management strategies to optimize customer experience, sales and margin.
The position requires an individual who can work autonomously in a fast paced, highly demanding and often ambiguous environment.
Additionally since this position involves working with multiple stakeholders in a fast growing opportunity within Direct Imports, we need someone with strong stakeholder management capabilities and ownership with great bias for action in getting things done themselves.
In this role, you will be a true entrepreneur and manage all aspects of your business on a daily basis.
Develop and improve vendor relations and import sourcing for branded and exclusive label products to give our customers access to selection that was not previously available.
Work with key stakeholders around the world to maintain alignment.
Build and maintain relationships with senior leaders of partnered vendors to grow and optimize the joint import business.
Drive integration between new vendors and Amazon supply chain, product compliance and merchandizing processes.
Contribute to the development of best practices and contract standards
Monitor, analyze and own key performance indicators such as vendor import share, out of stock rate, vendor operational metrics, marketing investments
Work with vendors and Amazon operations to ensure a reliable, operational cost effective flow of goods, from ordering to receipt.
Work with internal teams to understand the systems and variables that affect purchasing and vendor management decisions
Lead projects and regular business improvement initiatives as may be decided from time to time
3+ years of experience in sales / business development / account management with P&L or revenue center responsibility
Bachelor's degree in business, operations, merchandising, economics or a related discipline
2+ years of project or program management experience in a startup environment
Thorough knowledge of and experience using Excel and / or Access databases
Previous experience in international supply chain, direct import or logistics
Working knowledge of SQL and Data Warehouse
Proven experience leading cross-functional projects
High threshold for working in an ambiguous, fast paced environment figuring it out and adapting as you go
Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
Highly polished communication skills : presenting to leadership and working with vendors / leadership
Flexibility to travel up to 10% of the time
Team Management experience
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