• Senior Vendor Manager - Home

    Company/Location (search) ES-Madrid
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/19/2018 8:37 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Position Category for Posting
    Buying, Planning, & Instock Management
  • Job Description

    Amazon is looking for highly talented Senior Vendor Managers for our Home store category based in Amazon's Madrid offices.

    The Senior Vendor Manager will establish strong relationships with key segment manufacturers and distributors, integrating them in our logistic and catalog systems, planning the selection of season collections and managing inventory levels. Further responsibilities will be to coordinate marketing activities and to drive projects to improve catalog quality and navigation and customer purchasing experience.
    Additionally, you will be a key member adding unique Spanish brands to our websites in Europe. The Manager will work in an International environment, mostly in English.


    • Drive selection (direct / indirect supply, priority brands and terms)

    • Establish relationships and conclude agreements/deals with leading brands.

    • Execute technical integration with suppliers and lead projects to more efficiently source stock, manage prices, execute promotions and assimilate vendor catalogs.

    • Agree with vendors on promotions and marketing initiatives and coordinate with the Site Merchandising team to execute these activities

    • Demand forecasting: Create forecasts of demand based on multiple sources (local sales history, other locales data, external sources, vendor feedback)

    • In-stock monitoring: Daily monitoring of inventory levels to reduce stock-out/ overstock risk

    • Participate day-to-day operational aspects of the category, including gathering and addressing customer feedback, price monitoring, business improvement initiatives.

    • Be an ambassador within the industry and continuously enhance Amazon’s position.

    • You will have the opportunity to develop and progress within a dynamic and growing industry and get exposure to Amazon's top management in Europe.

    The role will be based in Madrid. Please, make sure to submit an English version of your CV when applying to this position. Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online, at low prices and great convenience. Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.
    Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Engineering or Sciences.

    • 5-7 years of working experience in management consulting, vendor account management, project management, and/or buyer position.

    • Strong business judgment with a track record of successful relationship management and people management skills.

    • Strong analytical skills (including advanced excel and database analysis).

    • Fluent in Spanish and English. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    • Inter-personal and communication skills, negotiation skills, bias for action, ownership, project management skills and A to Z business understanding are required.

    • Successful candidates will be autonomous, tenacious and creative. They will quickly adapt to work in a fast paced environment where prioritizing and multi-tasking are essential.
    • A willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done
    • Enthusiastic and team player spirit.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Post-graduate education / Masters level qualification (MBA from top tier school is a plus).

    • Experienced in start-up type environments or short-cycle businesses

    • Working knowledge of additional languages.
    • Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development
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