PB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager

PB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager

Location: US-WA-Seattle
Job ID: 710522
Position Category: Project/Program/Product Management–Non-tech

Job Description
Do you have a passion for products? Do you want to build a business from the ground up? Do you have proven analytical capabilities, exceptional communication, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment? If yes, you should consider Amazon Private Label.

The US Household, Pet and Personal Care team is looking for a customer-obsessed Sr. Product Manager to help drive one of the most exciting categories at Amazon.com. In this role, you will lead the product development efforts for a set of Household, Pet and Personal Care Private Label products and will be responsible for:

  • Creating a data-driven long-term roadmap for our brands
  • Identifying new product development opportunities for our brands.
  • Developing and bringing to market new products.
  • Coordinating product development across international, cross-functional teams.
  • Managing an existing business which is growing exponentially.
  • Designing and implementing new processes to help scale our business.

The ideal candidate should be passionate about products, have strong product development and process design skills as well as outstanding project management abilities. S/he should excel in both strategic thinking and tactical execution, as responsibilities range from creating business plans to driving product development. The candidate should also feel comfortable dealing with ambiguity and working in a very entrepreneurial environment. The Sr. Product Manager will interact with and influence multiple teams across the organization (US and global) like Legal, Design, Quality, Consumer Insights, Operations, etc.

Traits of success:

  • Understand market trends and build business cases for new product opportunities.
  • Manage product lifecycle from ideation through commercialization.
  • Thrive in ambiguous work environments.
  • Be a smart, hard-working and creative person who loves products, loves solving difficult problems and “getting it done.”
  • Be comfortable collaborating and influencing team members including retail, sourcing, legal, patent, social compliance and product compliance.
  • Be responsible for building and executing on new initiatives and roadmaps each year.
  • Partner with country teams to launch products globally.
  • Have the technical aptitude to quickly grasp complex technical issues and communicate directly with technical teams.

Some of the key job functions of the Sr. Product Manager are:

  • Leads, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all business, fiscal and administrative functions of the assigned product category. Possesses a broad operations background and has the ability to “roll up their sleeves” and jump in and drive resolution, along with managing a team.
  • Comfortable in different roles, sometimes supporting, sometimes leading.
  • Is capable of taking accountability and driving planning, resolution and execution with his/her team.
  • Responsible for overall project schedule that enables the teams to be successful based upon the project milestones and Go-Live.
  • Monitors and reports on the progress of all activity within the product area including significant milestones and any conditions which would affect project cost or schedule.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years in product management/ product development/ sourcing / project management is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Industrial Engineering, or Global Supply Chain
  • Proficient in Excel and SQL.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities.
  • Strong analytic skills with experience using qualitative and quantitative to develop product strategies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Experience with similar categories or private brands in other retailers.
  • Experience in marketing, brand management, brand development, consumer insights at a consumer packaged goods company, or experience working closely with those functional areas.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities.
  • Strong analytic skills with experience using qualitative and quantitative to develop product strategies.
  • Competence with SQL (basic queries).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects – work prioritization, planning and task delegation.
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results on technical projects.

Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.