PB CAREERS: Amazon, Senior Product Manager – Private Brands (International)

PB CAREERS: Amazon, Senior Product Manager – Private Brands (International)

Job ID: 858667 | Amazon.com Services, Inc.
Job details
Seattle, Washington
Buying, Planning, & Instock Management

DESCRIPTION
Amazon is creating a Seattle-based team to accelerate the growth of private brands in Amazon’s non-US geographies: Europe, Japan and emerging countries. Our growth requires leaders who operate both strategically and tactically: think big to drive new opportunities, dive deep in data to uncover customer insights, break down and solve complex problems.

The International Private Brands (IPB) team is seeking a Sr. Product Manager who will own inventory strategies to drive supply chain efficiencies and maximize sales, margin and turns, working in a supply chain consultation capacity. This is a critical role helping us build, manage and optimize a complex, and evolving domestic & international supply chain network. This is a great opportunity to join a business that, while based in the US, has truly global scope and responsibilities.

The successful candidate must be highly organized, self-starting, and highly analytical, and thrive in a high energy environment.

The Sr. Product Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Understand Forecast/Buying/Inventory management systems and its feature roadmap, and drive system parity and adoption of the latest systems/features
  • Build and launch global products to improve supply chain and inventory management
  • Drive Automation in Buying and Inventory Management
  • Develop key metrics and performance indicators to evaluate overall financial performance relating to inventory & supply chain
  • Participate in internal business performance reviews to understand performance gap, develop action plans, and drive the execution of actions

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Business or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in Product Management, Consulting, Supply Chain Management, Retail Inventory Management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in relevant fields
  • 7+ years supply chain, inventory management, retail and/or project management experience
  • Experience with process improvement techniques such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma
  • Strong proficiency in analysis tools including Microsoft Excel, SQL, and statistics software
  • Experience with purchasing or inventory management in e-commerce or retail business will be a plus
  • Strong communication skills which include the ability to write compelling, concise documents, and be able to convey complicated processes and systems to international partners
  • Complex Problem-Solving abilities- system thinker who proactively gathers the right data from appropriate sources to make the right decisions
  • Teamwork and willingness to roll up sleeves. Earns trust from stakeholders, and is willing to do whatever it takes to deliver the right results

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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Christopher Durham
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.