PB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager – Private Label Sustainability

PB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager – Private Label Sustainability

JOB ID: 923398 | AMAZON.COM SERVICES, INC.

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Do you have a passion for products and environmental sustainability? Do you possess proven analytical capabilities, communication skills, and project management experience? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy multi-tasking? If yes, we need you in the Private Label business.

The US Private Label team is looking for a Sr. Product Manager to lead our environmental sustainability efforts. As our private label business grows, so does our responsibility to establish and incorporate best in class environmental practices. In this role you will be tasked to develop and execute a sustainability strategy for Hardlines Private Brands. Your goal is to close existing opportunity gaps and set new standards for the future. Amazon Private Label is an exciting space and we are looking for high achievers who want to make an impact.

The ideal candidate is passionate about sustainability in the retail space. S/he has product development and process design skills and demonstrates outstanding project management abilities. You are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and enjoy working in an entrepreneurial setting. The Sr. Product Manager should be able to interact with and influence multiple teams across the organization (US and global).

Traits of success:

  • Understand sustainability trends and build business cases for new product opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Partner with country teams to launch products globally.
  • Have the technical aptitude to quickly grasp complex technical issues and communicate directly with technical teams.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6+ years in product management/ product development/ global 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 consumer electronics or private brands at other retailers
  • Experience in marketing, brand management, brand development, consumer insights or experience working closely with those functional areas
  • Academic and practical experience with a wide array of new product, sensory, brand, advertising and customer satisfaction research methodologies
  • Exceptional written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong analytic skills with experience using qualitative and quantitative to develop product strategies.

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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.