PB CAREERS: Amazon – Senior Product Management, Global Sourcing

PB CAREERS: Amazon – Senior Product Management, Global Sourcing

Job ID: 908677 | Amazon.com Services, Inc.

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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 Brands.

The US Private Brands team is looking for a customer-obsessed Senior Product Manager to develop a cohesive product strategy in our private brand Furniture business, one of the fastest growing segments of E-commerce. This Senior Product Management will be responsible for owning and growing key categories within Bedroom Furniture, core responsibilities including:

  • Developing and managing a existing/new business.
  • Managing category P&L, including driving growth for the category and complete understanding of variables that impact the business.
  • Develop long range plans and strategic partnerships.
  • Developing and bringing to market new products.
  • Coordinating product development across international, cross-functional teams.
  • Identify process gaps; design and implement new processes to help scale the 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, analytics and tactical execution, as responsibilities range from creating business cases, financial reviews to driving product development. The candidate should also feel comfortable dealing with ambiguity and working in a very entrepreneurial environment.

Traits of success:

  • Understand market trends and build business cases for new product opportunities.
  • Understanding our customer and developing product that fits their needs with a high-quality bar.
  • Manage product lifecycle from ideation through commercialization.
  • Be a smart, hard-working and creative person who loves products and understands brand positioning.
  • Be comfortable with diving into and solving complex problems, understanding the trade-offs 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.

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 furniture, home furnishings 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
  • 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.
  • Experience successfully coaching and developing others

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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.