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Vendor Manager

Vendor Manager

Job ID 
555197
Location 
UK-London
Posted Date 
09/08/2017
Company 
Amazon EU SARL (UK Branch)
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description


The Pan EU Watches team is looking for a self-driven candidate that has a proven track record of delivering results. He/She will play a critical role in helping manage strategic brands such to drive the profitability and topline performance for their vendors. On this team, the candidate will need to work across the 5 Amazon European sites to deliver results for vendors in the watches category.

The Vendor Manager supports the end-to-end vendor relationship, from on-boarding vendors to creating catalog items, enabling negotiations, managing promotional activities and resolving operational or logistics issues that impact our customer. The role will also work with multiple product groups and leaders to grow the vendor's sales. He/she will leverage key metrics to develop customer insights to drive innovation, and will leverage these insights to increase vendor participation in marketing, merchandising and promotional activities in order to drive overall business growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
CUSTOMER NEEDS
· Support identification of customer needs through pulling of metrics and providing overviews of industry landscape
· Continuously seek information to improve the customer experience and makes recommendations to the business

VENDOR MANAGEMENT
· Analyze existing reports to identify retail selection gaps
· Audit vendor costs and ensures that procurement costs are in line with goals
· Create and manage contractual agreements
· Prioritize vendor resources to improve customer experience, product availability and lowering prices and costs
· Is responsible to create authoritative product knowledge
· Implement promotional programs for vendor(s)

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
· Review and analyze vendor output metrics to make decisions regarding pricing, selection, and convenience and drives vendors to improve
· Manage the promotion set up and launch
· Regularly audit all vendor elements, performs deep dive analysis on problems to understand root causes and makes decisions based on data
· Act as an escalation point to respond to customer needs for vendor(s)
· Educate vendor(s) on tools, processes and resources

AUTOMATION & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
· Identify opportunities to improve retail tools and systems
· Simplify or automate tasks to drive improved business performance
· Manage products from launch to end of life with goal of automating any manual tasks
· May work with tech team to drive process change

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree Required
- Excellent written English
-In addition to English, fluent in either, German, Spanish, French or Italian.
-Strong commercial awareness
-Analytical skills and high computer literacy, with ability to learn new systems quickly
-Confidence in communicating both internally and externally
-Demonstrable ability to think on your feet and make smart decisions Planning, prioritisation and time-management skills

Preferred Qualifications

·Experience doing one of several roles: quantitative/financial analysis, retail buying, retail planning & allocation, product/project management, marketing or e-commerce.
-Experience manipulating large bodies of data
· Advanced Excel or basic SQL preferred
· Experience negotiating with 3rd parties
-Previous experience in a related client-facing role