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Head of EU Pricing

Head of EU Pricing

Job ID 
560764
Location 
LU-Luxembourg
Posted Date 
28/07/2017
Company 
Amazon EU SARL
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Job Description

We are looking for the Head of EU Pricing to join the Amazon EU Retail Leadership team in Luxembourg. This role has a broad, high impact scope and is highly visible within the EU organization, across all of our European market places and the European headquarter in Luxembourg. Your interactions and relationships will span a broad group of stakeholders, functions, and regions. You will be an authoritative voice of EU Pricing and be considered the go-to subject matter expert by senior stakeholders and other team members.

We are looking for a smart, analytical, problem-solver who can support the development of our pricing strategy and contribute to delivering high impact customer experience through pricing that support both our rapid growth and long-term profitability. The position requires an individual who can work autonomously in a highly demanding environment, with a capability to operate at a strategic level as well as at a project management and implementation level. Experience in managing large groups of stakeholders inside and outside the reporting line is a core requirement to be successful in this role.
The role is based in Amazon’s European headquarter in Luxembourg.

Your Responsibilities:
- Earn customer trust by ensuring consistently low pricing across our range of products
- Ensure that the Amazon worldwide pricing vision is reflected in each EU market place in which we operate
- Shape the future EU pricing strategy and systems jointly with global teams
- Support EU Businesses in taking informed pricing decisions through deep analytics
- Represent EU Pricing voice on EU and worldwide initiatives
- Facilitate pricing best practice sharing across the EU Market Places in which we operate
- Conduct benchmarking between regions and market places and define plans to close potential gaps

Your Tasks:
- Pan-EU initiatives: Drive Pan-EU initiatives to deliver a great customer experience and build long-term customer trust in each EU Market Place in which we operate
- Market place initiatives: Help local market place pricing teams in achieving standardization, consistency, efficiency and effectiveness in their day-to-day operations; support the local implementation of strategic global and pan-EU initiatives in a coherent and consistent manner
- Pricing analytics: Run relevant pricing analytics to support Pricing Vision and implement Pricing Recommendation into our Pricing Systems (this implies running complex SQL queries and sophisticated excel analyses)
- Best practice sharing: Ensure a consistent pricing management approach across Europe.
- Stakeholder management: Keep senior stakeholders informed of key pricing initiatives and progress. Liaise with our technical pricing teams in Seattle and India to continuously improve how pricing systems work for our business



Basic Qualifications

Basic qualifications:
  • PHD/MBA degree preferred
  • High impact verbal and written communication
  • Strong project management skills - proven ability to lead cross-functional projects, experience implementing large scale systems a plus
  • Comfortable working in an environment with a high degree of ambiguity and “rolling up your sleeves” to get things done
  • Experience working with large-scale, complex datasets strongly preferred
  • Any other European language is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:
  • 7-10 years of experience in pricing, consulting, finance, planning, or big data analytics
  • Strong business acumen, exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced statistical methodology understanding, advanced Excel skills
  • Strong team leadership skills; experience in leading large, geographically dispersed teams with different reporting lines
  • Proven track record of rapidly building trust with others and managing senior stakeholder relationships
  • English language fluency