Vendor Manager, Consumer Electronics

Vendor Manager, Consumer Electronics

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We are seeking a smart, enthusiastic, hard-working and creative Vendor Manager to join our Consumer Electronics (CE) business in Singapore. The Vendor Manager will be responsible for developing and owning the P&L and strategy for one of the CE categories. Within this role, the individual will have the opportunity to drive category growth, manage category profitability, and identify means to improve our customer experience. We are seeking a seasoned individual with a broad skill-set including strong analytical skills, excellent business judgment, strong vendor management and negotiations skills, deep curiosity to uncover how things work, and a passion for creating a world class shopping experience for our customers.
The candidate should be ready to do on-ground work and work with cross-functional teams to get things moving. He/she will work with our key vendors and must have the leadership presence and communication skills to represent Amazon at all levels. In this role, a successful candidate will be an effective communicator and problem-solver, and someone who is able to balance the needs and requirements of both Amazon and the strategic supplier.
This role is an ideal start to a dynamic career path at Amazon for an ambitious candidate who is eager to drive a business.
Key job responsibilities
The successful Vendor Manager will be able to:
. Act as the ‘business owner for assigned category, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact the business and is able to execute at both tactical and strategic levels to achieve long-term growth.
. Have a thorough understanding of the industry, seasonality and business trends / events, and continually stays on top of industry and competitive trends.
. Maximize Amazon's business profitability and selection expansion opportunities.
. Have a complete understanding of the customer needs, both existing and potential, and use that knowledge to advocate for and drive delivery of features that provide Amazon customers with an unparalleled shopping experience.
. Manage vendor relationships : manage supplier / partner contracts, day-to-day relationships, and negotiate and secure marketing funds.
. Co-ordinate with cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders to drive operational improvements.
. Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability targets.
Basic Qualifications :
. Bachelor's degree
. 5+ more years of relevant senior level experience in retail, operations, business management or consulting (could include buying, product management, financial analyses) with a proven history of delivering results
. Experience in negotiations, pricing, or inventory management
. Proficiency with Excel and strong analytical acumen
. Strong communication (verbal and written) and collaboration skills that enable you to earn trust at all levels
. Business focused thinking, an ability to focus on key issues and a strong hands-on, results driven mentality
Preferred Qualifications :
. Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
. Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes
. A great deal of personal initiative, creativity, decisiveness and team spirit

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