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Sr. Product Manager, General Merchandise

Company: Amazon
Location: Seattle
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description

Join the team that launched Amazon Books! We've applied Amazon's 20 plus years of online retailing experience to build a store that integrates the benefits of online and offline shopping. It is still Day One for our team, and we are looking for entrepreneurial, analytical, creative, flexible leaders to help us make Amazon Books a place that customers love to shop. If you want to join a fast-paced, innovative team that is making history, this is the place for you.

We are looking for a Sr. Product Manager (non-technical) to lead categories in our General Merchandise business (all non-books,). You will have the unique opportunity to own multiple category P&Ls and lead large-scale, cross-functional projects with internal and external teams. You will drive category strategy and curate the products for General Merchandise in our stores in coordination with retail teams. Every decision you make is customer-facing.

The successful candidate is a strong general athlete, who can effectively balance the art and science of retail. You thrive in ambiguity and have a willingness to roll up your sleeves to do whatever necessary in a start-up environment. You have strong communication skills, are a great partner, and are able to influence at all levels of the organization.

This role will have several key responsibilities including:
-- Day-to-day selection management: You will lead the strategy for top categories offline and curate products from the best of to be sold in stores. You are a category expert and leader; you have a clear grasp on customers' considerations and reasons for buying in your categories.
-- Selection Strategy:. You will work closely with retail teams and vendors to bring new releases, seasonal trends, and other highly rated customer favorites into our stores.
-- Featured brands program: You negotiate relevant vendor campaigns in your categories to highlight key brands and products in our stores to deliver customer discovery and vendor satisfaction. You own the pipeline of future campaigns with tight coordination with retail teams.
-- Pricing and promotions: You, in coordination with your retail team counterparts, deliver incremental customer value through in-store promotions and pricing strategy.
-- Business Analysis: You manage ongoing analysis and deep dives of the overall business to gain deeper understanding of customer purchasing behavior.
-- In-store experience: You use your category expertise to bring a solid viewpoint to space and seasonal planning. You work closely with our marketing, merchandising, and store design teams to make sure that your categories are well represented and offer customers new and exciting ways to discover, touch, see, feel, and demo products in stor

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of retail, product/brand/vendor management, or comparable experience
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively and simultaneously in both tactical and strategic modes
  • Proven track record of strategy development and program management
  • Polished written and oral communication skills, with experience influencing senior leadership

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong problem-solving skills and business judgment, including the ability to analyze cost/benefit tradeoffs and prioritize accordingly
    • Experience in physical retail
    • Experience successfully coaching and developing others
    • Highly analytical decision maker
    • MBA preferred
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