At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people.
If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.
We are seeking a leader with with Pan-European responsibilities to join the team in our European Headquarters in Luxembourg.
The person in this role will coordinate with several teams across Amazon and will interact with our most important suppliers to satisfy organizational requirements.
The position will work and partner with multiple teams to develop and execute category sourcing strategies, deliver savings and improve productivity across the category.
Key job responsibilities
Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize Amazon’s competitive position
Drive appropriate relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the optimal solution and cost of ownership that meets the business’ goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with performance benchmarks in use
Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities
Act as a market intelligence provider regarding categories; anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed
Drive category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value to Amazon
Identify, achieve and report on savings and value targets for category sourcing activities
Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the category
Negotiation and implementation of supplier agreements / contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions
Helping to develop long-term department strategies and significantly influencing the cross-company project development and delivery processes and standards
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS :
Earn the trust of key stakeholders to drive alignment with the business
Create a category strategy in conjunction with internal customers to ensure there is a comprehensive, unified approach for the category
Achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category aligned with annual budget processes
Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of supply and cost savings
Champion standards and process improvements
Travel expectation : up to 15% travel
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, IT, Business Analytic or related field
Experience in supply chain management, procurement or equivalent role
Experience in MS tool suite and ability to learn proprietary systems
Master’s degree preferred in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Operations, Finance or related
Lean / Six-Sigma knowledge
Prior experience with MRO category management, strategy development, and global sourcing
Product Management / Retail Vendor Management experience
Demonstrated top performance in prior role(s), with increasing levels of responsibility
The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization / time management and problem solving skills
Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with key client and supplier stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction
Practiced analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data
Negotiation and supplier relationship experience