The Category Specialist supports the strategic relationship with suppliers and internal stakeholders while cultivating communication and collaboration within and across organizational boundaries.
He / she identifies and supports strategic sourcing activities to lower overall total cost of ownership for Amazon operations, ensuring equipment and service availability to meet business owner requirements while minimizing business risks.
The Category Specialist will drive category data minning and analytics, deliver results with a high degree of Ethics, Integrity and Passion ensuring compliance and transparency to business policies.
He / shewill work and negotiate framework agreements to reduce risk and support local teams in projects specific needs relevant to category.
He / she supports development and implementation of business plans with cross-functional partners to define supplier strategy, through Scorecarding of KPIs, customer service, stocking levels, and other business critical metrics.
The Category Specialist supports the business by acting as a trusted advisor in strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives.
Process and information flow understanding
Must be highly self-motivated and customer-centric
Ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills
Promotes ethical behavior
Good level of contract knowledge
Experience with metrics creation and data presentation
Familiarity with procurement systems and financial applications, e.g. Oracle and COUPA,
Exposed to continuous improvement concepts
High motivation to learn, develop and perform in a fast-paced environment,
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with cost accounting and procurement
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
Procurement experience (including internship or apprenticeship)
Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, IT, or related field, OR 2+ years of Amazon experience.
A passionate self-starter, able to thrive in an ambiguous environment,
Very strong at project management,
Advanced analytical skills
Strong numerical and analytical aptitude