Amazon is looking for an experienced professional to join the European Automotive team as a Vendor Manager. The position requires a self-starter with proven results in growing new and existing businesses, designing and executing sourcing strategies.
Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online.
By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon.com continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.
This role is based in our European Headquarters in Luxembourg City.
As Vendor Manager you will manage Amazon's relationships with Automotive vendors, owning and driving the business in key segments of the industry across Europe.
You will be responsible for the growth of the business in the given segments, increasing available selection, improving site content and driving a great experience for our customers.
The main areas of responsibility include :
Design sourcing strategy (direct / indirect supply, priority brands, selection and terms)
Manage vendor relations of one or more key segment(s) of the automotive category
Establish relationships and drive high-level negotiations of agreements / deals with leading brands
Agree with vendors on promotions and marketing initiatives and coordinate with the Marketing team to execute these activities
Be an ambassador of Amazon within the automotive industry, developing deep knowledge of supply / demand trends and success drivers
Participate in day-to-day operational aspects of the category, including gathering and addressing customer feedback, price management, business improvement initiatives.
Undergraduate Degree (Masters Degree strongly preferred)
Strong business judgment with a track record of successful negotiations and overall relationship management
Candidate must be fluent in English and preferably one other European language
Proven analytical thinking, project management skills, attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills are essential
A track record of proven success in past positions
Ability to think strategically and tactically
Tenacity to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment is essential for success
Proficiency in European languages is a plus (such as French, German, Italian, Spanish)
Online and / or retail experience
Previous experience in the automotive industry
Preference for previous Product Management or Vendor Management experience