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Head of Vendor Management – UK RVR, Retail Vendor Recruitment

Amazon

Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

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Job summary
Amazon, one of the world’s leaders in e-commerce, is expanding its Retail business and looking for a smart and dedicated Manager Vendor Management MVR (m/f/d) based in London to facilitate new partnerships with vendors aiming at integrating their product portfolio into Amazon European websites. Come and experience a company that reinvents itself every day and immerse yourself in an environment that is fast-paced, expanding and continuously inventing new efficiencies to offer great opportunities for our customers and for you!

Operating in a fast-moving and often ambiguous environment you will need to engage in projects that will drive business growth and help shape the future of Amazon Retail in EU. We expect that you can work independently, think both strategically and tactically, and take full control and responsibility for achieving your goals.

Key job responsibilities
What is the role?

Your objectives will be to help building the best possible selection for our customers with the development of partnerships with new vendors. Your job will consist of prospecting, assessing, reaching out to and integrating both potential local and international vendors for Amazon. In your day-to-day job, you will be faced with numerous challenges such as:

• You manage a team of Vendor Managers: drive the team performance, monitor individual objectives and evaluate performances.
• Hire and develop talent not only for MVR, but also for Amazon
• Plan, conduct, deliver and report analyses to understand the performance of new vendors.
• Help to develop and improve recruiting and on-boarding processes, assist in removing any technical blockers and identifying technical improvement areas.
• Influence MVR and technology roadmap and other internal stakeholders for process improvements.
• Deliver complex medium to large scale projects from initiation through delivery with a program wide EU impact.
• Be a business consultant to new vendors and provide insights and advice for them, being able to deal with different business profiles and sectors.
• Help new vendors to integrate their catalogue data into Amazon platform, master Amazon’s internal tools and train vendors on how to use these tools

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

For this position we expect:
• Fluent written and verbal communication
• Bachelor’s or Master’s studies within Commerce, Business administration or similar field is preferred
• Sales skills
• Minimum 1 year managing a team or coaching experience
• Ability to work in a diverse team
• Strong bias for action, able to juggle multiple priorities and excel in a lean work environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Further qualification would be a plus:
• Vendor Management and buyer experience at a senior level for several years, ideally in an e-commerce, retail, key account management or consulting environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people at all decision-making levels up to and including senior leaders
• A smart way of thinking in order to find innovative approaches for vendor management
• Strong Analytical skills
• Planning, prioritization and time-management skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Advanced computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

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