Amazon 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 continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.
Amazon is looking for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic Senior Category Manager for Hardlines Private Brands (HPB) to manage selection expansion for number of categories for Private Brands business for Hardlines in Japan.
As a category manager, you will be assigned a category and be responsible for managing Amazon Accelerator with the best possible commercial and legal terms in that category.
You will also be responsible for sourcing opportunities, convincing suppliers and working with retail category teams to grow volumes and margins, while assessing cost optimization opportunities with existing suppliers.
You will develop a partnerships with retail category teams in Japan and the various functions both in Japan and US.
Private Brands is a long-term growth opportunity for Amazon. We are also looking to expand our foot-print into new categories, including Amazon-
exclusive vendor owned brands under Amazon Accelerator program.
The ideal candidate should be passionate about products, have strong product development and process design skills as well as outstanding project management abilities.
The position also requires you to work autonomously in a fast paced, highly demanding and ambiguous environment. The successful candidate would possess great business judgment, with a track record of strong project delivery, commercial negotiations and relationship management along with deep analytical acumen.
Additionally, this position involves working with multiple stakeholders (US Private Brands team, product development, quality and compliance, marketing, legal, supply chain, among others), and hence we need strong stakeholder management capabilities and ownership with great bias for action in getting things done themselves.
Main responsibilities include :
Work closely with the sourcing team to identify vendors and negotiate contracts to ensure best quality and costs. Support global product development team in building comprehensive global selection and manage new launches
and managing stock availability by coordinating teams across the business to bring the product to the customer
Work together with system teams to identify main opportunities for process automation and efficiency gains
The successful candidate will be an experienced team player who is motivated by an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.
The position is based in Japan and requires both domestic and overseas business trips.