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18/06 Syed Yaseen
Partner - Talent Acquisition at Amazon

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Amazon - Head - Business Development/Partnerships - Alexa Devices (14-25 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 828786

Amazon - Head - Business Development/Partnerships - Alexa Devices


- Amazon Devices is the team behind Echo, Fire TV and Kindle. It is one of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at Amazon.

- We are looking for a driven, results-oriented Head of Business Development to lead business development strategy, planning and execution for all our devices. This role is based in Bangalore, India.

- A successful candidate will be expected to think and act both strategically and tactically: from the creation of plans, to the brass tacks of execution.

- He or she will be will be a self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, and able to think big while paying careful attention to detail.

- They will have to be able to assess and prioritize strategic opportunities, establish a roadmap, execute an ongoing set of initiatives, analyze the impact of each program, and continually optimize results.

- He or she will lead both business development and B2B sales.

- The ideal candidate will exhibit a strategic mindset focusing on long-term benefits for Amazon and our partners, strong analytical as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, innovative climate.

The right person will :

- Create a long-term strategy for business development and sales in B2B through partnerships and alliances for Devices in India.

- Identify, build and scale new partnerships for Amazon Devices in India. Negotiate long-term deal terms and create simplified solutions for integration with partner's products and services while managing ongoing performance.

- Own annual unit, revenue and customer growth objectives for BD and B2B sales and implement the plans working closely with all dependent teams.

- Lead the teams responsible for BD and B2B sales with the ability to be hands-on as needed and guide team to implement strategy and achieve operating goals.

- Evaluate the economic, strategic costs and benefits of partnerships and execute plans while working with key internal stakeholders (e.g. product, legal, marketing).

- Create impact and influence with internal and external stakeholders including executive leadership, cross-functional leaders and partner executives.

- Provide input to Product Management teams on creating optimal product features and purchase experience for customers.

- As part of the senior leadership team, he/she will provide strategic input and direction to short and long-term business strategy.


- Bachelor's degree or Master's degree.

- At least 13 years in Business Development, Sales and/or Product Management in B2B customer-facing roles in India.

- Proven experience conceptualizing, driving and closing large strategic deals through partnerships and sales in India.

- Demonstrated ability to structure, negotiate, and close complex deals with leading technology and consumer companies, government and/or educational institutions in India.

- Demonstrated technical fluency; comfort identifying key technical issues, understanding their business development implications, and discussing alternative technical solutions.

- Leadership experience leading small and large teams with cross-functional stakeholder management.

- Ability to influence and negotiate with C-suite executives on behalf of the organization.

- Ability to handle ambiguity effectively and operate independently in a fast-paced environment

- Experience working with C-Level Executives including written, presentation and verbal communications


- MBA.

- Strong familiarity with the mobile and digital content domains.

- Strong analytical and quantitative skills; strong bias towards data-based decision making, and comfort with pro-forma financial and operational analysis.

- Experience working with geographically dispersed teams and stakeholders to deliver results.

- Broad functional experience in technology and/or various vertical industries.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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