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18/11 Ashish Sharma
Talent Advisor at Amazon

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Amazon - Manager - Merchant & Partner Management (8-12 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 765631

- Over the past 20 years, Amazon has reinvented on behalf of the consumer and has become one of the largest internet retailer and marketplace in the world with over $100 billion in revenue globally. Through our entrepreneurial and innovative culture, Amazon has also developed new technologies and products (like our Alexa devices, Fire Stick TV, Kindle etc.) and enterprise services (like Amazon Web Services).

- Amazon is now reinventing on behalf of the customer and focused on building the largest and most innovative payments business in the world, and we are recruiting to make this vision a reality within the Amazon Payments Organization in India, to make the customer's payment experience delightful.

- As one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world, Amazon Payments processes billions of dollars of payments securely via a number of payment mechanisms, including credit cards, convenience store payment, net-banking, cash on delivery and electronic gift certificates.

- Transactions are processed on behalf of thousands of merchants, including Amazon.in. Amazon Pay's vision is to be the most trusted, reliable, frictionless and ubiquitous payments system, preferred by millions of customers and merchants to pay in a wide range of needs. As part of this, we are committed to delivering an exceptional customer payment experience and contribute towards making India a cashless economy.

- We are looking for a leader who has strong capabilities in Handling large Operations in an outsourced environment, possesses a deep understanding of risks associated with merchant business in India, has an ability to work with multiple external and internal partners and manage complex projects from concept to Delivery including working with technology.

- He/she should be able to partner with multiple external & internal partner teams & should have experience in solving critical customer impacting programs. The role is expected to lead multiple partner operations programs to support business needs. The leader will also own other programs like LPA merchant on-boarding that will call for end to end ownership on KYC program for Amazon Pay Merchants and driving operational excellence for operations with Six-sigma and ISO methodologies. The role will lead setting up of Business On-boarding program to support Amazon Pay Merchants.

- He/she will work with stakeholders across internal (Tech, Product/Categories, Legal, InfoSec, Risk & Compliance) & external teams (vendors, partners) to setup processes, resolve business problems and customer escalations. Individual will be required not only to streamline existing processes but also implement requirements to support launch of new businesses/products/features by Amazon Payments & Business teams.

- The role also requires the candidate to conceptualize and implement a robust merchant risk management framework to protect Amazon Pay against these risks.

The role demands:

- Have a strong understanding or Merchant risks, settlement mechanisms, regulations and market dynamics of the merchant business

- Have an entrepreneurial spirit with strong background (8+ years) in ecommerce, payment institutions and a successful track record of client management or business development.

- Be comfortable with - hands-on day-to-day problem solving, implementing quick and effective action plans to meet short term priorities.

- Have excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills and the ability to express thoughts logically and succinctly.

- Lead multiple cross functional and cross geographic programs. Work with technology, compliance, legal, operations and risk teams globally.

- Demonstrated active listening skills, highly consultative and solutions-oriented. Proven ability to influence others

The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter that can work independently in a fast paced, ambiguous environment with limited supervision. He or she must be a fast learner, who can quickly absorb the nuances of Amazon's varied payment offerings as well as the behavior of Amazon's internal systems. The candidate must have superior verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable presenting issues to management. This position is expected to have sufficient operations & program management experience.

Basic qualifications :

- Should have a Master's in Business Administration from a reputed institution.

- Should have at least 8 years of industry experience preferably in handling merchant operations, Onboarding domain

- Have a string understanding of technical requirements of merchant on-boarding including KYC, Merchant setup across associations and processors etc.

- Should have experience in managing 3P partners & large customer impacting programs

- Strong understanding of Merchant Risk and containment options

- Experience working in a fast paced environment similar to a high tech start-ups.

- Experience and ability to work across time-zones and with remote locations.

- Ability to carry out complex analyses, synthesize data with superior attention to detail and provide policy & process improvements.

- Must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams. Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of cross functional groups and Senior Management is a must.

Preferred qualifications:

- MBA from a premier Institute

- Familiarity and working knowledge of Lean / Six Sigma

- Ability to reengineer processes to achieve scale and better customer experience

- Understanding of Operational Risk

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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