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Amazon - Senior Instock Manager (3-12 yrs)
The Amazon Private Brands team is looking for an entrepreneurial, analytical and highly motivated Instock Manager to join our team to launch new high quality selection under Amazon Private Brands. In Stock Managers (ISM) manage customer inputs and works to remove inefficiencies in the supply chain. Instock Managers play a critical role in delivering the ideal customer experience, ensuring we have the right product quantities, in the right places, at the right time (i.e., "in stock" and available to ship immediately). To achieve this mission as cost effectively as possible, Instock Managers work to continuously optimize our end-to-end supply chain, engaging with internal stakeholders to improve operational performance metrics, and driving system and process automation with key internal teams. ISMs own the operational components of the P&L, and are responsible for setting and executing operational strategies to optimize sales, margins, turns, and inventory health.
ISMs will have high level responsibility covering the below mentioned capabilities and skills.
a) Supply chain, Marketplace and customer experience: Instock managers possess deep Marketplace and supply chain knowledge. They manage inputs that impact the seller and customer experience and are responsible for cost reduction and removing waste in the supply chain. The L6 ISM (i) Understands complete end-to-end supply chain and complex modeling of workflows on marketplace/seller central for PL (ii) Identifies and articulates strategic importance of metrics as a basis for managing tradeoffs, improving the seller/customer experience and making decisions with internal and external stakeholders. (iii) Adopts and tailors account management/supply chain best practices to meet PB requirements. (iv) Makes decisions based on analysis and proposes specific cost reduction and waste removal opportunities within and across categories and external support teams. (v) Identifies, manages and executes multiple medium to large sized supply chain projects. The projects are typically cross-functional and involve external partners.
b) Automation & system enhancements: Instock managers are responsible for identifying automation opportunities, improving non-automated processes, and building to scale. They influence and partner with technical teams to drive adoption of standards. Driving continuous improvement is a core functional skill for the In-stock manager role. The L6 ISM will (i) Proactively work to lead process improvement. (ii) Understands how to navigate across Amazon teams and systems to meet team business objectives. (iii) Builds networks with other peers and Leaders and aligns goals across Amazon functional teams. Does not rely on existing way of doing things; challenges best practices to invent novel ways of solving a problem.(iv) Assesses problems in real time and acts quickly to uncover any potential areas of risk or opportunity
c) Seller management: Instock managers are responsible for engaging with sellers to focus on improving operational supply chain performance.
d) Strategic planning: Instock managers are responsible for defining the operational strategy, contributing to the sales and operations planning process, and influencing internal and external strategic partners. The ISM (i) Dives deep to analyze supply chain and operation metrics and develop instock strategy for the category. (ii) Creates annual instock strategic and operational plans for the business. (iii) Contributes to OP1 and OP2 planning documentation and process (iv) Works closely with seller facing leadership and/or operations senior leaders on strategies to reduce cost, lead time, and waste across the end-to-end supply chain
Basic qualifications :
- 3+ years of sourcing, costing and negotiating experience
- Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with key client and supplier stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction
- Proven experience in developing long-term relationships, and negotiating strategic agreements to ensure constant cost and quality improvements.
- Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data
- The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills
- Proficient in Excel
Preferred qualifications :
MBA - Familiarity with procurement processes, vendor negotiations and supplier management - Knowledge of manufacturing, global supply chain, and regulatory requirements - Experience building out a private label vendor management program in a retail environment - Experience with a Furniture offline and online retail entity - Experience in hardline product categories such as Appliances, Electronics, Furniture, Kitchen, Home etc. is preferred
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