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Retail Vendor Manager

Job ID: 1755766 | Souq.com for E-Commerce LLC

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for an experienced and entrepreneurial, Vendor Manager to help create a best-in-class experience for Retail Categories. Responsibilities include managing the full scope of the category and vendor portfolio, building and sustaining strategic relationships with key global manufacturers and suppliers, improving the end-to-end Amazon customer experience, and helping to shape the evolution of how customers shop online for these categories.


Key job responsibilities:
Dives deep into inputs and understands the downstream impact of changes to pricing, selection, and convenience for multiple subcategories Owns the Retail P & L for multiple subcategories; develops plans that drive revenue and margin improvement Creates strategic and prioritized vendor marketing plan that maximizes margin dollars and customer experience Audits all elements of multiple subcategory businesses (e.g., inputs, outputs, site experience, team performance), performs deep dive analysis on problems to understand root causes, and makes decisions based on data Identifies areas that need vendor attention and directs team to address issues; acts as escalation point, helping team and vendor(s) resolve conflicts Represents category in category business meetings, responds concisely to Sr. Leadership call outs Expands current vendor selection and secures new brand selection for multiple sub-categories Focuses on strategic holdout or challenging vendors to increase selection Drives strategic negotiations to deliver top- and bottom-line category growth for sub-categories Creates opportunities for growth, customer acquisition, and brand building for multiple subcategories Influences strategic or complex vendors to prioritize customer experience by lowering costs, improving the supply chain, reducing defects, and driving efficiencies Provides feedback on existing programs or initiates the creation of new programs to drive vendor participation

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS


· 3+ years of relevant experience in retail, operations, product or program management, and/or business management/consulting with a proven record of accomplishment of negotiations and delivering results.
· Proven experience leading cross-functional projects.
Influencing abilities and vendor management experience.







PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development.
· Advanced experience with Excel, or other analytical/Business Intelligence tools. Highly polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating.
· Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes.
A willingness to roll up sleeves to get things done. Experience launching a new country. Working in a start-up or early stage environment where you will be defining best practice for your function