Job summary
Amazon is looking for an exceptionally motivated and talented Retail Category Leader to join our team. Based in Riyadh Office, with a strong customer focus, this leader will have responsibility for supporting in areas such as vendor management, in- stock management, online content management, merchant management and product management. This leader will manage a high performing team whose primary goal is to promote category awareness, creating the earth’s greatest shopping experience – a store featuring more products, brands, better & more compelling content than any store, online or off!

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the category team and across the company to ensure that the various functions supporting the business listed above have accountability for all important metrics such as increased selection, unit growth, inventory turns, and in-stock rates.
  • Drive periodic innovation aimed at improving customer experience and strengthening vendor relationships.
  • Provide local input to defining the customer experience and represent that to senior executives, vendors and third party merchant teams, as well as the category team.
  • Work cross functionally with central company-wide teams in Technology, Operations and Merchant Services to establish the right processes and optimize them to utilize resources most efficiently.
  • Translate category metrics into actionable plans as determined by different inputs which drive category performance.
  • Create sustainable process improvements which drive year-over-year progress in the category.
  • Identify new approaches for improving selection and category awareness to better manage the performance of the category over the long run.
  • Focus on talent management of the team which includes effectively recruiting and developing the best, and creating an environment which motivates people to thrive in their expertise and deliver aggressive results.


  • Professional experience in consulting , e-commerce, retail or within a demanding corporate environment
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to influence people both internally and externally.
  • Decisive and able to move with speed to implement ideas.
  • A passionate, self-starter, ready to take Amazon’s local customer experience to the next level.
  • Strong and successful communication skills which include the ability to write compelling, concise documents.
  • Broad commercial awareness developed in a fast-moving environment.
  • Strong retail or product background with proven ability to drive change.
  • Clear evidence of managing and motivating a team, both direct and indirect reports.
  • University degree ideally in a technical or analytical discipline


  • MBA qualified – preferred but not essential
  • Experience in managing vendor relations
  • Experience in senior level negotiation

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About Afaq Q Tech General Trading (Amazon)

"Make History

Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon.com, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfilment and customer service centres. Today, Amazon.com offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewellery.

If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do at one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History."