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Work hard. Have fun. Make history. At Amazon we expect no more and no less from you. Ever since Amazon opened its virtual doors, it has been the aim to become the most customer-centric company in the world. How is this achieved? By having people like you who make sure that customers find everything that they are looking for online – at great prices and convenience. Both Amazon and sellers who list their products on the site already offer millions of new and used items in a wide range of categories. And this is just the beginning. Come and experience a company that reinvents itself every day. Immerse yourself in an environment that is fast-paced, expanding and is continuously inventing new efficiencies and offering great opportunity for our customers and for you! Amazon KSA is looking for a smart, enthusiastic, hard-working and creative candidate to join as a Senior Vendor Manager.

A successful SVM will be able to:
· Act as the ‘business owner’ for assigned categories, possessing a complete understanding (inclusive of the strategic context) of internal and external variables that impact your business (this entails owning forecasting, monitoring, understanding and reporting on the business, along with responsibility for driving projects and promotions to achieve business objectives)
· Have a thorough understanding of the industry, seasonality and business trends/events, and continually monitor competitor/industry developments
· Maximize Amazon’s business profitability and selection expansion opportunities
· Have a complete understanding of the customer needs, both existing and potential, and use that knowledge to advocate for and drive delivery of site features that provide Amazon customers with an unparalleled shopping experience
· Manage vendor relationships – manage supplier/partner contracts, manage day-to-day relationships, and negotiate and secure marketing funds
· Create business plans for new opportunities and develop and execute project plans for the launch of new features, incorporating merchandising and pricing strategies
· Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines
· Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability targets

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Masters degree in Finance, Engineering, Business, or Management
· 5+ years of relevant senior level experience in retail, operations, and/or business management/consulting with a proven track record of delivering results
· 5+ years’ experience in negotiations and vendor management
· Excellent business judgment with strong written and oral communication skills
· High threshold for working in an ambiguous, fast paced environment start-up like environment – figuring it out and adapting as you go
· A willingness to roll up sleeves to get it done

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· MBA with 6+ years’ relevant business experience
· Vendor Management experience within retail space
· Superior analytical abilities and quantitative skills. Comfortable with complex financial data.
· 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 it done
· Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development
· Ability to think and lead in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
· Comfortable with “hands-on” management of tasks, and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
· Ability to own, manage and speak to a P&L
· Proficient in Excel

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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."