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Head of Direct Imports, AE/SA

8-11 years
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Job Description

Based in Riyadh or Dubai, this role provides the unique opportunity to develop the end-to-end Amazon Direct Imports business from the ground up in one of our highest-potential geographies. The current state of the business (recently launched) will require you to work seamlessly at all levels, diving deep to identify and address challenges in real-time, while simultaneously taking a long-term view to set an aggressive and attainable vision for the future.
We are looking for a talented and accomplished business leader to deliver on commercial, operational and technical dimensions all at once. Direct Imports is one of Amazon's core, high growth program deployed across the globe. The program works with vendors from Asia, US and EU to source head selection for our MENA geographies. We strive for better availability for our customers and most efficient supplies from various sourcing countries across the globe and delight customers with unique and available selection in an emerging marketplace. As our Direct Imports Leader, you will cover the strategic, commercial, planning and ordering aspects of the business and work closely with various global teams : Vendor Management and Instock Management community, Logistics and Operations, Product and Trade Compliance, several Finance teams including Payments and Accounting.
In this role you will:
- improve the capabilities of Amazon's supply chain and out-of-country selection expansion.
- develop the Direct Import program from an initial pilot to a full blown pillar of Amazon's MENA sourcing activities with various new product & process launches.
- measure and drive continuous improvement of the program for our customers and our vendors and promote its adoption.
- learn from experienced teams and adopt and apply to MENA. With this, you will develop your Amazon network effectively and fast.
Join us if, you want to use and strengthen your skills in:
- project management
- analytical thinking and business acumen
- ability to work independently under time constraints to meet deadlines and with various teams including tech teams
- making operative daily decisions/tradeoffs while designing long-term strategies, programs and roadmaps
- delivering results in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment by holding end-to-end ownership
- trust based stakeholder management (internal and external)
. Experience in Project/Program/Product Management and partnering with technical teams in defining and rolling out IT and/or supply chain solutions
. 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.
. Proven English skills - both verbal and written.
. 8+ years professional experience
. - Experience in senior level negotiation
- Experience running global supply chain programs
- Experience managing Direct imports into MENA countries
- Arabic skills

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