Senior Category Manager (New Initiatives)

Senior Category Manager (New Initiatives)

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At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are seeking a highly effective leader with Packaging and Sustainability projects experience to lead multi-country Procurement strategies. The person in this role will coordinate with several teams across Amazon and will interact with our key vendors to satisfy organizational requirements. This role will partner with internal business owners and key stakeholders to manage spend. The position will work and partner with multiple teams to develop and execute category sourcing strategies, deliver savings, improve productivity, processes and scalability.

This position will have the following responsibilities:

. Work closely with leadership to develop long-term strategic plans to maximize value for Amazon
. Standardize procurement processes, operational tools, operating standards, and supplier management activities.
. Create, manage and communicate RFX documents for key requirements, leading the tender process through to techno-commercial evaluation, post tender negotiation, contracting, purchase order and delivery.
. Drive category strategies for the spend under management while strengthening strategic relationships with preferred vendors delivering scalable and sustainable results against business goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement and performance benchmarks
. Act as a spend category market intelligence provider to anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed
. Drive the performance of category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value to Amazon
. Analyze historic spend data to support budget pricing calculations, rate cards and catalogue adoption and spend/sourcing strategies.
. Strong negotiation skills and a track record of earning stakeholder trust, taking ownership and delivering results
. Manage a number of projects simultaneously, across various stakeholders and spend categories while being able to manage priorities effectively to support and achieve on time delivery of requirements and site launch dates.
. Candidate must be able to travel up to 20%

Key job responsibilities
. Earn the trust of key stakeholders to drive alignment and improvements with the business
. Create a category strategy in conjunction with internal customers to ensure there is a comprehensive, unified approach for the category.
. Achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category aligned with annual budget processes.
. Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of projects, initiatives and cost savings
. Champion standards and process improvements
. Build category strategies which are scalable and reflective of the Amazon growth plans


. Completed Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering, Business or equivalent experience
. Proven experience of domestic/international procurement, consulting or operations experience including managing large complex projects across multiple sites and geographies
. Executive-level supplier management experience
. Proven experience building and leading large teams
. Proven experience in data analysis and analytical decision-making skills


. Excellent oral communication, written communication, and presentation skills
. Excellent discretion, judgment, and executive presence
. Experience developing and implementing ideas independently
. Experience in Construction procurement
. Fluency in Arabic language
. Highly self-motivated and customer-centric
. Ability to demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills, work with technical and non-technical business owners and ability to work independently and with ambiguity
. Able to have a difficult conversations and be comfortable debating with peers across teams to drive change

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About Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

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