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Associate Vendor Manager


London, United Kingdom


Amazon's Consumables' team is looking for a bright, customer-obsessed, driven, and creative candidate with merchandising, analytical, vendor negotiation and organisational skills. The Associate Vendor Manager (AVM) will assist in the management of the categories and will assume management responsibility for select vendors and subcategories.

Your responsibilities will include the following:
· Manage and build comprehensive selection through strong vendor relationships.
· Coordinate and create launch plans for new vendors and products (including seasonal product assortments).
· Analyse sales and key metrics to identify business opportunities.
· Provide recommendations to improve sales and margin.
· Monitor and research industry and competitive trends.
· Support promotional activity of the category.
· Provide ad hoc and regular online content management, reporting, and analysis to help decision-making.
· Liaise with vendors and other operational departments to resolve product or supply-chain queries swiftly and accurately.
· Monitor, control and accelerate the set up of new products through all stages of the set up process.
· Drive process improvements to enable scalable growth.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the most innovative online retailer and to develop and build strong functional skills in vendor management, online merchandising/marketing, planning and forecasting, and business analysis.


BA/BS degree required. The ideal candidate will have experience in oral and written communication, multi-tasking, and quantitative analysis. This position also requires prior experience with presentation, organization, and/or account management. Our environment is fast-paced, and requires someone who is flexible, detail-oriented, analytical and with a high degree of autonomy.


Experience doing one of several roles: quantitative/financial analysis, retail buying, retail planning & allocation, product/project management, marketing or e-commerce. The ability to quickly learn a varied set of software and editing tools (including HTML, Excel and Access) is necessary.

Prior experience with presentation, organization, and account/vendor management is preferred.


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