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Senior Merchandise/Planning Manager– Fashion.

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

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Senior Merchandise/Planning Manager– Fashion.

Do you want to work in one of the fastest growing and most innovative businesses at Amazon? Are you interested in working in a high impact role? Come join our new European Fashion team and influence the evolution of e-commerce in the fashion world. Amazon is looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Manager with relentless focus on building up the earth’s greatest Fashion consumer shopping experience – featuring relevant products from relevant brands, unique selection, innovative service, & more compelling content than any store, online or off!
The fashion business offers many challenges including: long lead times, ever-changing fashion trends, non-replenished items, and a vast selection driven by color and size variations. We are looking for a smart, analytical, and innovative leader who can help solve these problems in a scalable way that will support rapid growth and our long-term business strategy. With a large inventory investment across the Amazon platforms throughout Europe, this position offers an opportunity to make a significant impact by defining and building a successful Planning management strategy for this business, which includes; Apparel and Shoes. We are looking for an innovative person, who can design, develop processes and systems, shaping the future world of Amazon planning and inventory management.

Your responsibilities:

· Merchandise Planning: Responsible to support the setting of merchandise planning goals, and develop financial merchandise and operational plans to achieve those goals. Partner with planning & buying teams to produce a best-in-class budgeting/forecasting processes, tools and policies.
· Forecasting and ordering: Responsible to ensure systems and processes produce timely and accurate orders. Work with technology teams to improve system accuracy and develop new functionality to automate manual processes.
· Inventory Health: Responsible to manage and improve systems and processes to identify overstock. Developing markdown pricing and liquidation strategies that maximize cost recovery.
· Business Intelligence and Analytics: Responsible to develop and produce metrics used by the entire European Fashion team; perform ad-hoc analysis to support decision making; work to improve data quality and develop new reporting tools to provide better business visibility.
· Project Management: Responsible to participate in complex, cross-functional inventory management and operational initiatives. Identify process and systems gaps and partner with technology, operations, buying, planning, and marketing teams to bridge them to drive business results.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

·4+ years’ experience in operations, planning, finance, or consulting
· Project management - proven ability to lead cross-functional projects
· Strong analytical and problem solving skills
· Excellent communication skills
· Strong business acumen
· Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed
· People skills – maximizing trusting effective relationships
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Advanced Excel skills, and experience working with large-scale, complex datasets; SQL skills is a plus
· English fluent, any other language is a plus

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· MBA or Consultancy experience or equivalent


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