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Manager Vendor Management (m/w) EU Shoes


London, United Kingdom


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 role is based in Amazon’s European headquarters for Fashion in London, reporting to the Head of Vendor Management EU Shoes (m/f).

Your responsibilities:
· To develop, lead and execute the vendor management strategy for the assigned brands across Europe.
· You will build strong relationships at a senior level with our top vendors and drive profitable growth.
· You will be responsible, together with local Vendor Managers, to create and implement a European Selection strategy with local relevance.
· Negotiation of all relevant purchase components with vendors – mainly dealing with top decision-makers at the vendor
· Strategic decision-making for orders
· Development and realization of new product segment opportunities, spotting of trends
· Planning and co-ordination of marketing ideas together with other internal team members, negotiation of marketing agreements with the vendors
· Planning and tracking of annual and monthly budgets
· Strong co-operation with other relevant departments in Softlines to ensure that all items secured from vendors are properly displayed to our customers
· You will turn in-depth analysis into strategic insight and action.
· You will seek out ways to automate & simplify manual processes in order to improve productivity.
· You will work closely with the Local Vendor Managers and EU In-stock and product management teams for your assigned brands.
· The performance of your product category, customer experience and operational efficiency will determine your success.


Your qualifications:
· Several years of buying experience in the retail sector, with a clear preference for a proven track record in the fashion / shoes and apparel industry
· Ability to self-organize multiple tasks well and to complete them on time with a clear focus on quantitative results
· Excellent negotiation skills and strong communication skills – proven results with key decision makers
· Professional experience at a senior level ideally in an e-commerce, retail, key account management or consulting environment. Experience in building senior level internal and external relationships.
· Proven ability to influence others in a business setting.
· Strong communication skills and an assertive approach, whilst maintaining your ability to be vocally self-critical.
· Experience of managing and developing a high performance team.
· Passionate self-starter, decisive and able to move with speed to implement ideas.
· A business focused way of thinking and a strong hands-on, results-driven mentality.
· Excellent English skills.
· University degree required ideally in a technical or analytical discipline.


· Proficient in either French or German.
· Cross functional experience, especially finance, marketing or supply chain.
· Excellent knowledge of Excel and database work, with experience in SQL as a plus.
· MBA from leading business school beneficial.
· Commercial experience of the fashion industry.
Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your online application including your CV and covering letter in one document stating your earliest start date and salary expectations.

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