Manager, Vendor Management, Toys & Entertainment Job at Services LLC, Seattle, WA

  • Services LLC
  • Seattle, WA

Job Description


The Amazon Toys & Entertainment team is seeking a highly motivated, strategic thinker with a passion for people leadership. Our mission is to be the preferred destination for customers shopping for parents, gift givers and fans of entertainment properties. And, just as importantly, delivering an inclusive team culture centered on employee career growth, fun, and a reputation for excellence. The Manager, Vendor Management will lead a high performing team and be responsible for driving both the top and bottom-line metrics for some of our most strategic vendors. To deliver results, this person will own strategic vendor relationships, expand product selection, negotiate vendor terms, partner with marketing and advertising to drive traffic and work with operations and supply chain to guarantee product availability. Ultimately, we expect the Manager, Vendor Management to be a passionate customer advocate within Amazon and have a long-term, cross-functional mindset and a deep understanding of the P&L.

Key job responsibilities
The Manager, Vendor Management will have full P&L responsibility, including planning, forecasting and driving growth for their respective categories. The ideal candidate must be adept at understanding internal and external variables (inputs) that impact the business and how to deploy against each to attain the desired results. Other key responsibilities include:
- Strong passion for hiring, developing and leading a team of Retail Vendor Managers.
- Effective at setting goals and strategic direction for the business, ensuring alignment with broader business goals and vision.
- Proven record of driving strategic vendor negotiations and delivering outsized results.
- Comfortable representing Amazon when meeting with senior executive teams from top vendors.
- Skilled communicator when working with Amazon partners and vendors, as well as with internal groups such as buying, site merchandising, marketing, PR, finance, operations, and retail systems to deliver innovation and a better customer experience.
- Strong cross-functional collaboration to drive necessary systems and processes to support business needs.
- Adept at identifying industry trends that are relevant to customer selection and experience.


- Bachelor's degree
- 5+ years of account management, project or program management or buying experience
- Experience with vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion or inventory management
- Experience driving internal cross-team collaboration

Job Tags

Full time,

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