Amazon Corporate LLC Senior Program Manager in Seattle, Washington

Senior Program Manager Job ID 522526 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 7/12/2017 Company Amazon Corporate LLC Position Category Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech Recruiting Team .. Job DescriptionAmazon is looking for leaders to join the Vendor Management Services team. Vendor Management Services (VMS), a division of Retail Systems, is a new central team driving programs and initiatives to improve key business metrics across all product lines with a focus on vendor self-service. VMS strives to improve the vendor experience and grow the Retail business through automated tools and solutions. Among the initiatives in flight, VMS is focused on increasing selection, optimized pricing, managing inventory, marketing programs, and negotiating with vendors to ensure we grow the business profitably. This role will be part of the team managing the internal migration of vendor relationships, driving systems initiatives, creating transparency for our retail categories, partnering with Retail teams to address critical initiatives, and helping craft the narrative as we scale VMS. With tens of thousands of active vendors supplying millions of unique products, Amazon presents real opportunities to solve problems that no other company in retail faces. How do you manage one of the world's largest vendor bases and enable them to grow their business using automated tools and lean processes? How do you prioritize selection growth initiatives across various vendor and brand leads? How do you build scalable solutions to drive supply chain cycle time improvements? How do you drive consistent inventory management strategies across different businesses and optimize procurement? How do you setup a scalable process to manage our catalog, partner internally, partner externally, and run self-service merchandising programs? These are the types of challenges the VMS team is looking to address. This is a unique opportunity to define retail vendor management practices that impact thousands of vendors and multiple internal teams. You will own key business initiatives and will be responsible for driving programs to scale. In this role, you will design and implement new processes, identify opportunities to optimize existing processes, communicate business requirements for technological solutions, partner with technology teams to prioritize VMS projects, and own project management end-to-end. Strong judgment, bias for action, and decision making are required to tackle the challenges in this fast paced environment while also ensuring that high standards are met. The ability to internally influence and navigate the organization effectively is critical to success in this position. A strong candidate will have a blend of product management and project management skills with the ability to communicate effectively, conduct detailed analyses, manage large data sets, and identify strategic opportunities. We are looking for the candidate who balances strategic thinking with efficient tactical execution. Basic QualificationsMinimum 4+ years of work experience with project management, program management, product management, or leading large scale cross-functional continuous improvement programs. Preferred QualificationsMasters (MBA or Technical) degree preferred. Some product or program management experience. Knowledge of the Retail or e-commerce industries Basic knowledge of supply chain Writing leadership-level communications addressing strategy and performance against goals Demonstrated business acumen with experience measuring performance of complex business process Experience proposing new business ideas Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation