Amazon Corporate LLC Category Manager, Equipment in Seattle, Washington

Category Manager, Equipment Job ID 435511 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 11/28/2016 Company Amazon Corporate LLC Position Category Fulfillment & Operations Management Recruiting Team North American Teams - Ops & CS Job DescriptionAt Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history. We are seeking a Category Manager - Equipment, to strategically source products and services for North America Fulfillment Center Operations. The Category Manager - Equipment will identify and lead equipment category sourcing activities to lower overall Total Cost of Ownership for Amazon operations, ensuring equipment and service availability to meet business owner requirements. The person in this role will coordinate with several teams across Amazon and will interact with our most important suppliers to satisfy organizational requirements. The position will support, align, and partner with multiple teams to develop and execute category sourcing strategies, deliver savings and improve productivity across the category. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, and a creative, critical thinker with an intense motivation to learn. You must be an effective communicator and be able to work independently and generate high-quality work product in a collaborative, creative, ever-changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment. You must have a professional demeanor and be able to partner with people at every level. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: * Establish category sourcing strategies, lead cross-functional strategic sourcing teams, negotiate with suppliers and execute contracts to optimize Amazon's competitive position * Drive appropriate relationships with category suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving the lowest total cost of ownership that meets the business' goals supported by a culture of continuous improvement with cost & performance benchmarks in use * Manage category suppliers to proactively identify, monitor and optimize opportunities * Act as a market intelligence provider regarding categories; anticipate strategic opportunities and keep key stakeholders informed * Drive category suppliers in Supplier Relationship Management activities to mitigate risk, improve performance and add value to Amazon * Identify, achieve and report on savings and value targets for category sourcing activities * Align with internal customers and understand the business application of the category KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: * Define and achieve yearly cost saving or value targets appropriate to the category * Earn the trust of key stakeholders as the Procurement function transitions to a category-led structure * Define and report on key metrics that measure effectiveness of supply and cost savings * Champion standards and process improvements * Proactively support business owners to ensure category strategy is aligned with business needs Basic Qualifications* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field, OR 2+ years of Amazon experience * 5+ years of experience in a sourcing or supply chain management or equivalent role * 2+ years of team leadership experience * Strong negotiation and influencing skills * High level of contract knowledge * Supplier management and engagement experience * Proficient in Oracle, MS tool suite and ability to learn proprietary systems * Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: * **Candidate must be able to travel, up to 50%** Preferred Qualifications* Master's degree preferred in Supply Chain Management or Engineering * Lean / Six-Sigma knowledge Amaz