Amazon Corporate LLC Manager, Kids Private Label Merchandising and Brands in Seattle, Washington

Manager, Kids Private Label Merchandising and Brands Job ID 456477 Location US-WA-Seattle Posted Date 11/28/2016 Company Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc. Position Category Buying, Planning, & Instock Management Recruiting Team .. Job DescriptionAmazon is looking for a passionate kidswear business leader. You have a proven ability as both a Merchant and a Business Leader. You are fluid in creating credible fashion assortments, have a strong, market-right POV that enables you to lead the product and merchandising strategy for a portfolio of Private Label Kidswear brands. You are business savvy, able to articulate a business strategy and bring it to life. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team that develops, communicates and drives a portfolio of brands and delivers seasonal business strategies that meet or exceed financial goals. What makes this job awesome: You'll be responsible for helping develop and launch some fundamentally new businesses for Amazon. You'll flourish in the scrappy start-up environment, able to learn about every facet of the business while successfully delivering on your own individual results. You will work closely with suppliers to deliver product that wows customers. What you will do day to day: Build recommended product assortments that reflect the preferences of a specific consumer segment, considering price, quality, visual aesthetic, lifestyle and other factors. Establish long-term strategies and annual/seasonal financial plans globally and identify growth opportunities. Determine the season's product direction, fabrications and key items Work with key partners in design, sourcing, quality, instock and marketing to outline key concepts and promotional strategies Execute a seasonal calendar, including participating in all product milestones Aggressively grow the business by driving and implementing strategic initiatives to reach company's financial goals Create business plans for new opportunities and develop and execute project plans for the launch of new features Develop and strengthen relationships with key supplier and supply chain partners. Collaborate with departments across organization to improve tools and productivity Lead a team of merchants and brand managers Ideally, the successful candidate will leverage experience and established relationships in the fashion space to build strong product assortments. Responsibilities include driving units, revenue, and margin growth along with the day to day management of supplier management and merchandising. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader, leading by example, and encouraging buyers to take risks and innovate while driving accountability. He/she will be a thoughtful, high-energy, self-­starter, with strong business acumen, acute analytical skills, and the demonstrated ability to use creative thinking and innovation to solve complex problems. This individual will thrive in a fast-­paced, data-driven environment. Basic Qualifications* Must be willing to travel internationally, frequently. * Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred. * 10+ years relevant experience in retail and/or e-­-commerce leadership, specifically buying and merchandising. * Proven track record of taking ownership and driving business performance in the Fashion industry * Must be able to demonstrate ability to successfully build the right product assortments, having experience in a leading fashion vertical or national branded retailer. * Strong product sensibility in both basic and fast-fashion segments, and ability to identify and capitalize on current trends * Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the organization through seasonal merchandise planning and track record of executing or exceeding that plan * Proven negotiation skills and experience with vendor management * Strong numeric and analytic aptitu