Amazon Go is looking for an exceptionally motivated and talented Category Manager with a strong customer focus to lead a Grocery category. The Category Manager will have responsibility for product selection, vendor management, and price management, as applicable. A Category Manager is responsible for developing / executing a highly productive category strategy as well as managing category financials through pricing, driving cost improvements, and intelligently managing buying/ inventory. He/she coordinates buying activities with the Inventory Planning team to acquire inventory in a cost-effective and efficient way while obtaining products of the highest possible quality. He/she also coordinates marketing activities with Marketing and Merchandising. He/she is responsible for buying system data input and integrity, as well as Key Performance Indicators for operating the business. He/she works with management to address all aspects of buying, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.
The successful Category Manager must be able to:
· Act as the ‘business owner' for his or her categories, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact our business
· Have a thorough understanding of seasonality and global trends/events, and continually monitor competitor/industry developments
· Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines
· Conduct financial analysis of business opportunities to meet and exceed revenue and profitability goal
Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no lines and no checkout—you just grab and go! Customers simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take what they want from our selection of fresh, delicious meals and grocery essentials, and go! Check it out at amazon.com/go.