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Amazon Category Development Manager, Retail Vendor Recruitment in Sydney, Australia


Amazon’s Retail team, located in Sydney, is looking for a Category Development Manager (CDM) with a passion for identifying, onboarding, and launching new supplier opportunities. Working at the centre of the Amazon flywheel, you will be responsible for utilizing data to identify the selection gaps that are most important to customers across multiple categories, initiating and developing strong relationships with suppliers who can provide this selection, and then account managing these suppliers to ensure a successful launch and ongoing growth.

The ideal candidate will have experience developing and growing supplier relationships with a proven track record of exceeding sales goals. While this role will be primarily external facing for new supplier recruitment, the CDM will also be required to work with cross-functional internal teams to identify opportunities and best practices within areas such as category, customer marketing, product set-up, supply chain, and advertising to devise the right onboarding and launch plans for new suppliers. To succeed in this environment, the ideal candidate will have a high degree of ownership, be eager to learn, and autonomously identify the right solutions for their suppliers.

Our retail team operates out of our fabulous CBD office conveniently located near many transportation options.

Amazon offers employees in the retail team a competitive remuneration package, including participation in the company stock plan as applicable. We also look after our people with benefits, such as subsidized private health insurance, superannuation and paid parental leave options, amongst others

Key job responsibilities

• Understand market trends across multiple categories to identify the most relevant selection for customers

• Own new supplier recruitment including end-to-end sales cycle from prospecting to account management post launch

• Own C-suite level negotiations that enable the onboarding of new suppliers

• Educate new suppliers on Amazon’s tools and systems to enable them to become self-sufficient in managing their catalog, inventory, and performance

• Achieve business and financial objectives to drive growth of Amazon’s Retail business

• Identify opportunities to improve the Retail business for suppliers through scalable solutions and manage the roll-out of these solutions

• Work closely with category, marketing, supply, product, and other key internal Amazon stakeholders

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Sydney, NSW, AUS

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of retail, operations, product or program management, or business management/consulting with negotiations and delivering results experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Demonstrated track record of success in meeting and exceeding business and/or financial KPIs

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross-functional internal and external audiences

  • Ability to work with a wide range of people at all decision-making levels, including C-suite

  • Experience with large data sets and insight generation using Excel, SQL, or other data analysis tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using CRM tools such as Salesforce to track sales cycle activities

  • Experience with SQL

Acknowledgement of country:

In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE statement:

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.