Sr. Product Manager, General Merchandise

Description

Join the team that launched the first-ever Amazon Books retail store. We apply Amazon's 20 years of online selling experience to build physical stores that integrate the benefits of offline and online shopping. It is very much still Day One for our team, and we are looking for entrepreneurial, analytical, creative, flexible leaders to help us make Amazon Books a place that customers love to shop. If you want to join a fast-paced, innovative team that is making history and breaking new ground for Amazon, this is the place for you.

We are looking for a Sr. Product Manager (non-technical) to manage our General Merchandise businesses (all non-books, non-Amazon devices in the stores including toys, gift cards, magazines, electronics, and more). You will have the unique opportunity to own multiple category P&Ls and lead large-scale, cross-functional projects with internal and external teams. You will curate the products for General Merchandise in our stores. Your category expertise drives store design and category space allocation. Every decision you make is customer-facing.

The successful candidate is a strong general athlete, able to pivot between business development and product management, and effectively balance the art and science of retail. You thrive in ambiguity and have a willingness to roll up your sleeves to do whatever necessary in a start-up environment. You have strong communication skills, are a great partner, and are able to influence at all levels of the organization.

This role will have several key responsibilities including:

  • Day-to-day selection management: Curate all non-book, non-device products sold in stores, and develop creative features for categories/products.
  • Growth and Selection Strategy: In addition to day-to-day curation responsibilities, you are always on the lookout for new ways to expand categories and grow your P&Ls.
  • Business Analysis: Manage ongoing analysis and deep dives of the overall business to gain deeper understanding of customer purchasing behavior.
  • Visual Merchandising: Work with marketing and merchandising to facilitate product discovery.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of retail, product/brand/vendor management, or comparable experience
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively and simultaneously in both tactical and strategic modes
  • Proven track record of strategy development and program management
  • Polished written and oral communication skills, with experience influencing senior leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong problem-solving skills and business judgment, including the ability to analyze cost/benefit tradeoffs and prioritize accordingly
  • Experience in physical retail
  • Experience successfully coaching and developing others
  • Highly analytical decision maker
  • MBA preferred

Learn more about our store at amazon.com/amazonbooks


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