Business / Category Manager, Toys (On-site)

Industry: retail

Job Family: Category Growth Manager

24 May 2023

Full Time

United States


There's never been a more exciting time to join Amazon!Amazon Australia is growing at an exceptional rate as we work to create an awesome shopping experience for Australians. New team members are joining us every day in our mission to be the most customer-centric company on earth.To reach our aspiration, we need talented, bright, and driven people just like you! If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history by joining Amazon Australia and take a first step towards building a brilliant career.The Australian Hardlines team is seeking to add a Category Growth Manager to our team to help build our Toys business. You will join a high performing, learning-oriented, customer-obsessed, analytical team, motivated to work hard, have fun, and make history.Your Benefits:· The opportunity to work for a leading global online retailer.· An engaging working environment with excellent career progression.---------------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• Monitor industry trends and developing insights around customer needs• Strategically manage your category to reach objectives, owning the P&L for your business area and brands• Develop trust-based relationships and negotiating with leading brands that result in (1) A great shopping experience for customers, (2) Partnerships to feature more products and compelling content, and (3) Alignment on the Amazon proposition and how they can succeed online• Uncover global best practices, including through Amazon’s global network, to ensure the Australian customer can access truly great online shopping• Become an expert on your category with the aim of driving business improvements, innovation, and scale within your category and across the Retail business• Manage cross-functional teams, communicating with internal and external stakeholders, while meeting deadlines• Lead Australia wide initiatives that will materially impact growthA day in the lifeIt’s fair to say that no two days are alike – so this position suits someone who enjoys variety and problem-solving. About the teamWe are a diverse workforce – our people bring many different experiences to our mission and many different types of leaders succeed here, but have a few things in common:• High level of motivation with a results orientation• Analytical acumen and a passion for solving problems (many of which are complex)• Ability to make decisions in the face of ambiguity• Hunger to deliver, matched with resilience when things don’t go our way the first time• Willingness to roll up our sleeves to get things done• Excellent communication skills: ability to work independently with all levels of our vendor’s organization (from the Account Manager to the National Sales Director to the General Manager)• Enjoyment for working as a team, but ability to own outcomes and work independently

  • 5+ years of retail, operations, product or program management, or business management/consulting with negotiations and delivering results experience
  • Bachelor's degree, or 3+ years of professional or military experience
  • Experience with financial analysis and P&L ownership
  • Knowledge of Excel and extracting data through varied reporting tools in order to drive and influence business decisions
  • Experience managing large data sets and utilizing to drive performance and process improvements
  • Experience in vendor negotiations, pricing and promotion, inventory management, and product development
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.