About Amazon.com : Amazon.com is a customer centric company headquartered out of Seattle, USA. It is the largest e-commerce marketplace in USA (consists of a retail business and third party marketplace), is the largest provider of cloud infrastructure services and produces consumer electronics (Kindle e-
book, Fire, etc.). The company was founded in 1994, began as an online book store and expanded to other categories and businesses over 20 years across 10+ countries.
The culture at Amazon is defined by the leadership principles. The 2 links below capture the 1997 shareholder letter (Amazon’s first shareholder letter) which is an important step to understand the vision of the organization and a link to the leadership principles.
Amazon in India : Amazon launched its first offering for Indian customers in Feb, 2012 with Junglee.com aggregating millions of offers (SKUs) from 1,000+ ecommerce sites providing product and price discovery to Indian customers.
Amazon.in, the flagship marketplace, was launched in June, 2013 with books over a period of 6 months post launch, multiple product categories were added to improve available selection for customers.
Today, Amazon India operates at high speed in an exciting and rapidly changing Indian e-commerce landscape. It is a hotbed of creative ideas and constant innovation.
As a Category Manager in Softlines, you will focus on delivering a world-class customer experience and exceptional sales and margin growth for the sub-
categories that you are responsible for as we rapidly expand and grow our selection from around the world.
The person who joins this team in this position must share our passion and commitment for serving our customers. This ideal candidate should have experience in forging and building brand relationships.
Some understanding of planning product cycles and selling online is preferred. The right candidate will be flexible, action and results oriented, self-
starting and have strong analytical skills. He or she must have a proven track record in taking ownership, driving results and moving with speed to implement ideas in a fast-
paced environment. He should be entrepreneurial with the confidence to make independent, data-driven decisions.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to succeed at :
He or she must be able to develop clear thinking and business rationale for new features & services to bring customers ease-
of-use and innovation with a razor sharp focus on solving for the customer while driving operational excellence in execution.
The candidate must be an effective communicator in working with some of Amazon’s most important partners and vendors, as well as with internal colleagues and groups.
The candidate must have a desire to participate in change and appreciate a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities.
We are seeking someone with demonstrated history of successful project ownership using customer data to identify and prioritize opportunities.
Full-time Masters in Business Administration is required
2+ years experience in operations general management consulting sales fields
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Experience supporting customers internally and externally
Experience in incubating and driving customer facing programs at scale
Category management experience is an additional plus