The Amazon Canada's Hardlines team is seeking a self-driven Brand Specialist candidate to support our Vendor Management team and our vendor partners. Brand Specialists work directly with vendors to improve value, selection and convenience across their business. They play a critical role in managing strategic and established brands to drive profitability and topline performance for their category.
The ideal candidate would have the following skills:
- Strong oral and written communication
- Proven ability to multi-task
- Quantitative analytics
- Detail Oriented
- Thrives in ambiguity and fast-paced environment
The candidate will use customer obsession and analytics to inform creative solutions to drive their business. The Brand Specialist will have the opportunity to engage with multiple internal teams to optimize product line performance for key manufacturers (vendors) on Amazon.ca. They will utilize strong communication skills to collaborate with internal cross-functional partners, such as site merchandising, buying, pricing, inventory management, operations, online marketing, and finance to drive performance for our Amazon.ca vendor partners.
This position provides the candidate an opportunity to execute analytical deeps dives that help inform category growth strategies and initiatives. In addition to gaining vendor management experience, this candidate will have exposure in driving category growth. Amazon.ca Brand Specialists get the unique opportunity to work at the most innovative online retailer, while developing strong functional skills in online merchandising/marketing, buying, planning/forecasting, pricing, and business analytics.
Brand Specialists will conceive, create and analyze a wide range of marketing campaigns to drive vendor growth, brand awareness, customer conversion and topline revenue on Amazon.ca. Marketing activities would include:
- Create comprehensive marketing proposals
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Social media Campaigns
- Email campaign creation and analytics
- Create and execute promotional strategies
This role is also responsible for inventory management, forecast generation, product launches, pricing, and conducting detailed analysis to identify opportunities to drive growth for the vendor and Amazon.ca.
Brand Specialist roles are in the General Management career path at Amazon. The general management career path offers the opportunity for advancement into a variety of roles including Marketing/Merchandising, Vendor Management, Product Management and Inventory Management.
BA/BS degree required.
1-3 years experience in one of the following roles:
retail planning & allocation
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proven multi-tasking ability
Prior experience with creating presentations
3-5 years experience doing one of the following roles:
investment banking analyst / associate
Assistant Brand Manager or Assistant Buyer
Experience in SQL, HTML and advanced Excel skills.
Prior experience with presentation, organization, and account/vendor management is preferred.