Vice President Merchandising @ Global Custom Commerce / Blinds.com (a Home Depot company)
Director- Online Merchant @ The Home Depot
Senior Category Buyer- Baby at Amazon.ca @ Amazon
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Senior Professional with over 16 years managing large-scale, complex vendor relationships of leading global brands. E-Commerce expert in tools, marketing, selection and pricing.Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking with big picture focus on driving profit, growth, and revenue while identifying and adapting the business to new market trends and opportunities. Expert at Procurement, trending, data analysis, and
Senior Professional with over 16 years managing large-scale, complex vendor relationships of leading global brands. E-Commerce expert in tools, marketing, selection and pricing.Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking with big picture focus on driving profit, growth, and revenue while identifying and adapting the business to new market trends and opportunities. Expert at Procurement, trending, data analysis, and driving improvement across broad categories at some of the world’s largest companies.
Online Merchant @ From 2013 to 2014 (1 year) Online Merchant @ From 2013 to 2014 (1 year) Senior Category Buyer- Baby at Amazon.ca @ •Onboard and Manage top tier vendors in baby items for the launch of a new category on the Amazon Web Site.
•Manage inventory levels and metrics (turns, In-bound/Outbound forecast projection to plan) for multi-million dollar category.
•Work with vendors to negotiate best program to include best cost, favorable payment terms, inventory build and exit strategy for markdown and obsolete inventory.
•Cross team collaboration including marketing initiatives for new category launches, tool implementation for supporting the category, item sourcing from US baby vendors and knowledge transfer.
•Strong analytics to support the business justification of category existence, growth, and current state/trends.
•Overcome challenges of working internationally and be familiar with laws and regulations when dealing with countries outside of the US
•Manage a support team in India by providing training, guidance, documentation, and task assignment for execution during US off hours.
•Manage/train a team of vendors to support the day to day duties of the baby category including inventory management, re-orders, and resolving issues associated with the category. From January 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 5 months) Greater Seattle AreaSenior Vendor Manager - Home Improvement & Tools at Amazon.com @ •Managed top tier vendors in Lighting and Electrical generating 36 Million in OPS 2010. 85 Million in OPS (OP1) for 2011.
•Increased buyable selection 269% above OP2 plan for Lamps and Light fixture category.
•Improved instock position 600 bps
•Engaged top vendors to enable drop-ship and catalog fulfillment, reducing inventory by $600K in 2011
•Reduced VLT (Vendor Lead Time) from an avg of 14 days to 8
•Managed 350 vendors
•Increased ASP $3.39 per unit by adding top décor brands, Kichler, Uttermost, Dale Tiffany and Minka-Aire.
•Collected over $400K in vendor funding for site placement.
•SME for Drop-ship, Vendor Central and MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) policy, strategy, guidelines and training.
•Managed FTE employees as well as recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and training contractors for Associate Buyer backfill.
•Stakeholder/project co-lead Tools/HI Browse refresh project- output increase conversion 200bps. From October 2008 to December 2011 (3 years 3 months) Program Manager - Retail Pacakage Products for Microsoft SQL @ Manage the release of full package products into the retail sector (global) for the following Microsoft products: Microsoft SQL, Biztalk Server, Virtual Server, Identity Lifecycle Manager, and Forefront Client Security.
•Set the direction of product packaging; improve processes, implement, “go green,” initiatives for packaging without degrading product appeal or quality.
•Manage Sharepoint for projects address and document Issue/ risk management and administer Triage for launch.
•Manage a team of contractors to set expectations, project tasks, and repetitive data entry items.
•Create strict project timelines with weekly meetings to ensure projects don’t fall behind and all tasks are followed up on and kept on schedule.
•Work with outside vendors all over the world to address production concerns, timelines, quality control, and ensure they are meeting their obligations to the company.
•Create detailed department reports, statistics, and process improvement reports for upper management.
•Run team building meetings and special events to facilitate group feedback, boost morale, and interaction with other Microsoft departments. From October 2007 to October 2008 (1 year 1 month) Western Regional Sales Rep @ Cultivate relationships with key sales and support staff at ASI and Retail companies focused on growth and profitability around the nation.
•Plan and direct sales and service programs to promote new markets, improve competitive position in the area, and provide fast and efficient customer service.
•Maintain integrity of the product and the company at the distributor/ end user level.
•Update CRM to log activity and keep customer/prospect information current. Review articles in trade publications to keep abreast of ever changing ASI and retail activity. From August 2006 to April 2007 (9 months) Senior Vendor Manager - Promotional Goods @ Lead responsibility in the development and implementation of the core/seasonal merchandise line for FedEx, ExxonMobil and CSC. Ensure all products ranging from writing instruments to wearables are the highest quality from preferred supplier partners. Manage and monitor timelines and deliverables for catalog and web launch. Manage and approve timeline for long lead custom goods. Partner with program management and publications team to ensure product launch is correct and on time. Manage client’s requests and expectations. Monitor, evaluate and improve seasonal Development performance. From September 2000 to August 2006 (6 years)
Amber Hall is skilled in: Vendor Management, Marketing Research, Team Leadership, Collaborative Problem Solving, Purchasing, Troubleshooting, Analytics, Competitive Analysis, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, Strategic Partnerships, P&L Responsibility, Contract Negotiation, Supplier Negotiation
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