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Liz Gebhard

Head of Vendor Management (DMM), Video Games and Software @ Amazon UK

Head of Vendor Management (DMM) Video Games/Software at Amazon UK

United Kingdom

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Head of Vendor Management (DMM), Video Games and Software in United States

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Amazon UK

Head of Vendor Management (DMM), Video Games and Software

September 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom


Manager, Vendor Management Books

August 2014 to Present

Greater Seattle Area


Senior Buyer/Vendor Manager- Books

September 2012 to August 2014

greater seattle area

Liz Gebhard's Education

University of St. Thomas

Bachelor of Arts Marketing Management and Journalism - Public Relations

2000 to 2004

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Experienced E-Commerce business leader with over 12 years of extensive experience in project and team management, multi-channel merchandising and merchandise planning, sales and strategic forecasting/planning, systems development and integration planning, internal business consulting and sales. Specialties: Project and team management, multi-channel retailing/merchandising, sales forecasting/planning, promotional planning, vendor management and negotiation, team/talent development, systems integration, people/process mapping, internal business consulting and sales.Head of Vendor Management (DMM), Video Games and Software @ From September 2015 to Present (3 months) London, United KingdomManager, Vendor Management Books @ * Drive collaborative efforts with top industry publishers and vendors to grow the books market * Develop and implement global and operational negotiations strategies * Manage top publishers P&Ls and set strategic goals to drive improvements * Collaborate with merchandising and Kindle teams to create and update innovative vendor merchandising and marketing programs * Lead cross functional collaboration on necessary systems and processes development to support business needs * Hire and develop team of vendor managers and marketing manager * Participate in hiring and recruiting efforts across strategic programs and team * Serve as company wide negotiations SME and consultant From August 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Greater Seattle AreaSenior Buyer/Vendor Manager- Books @ * Manage strategic relationships with top publishers, manage day-to-day business, negotiate annual terms, and customer experience improvements * Develop and implement strategic operational initiatives to improve customer experience * Create business plans for new opportunities and develop and execute project plans for the launch of new features, incorporating merchandising and negotiations strategies including Comics and Graphic Novels and Calendars * Coordinate cross-functional teams to drive process and systems improvements on tight deadlines * Have a thorough understanding of the business, Kindle and digital marketplaces, and monitor changes in the industry * Hire and develop vendor manager report and serve as SME across multiple functional areas From September 2012 to August 2014 (2 years) greater seattle areaBusiness Process Consultant - Multi-Channel @ *Hand selected by Sr. Leadership to represent Merchandising as a key member of working group leading efforts to define current and future state of multi-channel initiatives at Target. *Led comprehensive analysis current state people, process and technology across all channels and functional areas *Developed a long term future state perspective across all core merchandising capabilities *Led consulting efforts, completed ad-hoc analysis, and developed recommendations for multichannel operational, customer and merchandising initiatives *Awarded 2011 Results Leadership Award for current state people, process, technology analysis efforts. From October 2011 to August 2012 (11 months) Merchandise Planning Manager - Domestics @ *Managed a team of business analysts responsible for the inventory management of several categories to support the merchandising strategies for $70M Domestics Business (4 BAs, 3 BAs in training) *Focused on coaching and personal development to ensure the potential of my team was reached. *Led strategy to meet turn and inventory goals to drive sales and profit across Domestics and Hardlines categories *Collaborated to lead $6M inventory reduction plan within Domestics *Collaborated with Sr. Buyer to develop and implement strategies to drive growth and develop the team Represented collective Merch Planning team in relaunch initiatives. Specific Category Management responsibliites including Fashion/Basic Bedding, Bath, Kids Home, Rugs/Window/Slipcovers From January 2011 to September 2011 (9 months) Buyer - Music and Movies @ Responsible for Sales/Margin performance of Movies and Music businesses at Successful in building strong partnerships with Marketing, Pricing, Finance, Store Buyers, Operations, Vendors and Distributors to achieve strategic goals. - Developed business and resource plan to build out team of 6 buyers, merchandisers, and instock manager. Served as buyer manager of team. - Drove $30M in sales in first year and a half of business launch - Set strategic direction for categories, plan/forecast and negotiated all promotional sales for the categories. - Collaborated to provide merchandise/set direction for all Movies and Music pages on - Led key title exclusives' sales/marketing promotional/launch campaigns for including Twilight titles and Taylor Swift - drove over $10M in sales on key exclusives for Target and launched digital download provider relationship to support digital strategies. - Partnered with key vendors and distributors to drive sales and margin for businesses and create marketing/launch plans are key title and/or artist releases. - Led the merchandising initiatives/strategies/objectives for the launch of the Books, Movies and Music categories on and partnered with internal teams to integrate businesses/vendors into all new technology/processes and strategies. - Led the development/launch of automated item set up and the enhanced pre-order experience on From September 2008 to January 2011 (2 years 5 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaBusiness Process Consultant - Order Management (Network Strategy) @ Served as Process/Project Management for's Network Strategy Program, focused on Purchase Order Management Application reinvention, which was fully implemented Aug 08. Led the business analysis to determine existing process/applications Developed future state business people/process technology requirements Wrote and led testing of over 1200 use cases for new application Created and delivered training to over 200 end users Co-led conversion and rollout of new application Awarded Merchandise Planning Award in July 2007 for implementation efforts From June 2007 to September 2008 (1 year 4 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaSWAT Senior Business Analyst @ Managed projects across the organization that required merchandise planning expertise, effective communication and adaptability to complete a wide range to assignments. Hired and managed team of three contracted purchase order trackers for MP team. Managed partner requests and workload/tool development for contractor team. Specific Product Category Projects in: Shoes, Home Decor, Seasonal/Pets, Patio and Toys. From February 2007 to June 2007 (5 months) Senior Business Analyst @ Responsible for management of inventory, commitment and flow strategies to support Merchandising initiatives within Fashion and Basic Bedding Categories. Managed instocks and replenishment of over $25M in inventory. Established best practices, systems, etc. for Target Sourcing Services Process (TSS) Developed and successfully rolled out CMS (Commitment Management) download templates for all businesses - resulted in successful cancellation of over $10 million in orders of low selling Fall/Spring programs and transfer of over $1.5M in inventory b/w Target and Served as a mentor to 2 BAiT's. From February 2006 to February 2007 (1 year 1 month) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaBusiness Analyst @ Resonsible for management of inventory and replenishment strategies to support Merchandising initiatives within Decorative Home and Domestics businesses. Managed inventory and instocks for $2.5M business. Identified problems with existing PO Communication and worked with partners and leadership to roll out new process to email PO’s vs fax using the existing system - Resulted in substantail workload reduction Co-led Global Bazaar inventory planning and management; created and maanged reporting tools and led communication of results/issues/risks across Target and Sr. Leadership Co-led the development and execution of action plans to clear out $1.4M in old Marshall Fields unproductive catalog inventory From June 2004 to January 2006 (1 year 8 months) Assistant Store Manager - Mall of America Flagship @ Managed sales team on the floor (up to 30 associates) led store/planogram resets Responsible for meeting sales plan, driving results,and serving as customer service manager in flagship Mall of America store Results: Exceeded sales and inventory shortage goals for 10 consecutive months; Led region in credit account openings for 8 months From June 2003 to June 2004 (1 year 1 month) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaProduct Consultant/In Store Merchandiser @ Managed sales floor Created/Led store Merchandising/Plannograms Created Customer Training program for Palm Pilots - taught instore to guests and program was rolled out to all stores in district. Results: Top Sales Associate in District - 5 times; Top Sales Associate in Region - 2 times; Top Coprorate Sales Associate - 2 times; Innovator Certificate recepient for creation of Palm Training program for guests From May 2001 to June 2003 (2 years 2 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaBachelor of Arts, Marketing Management and Journalism - Public Relations @ University of St. Thomas From 2000 to 2004 Liz Gebhard is skilled in: Project Management, Talent Planning, Merchandising, Multi-channel Retail, Multi-channel..., Cross-functional Team..., Business Process..., Negotiation, Thought Leadership, Training & Development, Public Speaking, Business Strategy, Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, Online Retail, Retail, E-commerce, Vendor Management, Multi-channel Marketing, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Analysis

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