Area Manager, Devices

External Job Description
Amazon offers a collection of revolutionary devices and the device business is one of the most innovative and fastest growing at Amazon. Our lineup includes Echo devices, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and more. We pride ourselves in being able to provide customers a fully-integrated service with easy access to millions of movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, books, songs, apps and games.
The Amazon Offline Retail team is the group responsible for selling Amazon devices into many brick and mortar retailers across the US. The Area Manager role is a leadership role, reporting to a Regional Manager and directly oversees a number of Market Managers. The Area Manager is responsible for coaching, development, and performance management of those assigned Market Managers. They will also support their region by managing a select number of stores and taking on additional assigned projects. In this role you will:
Increase sales through the offline retail channel
Directly oversee a designated number of Market Managers within given region and are responsible for coaching, developing, and performance managing the team
Ensure the Amazon in-store experience and merchandising is properly implemented across retailers within your direct team and region
Interview, hire and manage a team with accompanying responsibilities of allocating and directing work
Serve as the Amazon evangelist for your region. Train Market Managers on how to sell our devices and accessories.
Monitor and respond to success metrics in your market
Sponsor internal and external business reviews covering operational performance and strategic initiatives
Create programs and processes that will allow Market Managers to target highest value regions, accounts and stores

Manage in store product transitions and retailer communications

Collect business and market insights from consumers, store associates, and Market Managers
Work with Amazon Marketing and Product Management to incorporate findings into marketing plan and product roadmap
Identify expansion opportunities among regional retailers
Travel to complete store visits within assigned territory
Regularly visit and spend time with direct reports in the field
Travel 50% of the time or as required
Be on your feet for up to 8 hours at a time
Push, pull, lift or carry items up to 50 pounds (with or without reasonable accommodation)

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
7+ years of work experience in consumer electronics
Multi-unit leadership experience
Flexible work hours including nights and weekends
Experience in communicating and presenting product features and teaching others
Access to reliable transportation to travel between worksites during the work day
Possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a clean motor vehicle record
Possess a cell phone compatible with which includes, iOS and Android devices. is not compatible with Windows, Blackberry or any other OS

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
2+ years of people management experience.
9+ years of work experience in consumer electronics
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with detail oriented work and communication
Composed, poised and professional demeanor
Bachelor’s degree
Experience in recruiting, hiring and developing a talent pipeline to support future growth opportunities
Demonstrated success in problem solving and delivering results.
Deep understanding of Amazon devices.
Passion for Amazon and commitment to delighting customers.
Ability to complete multiple activities simultaneously