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Associate Vendor Manager

Location Seattle, USA


Powered by an outstanding end-to-end e-commerce and logistics network and a fanatical culture of customer centricity, Coupang has broken tradeoffs around speed, selection and price. Today, we provide exceedingly fast shipping speeds on millions of items including fresh groceries, delivered within hours nationwide, 365 days a year.

We are doing this for millions of consumers in Korea. Korea is home to one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce opportunities anywhere in the world.

Job Overview:  

As our Associate Vendor Manager for Global Consumer Direct, you will be responsible for operational reporting and insights to make our consumer experience world-class. 

Role Overview  

Coupang is looking for a smart, customer obsessed, driven, and creative candidate to help us build and drive key categories.  The Associate Vendor Manager will be responsible for working closely with top suppliers in the industry and supporting Vendor Managers in all aspects of the business. 

Associate Vendor Manager responsibilities include:

1) project managements; 2) vendor onboarding; 3) conducting strategic business analysis 4) operational improvement 5) driving the top and bottom line of the overall P&L while working closely with the Retail, Supply Chain and various other Cross-functional teams. This position offers you the opportunity to work at one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce platforms on the planet, and learn the functions of buying, inventory management, site merchandising and marketing. 

What You Will Do  

  • Manage new and existing vendor relationships including day-to-day relationships 
  • Own Item Management for SKUs, including New Item Setup and Management of existing SKUs 
  • Ideate, execute and analyze onboarding and launch plans for new brands that increase product discoverability and lead to customer conversion.  
  • Conduct ongoing business analysis in support of selection expansion, profitability improvement, sales growth and more. 
  • Negotiating for best costs and promotional funding 
  • Coordinate cross-functional teams, and communicate with internal and external parties, while meeting tight deadlines 
  • Drive P&L improvements for his or her respective vendors, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact the business. This entails owning forecasting, monitoring, and reporting on suppliers, along with responsibility for driving strategic projects to achieve business objectives.  

Basic Qualifications  

This candidate must be able to work in a highly demanding but collegial environment where teamwork is a must. The right candidate will be flexible, action and results oriented, and self-starting, but willing to take direction as needed. They must also be decisive and able to move with speed to implement their ideas with the support of their management. 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency with Excel and extracting data through varied reporting tools in order to drive and influence business decisions 
  • Ability to prioritize work in a complex, fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to work with ambiguous problems.  

Preferred Qualifications  

  • 1+ years of experience in buying, product management, vendor management, retail, e-commerce  
  • Bilingual in Korean 
  • Recent experience with creating Tableau reports 
  • Relevant experience in retail, operations or e-commerce. 
  • Proven experience leading cross-functional projects
  • Strong communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating 
  • Ability to operate simultaneously and effectively in both tactical and strategic modes 

Coupang is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hair styles), color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ,ancestry, national origin (including language use restrictions), age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C status, family status (including but not limited to marital or domestic partnership status), military or veteran status, use of a trained dog guide or service animal, political activities or affiliations, ancestry, citizenship, family and medical leave status, status as a victim of any violent crime, or any other characteristic or class protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Coupang is also committed to providing a safe work environment for its employees and its consumers.  As a condition of employment, Coupang requires employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, subject to legally required accommodations.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application of recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at .


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