Program Manager, Amazon Logistics

Amazon.Com, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

Do you want to work hard, have fun and make history? If you do, then Amazon could be the right career choice for you!

Amazon is changing the way we interact with customers around the globe every single day and solving some of the biggest logistical challenges facing the entire industry. The goal of Amazon Logistics is to build a world-class Last Mile Operations. It is a new and aggressively growing business, both in size and scope.

The Last Mile Transportation team is a global team that works with operations and tech teams in each of our markets to become experts in both their present day operations and their future business needs. The team applies this expertise to: (1) build processes that improve productivity, reduce costs and reduce defects; (2) guide technology priorities and requirements; (3) drive the globalization of processes and technology; (4) implement new tools, processes and programs; (5) develop and pitch ideas for continuous improvement; and (6) manage networks performance to plan. We are in a unique position to influence the strategic growth of our Global Last Mile operations.

As a Program Manager, this individual will become part of a team of leaders in Amazon's Last Mile Operations. The team is responsible for partnering with key stakeholders to define program strategy in the Last Mile Operations across multiple geographies like North America, Europe, Japan, India, China, Brazil and the Middle East as well as across new businesses such as Prime Now and Amazon Fresh.

The successful candidate will thrive in a constantly evolving business environment and work well with cross-functional teams to provide a world-class delivery capability. This role offers an opportunity to make business-critical decisions that will minimize network costs while continuing to increase the speed at which we deliver our customer's orders. This individual will work with teams on a global scale across Finance, Retail, Technology and Field Operators to help deliver key strategic initiatives.

We are actively seeking an innovator, communicator, influencer and problem solver. Transportation/logistics experience is required, as is full-cycle project and program management experience on a similar scale.

Experience working in the last mile/small parcel space is highly preferred, as is experience working in a warehouse setting. This individual will manage large-scale, complex projects such as inventory optimization or software implementation, among others. He/she will incorporate process improvement/lean methodologies and use large data analysis components to drive decisions.

Advanced knowledge of SQL and Excel required. Experience forecasting for the business is also important. Lastly, this individual must have experience enhancing/developing technology solutions on a global scale.

He/she should have experience collaborating with Tech/IT teams, as well as Operations teams, in order to roll out new solutions. This individual will need to think and act fast, deal with ambiguity and innovate on behalf of the customer on a global scale.

He/she must have experience and be comfortable working with teams across all levels of the organization on a global scale. Travel will be approximately 30% of the time domestically and internationally.

Core Job Tasks Include:

  • Partner with key stakeholders to define program strategy (serve as a liaison between Tech and Ops teams), project plans and manage technology implementations

. Develop scorecards, manage network execution and performance to plans

  • Promote data-driven decision making across the team, using tools such as Tableau, SQL, Excel and others

  • Address barriers through problem solving and coordination with stakeholders

  • Partner with other service leaders across Amazon to identify and influence the development of new programs/products and services

  • Directly influence the definition and management of the strategic roadmaps for the network

  • Evangelize and gain buy-in for strategy and roadmap from stakeholders by writing narratives and influencing peers and senior operations leadership

  • Create program goals and related metrics, track progress, and manage through obstacles to achieve objectives

  • Define user experience goals, stories and requirements that can be used to develop new programs and services as well as improve existing processes

  • Share best practices with other Amazon teams on a global scale

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