PM, AMZL Procurement

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  • Post Date : October 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2020
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Job Description

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, IT, or related field
  • 4+ years of relevant fulfillment/warehouse operations, strategic sourcing or procurement experience; preferably to include 2+ years in an indirect procurement function.
  • Experience leading new or start-up related projects where processes will need to be defined, implemented and iterated/refined
  • Proficiency with tools/systems to analyze data including Excel, Access, SQL or other data management systems
  • Proficiency with Purchasing tools (Coupa, PeopleSoft, Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • Experience working with distributed teams

Amazon Logistics (AMZL) Procurement is looking for a talented Program Manager to join its team with a focus on Startup Launch program development. This Program Manager will design and implement processes and reporting analytics to enable an effective vendor supported depot operation. Working collaboratively with teammates and customers, this individual will draw upon their strong record of operations management to deliver scalable processes that address key business objectives for new site launches. Core processes include depot inventory management and cycle counts, supply/demand forecasting, and maintaining build module BOMs for kitting operations. The Program Manager will build operational dashboards, inventory forecasts and reporting tools that inform decision making and reflect performance trends of the Non-inventory Depots and overall launch process.

This role will require scoping and creating project plans, developing processes, coordinating and driving execution, and communicating to senior management on status, risks and process/product changes. The successful individual will be able to work with minimal instruction and oversight, conduct multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, maintain relationships with stakeholders, and own deliverables end to end. Critical to the success of this role is your ability to think strategically, develop insightful analysis, communicate findings concisely to Stakeholders, work effectively as part of a cross functional team, and analyze operational data. The program manager will contribute to a faster, bigger and more customer-centric Depot Operation and the successful delivery of AMZL growth plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage new and existing programs, successfully delivering difficult projects and goals across multiple organizations
  • Identify and report on process defects, conduct root cause analysis, and implement process improvements
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on providing solutions and delivering results
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of all relevant data sources, business intelligence technologies and analytical tools
  • Create management dashboards that ensure accurate and robust reporting across key business/project/initiative metrics
  • Work directly with external providers, customers, and partner teams to craft and deliver scalable solutions
  • Partner with other program managers to secure resources, scope efforts, set project priorities and milestones and drive delivery
  • Own program communication, accelerating progress by driving crisp and timely decisions, clearing blockers (e.g., path to green), escalating as appropriate
  • Influence design and development of strategic processes
  • Work with program managers and business leaders to communicate and impact critical business initiatives
  • Develop, implement, and govern KPI reporting for a portfolio of programs, providing visibility to the milestones, and performance across all projects and using this data to drive/influence business decisions
  • Engage other Amazon business units globally to share best practices and improve end to end outcomes for Amazon customers
  • Manage post-launch support plans (e.g., post-mortem, issue/ticket management, etc.) and look for opportunities to improve program quality and operational excellence

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in a related field
  • 5+ years of fulfillment/warehouse operations or strategic sourcing experience, preferably to include 3+ years in an indirect procurement function, at a multinational corporation with global contracts.
  • In-depth understanding of best-in-class procurement practices (category management, bench marking, should-cost models, RFx)
  • PMP certification
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to analyze quantitatively and problem-solve efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, deadline-oriented work environment. You create order, without stifling progress and adaptation.
  • Proficiency with tools/systems to analyze data including Excel, Access, SQL or other data management systems
  • Experience working with distributed teams

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