At Amazon, we are a global team responsible for the design, construction, and operation of industry-leading Sort Center facilities.
You will work with a team of motivated, intelligent, and driven professionals dedicated to providing logistic infrastructure for our internal and external customers.
The EU ATS Construction Team plans, delivers and executes EU Sort Centre capital infrastructure projects for current and future years to support the expansion of sortation capacity and fulfil growing customer needs and increase speed delivery.
The EU ATS Construction Team is looking for a Sr. Planning Manager to develop own and execute a new, construction planning function responsible for analysing and resourcing future EU ATS infrastructure requirements and for managing risks associated with delivery and change.
The Sr. Planning Manager will also be responsible for managing the program quality control and risk to ensure the end product satisfies business requirements while clearly defining a change management process.
We are searching for a leader with persuasive and data-driven skills to work collaboratively with the business in defining program and specific project requirements.
The ideal candidate will also be able to articulate the risk associated with any change to the program across levels of the organization.
A successful candidate will have the opportunity to implement risk models involving cost, operational and assurance in ambiguous situations and communicate it to several stakeholders as well as driving remediation to successfully deliver.
The candidate must be comfortable with balancing strategic thinking with tactical, detailed execution while working independently, sorting through ambiguously defined problems, identifying and facing big challenges and adjusting to sudden and frequent change.
This role acts as a key liaison with ATS service teams, infrastructure teams related Amazon corporate teams.
The candidate will work on some of the most technical, cost-efficient, and fast-paced Sort Center construction projects in the world.
The successful candidate will be obsessed with customers and quality improvement, detailed and data-driven, and will be hands-
on and committed to creating, launching, and improving a world-class construction quality control program.
The candidate will be a strong and committed leader and will be required to build and lead a team of risk, change, quality and planning professionals while delivering as an individual contributor until the team is formed.
The Sort Center Construction Sr. Planning Manager will be responsible for :
Establish and implement a construction program planning function to meet the needs of the Plan of Record. Maintain and resource the building construction program to ensure seamless integrated delivery of key milestones.
Manage key program interfaces to ensure construction program dependencies are proactively managed between Network Planning, Real Estate, World Wide Engineering, Finance, Legal and Launch.
Proactively identify, communicate and manage program risks related to achieving key milestones.
Own and drive a relationship with key business stakeholder(s) to understand their internal processes and identify potential risks
Mature and develop innovative approaches to the management of risks in a manner that effectively manages the risks while meeting the needs of internal customers and minimizing business impact;
Coordinate mechanisms to improve documentation, track progress, coordinate all improvement efforts, and monitor process improvement effectiveness;
Operate a rhythm of the business for managing risk management and mitigation; guide process owners in implementation of mitigation strategy and implement processes to monitor and report on success;
Assist with linking policy, standard operating procedures, controls, monitoring, and reporting with the goal of improving operations, compliance policies, and risk management;
Provide the centralized Change Management function to ensure program implications of time, cost, quality and permitting are widely understood before a change is implemented.
Leverage support from existing corporate Change Management functions to increase effectiveness.
Provide operational support during the construction phase to ensure quality opportunities are realized and all aspects of the quality control plan are met.
Work alongside design engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations stakeholders throughout the project life-
cycle to ensure business operational, safety and associate requirements are met to the highest quality.
Inspect work in progress to verify it complies with business requirements. Perform quality audits and follow-up surveillances using checklists developed from project requirements.
Set up the audit schedule, prepare audit reports, and distribute to the appropriate parties.
Review construction quality corrective action plans (CAP) for appropriateness in response to EHS audit findings, and recommend changes to improve construction quality.
After construction is complete, coordinate with the operations stakeholders to identify future improvement opportunities and inform design standard reviews.
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Finance or engineering / architectural science OR 7+ years of related business corporate planning experience.
5+ years’ experience in cross-functional program management.
5+ years’ experience in construction contractor, consultant, and vendor management.
Basic experience performing quality control reviews.
Experience in personnel management, staffing, and scheduling and leading teams of construction professionals.
Experience building new project related programs where none existed.
Experience directly related to delivery of distribution centers or large-scale logistic building projects.
3+ years of relevant experience in logistics and supply chain operations.
3+ years of experience driving risk improvements that have resulted in measurable business impacts.
Master’s degree in Construction or Project Management or Engineering.
Lean or Six Sigma Green / Black Belt certification.
3+ years of experience in governance risk and compliance.
3+ years of experience generating automated metrics to measure risk effectiveness and consistency.
3+ years of experience with metrics based projects and utilizing metrics to gauge risk and success.
3+ years of experience defining risk management roadmaps based on customer requirements, compliance documentation, and ensuring that committed assessments are delivered on schedule.
Meets / exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets / exceeds Amazon’s functional / technical depth and complexity for this role