External job description
Amazon has created some of the most game-changing technologies in the world. From the introduction of innovative new products like the Kindle, to the development of new ways for customers to leverage Amazon’s vast infrastructure through Fulfillment by Amazon, and Amazon Web Services, we have consistently driven change from the front of the pack.
To ensure continual customer obsession Amazon has developed high end fulfillment technologies that improve customer experience in automating processes.
The Robotics Operational Readiness team are seeking an experienced and business oriented Snr Technical Vendor Manager as our EU Robotics technology portfolio grows.
Successful candidates will have strong level of ownership and be highly motivated individuals who have wide Engineering Program and Project Management experience.
The Technical Vendor Manager will have high work capacity, bias for action, proven experience in Project and Program Management and a passion to build capability and relationships, both external and internal, with robust work processes / mechanisms.
This individual will be responsible for leading a team of TVM's to define a work stream within ROR that will develop a relationship with our Robotic Vendors and become a central POC of technology deployment planning / execution with the objective to accelerate our end-to-end project timing while maintaining continuous improvement.
This individual needs to be comfortable working in an ambiguous environment to build definition for this emerging team, determining KPI's and working methodology to improve efficiency for deployment within the Robotics Deployment Engineering Organization
Key job responsibilities
Lead a team of TVM's to overall end-to-end technical vendor management to deliver large scale projects.
Works with external and internal vendors to secure project delivery.
Evaluate and simplify current working procedures and improve organization team structure.
Coordinate / Communicate with the Robotics Deployment Engineering on resourcing, site availability against deployment planning schedule
Deep dive on technical details and lead problem resolution on a need basis.
Lead critical path from the vendor point of view. E.g. supply chain or project management constraints.
Be a business partner with the Procurement and Engineering team, drive execution of commercial and technical deliverables.
Assist in providing equipment projections to procurement and partner for best value and competition.
Coordinate information between various teams in the organization and drive consolidation of feedback to ensure a common approach to TVM.
Capture real time feedback from deployment Project Mangers on performance issues that need escalation
Drive CI with vendors to ensure year on year vendor performance improvement
Consolidate granular information from the TVM team to drive strategic planning for future deployment seasons
About the team
Robotics Operational Readiness Team are a support function to the Robotics Deployment Engineering Team responsible for deployment of Amazon Robotic and Advanced Technologies across the EU Network.
ROR focus on delivering definition to deployment packages which RDE Project Managers can utilise to improve deployment efficiency.
The Snr TVM role will follow this ethos, leading a team to improve deployment efficiency by filtering communication with our Robotic Vendors and driving improved planning and performance across the Robotic Vendor portfolio.