Amazon Imaging builds the world’s best online shopping experience through photography, video, graphic design, and usability design enabling millions of customers to make more informed purchasing decisions.
Imaging at Amazon is a large and fast-growing network of teams located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, focusing on fashion and product photography, photo retouching, graphic design, video and CGI production, automated image acquisition, and image support services.
We are continually innovating and setting new industry standards for showcasing 10s of millions of products across multiple global marketplaces.
We are obsessed with innovating on behalf of our customers, and continually push beyond the boundaries of traditional e-commerce photography and videography.
The Role : Amazon is seeking a highly motivated and organized Procurement Specialist to assist with project administration and supplier management.
This position will be part of an exciting, fast-moving business unit, where everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work effectively in a highly collaborative environment.
You are the right person for this job if you have a strong customer focus and a passion for producing high-quality work.
You must demonstrate the ability to efficiently plan and prioritize all deliverables and resources across multiple areas.
You will work closely with internal teams and external partners to make decisions and find solutions quickly and with confidence.
You are the right person for this position if you take ownership of your work, display a great deal of initiative, possess common sense and sound judgment.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) :
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, external business partners and internal stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of materials and services to meet all business requirements and deliverables
Issue purchase orders, work orders and other contract documents
Track equipment to meet schedule requirements (includes managing timeframes and resolving issues as they arise)
Maintain procurement records and databases (e.g. supplier setup, contract information, catalogs)
Liaise with the A / P department in regards to invoices, supplier holds and cost discrepancies
Utilize multiple databases and systems to deliver accurate metrics, reporting and analytics
Support procurement project activities throughout all areas of the business
Day-to-day supplier management, including transactional issue resolution and critical information gathering regarding schedules, invoices, tracking info, etc.
Ensure adherence to Amazon’s policies and local procurement policies and procedures
Develop and maintain supplier relationships
Track and communicate supplier delivery schedules with internal partners, contractors and vendors, escalating issues and risks, as required.
Inform project budgets as necessary and work with internal and external teams to compile final project costs.
Assisting in compiling project turnover and closeout documents for internal customers
Participate in the continuous improvement of processes and implementation of procurement best practices to maximize efficiency for the team and improve lead time performance within the procurement process.
3+ years of experience in finance, procurement and / or a customer-experience-driven team.
Strong project management skills and experience in managing multiple projects at one time.
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel.
Ability to read and interpret project schedules.
Ability to evaluate status of a project, meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads.
Strong organizational skills and business acumen.
Experience with Coupa or similar Procure-to-Pay system.
BA / BS degree from accredited university.
Experience with Smartsheet, Procore or similar real estate project and portfolio management tools.
Experience in reading contracts.
Well rounded communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing key stakeholders
Familiarity with business process documentation and improvement.
Demonstrates willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing work environment. Ability to effectively manage varying workload requirements;
can shift gears comfortably; manages competing demands, delays or unexpected events.
Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
Ability to operate with a high level of ambiguity in a dynamic fast paced environment
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