How often have you had an opportunity to lead a team that focuses on exploring the business models of the future, while simultaneously implementing solutions that improve current operations?
In the EU, the Direct Fulfillment (DF) Operations team is looking for a leader that is able to embrace the tension between old and new and foster a state of constant creative conflict.
ii) driving key high value strategic projects that will drive exponential growth of the EU DF business.
As a Senior Manager, you will be a key contributor to the future technology roadmap and long-term vision of Direct Fulfillment within Amazon’s Supply Chain Optimization Technologies (SCOT) team.
Click here for a short informational video on SCOT : http : / / bit.ly / amazon-scot. You will lead large cross-functional initiatives that focus on developing future business models with a key focus on improving customer experience, the overall growth structure of the business, keeping the highest priority on Safety and Sustainability.
You will hire and lead a team of Program Managers who will be responsible for setting up DF operations and general management in all new DF marketplaces, managing the ambiguity between what needs to be done in-country vs.
what should be managed by the current EU operations teams. You will be responsible for driving the topline growth of new countries, developing ambitious ramp-up plans and coordinating with EU and in-country Retail teams to deliver the growth.
Additionally, you will develop high value strategic EU-wide initiatives, design and implement pilots, and create clear Business Requirements Documents (BRDs) to be included into the management cycles.
You will work with the SCOT Product and Tech teams to ensure that initiatives are implemented in scalable and tech-driven ways.
To be successful in this role, you need an aptitude ambidextrous leadership, exploiting existing products and services while simultaneously exploring new offerings and business models.
You will : (1) Engage the senior team around a forward-looking strategic aspiration. (2) Explicitly hold the tension between the demands of innovation and the core business at the top of the organization.
3) Embrace inconsistency by maintaining multiple and often conflicting strategic agendas. You need to be able to Think Big , seeing beyond barriers (including limitations of technology) and challenges to reset the bar.
Driving a direction that is bold but rational, defensible and achievable (stretch goals). We operate as a start-up, therefore you will need to use sound business judgement to make the right decisions quickly and achieve results even in the absence of complete data.
Furthermore, with multiple dependencies across partner teams, you will need to be skilled at stakeholder management across multiple VP-organisations.
Key Responsibilities Include :
Owning and Lead the Program Management for all EU Expansions. Developing relationships with key partner teams, including but not limited to Retail, Finance, Operations, PanEU.
Proactively identifying and mitigating operational risks (before they become roadblocks). Manage and solve Transportation related escalations
Determining which projects move forward and in what priority order