At Amazon, delivering great experiences for our customers is top priority. The Production Planning Team ensures Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers have robust and cost optimal labor plans while constantly innovating in a number of areas aimed at improving our customers’ experience.
This person will work with stakeholders and data sources to recommend on-going hourly staffing plans and shift structures in all of our European Fulfillment Centers.
We are looking for a passionate, analytical and technical person who will relentlessly dive deep, improving the accuracy and efficiency of the planning process.
An analyst will be expected to influence network level strategic decisions through partnering with senior stakeholders. The ideal candidate will possess both an analytical background that enables them to support network planning and demonstrate the ability to think broadly and strategically about operational initiatives.
They will experience a wide range of problem solving situations, requiring extensive use of data collection and analysis.
They will work in lock-step with multiple business teams including FC operations’ leadership, HR, finance leadership, supply chain, transportation and, depending on knowledge ramp, the software development teams in Seattle / Toronto.
Responsibilities include :
Interacting with and influencing business and finance customers to gather, calculate and present data.
Supporting with input forecasting using trend analysis and statistical modeling to drive decision making.
Be responsible for the Production Planning as well as cost and service optimization for France, Spain and Italy and potentially the wider EU network
Building short / medium and long term operational plans to minimize variable costs associated with staffing
Analyzing and solving business problems with focus on understanding data deviations, their root causes, and driving forward-looking opportunities
Communicating complex analysis and insights to stakeholders and business leaders, both verbally and in writing.
Participate in global operational and production planning initiatives and project roll outs to cater to growing business needs
Propose, develop and promote process improvement and standardization across all sites in the network
The position involves remote communication via Amazon Technologies with colleagues and teams in EU / worldwide
A completed Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, IT, or finance based field
Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
Advanced Excel skills (data pulls and calculations)
Strong sense of ownership and customer obsession
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills and an ability to provide creative simple solutions to complex problems
Ability to build scalable analytical models
Ability to apply basic statistical techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing)
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Experience utilizing SQL / VBA
Experience with building and using performance metrics
Direct experience in quantitative research or analyses
Master’s degree (Business, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field)
Experience in Operations, Supply Chain