Role can be located anywhere in Europe
Do you have an obsession for customers and a strong interest in building innovative solutions? Do you have proven analytical capabilities, exceptional communication, project management skills, ability to root cause and permanently eliminate defects, and possess the ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment?
We’re looking for creative leaders with a passion for innovation, a knack for problem solving, and a passion to create world class customer experiences that will change the face of commerce.
The European Fulfillment Network is seeking a qualified Launch Program Manager to solve the complex challenges of driving innovation to enable new FCs to quickly achieve benchmark rates while operating at full capacity.
They will do this while ensuring basic standards are supported throughout the local organization so that they can continue to meet our customer's needs, both internal and external.
In this role, you will influence a team comprising of General Managers, Senior Operations Managers, Operation Managers, Area Managers, StartUp Project Managers, Process SMEs, Design Engineers, as well as representatives of various key stakeholder teams including Supply Chain & Transportation, PPT, Talent Acquisition, HR, HVH, L&D, ICQA, EHS and many others.
This role calls for an individual who is technically smart to gain credibility with customers and stakeholders at various levels of the organization.
The Day-to-day includes :
Extensive travel, up to 50%
Managing an environment concerning the processing of Amazon orders for our customers, subject to ever rising volume and complexity, operating on a 24 / 7 basis
Managing day-to-day relationships with multiple Fulfillment Centers (FCs), Cross Dock Centers (IXDs) and Customer Returns Centers (CRETs)
Driving operational goals and metrics for your launch site and supporting the vision of both the Launch team and the larger European Fulfillment Team
Presenting operational metrics regularly to the Launch Leadership team.
Hiring and developing top talent.
The successful candidate :
Is a smart, hard-working and creative person who loves business, solving difficult problems and getting it done’.
Can think big and develop new ideas, nurture new ideas and apply high standards to weed out those that are least valuable.
Is comfortable collaborating and influencing team members, working with development teams and other business groups, and presenting projects to senior leadership on a regular basis.
Has the ability to partner to build and execute on new initiatives and roadmaps each year.
Will compile, manage and report on weekly project metrics and be responsible for leading many high profile meetings to align on project requirements.
Build relationships and identify with stakeholders across the organization.
Has the technical aptitude to quickly grasp complex technical issues and communicate directly with technical teams.
Has fulfillment center operational skills and experience to identify and implement solutions that scale with our scale.
This position will have the ability to be located in any European FC. No relocation will be provided.
L6 employee with 2+ years AMZN FC Ops experience / Program Management.
Experience with FC volume & labor planning, performance metrics, process improvement and lean techniques
Experience with the full staffing lifecycle, including interviewing, hiring, performance management, promotions and terminations
Experience with the full onboarding & training process for Ops Mgmt. as well as FC Hourly associates
Strong analytical capability; track record of digging into data and finding solutions for a variety of operational problems
Flexibility to work a variety of hours as business demands, including overnight, weekends and holidays
Excellent communication skills (including local language and English, written and verbal)
Experience managing contingent workforce in a business with peak seasons
Degree in Engineering, Operations or related logistics field would be desired
Participation during a previous new FC Launch at AMZN in any role (AM, OM or other) would be desired