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Program Manager - Demand Planning

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

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Program Manager - Demand Planning

Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online.

As Program Manager- Demand Planning, you will be responsible for leading the AMZL-UK volume forecasting and demand planning, function, optimizing across different transportation modes for Last Mile Capacity Planning. You will also act a single point contact for UK Transportation, Network Planning, Retail and Supply Chain on network decisions, pertaining to topology planning, rolling out new programs and tools and monitoring ongoing success.

Responsibilities:
· Management of operations supply chain analysis/ financial analysis, business process analytics, and systems within a fast paced metrics driven environment
· Leadership of a team of Business Analysts and Volume Management specialists (team of 5)
· Coordinate with Tech Teams to build tools on forecasting and Volume Planning.
· Management of daily us of SQL and other business analytical tools
· Proactively gather data from appropriate sources, to consider all facts and other perspectives.
· Conduct daily root cause analysis, taking into consideration long term business objectives plans and goals, whilst ensuring prioritisation of key factors.
· Escalate, articulate and overcome operational and technical obstacles to ensure continued business success.
· Produce regular reports and analysis, write systems queries to gather performance data, and perform data-mining and analysis using reporting tools to identify trends and improve forecast accuracies, as well as identify opportunities for cost savings

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
· Previous experience in leading business analytics, network planning or volume forecasting teams
· Experience in SQL is essential
· Significant experience in operations supply chain analysis/ financial analysis, business process analytics
· In-depth knowledge of planning and analysis tools; solution driven approach to system and process; advanced computer literacy (MS Excel, MS Access/other Database)
· Ability to work to tight time frames and deadlines and ensure that all parties are providing key information on time for effective reporting of KPI’s and metrics.
· Strong tactical level operator; thrive on analytics and detailed investigation; able to coordinate workload.
· The ideal candidate will take an analytical approach to problem solving, and have a proven track record in volume forecasting , building and executing strategic network topology decisions and tools; for Last Mile Capacity Planning
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Expertise defining complex SQL queries
· MBA, MS or MA (Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or Equivalent
· Experience within the Transport, Distribution or Logistics industry would be highly desirable
· Highly proficient in the use of Excel, SQL and other business analytical tools
· Ability to think and influence both quantitatively and qualitatively
· Knowledge on Essbase, Cognos and PHP; would be beneficial

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief


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