Amazon UK

Senior Financial Analyst, Print-On-Demand

Amazon UK
London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
12 Aug 2022
18 Aug 2022
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Job summary

Amazon seeks a Finance Business Partner to support our Print on Demand (POD) books business in the EU. This role has the flexibility to be based out of either of Amazon's Luxembourg, London or Munich offices. It is an exciting opportunity to be a strategic finance partner in an innovative and rapidly evolving part of the books business .

We're looking for exceptional people with solid financial knowledge and outstanding analytical skills. People who love books and numbers(!), who can think critically, and who will use their financial acumen to help drive our Print-on-Demand business to be the best place for both authors and readers.

In this role you will have financial ownership of the Print on Demand (POD) books business in the EU. You will work across multiple components of the P&L, challenging assumptions and driving change within a nimble business unit.

You will work cross-functionally and cross-geography with our business teams acting partly as the 'Finance Controller' of a business unit that focuses on both manufacturing and retail excellence. You will work with our other worldwide POD finance teams, and EU Operations Finance team to establish best in class processes, analytics and controls. You will act as a primary finance point of contact for our Kindle Direct Publishing business owners in Europe and the Enterprise Content Acquisition team. The role will require someone who is able to deal with ambiguity-finding ways in which to add value without always being given specific direction. You must be motivated to make a big impact and have the ability to manage multiple projects effectively. This role also has regular interaction with senior executives and various stakeholders across Amazon, and therefore requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.

As business partner to the POD and EU Books leadership teams, you will help to drive business strategy, implement core financial processes, and own key growth and profitability projects. As partner to the Enterprise Content Acquisition team you will help conduct pricing analyses and partner in content acquisition opportunities & strategy. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic and multicultural environment. Above all, we seek an analytical problem solver with the ability to fulfil the Amazon motto to "Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History".

Key job responsibilities

• POD P&L ownership - analysis of the financial outputs, connecting them with the underlying input drivers and translating them into insights to inform and execute business decisions.

• Partnering with business leaders, subject matter experts, accounting, inventory and operations teams to provide analytics, strategic guidance and decision support to senior executives on key initiatives

• Tracking business performance against goals and leading goal reviews with senior management; developing and implementing policies and programs to maintain and improve profitability.

• Facilitating financial reviews, performing analysis on weekly, monthly and quarterly results. Finding opportunities to improve and simplify these processes.

• Providing input to planning processes for the business, in line with Amazon planning/reporting cycles. Facilitating financial reviews, performing analysis on the monthly results, leading quarterly and yearly forecasting for EU POD.

• Project ownership, working with business partners to deliver projects such as new product launches, innovations, and customer analysis that help us better serve Amazon's customers.

• Conducting pricing analyses, opportunity sizing, and strategic partnersing for Enterprise Content Acquisition.

• Partnering with EU/US Finance teams on WW finance-specific deliverables and projects.


You would be well suited to this role if you possess: • Fluent English (CEFR B2 or above) - A strong academic background • An Accountancy qualification is preferred, an MBA may be considered • 5+ years finance experience from Retail, FMCG, or Tech companies within an international environment. • Demonstrable experience of driving Financial results. • An eye for detail and a passion for data • Robust analytical & modelling skills. • Advanced Excel skills, with VBA skills preferred • Prior knowledge of SQL/ETL and COGNOS would be beneficial, and a willingness to learn these is essential

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