Amazon UK

Finance Analyst - Production Planning

Recruiter
Amazon UK
Location
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
03 Mar 2021
Closes
02 Apr 2021
Ref
1450844
Approved employers
Approved employer
Description:
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, methodical and technical person who will genuinely 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 a methodical 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 guide 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
• Participate in global operational and production planning initiatives and project roll outs to cater to growing business needs and 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

Basic Qualifications:
• A completed Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, IT, or finance based field
• Great communication (verbal and written) in English
• Advanced Excel skills (data pulls and calculations)
• Solid sense of ownership and customer centricity
• Efficient 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

Preferred Qualifications:
• 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
• Solid sense of ownership and customer centricity
• Efficient 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

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