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Senior Planning Manager

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
GB, London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1329869557

DESCRIPTION

Amazon is focused on protecting the health and safety of our employees while continuing to serve people who need our services more than ever. Regular testing on a global scale across all industries would both help keep people safe and help get the economy back up and running. But, for this to work, we as a society would need vastly more testing capacity than is currently available. Unfortunately, today we live in a world of scarcity where COVID-19 testing is heavily rationed. Until we have an effective vaccine available in billions of doses, high-volume testing capacity would be of great help, but getting that done will take collective action by NGOs, companies, and governments.

For our part, Amazon has begun the work of building incremental testing capacity.

We are seeking a Senior Planning Manager to own forecasting Demand and Supply of key consumables and other items. The role will interact across several stakeholders including inventory procurement, fulfillment and program management. A successful candidate is highly analytical, possesses strong communication skills, has experience with demand modelling and forecasting, and thrives in ambiguity.

In this role you will:
· Build out the near-term and long-term demand forecast, working across several stakeholders to develop and verify inputs
· Develop and deliver a supply planning model that allocates testing supplies accurately to sites.
· Lead continuous improvement efforts to our forecasting models including ways to automate and simplify the overall forecasting process
· Act as the primary liaison between teams responsible for the programmatic implementation, procurement, transportation, and operations aspects
· Deliver weekly, monthly, and quarterly insights and business reviews on demand accuracy and inventory estimations
· Address demand-related challenges in a timely and effective manner

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain or other relevant fields
· Experience in Supply Chain, planning or inventory management or equivalent experience in consulting, finance or analytics
· Advanced Excel skills
· Excellent business judgment, strong written and oral communication skills, and a practical, common sense approach to getting things done
· Solid understanding of inventory management practices and procedures

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management, peers, and team members
· Exceptional problem solving & analytical skills with strong attention to detail
· Ability to thrive and seek solutions in a highly complex, ambiguous environment
· Ability to operate both strategically and tactically in a high-energy, fast-paced environment

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