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UK-Virtual Location - UK
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Amazon UK Services Ltd.
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Job Description

Amazon is growing very rapidly in the UK and we are looking to recruit high-calibre operations managers to support this.

Typical roles for ex-military within Amazon are in Operations - in our 12 UK Fullfillment Centres, Amazon Logistics delivery network or in the highly innovative PrimeNow providing one-hour delivery in a number of UK cities.

Amazon delivers millions of products to hundreds of countries worldwide. Our teams possess a wide range of skills and expertise, from business analysis and inventory management to engineering. With more than 80 Fulfillment Centers worldwide, Amazon is growing at a pace that requires the best and brightest talent to be brought in to our company to help us continue to make history.

Our overall mission is simple: We want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds.
This is your chance to make history.

The main operational roles include, but are not limited to:

- Area Managers
Area Managers have experience in running complex operational environments and come with strong process and people skill set, underpinned by project and programme management abilities and are comfortable making decisions in constantly evolving fast-paced environments. In Amazon, Area Managers are in charge of one department of the Fulfillment Center and tasked to deliver the targeted key performance indicators; as an Area Manager you will be running systems and processes and you will be on the floor leading a shift / large team of Associates and Leads and you will be their primary point of reference.

- Operations Managers
Often MBA qualified, Operations Managers are experienced leaders with a well-developed ability for planning resources and managing other managers, running multiple simultaneous work streams and with a project and programme management skillset. In Amazon, they are critical to the organization of the activity in Inbound or Outbound to deliver the Customer Experience and act as Shift Managers, running shifts often of several hundred Amazon and temporary associates, ensuring that the Area Managers have the appropriate set of resources on their team to deliver on their key metrics. Operations Managers will also ensure the implementation of operational standards and are the key liaison between Senior Operations Managers and Area Managers.

- Senior. Operations Managers
Senior Managers, typically with 10-20+ years of high level leadership experience normally with an MBA or Masters level educated and experence of managing both other managers and large number of staff. Senior Operations Managers deliver huge impact both on the customer experience and the cost performance of the Fulfillment Centre. Reporting directly to the General Manager of the site, the Senior Operations Manager will be providing leadership to Operations and Area Managers as well as driving safety, quality and process improvements by using LEAN / Six Sigma / Kaizen methodologies, whilst enhancing productivity to benchmark levels. You will play a critical role to the management, control and direction of either Outbound or Inbound of Fulfillment Center Operations.

Basic Qualifications

You are educated to at least Bachelors degree level, are a strong teamplayer and you have previous management experience, managing sizable teams. You demonstrate problem solving and analytical capabilities and are able to drive and conduct Dive Deep analysis on complex processes. You have the ability to innovate and simplify current processes and practices. You are decisive, able to quickly decide in a fast paced environment. You are a great motivator. You are able and willing to work to flexible schedules/ shifts and commit the time required to get the job done.

Preferred Qualifications

If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.

Sounds interesting? We look forward to your application . Please submit your online application.
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.

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