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Area Manager

Area Manager

Job ID 
561611
Location 
UK-Hertfordshire
Posted Date 
12/10/2017
Company 
Amazon UK Services Ltd.
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

You thought your career was moving fast? Join Prime Now, we deliver in one hour!
Amazon.co.uk announced Prime Now, the newest benefit for Prime members, which offers one-hour delivery on over ten thousand items through a mobile app. Prime Now is powered by Amazon’s growing network of fulfilment centres that utilise high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers. Now, Prime members can get daily essentials such as coffee, batteries and nappies, as well as other popular items like games consoles, toys and sports equipment, delivered right to their door in an hour or less. The service launches today in selected London postcodes and is expected to reach all of London and additional UK cities by the end of the year.

We are looking to hire Area Managers across the UK to join the team that redefines fast delivery and help us build and grow this new service for our customers. This is your chance to make history.


Location: Hatfield

As an Area Manager with Prime Now you will be responsible for a small and agile team of associates. You and your team ensure that the workflow runs smoothly so that all customer wishes are met. Simultaneously you concentrate on the realisation of our most important goals: safety, quality, productivity, inventory accuracy and the constant improvement of our processes. Although this is a supervisory position, it is still very much a hands-on role and you will be expected to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the distribution center.

Responsibilities/ Activities:

  • You lead and manage a team of associates within a fast-paced environment.
  • You are continuously proactive and create a culture of creativity within the workplace.
  • You will perform health and safety audits within your area and promote a positive health and safety culture on site, acting on issues and concerns.
  • You are a subject matter expert on larger processes and activities within the Fulfilment Centre, ensuring in line with standard work that best practice is shared with other distribution centers within the network.
  • You establish collaborative relationships with individuals from other functions, such as facilities and procurement to ensure your area is running at optimum levels in terms of replenishment and workstation maintenance.
  • You lead cross-functional teams tasked with solving operational problems.
  • You will ensure that appropriate associate engagement programmes are in place that align with the business model for talent management and people development
  • You will partner with the central team to drive business improvements across the network utilising methods such as Kaizen and 5S.

Basic Qualifications

  • You have a degree in logistics, business administration or in another field.
  • You are a strong team player and you have previous management experience, managing teams.
  • You demonstrate problem solving and analytical capabilities and are able to drive and conduct deep dive 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous work experience in a distribution center or warehouse is nice to have.

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 application online.

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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