The European Transportation Network Planning team forecasts, plans, and optimizes the flow of billions of shipments each year. The network we plan for sees trucks depart every minute across Europe on our busiest day, making the team responsible for one of the world’s largest logistics planning operations.
We analyze enormous volumes of data to help Amazon think through how best to organize a quickly growing and changing network. We are constantly engaging with new kinds of problems, and use a wide range of tools to reach the right solutions, including Tableau, SQL/Redshift, Python, Excel and simple common sense and business judgement.
As a Transportation Engineer, you will help identify opportunities and implement solutions to improve systems, processes, and tools. You will be responsible for modeling complicated problems through the use of statistical, data mining and visualization techniques, and for working with a wide range of stakeholders across Amazon to implement the answers you identify. Success in Network Planning requires not only strong analytical skills but also excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Planning is uniquely concerned with connecting widely varying teams to a single vision and timeline, which requires very strong stakeholder management capabilities.
The position is based in Amazon European headquarter in Luxembourg, a city widely known for its beautiful setting, livability, and highly international population, with foreign nationals making up over half of the population.
Responsibilities in the Transportation Analyst role include:
- Build forecasts on all volume flows in our complex network with more than 80 warehouses, multiple carriers and numerous nodes
- Identify opportunities to improve the accuracy of our forecasts, which involves owning projects from beginning to end: producing the analysis to understand the problem; convening a cross-functional team to resolve it; and monitoring the improvements you produce
- Work to set up processes that allow an orderly, high quality planning process across the year, which is especially important in a highly seasonal business
- Collaborate with teams with widely differing incentives to help them make the right trade-offs in terms of how the prepare for, and respond to, uncertainty, providing analysis that is sophisticated but easy to understand
- Provide reports and analyses through tools, portals and databases (Redshift, SQL, Excel, Tableau, and/or other data management systems) to allow full visibility of both the plan and our execution against it