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Head of Business Strategy, Delivery Service

Head of Business Strategy, Delivery Service

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Amazon Japan G.K.
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Job Description

Amazon Japan is seeking a Head of Business Strategy for Delivery Experience (DEX) in Prime, our key strategic membership program. This is an opportunity to directly drive customer experience on our site and broadly, from delivery related search, order to check out, delivery, and to possession, on all of our customers' physical product purchase. The scope may also include processes in reverse logistics (customer returns). As these series of experiences significantly influence all the customers’ experience in physical consumer business on Amazon, the speed, quality, and convenience in DEX program have material impacts on Amazon’s growth.
The ideal candidate has compelling competencies and vast experience in product management, with deep customer instincts and an ability to influence diverse teams globally. S/he will balance creativity with analytics and agility with operational discipline. S/he should have a keen focus on delivering great customer experiences and strong, measurable results. S/he should thrive in a culture of decisions based on analytics, be comfortable diving deep into the data, yet able to prioritize efforts based on the strategic and immediate implications.
The position is responsible to drive DEX both new business initiatives outside of our traditional realm of business and improvements in existing programs. This position is also responsible for leading various strategic projects, and for widening range of business activities. This position will be required to have deep understanding of internal and external variables effecting the businesses (customers, vendors, industry, internal resources & processes, etc.), and work with wide range of the teams of business unit, its category leaders, product managers, and site merchandisers to analyze business opportunities and purpose, plan, lead, and execute projects, by leading and partnering with cross functional (especially with Supply Chain and Transportations) and international teams.
This position reports to Director, Delivery Experience in Japan.

The primary responsibilities include the following:
  • Scale delivery service, maintaining long-term financial viability of Delivery Experience program.
  • Seek, evaluate, plan, and implement a compelling value proposition to Prime program in Japan.
  • Work with relevant business unit leaders to introduce and promote benefits in programs.
  • Also work closely with other membership programs’ Product Managers and Merchandisers, and continuously improve customer experience. The counterparts also include with Delivery Experience Product Managers across locales, in particular with US, Prime Finance, Prime Research Analyst.

Basic Qualifications

Competencies required:
  • Strong analytical skills in interpreting business performance, key financial metrics, online metrics
  • Capable of working in ambiguity---no set tasks, need to identify projects, set own goals, and work with cross functional teams
  • Project management skills in leadership, communication, identifying key contacts, reporting
  • Tools: comfortable with data analysis through Excel and internal business intelligence tools
  • Japanese & English communication skills a must (both at business level)
Qualities Required:
  • Enjoys accomplishments and has a track record of success
  • Highly logical and can communicate complexities concisely
  • Attention to details
  • Willing to take on tasks, not just suggesting and analyzing
  • A team player
  • Multitasking
  • Can deal with high pressure situations
  • Basic knowledge and experience in Supply Chain, Transportation, or Logistics

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal Candidate has Experience in one or several of the following:
  • Business development/strategy role as well as operational role
  • Project Management in global circumstance
  • Senior level managerial position
  • Management consulting
  • Retail/Internet experience not a must but need to be interested
  • MBA, MS, or BS preferable
  • Experience or proficiency in IT is plus