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Senior Manager, Transportation Planning

Senior Manager, Transportation Planning

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Amazon Japan G.K.
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Job Description

Job Description
At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. The goal of Amazon is to build a world class last mile operation. Amazon aims to exceed the expectations of our customers by ensuring that their orders, no matter how large or small, are delivered as quickly, accurately, and cost effectively as possible.
Based from our Japan head office in Tokyo, Amazon is now looking to hire an experienced, passionate, dynamic, analytical, innovative, hands-on, and customer-obsessed Senior.Manager for Amazon in Japan.

Role Overview
The Senior Manager, Transportation Planning role is an exciting role within Amazon, you will be responsible for leading the JP Transportation analytics, volume forecasting, demand planning and network planning, optimizing across different transportation modes for Last Mile Capacity Planning. You will also act as a point contact for JP Transportation, Fulfilment Centers and Supply Chain on network decisions, pertaining to topology planning, rolling out new programs and tools and monitoring ongoing success.

The ideal candidate will be one who thrives in a fast paced, constantly changing environment and is excited to take ownership of the technical configuration aspects required to enable both daily operational requirements and long term business initiatives and goals.

· Management of operations supply chain analysis/ financial analysis, business process analytics, and systems within a fast paced metrics driven environment
· Leadership of a team of Short and Long term Planners and Business Analysts
· Coordinate with Tech Teams to build tools on forecasting and Volume Planning.
· Management of daily use of SQL and other business analytical tools
· Proactively gather data from appropriate sources, to consider all facts and other perspectives.
· Conduct daily root cause analysis, taking into consideration long term business objectives plans and goals, whilst ensuring prioritization of key factors.
· Escalate, articulate and overcome operational and technical obstacles to ensure continued business success.
· Leverage the team to produce regular reports and analysis, write systems queries to gather performance data, and perform data-mining and analysis using reporting tools to identify trends and improve forecast accuracies, as well as identify opportunities for cost savings

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • Previous experience as a Program Manager or Business Analyst Lead managing business analytics, network planning or volume forecasting teams
  • Prior experience within a parcels or logistics environment.
  • Experience in SQL
  • Significant experience in operations supply chain analysis/ financial analysis, business process analytics
  • In-depth knowledge of planning and analysis tools; solution driven approach to system and process; advanced computer literacy (MS Excel, MS Access/other Database)
  • Ability to work to tight time frames and deadlines and ensure that all parties are providing key information on time for effective reporting of KPI’s and metrics.
  • Strong tactical level operator; thrive on analytics and detailed investigation; able to coordinate workload.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise defining complex SQL queries
  • MBA, MS or MA (Logistics, Supply Chain, Engineering, Mathematics or Equivalent
  • Experience within the Transport, Distribution or Logistics industry would be highly desirable
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel, SQL and other business analytical tools
  • Ability to think and influence both quantitatively and qualitatively
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. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief