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JP Operations FP&A Data Analyst

JP Operations FP&A Data Analyst

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Amazon Japan G.K.
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Job Description

Amazon Finance General:
Finance is all about the numbers…unless you work at Amazon; it’s knowing the numbers and so much more. Enthusiasm and energy help us deliver new ideas, and solutions. Do you like supply chain operations and you are interested in analyzing the extremely complicated yet highly efficient Amazon Supply Chain? Do you view problems as treasures, and are you willing to dive deep to develop those solutions and deliver results? Will you seek to challenge the status quo, and accept that your ideas and mechanisms may be tested daily? Do you get excited by huge amounts of data looking for trends and model that data to drive decision making?

We are looking for a highly analytical, curious, resourceful and experienced Data Analyst to analyze the impact of existing programs, root cause issues as they come up, , identify and quantify opportunities for cost savings, and partner with internal stakeholders to help to increase efficiency as well as support the launch of new initiatives.

You will design, develop, troubleshoot, evaluate and publish in-depth analyses to support tactical decision-making by senior leadership. You will help to evolve the team’s practices, constantly looking for improvements in analyzing and understanding data and reporting.

This is a perfect position for someone who knows how to work fast and smart. Your experience has taught you how to avoid sticky predicaments, and you are good about avoiding the mess, sooner rather than later. You know which details make all the difference, and which ones don’t add value. You know the difference between spending time wisely and wasting time.
Come teach us a few things, and we’ll teach you a few things as we navigate the most customer-centric company on Earth.

JP Operations FP&A specific:
JP Operations Financial Planning and Analysis leads month-end close variance analysis, balance-of the current year forecast, and plan the company wide financials for the following year and long term. We are a team of analysts each specializing in particular operational costs performance, and provide a consolidated view to Senior Leadership. Our engagement to each business and their controlling Field Finance are diverse, and frequent. FP&A gives the best opportunity for a person to have both broad view, also to dive-deep. This role presents long term opportunities to grow in other parts of both Operations and Global Finance Team.

This position, data analyst, prepares financial reports that serve as summary information. The financial data analyst is responsible for identifying relevant insights and compiling analytical reports that enable other employees in the company to make sound decisions. Forward-thinking forecasts based upon research conducted on financial trends is typically a key component of the reports that a financial data analyst prepares.

A financial data analyst is responsible for collecting information from other divisions of the company. He/She may be responsible for improving current methods used in the collection of data from other parts of the company that retain the integrity and security of the information collected. The reports a financial data analyst prepares may also delve into the realm of non-financial reporting, depending on the needs of the hiring company. Overall, the data analyst's role is to encourage the transfer of relevant knowledge to the parties that require it the most.
The role will be based at our Tokyo headquarters with occasional travel to other locations.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in business, statistics, economics, finance, engineering and/or similar discipline with analytical bias
• Demonstrated ability to build and manage complex financial models for business forecasting, variance analysis and problem solving
・Microsoft Excel
• 2+ years of working experience with heavy emphasis on analytics
• Effective communication and presentation skills both in English and Japanese.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s or higher degree with analytical bias
• Experience leading small to medium sized process improvement projects
• Strong organizational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities
• Experience in a Manufacturing, Distribution Center or Logistics processes
• Proficiency in SQL and business intelligence tools such as Essbase or Cognos