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Amazon Production Planning Analyst, EU Production Planning Team in Bangalore, India


At Amazon, delivering great experiences for our customers is top priority. The Production Planning Team ensures Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers have robust and cost optimal labor plans while constantly innovating in a number of areas aimed at improving our customers’ experience. You will work with stakeholders and data sources to recommend on-going hourly staffing plans and shift structures in all of our European Fulfillment Centers. We are looking for a passionate, analytical and technical person who will relentlessly dive deep, improving the accuracy and efficiency of the planning process. An analyst will be expected to influence network level strategic decisions through partnering with senior stakeholders. The ideal candidate will possess both an analytical background that enables them to support network planning and demonstrate the ability to think broadly and strategically about operational initiatives. They will experience a wide range of problem-solving situations, requiring extensive use of data collection and analysis. They will work in lock-step with multiple business teams including FC operations’ leadership, HR, finance leadership, supply chain, transportation, work force staffing and others.

Key job responsibilities

Responsibilities include: · Interacting with and influencing business and finance customers to gather, calculate and present data. · Supporting with input forecasting using trend analysis and statistical modeling to drive decision making. · Be responsible for the Production Planning as well as cost and service optimization · Building short/medium- and long-term operational plans to minimize variable costs associated with staffing · Analyzing and solving business problems with focus on understanding data deviations, their root causes, and driving forward-looking opportunities · Communicating complex analysis and insights to stakeholders and business leaders, both verbally and in writing. · Participate in global operational and production planning initiatives and project roll outs to cater to growing business needs · Propose, develop and promote process improvement and standardization across all sites in the network · The position involves remote communication via Amazon Technologies with colleagues and teams in EU/worldwide .

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female/ Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Basic Qualifications

• Degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, economics or related field

• Experience translating roadmaps and key performance indicators as well as recommendations to senior leaders

• Experience in quantitative research or analyses

• Experience in Supply Chain management/ Operations

• Experience working with SPSS, SAS or other statistical software packages

• Experience utilizing SQL

• Advanced Excel and Access skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Analysis experience in Advanced Planning & Optimization Systems, or Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, with the ability to influence technical teams to achieve the right technical solutions

• Ability to closely work with operation, finance and planning leaders to manage lead-time, capacity, and optimize the impact of labor on supply position throughout the entire supply chain

• Operations Research or Capacity Planning experience strongly preferred - Some programming experience is a plus to automate tools whenever appropriate

• Basic/Working knowledge of Six Sigma tools and Lean techniques preferred

• Deep understanding of Distribution and Manufacturing Resource Planning

• Experience with performance metrics, process improvement and Lean techniques

• Ability to work successfully in a dynamic, ambiguous environment

• Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads

• Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions