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Amazon Area Manager-Warehouse, Project Kuiper in Kirkland, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world. We have recently achieved a 100% success rate for our Protoflight mission. Come join us as we begin satellite manufacturing and early customer pilots in 2024!

The Kuiper team is looking for motivated, customer-focused individuals who want to join our team as an Area Manager. This role will be responsible for managing warehouse associates in functional areas such as material receipt, picking, kitting, or material delivery. You are comfortable with ambiguity and will set the vision for our daily operations, ensuring the team consistently executes to meet customer needs. You recognize that your people are the key to success and use your energy, motivation and innovation to earn trust with your team every day. This is a hands-on position where your daily activities will range from labor planning to strategic projects to new system development to supporting the customers that depend on our services.

Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Key job responsibilities

-Hire, support, mentor, and motivate your hourly workforce, promoting a culture of inclusion, innovation and performance.

-Manage safety, quality, productivity, and customer delivery promises.

-Oversee daily execution of warehouse operations to deliver daily requirements with a focus on safety and quality.

-Gather, trend and report process metrics/KPIs to promote improvement initiatives.

-Drive efficiency and quality through process-focused approaches, process improvement initiatives and root cause / corrective action exercises.

-Manage team goals and critical metrics to ensure business success. Drive accountability with the team.

-Lead and implement critical business initiatives across the team.

-Work effectively across functions with matters involving Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, etc.

-Conduct employee reviews, hiring, and disciplinary functions for the reporting team.

-Contribute to Operations project teams leading new product introduction and other manufacturing initiatives.

-Work effectively with functions such as Safety, Logistics, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Finance, HR, etc.

A day in the life

You engage your team during their shifts to maintain the highest levels of safety, quality, attendance, and performance. You drive improvements in productivity and efficiency through data-driven decisions and analytical problem-solving.

You drive labor forecasting and ensure we staff according to business needs. You recognize the value of cross-training and use this as a tool to provide labor flexibility depending on daily workload in each area.

Amazon offers a full range of benefits for you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

  1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options

  3. Paid Time Off (PTO)

  4. 401(k) Plan

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Everett, WA, USA | Kirkland, WA, USA | Redmond, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

-A Bachelor's Degree or 2+ years Amazon (blue badge/FTE) experience or equivalent experience

-1+ years of direct management experience for employees and their performance

-Flexibility with daily work location as our warehouses are spread throughout the Puget Sound

Preferred Qualifications

-1+ years of ERP experience, especially in SAP.

-APICS certified.

-Forklift certified.

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

-Effective coaching and mentoring skills.

-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks.

-Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $100,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $162,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.