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Italy & Spain Senior Program Manager

Italy & Spain Senior Program Manager

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ES-Pozuelo de Alarcon
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Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech
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Job Description

Work hard. Have fun. Make history. At Amazon we expect no more and no less from you. Ever since Amazon opened its virtual doors, it has been the aim to become the most customer-centric company in the world. How is this achieved? By having people like you who make sure that customers find everything that they are looking for online – at great prices and convenience. Both Amazon and sellers who list their products on the site already offer millions of new and used items in a wide range of categories. And this is just the beginning. Come and experience a company that reinvents itself every day. Immerse yourself in an environment that is fast-paced, expanding and is continuously inventing new efficiencies and offering great opportunity for our customers and for you!

Amazon Spain and Italy is looking for an exceptionally motivated and talented Technical Advisor / Senior Project Manager with a strong customer focus. This role is based in either Madrid or Italy.

1. Assist the Country Manager (CM) be most effective and efficient by:
. be a fungible project leader that can proxy for the CM on key business drivers and reviews
· ensuring CM’s time is focused on the highest value activities and business issues
· pre-reading and summarizing major write-ups from teams (retail and non-retail)
· maintaining an ongoing and prioritized to-do list
· prepare meetings by reviewing importance of topics and prioritizing tasks in/out of meeting agendas
· coordinating follow-ups requests from International Leadership Team, and help discover root causes and fixes for issues
· providing an independent perspective, and acting as a sounding-board for ideas
· offering feedback on internal issues
· helping with creation of content for periodical update emails to IT and ES employees and all-hands
· attending specific meetings on CM’s behalf and ensuring conclusions or action items are communicated.
· Drive business by being on top of major opportunities and issues in business and addressing these pro-actively with responsible Retail Leaders

2. Assist CM’s Directs to become a more effective senior leadership team by:
· Ensuring the effectiveness of key leadership meetings by managing agenda and by ensuring the most important topics are being framed and considered properly
· regularly polling the team in advance for their hot-points and creating the appropriate agenda
· providing templates for common format documents with adequate time to complete
· reviewing materials in advance to ensure proper focus and level of details
· supporting teams needing help thinking through problems (both business and communications)
· acting as a sounding board for the Country leadership teams on topics to be discussed with the CM
· helping shape the Retail strategy, and communicating to the leadership group in both countries

3. Act as the IT&ES Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) by:
· acting as liaison between Seattle technical teams, technical advisor, international and local teams
· specifically focusing on adoption and automation of pricing, ordering and vendor central
· advocating increased auditing of all tools and processes
· ensuring auditing of retail tools and processes
· working with the international teams to identify the improvements needed to our systems and process

4. Support senior leadership decisions and processes by:
· Coordinating with SME’s for Pricing, Selection and Vendor Management and to ensure sharing of best practices
· ensuring strong follow-up management on action items and questions (in coordination with IT&ES Retail Finance)
· monitoring progress of STeam goals
· identifying gaps between International and local retail strategies and best practices, and sharing with all locales
· identifying recurring defects and ways to measure and improve associated processes
· providing feedback on the individual WW product line summit agendas and topics, and communicating findings to other product lines

5. Discover and investigate external technology and business trends by:
· exploring trends, companies, etc. that present strategic opportunity or risk
· researching local expansion opportunities
· investigating ad-hoc ideas
· assisting in assessing acquisition opportunities in IT&ES

6. Learn and prepare for your next role
· participating in IT&ES Retail Leadership team and other senior forums
· interacting with senior category leaders
· participating in and observing OP1, QBR and other meetings on an ad-hoc basis
· establishing a mentor relationship with the Country Manager and other VPs and Directors
· identifying and preparing for next position within Amazon

What’s on offer :
The opportunity to join the online retail leader and be part of its success story;
  • A fast-paced, dynamic and exciting working environment
  • A competitive compensation package

Basic Qualifications

  • Significant experience gained in an analytically focused role, for example consulting, financial/business analysis, or investment banking
  • Experience in BI intelligence tools, management reporting is a must
  • Structured communicator, levering priorities across senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects - work prioritization, planning and task delegation
  • Results oriented, effectively prioritizing and multitasking, able to work with tight deadlines
  • Experience in identifying root causes of problems and necessary actions to eliminate them
  • Great attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Retail background is a plus
  • Experience in launching new businesses / focusing on process improvement is a plus