At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. Operations is at the heart of what we do, delivering millions of packages each day and fulfilling customer orders from all over the world. Amazon is seeking a Financial Analyst to help lead and oversee critical functions for Amazon Logistics – our rapidly expanding internal delivery operation, purpose-built to achieve and exceed the delivery quality and speed demands of Amazon customers.
The Financial Analyst for North America Amazon Logistics will play a key role in disruptive new transportation initiatives, with a focus on business partnering, strategic decision support, financial controllership and cost reduction.
This individual will collaborate with multiple stakeholders to provide timely analysis, insightful guidance, and financial leadership to this high-growth organization.
This role requires extensive cross-functional partnership with various retail, transportation, and finance teams to identify best practices across the network and lead cost improvement efforts. Contributions include lead long term strategic planning, annual planning, variance analysis for monthly/quarterly business reviews, and ad-hoc projects and analysis as needed.
· Proven ability to develop strategic relationships with your business partners – you influence the decisions. Demonstrated ability to root cause issues quickly and uncover core issues using data, then assist, consult with, and teach the business how decisions affect costs in their sites and create new mechanisms, as they are needed.
· Expertise in collecting, analyzing and managing quantitative data and creating meaningful analyses to lead business improvement and cost reductions.
· Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability.
· Create a “learn by doing” environment by engaging with on-the-floor associates and managers to promote and encourage continued customer focus.
· Partner with your team and develop weekly and monthly financial close activities, planning, forecasting, and reporting models while overseeing their continuous innovation and communication to both your operations & other business partners.
· Ensure timely and accurate metrics and forecasts are created and maintained.
· BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a highly analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Math, and Computer Science) or equivalent and a minimum 3 years of experience in finance or a related analytical field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results
· Demonstrated ability to build and manage financial models for business forecasting, variance analysis, and problem solving
· Strong ability to work with business leaders to deliver results, including the ability to persuade with data.
· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
· An eye towards continuous process improvement, including the ability to innovate and simplify both finance and operational processes
· Ability to think at both the strategic and implementation level – to think big while also diving deep
· Strong business partnership and influencing skills
· Advanced knowledge of Excel, SQL and other analytical tools
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