Head of Finance WW Transportation

Amazon.com, Inc. Shoreline, WA

Head of Finance WW Transportation

Position Summary

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. Operations is at the heart of what we do, delivering hundreds of thousands of items each day and fulfilling customer orders from all over the world. Amazon seeks a Head of Finance for World Wide Transportation to lead a rapidly growing Operations Finance team.

Objectives

Key Strategic Objectives

As senior member of the Management Team, this position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the organization has the proper financial and operational controls, the necessary administrative and reporting procedures, and the required information technology and systems in place to effectively grow the organization, ensure financial strength, and operating efficiency. The role has primary responsibility for over $10B in operating expense and requires partnering with many internal teams (Operations, Transportation, Supply Chain, Accounting, Retail Finance, Accounts Payable, Engineering, Real Estate, and IT) to drive performance and simultaneously build a world class global finance team.

This candidate will be responsible for the development of the World Wide Amazon Logistics financial management strategy, Prime Now, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Global, Operations Technology, and contribute to the development of the organization's strategic goals including driving cost-out. He/she will lead the operational planning process, interacting with Vice Presidents within Finance and Operations. The successful candidate will drive new insights into key financial and operational performance drivers and become a trusted leader within the organization. This candidate will be a strong and inspirational leader who has a proven track record for hiring, developing and retaining the best talent.

Focus and Deliverables

A key focus will be on building a strong, sustainable global organization (including standard and scalable processes) which includes deep bench strength (demonstrated by a record of development of strong successors in their former companies) . In addition, the right individual will have solid business judgment, strong controllership focus, analytical strength and the capability to drive a fast paced organization to the right results with a focused and pragmatic approach to the business. They will be able to clearly articulate changes in the financial structure and present to senior management (including the CFO and CEO) as well as global regional partners. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join in a high-growth, customer obsessive organization.

Key Responsibilities:

* Partner with Operations and Retail to drive continuous improvement in financial and operational performance.

* Lead the annual operational planning process and development of the three year strategic plan. Drive variance analysis against budgets for the network, identify risks and opportunities.

* Ensure timely and accurate metrics and forecasts are created and maintained.

* Partner with Retail, IT, Fulfillment teams to drive cost out and optimal cross functional decisions that maximize Amazon's long term free cash flow.

* Identify and develop key business opportunities and drive efficiency while balancing customer promise.

* Support World Wide network topology planning which includes acquisition analysis, integration and expansion projects for new business initiatives and third-party agreements.

* Lead and develop a global finance team of over 100 finance professionals located in different regions throughout the world.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Educational Requirements

BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or similar degree.

MBA from a highly regarded business school is preferred

Experience

* At least 10+ years of large corporation finance experience with heavy emphasis on analytics and directing the work of other professionals.

* Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality.

* Advanced analytical skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.

* Strong skills in accessing and using analytical tools, advanced computer literacy.

* Ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization.

* Industry experience in e-commerce, distribution, retail, transportation, etc.

* Leadership experience in an international environment.

* Demonstrated experience of successfully driving complex and milestone driven projects.

* Demonstrated ability to deal with adversity and rapidly changing operating conditions while still delivering to expectations.

Personal Qualities

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

* Exhibits excellent judgment

* Hires great people. Develops great people.

* Has relentlessly high standards

* Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution

* Expects and requires innovation of her/his team

* Thinks big and has convictions

* Results oriented

* Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others

This role will have a direct impact on driving the future of Amazon's world-class operations network. The candidate will work closely with operations leaders, technology teams, operations research scientists, and international finance teams.

The candidate will serve as the central consolidation point for the worldwide financials of the operations teams, requiring the ability to quickly develop an understanding of worldwide transportation initiatives and provide guidance to senior management. In addition, the role will involve ad hoc analysis and special projects requiring detailed modeling to drive the decision-making of senior leadership. The candidate should be comfortable driving deadlines among various teams.

Basic Qualifications

Educational Requirements

BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or similar degree.

MBA from a highly regarded business school is preferred

Experience

* At least 10+ years of large corporation finance experience with heavy emphasis on analytics and directing the work of other professionals.

* Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality.

* Advanced analytical skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.

* Strong skills in accessing and using analytical tools, advanced computer literacy.

* Ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization.

* Industry experience in e-commerce, distribution, retail, transportation, etc.

* Leadership experience in an international environment.

* Demonstrated experience of successfully driving complex and milestone driven projects.

* Demonstrated ability to deal with adversity and rapidly changing operating conditions while still delivering to expectations.

Preferred Qualifications

Personal Qualities

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

* Exhibits excellent judgment

* Hires great people. Develops great people.

* Has relentlessly high standards

* Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution

* Expects and requires innovation of her/his team

* Thinks big and has convictions

* Results oriented

* Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others

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