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20/07 Ryyarlag
HR at Amazon

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Amazon - Program Manager - Capacity/Staffing Plan (5-7 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 1128475

Capacity (Staffing Plan) PM

Since 1995, Amazon has focused on being "the world's most customer centric company." Our customers are worldwide, and include not just consumers, but also our sellers. World-class retail brands and individual sellers increase their sales and reach new customers by leveraging the power of the Amazon e-commerce platform. Over 2 million sellers offer new, used, and collectible selections to Amazon customers around the world. To meet our sellers' needs, our smart, diverse, customer-obsessed employees are constantly innovating and building on new ideas.

Within Amazon, the Selling Partner Support (SPS) Organization's goal is to enable sellers, vendors, and brand owners of any size by helping them build the business they want. We obsess over providing world-class support to Merchants selling on the Amazon platform on a worldwide scale. Selling Partner Support strives to predict our Selling Partner's needs before they recognize they may have a problem, create innovative self-help tools, and provide solutions to help our partners better serve their customers. So to our Third Party Sellers, we ARE Amazon!

We are looking for a talented Capacity (headcount) Planning Program Mgr to join the SPS Capacity Planning team. This role requires someone with strong analytical + planning skills and business acumen who will work with stakeholders and internal partners within SPS. Some examples of tasks include calculating workload using forecasted volume and contact center metrics (trending and budgeted); long term in-house headcount planning based on workload, network costs, scale, flexibility and business continuity. The ideal candidate will have a strong analytic background that enables them to manage internal network staffing, a demonstrated ability to think broadly and strategically about SPS initiatives and the ability to work with internal teams to build consensus on objectives.

The successful candidate will:

- Work in partnership with Operations, Change Management, Recruiting, Training, and Finance leadership, to drive the strategic direction of SPS in-house capacity planning (long-term).

- Optimize headcount capacity for the business by balancing customer experience/service levels, employee experience, operational flexibility, and cost effectiveness

- Analyze drivers of significant forecast misses and work with forecasting team to continuously improve forecasting

- Enable effective decision making by retrieving and aggregating data from multiple sources and compiling it into a digestible and actionable format

- Review and analyze productivity metrics for headcount planning, track and review improvements to these metrics

Key job responsibilities :

Work in partnership with Operations, Change Management, Recruiting, Training, and Finance leadership, to drive the strategic direction of SPS in-house capacity planning (long-term).

Basic qualifications:

- 3+ years experience in program or project management

- Experience defining program requirements and using data and metrics to determine improvements

- 3+ years experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams

- Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or a related field

- 2+ years of professional experience in capacity planning, business analysis or comparable consumer planning and analytics position

- Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively / detail-oriented.

- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and an ability to effectively partner with business and operations stakeholders.

- Proven problem solving, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills

- Ability to deal with ambiguity and competing objectives in a fast paced environment

Preferred qualifications :

- Masters degree is preferred

- Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, problem solve, handle multiple tasks, and prioritize daily responsibilities.

- Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills as well as good business judgment

- Cross-functional project management experience

- Experience in a fast paced, high-pressure office environment

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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