Amazon is seeking a highly experienced Sr. Project Manager to support the continued expansion of our European fulfillment network. Successful candidates will be natural self-starters and quick learners who are comfortable leading large complex projects. This individual will lead a team of contracted support personnel and coordinate the internal and external resources required to launch new highly complex fulfillment centers with the goals of achieving timelines, staying within budget, driving standardization and consistency within our network. Ideal candidates will have experience managing large and complex projects with ambitious schedule commitments. The person must be capable of leading and mentoring their project resources while also managing project engineers and other specialists and coordinating schedules with multiple vendors at the same time. This individual needs to be comfortable interfacing and driving various functional teams and individuals at all levels of the organization in order to be successful.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Active participant in vendor and Amazon safety policies
Detailed coordination of multiple material flow and installation schedules of vendors that are all interdependent.
Responsible for managing overall project budget and approving all purchase orders and invoices.
Contributes to developing comprehensive budgets during project conception
Plans, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned program, project, or sub-task
Comfortable in different roles, sometimes supporting, sometimes leading
Is capable of taking accountability while providing status, asking for help, and immediately escalating issues and problems as necessary
Acts as the Company representative with vendors and suppliers during project execution
Mobilizes company resources through effective liaison with support departments, to create project teams capable of completing effective quality work
Monitors and reports on the progress of all project activity within the project including significant milestones and any conditions which would affect project cost or schedule
Responsible for overall project schedule that enables the teams to be successful based upon the project milestones and Go-Live
Experience in a distribution environment and knowledgeable in material handling equipment such as pallet racking, conveyor, and fork trucks.
Possesses a broad technical background and has the ability to “roll up their sleeves” and jump in if needed, along with managing
Contributes to project planning from concept to completion
Bachelor’s degree in (Industrial) Engineering, Operations, Business Administration, or a related field
Experience leading and interacting with cross-functional teams
Experience developing and managing large project budgets
Extensive experience in project management and implementation with proven ability to design workable solutions and drive projects to successful implementation
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
Work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
Ability to travel up to 50% within Europe
Proficient in Microsoft Office products: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and MS Project
Basic working experience with CAD software (e.g. AutoCAD, Solid Works, or other)
Master’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Business Administration, or a related field, PHD a plus
Superior communication skills, including the proven ability to effectively manage, influence, negotiate, and communicate with external business partners and internal teams to meet organizational capacity needs
Extensive experience in project management and implementation with proven ability to design workable solutions and drive projects to successful
experience in launching new logistics center, factories or large facilities (including equipment deployment and management of all related processes)
Certified Project Management qualification (PMP, Prince2, or other)
Advanced CAD skills