Americas Strategy & Planning Leader
- Atlanta, GA
Building the Sales Organization of the Future
The Americas Sales Strategy, Operations & Enablement (SSOE) team is building the future of sales. We operate with a startup mentality, build mechanisms that scale, and innovate solutions on behalf of our customers.
Our team is responsible for supporting the rapidly growing Americas Commercial Sales business, from Sales Leaders to Solutions Architects and everything in between. We are obsessed with delivering results for customers and supporting sales organizations to shape the direction of the business. We are a diverse, innovative team that loves translating data, insights, and anecdotes into action.
We are seeking a Sales Strategy & Planning Leader to partner with the Head of Americas Sales Strategy & Planning to define, land and execute against our strategic priorities. This role will serve as a business partner to sales operations and sales leaders to lead rhythm of the business activities such as Monthly Business Reviews, Quarterly Business Reviews, and other cadenced reporting and metrics for the teams. The role will also create and land new mechanisms to support business objectives related to revenue growth and productivity improvements.
The ideal candidate has experience in business management or operations in a sales organization and has high business acumen and strong analytical skills. This is a hands-on position - the candidate must be willing to "roll up the sleeves". The candidate will be a self-starter with a bias towards independent problem solving, a passion for identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, and has the foresight to anticipate business needs, make tradeoffs, and balance business dynamics despite constraints. The lead will thrive in a fast-paced environment, will be able to manage through ambiguity and complexity, and constantly seek ways to invent and simplify business processes. Maturity, strong judgment, and the ability to influence are all essential to success in this role.
Key Responsibilities include:
• Define key sales support mechanisms and programs to meet the rapid growth of the business and achieve revenue attainment and market development objectives
• Manage the monthly and quarterly cadenced reporting for a business unit
• Drive pilots and change management and communications for new mechanisms and tools for the business unit
• Prepare ad hoc analysis to support leadership decision-making
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences and view them as a key driver of innovation. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon's culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Work and Life balance looks different from person to person. Our team is dispersed across North America and stays connected through virtual meetings, calls and emails. We work hard each day in a fast paced dynamic environment, but value the need for downtime to unplug and recharge. We want employees who enjoy what they do, and do what they enjoy at work, at home and beyond. We encourage our team members to partner with their managers to strike the right balance.
Mentorship & Career Growth
We're committed to the growth and development of every member of the SSOE team. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the culture and direction of the entire org and deliver initiatives that make an impact and allow you to build your skills. Your manager will be there to help support your career advancement and help you explore ways to develop. We also encourage curiosity and ownership of self-service learning opportunities within our internal education center.
AWS is a growth environment - we're hiring and scaling rapidly to meet the needs of our internal and external customers. You'll have the opportunity to grow your scope of influence naturally as we scale and will have the opportunity to help hire & develop other leaders along the way.
• At least 7-10+ years' experience in Sales operations or Sales strategy in a mid-to-large scale hi-tech company.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required.
• Technology related sales or business development experience
• Ability to conduct sophisticated and creative analysis of complex data and translate the results into actionable deliverables, messages, and presentations.
• Demonstrated ability to define, refine and implement sales processes, procedures and policies.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us
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