Senior Financial Analyst, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies

2 weeks agoBellevue, WA


Who we are:
The Supply Chain Optimization Technology (SCOT) team owns Amazon's global inventory planning systems: SCOT decides what, when, who, where, and how much inventory to buy in order to meet customer needs as well as Amazon's business goals. We do this for millions of items, for hundreds of product lines worth billions of dollars of inventory world-wide. Our systems are built entirely in-house, and are on the cutting edge in automated large scale supply chain planning and optimization systems. This is a global team of operations research scientists, economists, machine learning specialists, software developers, and product managers who lead the industry in the development of innovative algorithms and optimization strategies to maximize long term profitability of Amazon's Supply Chain.
Career Opportunities:
SCOT Finance seeks a Senior Financial Analyst to support Optimal Sourcing Systems (OSS) technology team. Experience in this team opens up several career opportunities across Amazon. Persons in this role have advancement opportunities to support different businesses, to lead programs, or to manage local, regional, or global teams.
Team Exposure:
This role partners closely with a broad range of global finance and business leaders in Retail, Global Mile, Amazon Transportation, and Accounting. Partner with Retail and transportation teams in negotiations to drive hundreds of millions of incremental profitability through reduced sourcing costs. This role works with research scientists, technical product managers, and software developers. This role designs, develops, and maintains performance measurements and reports on strategic input drivers to continuously improve the economics of the business.

Success in this role:
The successful candidate has demonstrated the following abilities: they influence business owners, support thoughtful decision-making, and adapt to a rapidly-evolving environment. They collaborate with executives and various business units across Amazon. You bring excellent verbal and written communication skills. This is a perfect position for someone who knows how to lead others, work fast, and smart. They know which details make all the difference, and which ones don't add value and know the difference between spending time wisely and wasting time.
Key Responsibilities:
• Use solid financial knowledge and business acumen to build financial models, interpret data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations that deliver results, drive improvements, and influence leaders throughout Amazon. These decisions can have global impact.
• Delivers weekly/monthly financial close. Uses financial systems and advanced MSExcel functions to work with large data sets.
• Creates effective business partnerships, manages competing priorities, and provides guidance based on data analysis during unexpected events
• Uses active listening skills intuitively to communicate data (both written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner. Adjusts style for various audiences to articulate complex finance issues clearly.
• Collects and analyzes quantitative data to develop relevant reports that drive cost reductions.
• Participates in hiring, developing, and mentoring peers and team members. Seeks and leverages diverse perspectives in all activities.
• Identifies opportunities to resolve defects proactively. Improves, scales, or simplifies finance tools across teams and organizations.
• Contributes to work life harmony by being a positive, collaborative, and effective influencer to new team members as an indicator of operations excellence.


Basic Qualifications
• BA or BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or a highly analytical field (e.g., Engineering, Math, Computer Science) or equivalent.
• Minimum 5+ years of finance experience, or master's degree and three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (examples: SQL, MS Access, Essbase, Cognos) and other financial systems (examples: Oracle, SAP, Lawson, JD Edwards)
• MBA and/or Professional certification (CPA/CMA/Qualified Accounting certificate)
• Demonstrated ability to drive change, including automating and simplifying processes
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills including written and oral communication

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Job ID: Amazon-1466584