Logistics Specialist

Amazon Data Services, Inc. - Chantilly, VA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $46,000 - $62,000 a year
Skills
  • 2+ years of logistics experience
  • 1+ years of material forecasting experience
  • 1+ year of experience in shipping & receiving, inventory and warehousing practices.
  • physical demands are expected with reasonable accommodations
Be a part of operating the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructure. Amazon Web Services is seeking bright, motivated, hardworking individuals to fill Data Center Logistics Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in procurement and / or supply chain operations. They must possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and operate in a very fast paced complex environment, meet deadlines, and a commitment to Operational Excellence.

The Logistics Specialist reviews Data Center inventory, in-bound shipments, and ongoing demand to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained in the all locations to support build and repair activities. Working with the Logistics Manager, they create plans to optimize the flow of parts through their lifecycle; tracking inventory location, movement, age, and turns. They work closely with Datacenter Operations Technicians and Datacenter Engineers to fulfill parts quickly and accurately. They work with Procurement and Hardware Engineering to purchase new parts and interface directly with vendors to process RMAs and receive replacements. Regular and ongoing communications with vendors to resolve issues and help them understand our business requirements necessitates a high level communicator.

They are responsible for accurate data entry and resolving questions from peer organizations. Additionally, the Logistics Specialist will ensure that all billing associated with the Inventory supply chain is accurate, validated and ready for processing. They will work with AP to reconcile invoice discrepancies. An understanding of general business accounting and finance is strongly desired.

Responsibilities can include manual tasks, such as assembling, addressing, stamping and arranging for the shipment of merchandise and materials. They may also assist in daily scheduling of deliveries and pick-ups to and from production locations. In handling incoming shipments, he or she may have to unpack boxes and verify contents. The Logistic Specialist will be required to keep precise records of all commodities going in and out of company.

Logistics Specialists are expected to understand all aspects of production, adhere to strict safety standards, maintain very high quality, and be willing and able to work on powered equipment (i.e forklift or cherry picker).

The following physical demands are expected with reasonable accommodations:
Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts
Noise level varies and can be loud
Temperature between 60 and 90 degrees, and will occasionally exceed 90 degrees
This team will be working overtime as needed by the business
Willingness and demonstrated ability to work in the following physical conditions with reasonable accommodations:

  • Must be able to lift loads of up to 49 pounds and carry them for short distances
  • May participate in group lifts of 50 pounds or more.
  • Push or pull heavy objects into position
  • Work in a noisy environment
  • Commitment to a culture of safety
  • Knowledge of IT Industry Logistics would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Inventory Management tools
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity
  • Able to read and take direction in English
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age