Operations Manager - Military Veterans

Amazon.com - Tracy, CA3.6

30+ days agoFull-time
Job Description WEST REGION OPPORTUNITIES (CA, AZ, NV, WA, OR, CO, and UT)

About Amazon
“We actively seek leaders who can invent, think big, have a bias for action and deliver results on behalf of our customers. These principles look very familiar to men and women who have served our country in the armed forces, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment.” - Jeff Bezos

At Amazon, thousands of veterans and military spouses are driving innovation and raising the bar on customer experience. On a daily basis, those with military backgrounds are able to apply their knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities in a wide variety of careers – influencing change across the globe. We believe a career change from the military to a civilian role at Amazon is a natural transition because of the robust programs Amazon offers to help employees succeed, including a vast internal network of veterans that offer mentoring, learnings, and support.
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When we hire you at Amazon, we hire for the future. With unlimited career opportunities, Amazon invests in ensuring our teams are always challenged, constantly learning from each other, and creatively contributing to our next big idea. You will be surrounded by the best innovators of our time and we welcome you to make history with us: minority, female, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.

Amazon Operations
Operations is at the heart of Amazon business. We are known for our speed, accuracy and exceptional service. Our buildings deliver tens of thousands of products to hundreds of countries worldwide, every day. In these key roles, you’ll come in to help us exceed productivity goals and deliver against our customer promises. Our scale is expansive and our presence is growing - some of our centers across the United States and Canada are over 1 million square feet! Our goal is simple: to offer the world’s greatest selection of products and services with the world’s best customer experience.

As an Operations Manager, you will have the opportunity to lead an inbound operation, outbound operation, or a functional process on a specified shift or across multiple shifts within an Amazon Operations Site. You will be responsible for leading, developing, and engaging a team of exceptional talent that makes innovation possible; one of your main focuses will be motivating, mentoring, and coaching your team to become the best leaders they can be. To achieve this, Operations Managers are creative problem solvers who are able to dream in immense scale, interpret big data, and deliver meaningful results that keenly drive productivity and efficiency. Some of the position’s key responsibilities include:

Supporting all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all associates and managers
Leading and developing a team of 3-7 Area Managers (front-line supervisors) and 100-300 hourly associates by embodying Amazon’s Leadership Principles
Acting as the primary information source for the team, maintaining compliance and consistency, and taking corrective action when needed
Mentoring, training, and developing teammates for career progression, performance improvement, and recognition purposes
Creating, communicating, and maintaining quality control policies and standard work procedures to Area Managers and associates
Proactively identifying and leading process improvement initiatives using Lean tools to delight customers
Building and delivering productivity plans by reviewing work forecasts, determining productivity requirements, and partnering with other Operations Managers to balance labor
Evaluating performance objectives and metrics to determine inbound or outbound productivity requirements to achieve customer time, accuracy, and quality expectations
Partnering with other managers to share best practices across shifts and the network

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Amazon offers competitive compensation packages including comprehensive healthcare benefits starting on Day 1 and up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave. We grant each employee ownership in the company, including Amazon stock awards and a matching 401(k) program. But, if you’re not in it for those perks, here is one more: we don’t wear suits and ties! Come as you are because jeans, t-shirts, sneakers and sometimes a neon safety vest will be your daily outfit. Jeff Bezos’s most recent letter to shareholders sums it all up pretty well.
Find it at https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1018724/000119312516530910/d168744dex991.htm

Basic Qualifications
  • You have a completed bachelor’s degree or 5+ years of Amazon experience
  • You are authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • You take ownership in your work and team and are available to work overtime during Amazon’s peak holiday season and as needed year-round. In addition, you are flexible to work on any type of assigned shift (nights, weekends, etc.).
  • You pride yourself in leading others; you have direct management experience and have been responsible for your employees’ performance.
  • You have an eye for efficiency and have experience identifying and executing process improvement initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, or a related field.
  • You have over 5 years of management experience in a manufacturing, production or distribution environment.
  • 5 or more years experience leading an operational organization in a global environment, responsible for an overall team of 120-150 employees., you also lead process improvements though Lean process, Kaizen, and Six Sigma.
  • You have the ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment, and when given a deadline you know how to motivate yourself and meet it.
  • You don’t hesitate in public speaking or writing a paper. You have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • You enjoy analytical work and using data to provide thought-provoking and workable solutions. Data is what you look to when given a problem to solve.
  • You typically volunteer to lead projects and help your team achieve goals. You have a track record of taking ownership and driving results.
  • You are open to opportunities within the West Region (CA, AZ, NV, WA, OR, CO, and UT)
We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and we are even more committed to working with you to make that happen. Depending on the type of job, you will be required to engage in physical warehouse activities given reasonable accommodation. These activities include the following:
· Lifting and moving material up to 49 pounds each
· Bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head
· Frequent walking in the building and around area; facilities are over a quarter mile in length
· Standing and walking for up to 10-12 hours a day
· Ascending and descending ladders, stairs, and gangways safely and without limitation

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.