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Head of Finance, EU GTS, EU GTS Finance

Amazon

Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

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Job summary
The Global Transportation Services (GTS) Finance team in Europe is expanding! We support short- and long-term planning for end to end transportation cost, in every European geography at Amazon as well as commercial modelling on carrier negotiations. By building robust financial plans, linking operational metrics with financial outcomes and supporting our business partners make data driven commercial decisions, the GTS Finance Team plays a vital role as Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company.

As Amazon continues to grow so does the demand for talented Finance Business Partners. We are recruiting for several senior positions across the team to continue to improve our understanding of what drives our cost operationally and identify opportunities for improvement in our executional systems and processes. Managing core finance processes and building complex financial models to support formulation of scenarios and recommendations, you will be at the heart of our investment strategy for the future.

Working with European and Global business stakeholders, you will deliver high-quality financial analysis and narratives that support strategic choices and improve customer experience. You will work backwards from your customer, and problem solve on their behalf. You will dive deep into their requirements, and have the confidence to challenge business partners on the assumptions in their plans to achieve better outcomes for our Customers and Amazon.

About the role:
As a Head of Finance of EU GTS, you will lead a team of managers and analysts. You will have end-to-end responsibility over Amazon’s Transportation network in the EU, collaborating with business leaders to deliver billions of packages. Partnering with the VP and Operations Heads of EU GTS, you will have end-to-end P&L responsibility of multi-billion dollar budgets. You will set the vision for the finance team, including driving a technology vision to drive controllership and productivity within the team while also collaborating to reduce costs and improve quality within our deliveries. You will be able to both drive short-term improvement while also setting the long-term vision for both the finance team and the broader organization. This is a hugely exciting role for a seasoned finance leader able to drive continuous improvement while maintaining focus on driving transformative change to prepare the team for the long-term.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Operations Heads of EU GTS to build both short and long term business plans that facilitate expansion and productivity/process improvement while maintaining optimal Customer Experience (CX) for our end consumers.
  • Oversee the Outbound Shipping COGS close processes, including communicating clear deadlines and expectations with finance and business partners across the full Operations organization.
  • Partner with the EU Consumer Finance team and Worldwide Transportation Controllership team to own Product Line and Channel allocations for Shipping COGS
  • Obtain a deep understanding of the EU Outbound Transportation business and provide tactical and strategic guidance to leaders across Global Delivery Services and Amazon Transportation Services at all levels.
  • Hire and develop the EU GTS finance team, including developing and executing the team vision. Strategically upgrade the team through organizational planning and development.

Key job responsibilities
The role of a Senior finance leader is to evaluate business decisions and help identify the cost and customer tradeoff decisions our leadership needs to consider. This role is highly influential and requires working cross functionally to drive alignment and pushing the business to evaluate all options to deliver across all KPIs including cost.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or similar degree
  • Work experience in finance, transportation, operations, or a related role
  • Team leadership experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience with logistics, supply chain or engineering
  • MBA or other advance degree
  • Proven track record of owning and driving results individually and through a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and manage financial models for business forecasting and problem solving.
  • Strong ability to work with business leaders to deliver results, including the ability to persuade with data.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • An eye towards continuous process improvement, including the ability to innovate and simplify both finance and operational processes.

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