The European Transportation Network Planning team forecasts, plans, and optimizes the flow of billions of shipments each year. The network we plan for sees trucks depart every minute across Europe on our busiest day, making the team responsible for one of the world's largest logistics planning operations.
We analyze enormous volumes of data to help Amazon think through how best to organize a quickly growing and changing network. We are constantly engaging with new kinds of problems, and use a wide range of tools to reach the right solutions, including Tableau, SQL/Redshift, Python, Excel and simple common sense and business judgement.
As a Network Optimization Analyst, you will help identify opportunities to improve systems and processes, and materialize those solutions through sophisticated models and tools. Success in this role requires a detailed knowledge of optimization methods, an excellent technical skillset and a strong business acumen.
Success in Network Planning requires not only strong analytical skills but also excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Planning is uniquely concerned with connecting widely varying teams to a single vision and timeline, which therefore requires very strong stakeholder management capabilities.
The position is based in Amazon European headquarter in Luxembourg, a city widely known for its beautiful setting, livability, and highly international population, with foreign nationals making up over half of the population.
Responsibilities in the Network Optimization Analyst role include: • Build simulation tools that help us understand in a sophisticated way how one of the most complex networks in the world will function under different scenarios • Identify opportunities to improve the accuracy of our forecasts, which involves owning projects from beginning to end: producing the analysis to understand the problem; convening a cross-functional team to resolve it; and monitoring the improvements you produce • Collaborate with teams with widely differing incentives to help them make the right trade-offs in terms of how the prepare for, and respond to, uncertainty, providing analysis that is sophisticated but easy to understand • Provide reports and analyses through tools, portals and databases (Redshift, SQL, Excel, Tableau, and/or other data management systems) to allow full visibility of both the plan and our execution against it
• Basic qualifications • Bachelors degree with quantitative focus • Advanced knowledge of SQL/Redshift, Tableau, R, Python, Visual Basic and/or strong background in object oriented programming. • 1-2 years of relevant work experience in business analytics with demonstrated proficiency in quantitative analysis using SQL, databases, and MS Excel in a business environment. These strong data analysis skills should include an ability to invent new approaches and to explain their work clearly • Detailed knowledge of optimization methods. • Desire to create and build new processes, and to manage a complex stakeholder environment • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment • Independent problem solver that can make high quality judgments quickly • Excellent written, verbal, listening, and negotiating skills
Preferred qualifications • Masters degree • Proven Project Management experience in a related industry
• Preferred qualifications • Masters degree • Proven Project Management experience in a related industry
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