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Area Manager - Military Veterans & Spouses

Area Manager - Military Veterans & Spouses

Job ID 
541613
Location 
US-NJ-Edison
Posted Date 
5/26/2017
Company 
Amazon.com.dedc, LLC
Position Category 
Fulfillment & Operations Management
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

“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.

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.

Four key areas that you’ll always focus on are the safety, quality, customer experience, and productivity of your department.

• Review the work forecasts and determine your productivity requirements to produce during the day to meet the overall building objectives.
• Partner with other Area Managers to balance labor ensuring that you are operating a balanced and efficient shift while meeting all of your goals.
• Support all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all associates.
• Proactively identify and lead process improvement initiatives and Lean tools


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
You and your team of warehouse associates are responsible for getting Amazon customers their orders. You are responsible for ensuring that you have properly trained people, and that their needs are addressed so they can focus on their jobs.
In addition, one of the most important aspects of your job is to lead change at internet speed……innovation has made us the global company that we are today.

Additional Job Elements:
  • Lift and move totes up to 49 pounds each
  • Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head
  • Walking in the FC and around area with great frequency; facilities are over a quarter mile in length;
  • Must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours
  • Should be able to work in environments with variable noise levels, lighting conditions and temperature variation
  • Able to access all areas of building (ascending and descending ladders, stairs, gangways safely and without limitation)

Basic Qualifications

• A completed Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
• Authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
• Direct management experience for employees and their performance
• Experience with performance metrics and process improvement (how, when, who)
• Candidates must be flexible to work weekends and/or overnight shifts regularly

Preferred Qualifications

• Degree in Engineering, Operations or related field is a plus
• 3+ years management experience in a manufacturing, production or distribution environment
• Management of a minimum of 30 employees (including payroll, performance management, work-flow assignment)
• Lean process, Kaizen, Six Sigma, process improvement experience
• Interest in long-term career development through assignments in multiple FCs across the nation.

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

Amazon offers competitive packages, growth potential and a challenging and exciting work environment. Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit www.Amazon.com/careers for more information.