Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online.
By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience, Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform.
Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA.
The world's brightest minds come to Amazon to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers, developers, publishers and sellers around the world.
Amazon’s vision is to offer the earth’s largest selection and lowest prices to our customers.
Finance is critical to the success of Amazon’s rapid global expansion of its business. Principal Program Manager will be responsible for managing complex projects for Finance Operations;
and will be responsible for timely and optimal delivery of projects (including expansion restructuring, compliance and / or strategic projects).
Principal Program Manager will also be responsible for working with other PMO leaders and drive improvements including improving existing playbooks, identifying and executing on opportunities to reduce the time to launch Finance Capabilities to support new business or new geography launch.
Principal Program Manager is innovative, results-driven professional with solid people skills, deep expertise and extensive experience in managing large complex projects.
This position will work across businesses, geographies and vertical to drive design and deployment of Finance capabilities to support the launch of new business or new geography.
This is a senior leadership role and incumbent is expected to effectively navigate and work in a matrix organization, influence people, negotiate timelines with stakeholders (as needed), and deliver results around the globe.
Ability to think big and execute at a tactical level is critical to be successful in this role. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join an extremely fast-paced environment and make an impact by leading large projects to deliver Finance capabilities supporting new business and new geography launches.
Roles and Responsibilities :
Deliver projects on time with the highest customer experience, quality and controllership
Gain expertise in Finance Operations (AP, AR Payroll) processes and associated technology as it relates to expansion projects
Mentor other project managers, program managers and portfolio managers by providing insights on upstream as well as system dependencies, risks, issues, mitigation strategies, dos and don’ts
Establish relationship with business leaders and other expansion teams
Elevate culture of Innovation and Continuous Improvement through best practice sharing, vocal, advocacy and visible hand-on leadership.
Develop and provide right metrics to measure project success, providing meaningful feedback to project manager, process, business and technology owners
Represent FinOps PMO in internal and external meetings
15+ year of experience in project management
Extensive experience managing multiple complex projects in parallel
Track record of delivering complex cross functional projects on time and within budget with the highest level of quality and controllership
Track record of driving and delivering improvements to project management office such as identifying opportunities (including pre-fabrication of requirements, technology, knowledge sharing) to reduce time to launch and improve quality
Proficient in project management tools and templates
Deep process and technology knowledge
Ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, scope technical requirements and prioritize tasks
Skilled at driving consensus with technical and non-technical audiences
Articulate and able to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization, from front-line associates to executives through white papers as well as verbal communication
Demonstrated Change Management experience including the ability to work with improvement team sponsors to address barriers to a team’s success
Degree in Finance, Engineering or Accounting
Experience with and understanding or delivering projects following SDLC or agile methodologies
MBA or advanced degree is a plus
Experience in both industry and consulting is a plus for this role
Project / Program Management Certification : PMP, or equivalent