Amazon, an international Ecommerce leader is looking for a network optimization analyst to support our European transportation purchasing team headquartered in Luxembourg.
You will be part of the European Network Planning team. This team forecasts, plans, and optimizes the flow of billions of shipments each year. The Amazon network 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. You will analyze enormous volumes of data to help Amazon think through how best to organize a quickly growing and changing network. With this team, you will in particular learn all the fascinating details of our in-house transportation management system called ATROPS, and continue to develop in-house tools to better model and optimize our complex European network.
For any given shipment delivered to a customer, ATROPS will allocate this shipment to the carrier who can deliver within the promise made to the customer at lowest cost. You will influence how we will structure our contracts to take full advantage of ATROPS’s capability to arbitrage between different services from different carriers based on speed, capacity and costs. You will make sure that contracts and rate cards negotiated by procurement managers can be easily and promptly configured into ATROPS.
The EU Network Planning will be your source of information for technical competencies on forecasting, optimization, statistical analysis, and Amazon transportation systems know-how.
In this role, you will be part of a negotiating team and interface with 3 main teams:
Success in this role requires not only strong analytical skills but also excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In this role, you will need to connect with a vast array of teams to align a single vision and timeline, which therefore requires very strong stakeholder management capabilities and a strong business acumen. All your outputs will need to be validated by the highest Finance leadership in Europe given the size of our transportation contracts. Once validated, they will serve as a plan of record to be executed by the operations.
As a Procurement 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, and excellent technical skill set. 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.