Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Seattle


For more than 11 years, Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100 fully featured services to millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—to power their infrastructure. Americas Sales Strategy, Operations & Enablement (SSOE) is a diverse team that supports the Sales, Demand Generation, Inside Sales, Solution Architects, and Business Development teams across Canada, the US and LATAM to enable AWS teams to better serve our customers in their journey to the cloud.

We are seeking a Strategic Planning and Programs Lead to partner with the Director of Americas Sales Strategy, Operations & Enablement (SSOE) and cross-functional stakeholders to lead strategic programs and initiatives across the AWS Americas Sales organization. The individual will collaborate across the organization to lead special projects and programs. This is a hands-on position - the ideal candidate must be willing to “roll up the sleeves”.

The ideal candidate earns trust through performance and relationship building, thinks strategically and analytically about business challenges and has experience in planning and leading programs for a Sales organization. The candidate will be a self-starter with a bias towards independent problem solving, a passion for identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, and has the foresight to anticipate business needs, make tradeoffs, and balance business dynamics despite constraints. The Americas Strategic Planning and Programs Lead will thrive in a fast-paced environment, will be able to manage through ambiguity and complexity, and constantly seek ways to invent and simplify business processes. Maturity, strong judgment, and the ability to influence are all essential to success in this role.

You will manage v-teams, create recommendations to drive decision making by senior leaders, propose innovative planning solutions and identify process inefficiencies and come up with creative solutions.

This position will ideally be located out of AWS offices in Seattle.

· At least 8+ years’ experience in finance, chief of staff, business management or sales planning in a mid-to-large scale hi-tech company.
· Bachelor’s degree is required.

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About the company

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.

Founded by Jeff Bezos, the website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries - all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

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 technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.