The overall goal of the Transportation Project
Manager is to design smart shipping solutions to create a benefit for our customers.
Innovation is really at the heart of what we do here and on a daily basis people think
about how can we deliver more tomorrow than we did yesterday and it’s always about
thinking about new inventive ways to simplify processes.
The great thing about being a project manager at Amazon is the ownership that you have for
the entire process. You get an incredible feeling of responsibility
and an incredible reward that goes along with it. We start from scratch, we come up with an idea, and then a plan on how to roll it out
and then we actually go and do it. And then to go on the website and see the
results, to be able to see the customer facing ship options that you’re able to offer, to
see the incredible improvement in the customer experience…that you have been a part of
creating. that you have been a part of creating.
The perception might be that Amazon as an American company, the driving force is in
America, but we have opportunity to develop and innovate for our customers here and drive
the direction of the company, worldwide. There’s no routine about our job, we don’t
just come in, you know, at the same time every day working with the exact same people on
the same tasks. When I want to integrate a new carrier, I
determine that I want to go visit the carrier to look at the processes to make sure they’re
in line with the Amazon standards. I can book the travel, I go visit all of the
different sites, I went for a ride-along with the carrier…and you have that freedom to
do that, to define what process you use. I mean, just the other day we had our directors
and they sent everybody an email and were like: “Okay let’s have a snowball fight at
1’o’clock!” And that’s what people do, we work hard and
it’s always very challenging but we do it in a very fun way and people always come up
with funny and crazy things that make it really cool to come to work, and that’s great.
So if you’re looking to work on diverse and innovative projects, to have a huge impact
within your organisation and for our customers, then come to Amazon.