1+ months

Business Operations and Planning Lead- AWS Specialized Sales Organization

Palo Alto, CA 94301


For more than 11 years, Amazon Web Services (€œAWS€) 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.

The Worldwide Specialized Sales Organization is a diverse team that specializes in helping our customers (from Startups to Enterprises) leverage the entire portfolio of AWS services. We are seeking a Business Operations and Planning Lead to work with the Worldwide regions including, the Americas, APAC ,and EMEA Specialized Sales teams on cross-org Strategy, Business Management and planning priorities.

Role and Responsibilities:

· Identify and eliminate bottlenecks, and has the foresight to anticipate business needs, make tradeoffs, and balance business dynamics despite constraints.
· Manage through ambiguity and complexity, and constantly seek ways to invent and simplify business processes.
· Work closely with Specialized Sales leadership team along with our cross-functional stakeholders to identify and drive improvement opportunities for critical sales processes and mechanisms.
· Improve the effectiveness of our sales compensation structures and goals, optimizing our territory and coverage structures and processes, and developing rigorous approaches to growth planning and metrics.
· Drive the operational cadence of the organization and sales operations team, including QBRs, MBRs, and planning.
· Flexible to pick up new projects and requirements across a wide range of organizational activities as they arise.

This position is available in all Amazon corporate US office locations.


· 4+ years of experience in sales planning and operations
· Bachelor€™s degree


· MBA or other relevant advanced degree.
· Exhibits sound business judgment, a proven ability to influence others, a proven track record of taking ownership, and delivering results
· Demonstrated ability to design, refine and implement sales processes, procedures and policies.
· Ability to conduct sophisticated and creative analysis of complex data and translate the results into actionable deliverables, messages, and presentations.
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to articulate complex concepts to cross-functional audiences. · Excellent cross group collaboration skills.
· Highly organized, have multi-tasking skills, and efficient in ambiguous situations.
· Experience hiring and managing high-performing teams
· Proven experience with the development and implementation of systems/tools utilized for CRM, variable compensation, revenue reporting, forecasting, sales force automation, etc.
· Experience working within a high-growth, technology company would be highly beneficial
· Able to operate successfully in a lean, fast-paced organization, and to create a vision and organization that can scale quickly
· Expert level in Excel
· Deep experience in prioritization of deliverables and tasks
· Motivated self-starter, proactive and action-oriented
· Excellent problem solving and collaboration skills
· Proficiency with annual forecasting and planning and related 3rd party tools.
· Deep expertise and familiarity with cloud computing products, services and sales cycles.
· Meets/exceeds Amazon€™s leadership principles requirements for this role
· Meets/exceeds Amazon€™s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.


Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-07-10

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