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Amazon Hardware Delivery Manager, Project Kuiper in Redmond, Washington


Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

The Kuiper team is looking for a Hardware Delivery leader to support business and engineering stakeholders in driving performance and delivery assurance with critical technology and service suppliers, and others as needed to execute on Kuiper objectives. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record managing tight dead-lines, finding ways to expedite material, reporting delivery KPIs, ensuring vendor performance, influencing new systems adoption (e.g. E2Open) and driving root-cause analysis.

Experience working in new and ambiguous environments while knowing how to prioritize a broad range of cross functional stakeholders needs will be an advantage.

Up to 50% travel required.

Export Control Requirement: Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with a range of stakeholders including business leaders, engineering leaders, program management, and supply chain to ensure material arrives on-time for program builds.

  • Ensure vendor delivery performance on committed deliveries and agreed lead-times.

  • Expedite material as needed by the business.

  • Communicate delivery KPI’s to drive supplier business reviews and enforce contractual obligations.

  • Develop root-cause analysis and corrective actions when delivery performance is not meeting expectation.

  • Support root-cause analysis, corrective actions and development of processes to resolve internal challenges causing needs to expedite or vendors to push-out commit dates.

  • Support identification of supply risks and bottlenecks impacting deliveries at vendors, and communicate them to Global Category Managers.

A day in the life

This is a fast-paced, intellectually challenging position, and will work with leaders and suppliers in multiple technology areas. Have relentlessly high standards for yourself and everyone you work with, and be constantly looking for ways to improve your supply chain performance, quality and information flow. We want individuals who are ready for this challenge and want to reach beyond what is possible today.

About the team

Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Amazon has ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

At Amazon, our mission is to be the most customer-centric company on Earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people. We're dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Redmond, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of cumulative experience in manufacturing, operations or supply chain environment.

  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain management, planning, strategic sourcing, commodity management or program management.

  • 5+ years of experience driving vendor performance and improvements, developing and reporting delivery scorecards/KPIs, and driving root-cause analysis.

  • Knowledge of ERP and Supply Chain platforms (e.g. SAP and E2Open).

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of driving process improvements experience.

  • Masters degree (e.g. Supply Chain, Operations, MBA or similar).

  • Experience with six sigma and lean methodologies.

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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $130,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $242,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.