Principal, Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Chain Innovation Job at Amazon, Tempe, AZ

  • Amazon
  • Tempe, AZ

Job Description


Amazon’s Global Supply Chain ( GSC ) team is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of Principal, Supply Chain Innovation. This position aims to conceptualize, develop, and implement avant-garde supply chain solutions, ensuring the efficient movement of packages throughout Amazon’s Supply Chain network. The role offers a significant opportunity to make an impact within one of Amazon’s most critical segments, Supply Chain by Amazon.

As the Principal, Supply Chain Innovation, the successful candidate will lead the identification and oversight of innovative solutions and products for both inbound and outbound supply chain operations. Leading a dedicated team, this individual will drive impactful and visible projects by collaborating with various internal stakeholders to define network strategies and achieve operational KPIs, thereby upholding Amazon’s service commitments.

Additionally, the role encompasses the responsibility for the incubation and realization of novel supply chain strategies within the Amazon Warehouse distribution network, leveraging the capabilities offered by Supply Chain by Amazon ( SCA ). The objective is to augment the efficiency and effectiveness of the Amazon fulfillment network, delivering unparalleled customer satisfaction in a cost-effective manner.

Key job responsibilities

- Champion the development and execution of customer-centric strategies, establishing long-term objectives and operational plans.

- Innovate and implement new mechanisms to facilitate coordination and scalability for projects within the Supply Chain Innovation Organization.

- Ensure that project implementations are congruent with program objectives and adapt as necessary to meet evolving requirements.

- Serve as a customer advocate, evaluating projects against success criteria to ensure alignment with customer expectations.

- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including SCOT , ATS , NACF Ops, and GSC , to establish and achieve ambitious organizational goals.

- Define and monitor key performance metrics, conducting regular audits to assess program efficacy.

- Identify and address process inefficiencies through a comprehensive analysis of metrics, proposing operational enhancements such as automation and self-service solutions.

- Document and disseminate clear white papers and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to articulate functional requirements and guide implementation efforts.

This role is designed for a visionary leader capable of fostering innovation within Amazon’s supply chain, driving initiatives that enhance operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

A day in the life

“If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we’d still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!”

“Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options

3. Paid Time Off ( PTO )

4. 401(k) Plan"

Basic Qualifications

- A minimum of 10 years of experience in supply chain, product or program management, product marketing, business development, or technology, with a proven track record of leading large-scale projects and initiatives.

- At least 10 years of experience combining supply chain, product, and program management skills to drive strategic initiatives focused on process creation, standardization, and improvement, demonstrating a strong ability to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution.

- Demonstrated experience in owning and driving the strategy and definition of product roadmaps, with the ability to articulate and execute a clear vision for future product developments.

- Proven track record of end-to-end product delivery, demonstrating the ability to manage the entire product lifecycle from concept through launch and beyond.

- Experience with feature delivery and making tradeoffs of a product, demonstrating an adeptness at balancing product requirements, user needs, and technical constraints.

- Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions.

- Excellent communication and leadership skills, capable of effectively articulating ideas to both technical and non-technical stakeholders and leading cross-functional teams towards common goals.

- Experience in leading and mentoring a team of supply chain managers or related roles, fostering a culture of innovation and accountability.

- Familiarity with the latest trends and technologies in supply chain management and logistics, with the ability to leverage technology to solve complex problems and improve customer experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field, offering advanced knowledge and strategic thinking skills pertinent to high-level supply chain challenges.

- Professional certifications related to supply chain management, such as CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), which demonstrate a commitment to the field and an understanding of global supply chain operations.

- Experience in digital transformation initiatives within the supply chain, leveraging AI, machine learning, and IoT technologies to drive operational efficiency and innovation.

- Proven success in managing complex cross-functional projects in a fast-paced, global environment, highlighting leadership in navigating organizational complexities and driving results.

- Deep understanding of global supply chain networks, including risk management, regulatory compliance, and international trade practices.

- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, with experience in predictive analytics, scenario planning, and decision-making based on data-driven insights.

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $128,600/year in our lowest geographic market up to $212,600/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Seasonal work,

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