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Senior Business Planning Manager

Senior Business Planning Manager

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Sr. Business Planning Manager

Amazon strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can research and purchase anything they might want online or offline. We set big goals and are looking for people who can help us reach and exceed them. Kindle is one example of this. Kindle is the best-selling product in the history of, and the Kindle business is one of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses at Amazon.

Kindle entered the China market in 2012 with the formal launch of the Kindle Store and has been on a strong growth path. It is now one of the largest and fastest growing region for Amazon Kindle. We have added increased selection to Chinese users, both in Chinese and English, made it easier to pay the way Chinese users prefer and increased the “surfaces” that customers can use to access the Kindle store. Today, when people think of Kindle, they think of reading.

Our vision is in the future, when people think of reading, they think of Kindle. We believe we have a missionary role to play to ignite the passion for reading and to help accelerate the publishing industry to embrace Internet, to embrace digital.

KINDLE China is looking for a Sr. Business Planning Manager to lead all business planning and performance analytics to improve operational & process efficiency and effectiveness.

This position is expected to provide leadership, management and the vision necessary to ensure the whole business has the proper operational cadence, facilities, and tools in place to effectively grow and meet growth expectations across the business. The position will enable the aggressive growth of the KINDLE China business by helping to define OP1 and OP2, 3Yrs vision, operational and management cadence, breaking down barriers and implementing sales enablement initiatives.

In addition, he or she will be charge of managing the rhythm of the overall China business activities such as weekly & quarterly business reviews, annual planning cycles, sales productivity analysis, and other cadenced reporting and metrics to drive for sales productivity and customer engagement efficiency, reporting & delivering results.

The ideal candidate shall have strong leadership and solid working experience in doing business planning, financial planning. He/she needs to earn trust through performance and relationship building, has strong financial acumen and a deep analytic background to assist the KINDLE China leadership in meeting its objectives.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
. Lead the entire Kindle Device China business planning process includes OP1, OP2 and 3Yrs vision to enable aggressive growth of Kindle China business

. Lead overall Kindle Device China business review activities such as weekly & quarterly business reviews, sales productivity analysis, and other cadenced reporting and metrics to drive for sales productivity and customer engagement efficiency, reporting & delivering results.

· Manage the development of continuously-evolving forecast models and methodologies, own the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the market dynamics and performance of our products/services.

· Develop relationships and processes with demand & planning, sales, BD, and other stakeholders to identify and address reporting issues.

· Prepare ad hoc analysis & lead the development of business case and solutions on projects as needed.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree is required
· Experience in annuity based business analysis, modeling, and forecasting.
· Strong financial, analytical and communication skills.
· Excellent cross group collaboration skills, with strong narrative writing and presentation skills.
. Experience in managing greater China business is preferred

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience in business analysis and strategy development.
· MBA or BA/BS degree in Statistics, Accounting or Finance
· Ability to work successfully in a dynamic, ambiguous environment.
. Experience analyzing data and communicating the results to business leaders.
· Motivated self-starter, proactive and action-oriented, requiring limited supervision.
. Advanced problem-solving skills for difficult to complex issues.
· Highly organized, have multi-tasking skills, and efficient in ambiguous situations.
· Experience in a hi-tech product management role is a plus