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Principal, Business Strategy & Operations - Amazon Music, New Projects

Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: Culver City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Amazon is closely following the impacts of COVID-19. Learn more on how we are supporting our employees, candidates, customers and communities through the pandemic. Principal, Business Strategy & Operations - Amazon Music, New Projects Job ID: 1451635 - Amazon.com Services LLC Want to build the future of music and audio entertainment?

Imagine being part of an agile team, where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Envision working within a startup atmosphere, while being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company. Picture working on bleeding-edge consumer-facing products, where every team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Welcome to Amazon Music's New Projects team.

Our team builds new experiences for Amazon Music listeners. We help our customers discover up-and-coming creators, while also having access to their favorite music and podcasts. We build systems that are distributed around the world, spanning our music apps, web player, and voice-forward experiences on mobile and Amazon Echo devices, powered by Alexa. Amazon Music products support our mission of delivering audio entertainment in new and exciting ways that listeners love.

Amazon Music's New Projects team is looking for founding team members across a variety of functions, including software engineering/development, product, marketing, and more. Come make history, as we launch new projects for millions of listeners.


As a Principal, Strategy & Operations, you will have the opportunity to shape the overall operating strategy and mechanisms of the team responsible for broadening use of the Amazon's music business. We are looking for someone to lead critical business cadences and operational interlock across the team. This person will take responsibility for key writing, reporting, and analysis focused on improving the team's operations, and to drive strategic initiatives. You will lead cross-functional teams including senior management, product, engineering, and business to assess opportunities and drive execution. Specific duties include business/product analysis, program planning, financial modeling, stakeholder negotiation, and partner deal management. The ideal candidate will be curious and inquisitive, with strong operational rigor. They will thrive in ambiguity and be willing to try and fail and try again to design customer-centric solutions to the problems that arise.



Role & Responsibilities
-- Lead the development and delivery of key business cadences (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual) such as strategic planning, resource justification and allocation, and initiatives as well as regular business reviews
-- Own operational deliverables, such as writing, resourcing, and narrative development for the overall business team strategy and processes
-- Partner with leadership team to develop, implement and monitor strategy
-- Think big while maintaining frugality to streamline processes and recommend tooling to improve the overall efficiency of the team, including team communication and data collection
-- Design processes to scale, while maintaining flexibility to address the dynamic needs of our unique customer and geographies
-- Own improvement projects and new initiatives from concept-to-delivery, in collaboration with leadership
-- Experience authoring/running/attending narratives WBRs, MBRs, QBRs, and OP1s
-- This role has high levels of Music executive exposure and will require availability and deliver results reflective of this BASIC QUALIFICATIONS -- 7+ years of professional work experience
-- 7+ years of experience developing, leading, negotiating and executing corporate and/or business transactions
-- Bachelor's Degree
-- 10+ years in strategy & operations, business development, consulting, or program/product management
-- Demonstrates ability to drive and prioritize work across multidisciplinary teams and communicate progress/ results to stakeholders
-- Proficient in analytical written communication backed by data
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -- Experience working with technical teams to improve processes
-- Demonstrates customer obsession and the ability to see around corners on their behalf
-- Able to draw insights from data especially leveraging Structured Query Language (SQL) and Excel


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



Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

Keywords: Amazon.com, Inc., Los Angeles , Principal, Business Strategy & Operations - Amazon Music, New Projects, Other , Culver City, California

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