Logistics Specialist

Job title: Logistics Specialist

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Amazon Web Services is looking for Data Center Logistics Specialists to join our growing team. Be a part of operating the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructure. Amazon Web Services is seeking bright, motivated, hardworking individuals to fill Data Center Logistics Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in procurement and / or supply chain operations. They must possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and operate in a very fast paced complex environment, meet deadlines, and a commitment to Operational Excellence.

The Logistics Specialist reviews Data Center inventory, in-bound shipments, and ongoing demand to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained in the all locations to support build and repair activities. Working with the Logistics Manager, they create plans to optimize the flow of parts through their lifecycle; tracking inventory location, movement, age, and turns. They work closely with Data Center Operations Technicians and Data Center Engineers to fulfill parts quickly and accurately. They work with Procurement and Hardware Engineering to purchase new parts and interface directly with vendors to process RMAs and receive replacements. Regular and ongoing communications with vendors to resolve issues and help them understand our business requirements necessitates a high level communicator.

They are responsible for accurate data entry and resolving questions from peer organizations. Additionally, the Logistics Specialist will ensure that all billing associated with the Inventory supply chain is accurate, validated and ready for processing. They will work with AP to reconcile invoice discrepancies. An understanding of general business accounting and finance is strongly desired.

Responsibilities can include manual tasks, such as assembling, addressing, stamping and arranging for the shipment of merchandise and materials. They may also assist in daily scheduling of deliveries and pick-ups to and from production locations. In handling incoming shipments, he or she may have to unpack boxes and verify contents. The Logistic Specialist will be required to keep precise records of all commodities going in and out of company.

Logistics Specialists are expected to understand all aspects of production, adhere to strict safety standards, maintain very high quality, and be willing and able to work on powered equipment (i.e forklift or cherry picker).

Key job responsibilities

The following physical demands are expected with reasonable accommodations:

Must be able to lift loads of up to 49 pounds and carry them for short distances

May participate in group lifts of 50 pounds or more

Push or pull heavy objects into position

Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance

Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts

Work in a noisy environment

Occasional exposure to extreme cold or hot weather

Temperature between 60 and 90 degrees, and will occasionally exceed 90 degrees

This team will be working overtime as needed by the business

NOTE: Amazon does not sponsor for immigration, including for H-1B, TN, and other non-immigrant visas, for this role.

NOTE: Lump sum stipend will be provided to eligible candidates who relocate for this position.

NOTE: Effective May 15, 2017, logical access to the AWS GovCloud region will be restricted to Amazon employees who are U.S. Citizens (GovCloud may NOT be accessed from outside of the United States).

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

Santa Clara, CA, USA


High School diploma or equivalent

1+ years of logistics experience

1+ years of material forecasting experience

1+ year of experience in shipping & receiving, inventory and warehousing practices


WMS/IMS proficiency

Familiar with using an computerized inventory system

Familiar with waybills and shipping procedures with transport companies

Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

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.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $31,300/year in our lowest geographic market up to $69,000/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 https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Expected salary: $31300 per year

Location: Santa Clara, CA

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