Economist, Global Finance Operations

Job ID: 1423055 | Amazon.com Services LLC

DESCRIPTION

Looking for an Economist career at a company that seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company? If so, why not consider joining Amazon!

Are you passionate about leveraging data to deliver actionable insights that impacts the daily business decisions at Amazon? Does the prospect of dealing with large data excite you? Do you like getting "scrappy" with data to answer challenging product and customer behavior and forecasting questions? Do you enjoy building flexible, robust, performant economic/econometrics solutions for complex financial and business problems? If so, here is a great opportunity to consider!

Global Accounts Receivable Science (GARDA-Sci) is seeking an outstanding Economist/Applied Economist who combines her/his technical expertise with business intuition to build flexible, performant, and global solutions for complex financial and business problems. You will generate critical insights to set the strategic direction to invent the future of Accounts Receivable at Amazon.

As an Economist on the GARDA-Sci team, you will design and build economic solutions and systems that support financial products and business problems. You will work closely with other economists, business partners, software and data engineers, and data scientists to conduct rigorous empirical economic research and analysis which leads to scalable solutions that deliver exceptional value for our customers. You will utilize intellectual and technical capabilities, problem solving and analytical skills, and excellent communication to deliver customer value.

The mission of Global Accounts Receivable is to foster positive interaction with our customers and optimise Free Cash Flow by improving the scale, speed, accuracy and productivity of the order-to-cash (O2C) cycle. We design O2C processes accordingly. The charter of the Data Science team is to maximize Amazon’s return on our receivables investment, Free Cash Flow, and customer satisfaction. We accomplish this by applying advanced statistical methods and empirical analysis to predict and evaluate customer behaviour. We provide data-driven recommendations to senior business leaders to optimize the O2C cycle in terms of policies, process and systems. We are looking for a talented and passionate Economist who can help us develop reliable, scalable, economic/econometric solutions on a variety of business problems including, specifically, to improve risk management of our portfolio.

Responsibilities:
You will use necessary technical methods and conduct analyses to derive insights that are critical to business success. You will be responsible for researching insights as well as educating the business on the implementation of those insights to enable data-driven decision making.

Amazon economists will apply the frontier of economic thinking to identify optimization opportunities. You will build econometric models, using our world class data systems, and apply economic theory to maximize free cash flow in a fast moving environment. Economists at Amazon will be expected to develop new techniques to process large data sets, address quantitative problems, and contribute to design of automated systems around the company.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· PhD in Economics, Quantitative Marketing, Finance, or closely related field.
· Experience in industry, consulting, government or academic research
· Experience in applied economic analysis

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Applicants with considerably more experience, including mid-career, are also strongly encouraged.
· Strong background in econometrics, statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data.
· Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
· Effective verbal and written communications skills.
· Experience in using one of R or Python is a plus

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