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Amazon Pathways - Your fast track to senior management.
Are you looking to become a leader in a global Fortune 100 company where you manage people, process, and technology in one of the world’s leading logistics, supply chain, transportation, and fulfillment operations? Would you enjoy the challenge of delivering a continuously improving customer experience to over 285 million customers globally? If the answer is yes, then the Amazon Pathways program may be right for you.
Pathways is a five-year Operations Leadership Development Program designed to rapidly develop talented MBA or Masters-level graduates and high-potential transitioning military leaders with the skills they need to be Amazon General Managers and Directors. Pathways members will develop leadership skills and gain a deep knowledge of the business through a series of progressively challenging assignments across Amazon’s growing supply chain network. Pathways leaders are expected to be mobile and scale with the growth of the business, lead and develop large teams, solve problems with creative solutions, and deliver results on behalf of our customers!
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Please be aware that although there is a location specified on the application, you may be stationed at any of our locations nationwide based on business needs. Placements require flexibility, but location preferences will be reviewed and taken into consideration.
The Pathways process:
Move into the Operations Manager role and gain experience leading teams of 300-500 members, or a new site or business type. Drive improvements in Operations processes with the help of technology and engineering teams across Amazon.
Transform into an Operations leader by leveraging analytical skills, operational expertise, and leadership experiences. Lead through others to execute on regional or network initiatives in Supply Chain and Transportation & Logistics.
Graduate from the Pathways Program and emerge as a leader known for operational excellence and "Think Big" ideas that will transform Worldwide Operations. Apply subject matter expertise to lead a new business, project, team or site.
Hear from Operations employees with experience in the Pathways program.
Charlotte, Senior Operations Manager, talks about the fast-track career mobility and advancement in the Pathways program.
Sofia discusses the immersive experience of fulfilling real project needs for Amazon as a Pathways intern.
Application & Interview Tips
Kareem, currently on his 4th year of the Pathways program, shares advice to help applicants prepare, relax, and have fun.
"With the expectation for Pathways to grow and succeed on an accelerated timeline, the pressure is always on! You are truly set up for success with respect to support available, opportunities created, and the time invested by leadership. Amazon is still a startup culture. If you see an opportunity, you have full freedom to try new things and drive it!"
Sr. Manager, S&OP
A London Business School MBA graduate, Anuja joined the Pathways Internship Program in 2017 in Peterborough, UK. She completed her 12-week internship and successfully transitioned into the full-time Pathways program in Tilbury, UK where she quickly ramped up as an Operations Manager and achieved record-breaking numbers during peak of 2019.
Anuja is currently based in London as a Sr. Manager of S&OP. While supporting her team and driving change, she also serves as the Finance Director for the UK Women in Ops Affinity Group.
"Every day is a new challenge. There is never a dull moment. I was the first intern in the Pathways program to join the Middle Mile. I truly had to chart my own path and prepare myself for peak season, where I led an entire shift. I transitioned into the full-time Pathways program as an Operations Manager and had the exciting opportunity to act as Site Lead during the summer holidays."
Pathways Operations Manager
An ESADE MBA graduate, Max joined the Pathways program in 2018 in Kobern-Gondorf, Germany as an intern, where he completed his 12-week, project-based internship before being promoted into the full-time Pathways program. He was the first Pathways intern to complete his internship in a Middle Mile Sort Center and he had the opportunity to work on a customer-facing project to optimize the input variables for flow management in the Fulfillment Center.
Max is currently based in a Sort Center in Krefeld as a Pathways Operations Manager, where he supports the Middle Mile Delivery to ensure top-notch customer experience.
"I love the level of trust that is placed in me to manage and run large, complicated sites with exceptional levels of autonomy. I really enjoy the exposure that we get to senior leadership from being part of the Pathways program."
Sr. Operations Manager
An MBA Warwick Business School graduate, Ryan joined Amazon in 2018 as a Pathways Operations Manager based in Bristol, UK. Since then he has been promoted multiple times within the Pathways program. In 2019 he advanced to become a Delivery Station Manager in Central London, where he turned the site into one of the top performers in the UK, exceeding longstanding quality service, volume, and cost metrics. In 2020 he was transferred to West Thurrock as a Sr. Operations Manager, which was extra challenging as he was simultaneously training and preparing for his first Ironman.
Ryan continues to evolve within the Pathways program and is passionate about helping current MBA students learn more about Pathways opportunities with Amazon.
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