Project Management Internship - UK

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Type: 
Internship
Locations: 
UK
Sectors: 
Consumer, FMCG & Retail, Management & Business
Deadline: 
Rolling

About us

Amazon is a company of builders. A philosophy of ownership carries through everything we do — from the proprietary technologies we create to the new businesses we launch and grow. You’ll find it in every team across our company; from providing Earth’s biggest selection of products to developing ground-breaking software and devices that change entire industries, Amazon embraces invention and progressive thinking. Amazon is continually evolving; it’s a place where motivated employees thrive, and ownership and accountability lead to meaningful results. It’s as simple as this: we pioneer.

With every order made and parcel delivered, customer demand at Amazon is growing. And to meet this demand, and keep our world-class service running smoothly, we're growing our Operations team across Europe. Delivering hundreds of thousands of products to hundreds of countries worldwide, our Operations teams possess a wide range of skills and experience and this includes business analysts in all functions.

About these internships

The Amazon European Operations teams are a fast-growing international group. We are looking for a passionate, versatile and curious Project Management Interns (m/f) to work with us on improvement and innovation projects to support the growth of our European network. We want to give our Customers in Europe the best experience possible!

As a Project Management Intern, you are a passionate advocate to drive operational efficiency with strong analytics and have excellent organizational and inter-personal skills. You must be an effective communicator, have a high sense of (internal) customer service and be able to work with cross-functional teams including Fulfillment Center Operations, Execution teams, Analysts and Senior Management.

Key responsibilities

  • You will support the project managers in one or several projects by supporting them in tracking open actions, conducting ad hoc deep dives to provide data insights useful for decision making, analyzing processes to identify critical points and improvement opportunities and anticipating for risks.
  • You will support the team in recommending and executing network improvements.
  • You will work with the team to identify process improvement or standardization opportunities for the European network.

Key learning objectives

  • Data Analytics: at the end of this internship, you will have developed skills to extract and manipulate large and complex dataset using Oracle SQL, will be given insights on simulation models and will have learnt to master the usage of analytics for driving business decisions and change.
  • Project management: you will have learnt key success factors to project implementation and stakeholder management in a complex and international environment. You will have used advanced project management tools and will be able to successfully provide project members with support. You will have learnt to anticipate for and mitigate risks.
  • Soft skills: you will have learnt how to communicate results and status updates to stakeholders and Senior Management. You will have interacted with a wide range of people with very diverse roles, from Fulfilment Centers Managers to Research Scientists.

Basic qualifications

We want to hire the world’s brightest minds, and offer them an environment in which they can relentlessly improve the experience for our customers.

  • You are currently working towards a 2+ years university degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration or other quantitative areas or related fields.
  • Excellent analytical skills, preferably with advanced level in Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (and local language where applicable).
  • You must have the right to work in the country you are applying for.
  • Problem solving mindset, proactive issue resolution skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • You are able to demonstrate curiosity and pro-activity, which will allow you to gain greater autonomy in the course of the internship and make the most of your time with us to fully achieve your learning and development goals.
  • The personal drive and enthusiasm that makes you stand out from the crowd!

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-moving environment, to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workload even when faced with conflicting priorities.
  • Previous working knowledge of project management tools (Gantt charts, document sharing etc.) is a plus.
  • Previous work experience – a summer job, internship or fulltime role; if it’s an experience in a related field or business, even better.
  • Students enrolled or recently graduated from an MBA are also welcome to apply.