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Special Programs Manager

Arlington, Virginia Position Type Full Time Shift Type Overnight Req ID: 2021-624674 Work Days Available Monday - Friday,Saturday - Sunday

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Full Time $80,000-$120,000

GSOC Operations Manager (Special Programs)

The Amazon Corporate Security “Global Security Operations Center” (GSOC) program is rapidly evolving; with multiple locations around the globe, meeting the dynamic needs of our corporate customers requires flexibility, bias for action, and wide-ranging skills. To further support this continuously growing enterprise, we seek an Operations Managers (OM) to manage a Special Programs team currently focused on supporting the COVID response efforts in our Headquarters locations in Seattle, WA and Arlington, VA. The OM must excel in people management and be able to provide senior-level direction to respond to operational and customer service issues encountered by their team in a dynamic, high-intensity environment. Successful candidates will have a proven track-record in three key areas: (1) managing diverse teams under pressure to achieve results while fostering a supportive, collaborative environment; (2) managing timely assessments of potential risks to the customer and overseeing immediate response to the satisfaction of stakeholders and/or in accordance with established policies and procedures; and (3) managing multiple priorities and concerns and escalating significant issues to senior-level management as necessary.

Department: Amazon Corporate Security
Location: Seattle, WA or Arlington, VA
Employment Type: Full Time

The Operations Manager will serve as the senior vendor representative managing the GSOC’s 24/7 COVID response team, and thus responsible for the overall management of issues that arise on-shift as well as the day-to-day management of assigned personnel.

Currently recruiting for one (1) full-time contracted position, either located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, WA or in Crystal City/National Landing in Arlington, VA.

Essential Functions -

Operations Management

  • Provide strategic direction and hands-on guidance to direct reports to manage all activities and emerging issues that occur on-shift.
  • Respond to escalations and provide direct assistance/communications to stakeholders.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to the client and those requiring GSOC support or services; assist subordinates to reach similar level of customer service-related excellence.
  • Escalate issues as required to more senior-level management and/or client.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance for all tasks completed by the team, including final product review and approval prior to dissemination.
  • Monitor and track metrics and key performance indicators for biweekly and quarterly review as required by the client contract.

Personnel Management

  • Serve as line manager to on-shift Supervisors and skip-level manager to their subordinates.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing coverage and alignment of responsibilities.
  • Provide direct support and engagement to help subordinates reach their performance potential within assigned roles and meet broader professional development goals.
  • Manage performance or behavior-related staff concerns and issues in accordance with company policies.

Strategic Vision and Continuous Improvement

  • Serve as a senior-level contributor to strategic discussions about the direction of the global program and programmatic evolutions that expand and improve GSOC services and customer experience.
  • Contribute to the development and/or maintenance of policies and procedures impacting GSOC efficacy.
  • Support efforts to identify new technologies and business processes to improve overall GSOC efficiency. Manage operational implementation of technology and process changes in accordance with approved change management plans.

Billing review

  • Facilitate scheduling to ensure all critical posts are filled and billed in accordance to the work order.
  • Conduct initial invoice review and correct errors prior to invoice submission.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a high-intensity, high-volume environment, such as a Security Operations Center, Crisis Management/Response Center, or Customer Call Center.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a direct manager-of-record to diverse, cross-functional teams filling junior and junior-mid-level roles in an organizational hierarchy. Management experience must include direct, simultaneous oversight of at least ten (10) subordinates.
  • Excellent oral communications skills, with proven comfort engaging directly with client and other customers.
  • Excellent written communications skills, to include editing final products for business leader and customer consumption.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data to create metrics that support positive change and continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage change and conflict.
  • Proven confidence and effectiveness managing high-intensity, dynamic situations.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities and reprioritize according to situation or client expectations.
  • Professional judgement to escalate issues requiring senior-level management support and response.
  • Demonstrated comfort with technology, with ability to quickly navigate and oversee the use of multiple systems and applications. Ability to maintain situational awareness of multiple systems and applications simultaneously.
  • Strong business acuity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications (In addition or in lieu of related Basic Qualifications)

  • Master’s degree and/or Bachelor’s/Associate’s degree with professional certifications related to crisis management, project management, business continuity, Lean/Six Sigma principles, or in related fields.
  • Eight (8) or more years’ experience in a high-intensity, high-volume environment, such as a Security Operations Center, Crisis Management/Response Center, or Customer Call Center.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and driver of excellence as manager-of-record to diverse, cross-functional teams that includes direct, simultaneous oversight of at least 20 subordinates, including mid-level managers.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven abilities to manage cross-functional teams in high-intensity, high-pressure environments or situations.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven abilities to lead overall crisis response or elements of crisis response efforts that involve life-safety or other risk to company or customer.
  • Noteworthy emotional intelligence, as demonstrated through leadership and management skills and activities, such as mentoring and/or proactively identifying customer needs before they are articulated or articulable.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this job. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, requirements, skills, and standards required to perform essential job functions.

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