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Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024


Are you a process improvement expert who thrives on driving high-impact results? We are seeking a Process Improvement Professional to lead challenging, cross-functional initiatives that deliver real value for our customers and to the business. In this role, you independently own and manage a small program, collaborating closely with stakeholders to define requirements, set priorities, and drive delivery of critical projects. You will apply your strong process improvement skills - including experience with Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, and other continuous improvement methodologies - to identify and eliminate bottlenecks, reduce waste, and accelerate progress.

The successful candidate for this role will be a fast, clear and independent thinker who is naturally curious about how things work, is metrics and number savvy, has an analytical mindset and has demonstrated leadership ability. Additionally, you are never satisfied with the status quo, can show success in following-up and getting things done and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, customer-centric and ever changing customer service environment.

Key job responsibilities
1.Manage complex, cross-functional projects from inception to completion, ensuring high-quality results that meet business goals
2.Partner with stakeholders to secure resources, scope efforts, and set milestones to drive successful program delivery
3.Communicate program status, risks, and mitigation plans to leadership, influencing decisions without direct authority
4.Contribute to team and organization documents (e.g., project/program requirements and roadmap, status, tenets, business reviews and operational planning)
5.Meet timelines and minimize disruption to partner teams, proactively managing schedule and risks
6.Accelerate progress by driving timely decisions, clearing blockers, and escalating appropriately
7.Look for opportunities to improve system quality and operational excellence
8.Solve ambiguous problems through the application of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies such as value stream mapping, kaizen, process mapping, data collection, waste analysis, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing (Minitab) and design of experiments.

What We're Looking For:
1.Ability to work independently, seeking guidance as needed, to successfully manage difficult projects across teams
2.Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills to identify root causes, mitigate risks, and drive timely decisions
3.Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities to translate complex information and influence without authority
4.Hands-on experience leading Lean, Kaizen, DMAIC, or other continuous improvement initiatives
5.Proficiency with statistical analysis, data visualization, and translating insights into practical business solutions
6.Passion for driving operational excellence and a track record of improving team processes and metrics
7.Demonstrate 2-5 years of experience with process improvement tools and methodologies, or a proven track record as a competent continuous improvement practitioner

A day in the life
As a Process Improvement Program Manager, your days will be filled with collaborating with cross-functional teams, driving complex projects forward, and finding innovative ways to enhance operational efficiency. You'll own the communication and status updates, manage risks and dependencies, and leverage continuous improvement methodologies to identify areas for optimization.

You'll contribute to key organizational documents, influence decision-making with your data-driven insights, and mentor team members to develop their skills. Whether you're leading a roll-out, troubleshooting bottlenecks, or presenting to leadership, you'll be at the forefront of driving tangible improvements that transform the way we do business.

Amazon offers a full range of benefits to support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:
1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options
3. Paid Time Off (PTO)
4. 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

About the team
The Amazon Customer Excellence System (ACES) is the management philosophy and practice used by Customer Service to eliminate defects and improve customer experience. To add value and achieve long-term results, we have adopted the following tenets:

1. Human experience comes first. In a conflict between prioritizing between high dollar impact and egregious human experiences (either a customer or employee), the latter wins.
2. Culture enablers. We amplify the long-term value of continuous improvement by providing others with the tools and mechanisms they need to solve problems independently.
3. It is ok to fail. We look for ways to say yes and experiment when facing two-way door decisions, because we can iterate, fix it and learn from it.
4. Process oriented. We believe optimizing processes will improve customers’ experience instead of managing output metrics.
5. Deep continuous improvement methodology: Our differentiator is our continuous improvement mastery; we invest our resources in process efficiency and root cause elimination over generic program or project management needs.


- 3+ years of defining and implementing process improvement initiatives using data and metrics experience
- 3+ years of program or project management experience
- Experience using data and metrics to determine and drive improvements
- Experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams
- Bachelor's degree
- Certified Lean/Six-Sigma Green Belt


- 3+ years of driving end to end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership experience
- 3+ years of driving process improvements experience
- Experience in stakeholder management, dealing with multiple stakeholders at varied levels of the organization
- Master's degree
- Certified Lean/Six-Sigma Black Belt | Master Black Belt

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $66,800/year in our lowest geographic market up to $142,800/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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.