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Amazon Retail UK Returners Programme

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Location: UK: Manchester and London

Opportunity: 16-week returnship

Start Date: 7 February 2022

Apply by: 31 October 2021 for returnship

Amazon Retail UK is partnering with Women Returners to launch their first Returners Program. By introducing this program, Amazon Retail UK aims to support those who have been out of the workplace for a year or more to flexibly re-start their career and develop their skills and experience in a progressive environment.

What is Amazon Retail?

Amazon Retail are the people behind the product selection made available to customers by Amazon Retail on the Amazon EU online stores (e.g. the UK online store hosted on http://amazon.co.uk/). They manage relationships with their EU vendors. They also manage customer experiences: their customers experience their work when they are able to find the product they are looking for sold by Amazon Retail at a great price on Amazon’s EU online stores. Amazon Retail pushes the EU Retail industry forward by focusing on delivering innovation in mobile, social and community shopping.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, Earth’s best employer, and Earth’s safest place to work.

For more information, please visit www.aboutamazon.com

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. At Amazon, they believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to their success. They make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills and value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

What you can expect from the program?

  • A 16-week paid employment opportunity
  • Specialised coaching from Women Returners to support your return to the workplace
  • A mentor from a relevant Amazon employee affinity group
  • A buddy to assist you in learning the ropes
  • Access to a curated suite of training and learning opportunities
  • Program of learning and networking opportunities with leaders from Amazon Retail UK
  • An opportunity to undertake a project which will revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and grow your network
  • The possibility of a permanent role, based on your performance, at the end of the programme.

Amazon offers multiple flexible working options including job share, hybrid office/home working and flexible working hours. All flexible working requests will be considered on a case by case basis with the manager at the end of the program.

Location: London or Manchester

Who is Amazon Retail UK looking for?

You will be an experienced professional who has the right to work in the UK and who has had a career break of one year or more (as of November 2021). You may have been working small-scale around other commitments or not done any paid work during this period.

You will be interested in joining a values-led business, embracing the Amazon Leadership Principles and kick-starting the next chapter of your career.

Amazon Retail UK is keen to hear from people whose previous careers were in a number of sectors including, but not limited to, retail, fmcg, financial services, consulting and advertising.

You will have had experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Account management
  • Client relationship management
  • Sales and/or business development
  • Buying and/or merchandising
  • Category management
  • Marketing and/or communications – b2b or b2c
  • Supply chain and inventory management
  • Strategic consulting
  • Project management

How to Apply?

Find out more and apply using this link: Amazon Retail Returners Programme

Closing date for applications is 31 October 2021 and interviews will take place in weeks commencing 8 and 15 November 2021. The program will commence on Monday 7 February 2022.

Your recruitment process will start with your online application. If there is potentially a good fit with the program, Amazon Retail will invite you to a virtual interview. If successful you will be invited to a final virtual interview. The interviews will assess your fit with the Amazon Leadership Principles through strength-based interviewing and competency/behavioural questions.

If you have any questions regarding the program please email ReturnersRetailUK@amazon.co.uk

For more information regarding all Amazon’s returnship programs around the world please follow this link.

Please note due to the Coronavirus pandemic Amazon is expecting to return to part office/part home working in January 2022, this is subject to change.