A Supply Chain Engineer supports process improvement and task-out projects for the distribution centers, typically related to cost out and productivity. An Engineer may perform operational analysis, process improvement, facility and capacity planning, and project management. Must be a self starter, detail oriented, able to manage multiple projects, possesses excellent communication skills, works well with a team, interacts with multiple levels and functions within the Supply Chain organization.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
40%- Conducts time studies, performs zero base analysis, rate analysis, network analysis, statistical analysis, flow path analysis and related supply chain analysis.
25%- Identifies Logistics process improvement opportunities through competitive analysis, and critical thinking. Supports and/or leads cross-functional strategic or process improvement projects. Reports and engages senior operational leaders and stakeholders to gain alignment on implementation plan and success metrics
25%- Develop reports and runs ad hoc queries. Identifies, modifies and develops standard operating procedures to steamline operating processes and training opportunities. Support implementation of completed Kaizen events / process change alignment to local leadership and provide recommendations for successful transitions. Lead process improvement initiatives leveraging Lean-Six Sigma.
10%- Provides facility and capacity planning support for distribution and transportation functions in Logistics.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Reports to Sr Manager Logistics.
This role has no direct reports.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years
Most of the time is spent sitting or standing in the same location or there may be a need to stoop regularly or move/lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 pounds).
Industrial Engineering Degree or other related Engineering Degree
Experience with Lean Six Sigma or other Process Improvement Methodology
Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite including Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Word and AutoCad.
Experience conducting time studies and the development of engineered performance standards
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Business Analysis: Clarifies and resolves complex business issues by breaking them down into meaningful components to determine root cause and redesigning internal and external business processes.
Business Communication: Writes, speaks, and presents clearly and succinctly across a variety of communication settings and adjusts communication style to the audience by translating and articulating technical concepts to non-technical groups.
Creative Thinking: Demonstrates originality and imagination in thinking while developing a solution to a problem.
Adaptability: Adapts to and embraces change with composure, resilience, and perseverance in the face of constraints, high pressure, and adverse situations.
Cross-functional knowledge: Uses knowledge of functional areas, organizational structure, and key business drivers to support company initiatives and long-term growth strategies, understanding individual and functional impact on the whole organization.
Delivers Results: Demonstrates a clear bias for action and a sense of urgency on priorities. Sets and communicates high standards for achievement.
Process Improvement: Uses Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodology to develop and execute efficient and cost effective solutions to align with the business objectives within the Logistics organization. Formalize plans to achieve desired results in a timely manner, individually and in team environments.
Acts Strategically: Knows the contribution of each business unit and function in Logistics to business and project success. Understands and uses financial indicators/metrics to measure the performance of projects.
Drives Excellence: Approaches problems systematically; develops solutions with sustainable and scalable results. Uses sound judgement and makes good decisions in a timely manner.
Excels in Customer Service: Thinks and Acts with a Customer Perspective.
Inspires Achievement: Excites associates about change, by explaining its benefits and the business case.